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Buhari has urged telecommunications service providers to ensure that yet-to- be covered areas get priority attention

The President spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the unveiling of the National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, inauguration of the Communications and Digital Economy complex, launching of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training and launching of the Abuja Emergency Communication Centre and the National Emergency Toll-Free Number 112. Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser […]

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How Megan Caywood wants to bring a fintech mindset to Barclays

Megan Caywood, the thirty-something head of global digital strategy at Barclays, has been tasked with fundamentally rethinking digital at the historic bank, including how to shift its culture from being all things to all people, to more of a trusted financial hub for customers. It’s a shift which requires her job to be as much

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Facebook on Friday disclosed a security flaw which could have allowed 50 million accounts to be taken over by hacker

The large social network said it learned this week of the attack that allowed hackers to steal “access tokens,” the equivalent of digital keys that enable them to access their accounts. “It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code,” vice president of product management Guy Rosen said in a blog post. “We’ve fixed

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OneDrive corporate users will gain new features by the end of the year, as part of keeping business content within Microsoft’s walled garden, Office

If you use Microsoft Office at work, chances are that videos you’ll save to OneDrive will be automatically transcribed and more easily shareable before the year is out. Microsoft’s OneDrive exists in two worlds: as a personal cloud storage tool, and as a repository for business documents. Unfortunately, Microsoft reserves most of the good stuff

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AMD said Monday that it lost a key executive in its processor group, Jim Anderson, and that it would migrate its leading-edge manufacturing to TSMC.

As AMD moves into the next phases of its Threadripper and Vega chip architectures, it has made two key business changes as well: Jim Anderson, who oversaw AMD’s Computing and Graphics Group, has left the company. In addition, AMD has shifted its leading-edge manufacturing to TSMC, and away from GlobalFoundries. Anderson, who appeared on PCWorld’s

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Windows 95 is now downloadable as a nostalgic ‘app’

If you have about 200MB of bandwidth to spare and a taste for the nostalgic, why not take a moment and download Windows 95, as an app? Felix Rieseberg constructed one of Microsoft’s iconic operating systems as an Electron app, which is downloadable from GitHub for Windows, Mac, or Linux. It’s unknown whether Rieseberg received any help

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The cloud computing giant has finally launched support for Kubernetes, as well as a new fully managed container service called Fargate.

Amazon Web Services has launched two products to help customers deploy containers ‘as-a-service’ including a much-anticipated Kubernetes integration – Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes – and Fargate, designed to free customers from provisioning and managing infrastructure when deploying containers. In a blog post introducing Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), chief evangelist Jeff Bar

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The launch of the cloud region which will have three zones also opens up newer opportunities for several new partners who will benefit from building their services on Google Cloud.

Google announced the opening of its first Google Cloud Platform region in Mumbai. The India region offers several services including compute, big data, storage and networking. With the India region going live, enterprises will be able to take advantage of the high speeds, low latency and performance benefits uniquely offered by GCP (Google Cloud Platform) services. Further,

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Following others in the financial services industry, Mastercard unveiled its own blockchain distributed ledger for cross-border payments.

Mastercard is launching its own blockchain network to enable partner banks and merchants to make cross-border payments faster and more securely. The Mastercard blockchain service can be used to clear credit card transactions, eliminate administration tasks using smart contract rules and thus, speed transaction settlement. “By combining Mastercard blockchain technology with our settlement network and associated network

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Facebook Orders Online Teen Drama ‘Skam’

Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment will make an English-language version of “Skam,” the hit teen drama series out of Scandinavia. The Norwegian language version of “Skam” (“Shame” in English) has run through four seasons on Norwegian pubcaster NRK. Aimed squarely at teen viewers, the unusual production and release pattern sees new content is produced daily and distributed

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