StarTimes airs Europa League Live as Arsenal look for salvation

StarTimes airs Europa League Live

StarTimes airs Europa League Live as Arsenal look for salvation     Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal will face a tough match against Benfica with the first leg ending in a draw. Marcus Rashford’s Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have less pressure, having won the first leg. Last English club, Leicester City, will have to step up their games if they want to advance in the competition. Arsenal, who drew 1-1 against Benfica, will play their home game in Greece because of the Covid 19 pandemic, while Leicester City, who played to…

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Google launches 2nd Google News Initiative in Africa, the Middle East, Turkey

Google News Initiative

Google today announced the second Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey with an open call for projects that increase reader engagement and explore new business models for media.  The first GNI Innovation Challenge saw 21 projects in 13 countries receive funding last year. Awardees were from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey, and the UAE. In South Africa, Daily Maverick developed a “relevancy engine” for small and medium publishers to help them aggregate better reader insights…

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Google to resume accepting political ads but with strict policies

Google

Google resumes accepting political ads but with strict policies   Alphabet Inc’s Google will resume accepting political advertisements in the United States from Feb. 24, according to an email to advertisers seen by Reuters. Google paused such advertisements in January following the violence at US Capitol and in the run-up to the presidential inauguration. “We will continue to rigorously enforce our ads policies, which strictly prohibit demonstrably false information that could significantly undermine trust in elections or the democratic process,” a company spokeswoman said, confirming the move. Facebook Inc has paused political ads after…

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In retaliation, Facebook blocks Australians from sharing news

In retaliation, Facebook blocks Australians from sharing news

In retaliation, Facebook blocks Australians from sharing news     In a shocking act of retaliation Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news, a milestone in the increasingly frantic jockeying between governments, media and powerful tech companies that one Australian minister called “an assault on a sovereign nation” and abuse of power. Australia’s government condemned the decision, which also prevented some government communications, including messages about emergency services, as well as some commercial pages. The digital platforms fear that what’s happening in Australia will become an expensive precedent that larger…

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Australian govt bent to make Google and Facebook pay for news

In retaliation, Facebook blocks Australians from sharing news

Australian govt to make Google and Facebook pay for news     Australia’s government said Google and Facebook Inc. are nearing agreements to pay domestic media companies for news, in a sign a regulatory standoff may be softening. Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg held talks with Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Google counterpart Sundar Pichai over the weekend. “We’re very close to some very significant commercial deals,” Frydenberg told the Australian Broadcasting on Monday, according to a transcript sent by his office. “We have made great progress.” Alphabet Inc-owned…

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Wipo Proof launches new API for businesses

Wipo proof

Wipo Proof launches new API for businesses   Wipo Proof’s Application Programming Interface (API) is now available for any entity to integrate the service directly within their own applications. Wipo Proof is an online service that rapidly produces tamper-proof evidence which you can use to prove that your digital file existed at a specific point in time. The API became available this February. Of course, in today’s hyper-connected world, economic activity is more digital and global, creating risks and vulnerabilities that didn’t exist before. Businesses and organizations must take greater…

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Glo launches new app to easy NIN registration

NIN Registration

Glo launches new app to easy NIN registration     To help Nigerians fast track registration of their National Identity Numbers (NIN), telecommunications company, Globacom, has unveiled a new app, Appointment Manager, to easy online booking of appointments. Globacom, in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday, said the app helps customers in choosing day, time and Gloworld of their choice, thus providing platform for them to register for their NIN effortlessly. According to the statement, “The Appointment Manager was unveiled to help our numerous subscribers and Nigerians in general to…

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Google Search reveals spikes in Nigerian ladies’ commitment to Valentine’s Day

Google Search reveals spikes in Nigerian ladies’ commitment to Valentine’s Day   Valentine’s Day is almost here and online Search trends show that lovers in Nigeria are already busy preparing to thicken the air with romance. In the last week, there have been huge spikes in Valentine’s Day related searches on Google by Nigerians. According to the tech giant, the search for how to be romantic to your boyfriend on phone spiked by 250 per cent, while ‘Gift for boyfriend’ was searched 71 per cent more than ‘gift for girlfriend’…

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Online users to spend $45.5bn on cyber security this year

cyber security

Online users to spend $45.5bn on cyber security this year   The digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic and the growing number of data breaches and cyberattacks has forced online users, companies, and organizations to increase their spending on security software solutions. According to data presented by Stock Apps, global security software revenues are expected to hit $45.5 billion in 2021, representing a 20 per cent jump in two years. Revenues to Jump Over $61bn by 2025 The security software market includes all software solutions that aim to protect individual…

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PayPal unlikely to invest in crypto assets

PayPal unlikely to invest in crypto assets

PayPal unlikely to invest in crypto assets   The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Paypal Holdings Inc, John Rainey has revealed that Paypal is not likely to buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Rainey said in an interview with CNBC that “we’re not going to invest corporate cash, probably, in sort of financial assets like that, but we want to capitalize on this growth opportunity that’s in front of us.” PayPal said in October it will allow U.S. customers to hold bitcoin and other virtual coins in its online wallet, and…

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