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FILE PHOTO - A Twitter logo is seen outside the company headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., January 11, 2021. REUTERS-Stephen Lam

Twitter suspends ‘fake’ account that carried a link to Iranian Supreme Leader’s website

Twitter said on Friday it had suspended what it said was a fake account that carried a link to the website of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday, hours after it carried the image of a golfer resembling former U.S. President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone.
FILE PHOTO - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran January 8, 2021. Official Khamenei Website-Handout via REUTERS

Twitter suspends account of Iranian Supreme Leader after apparent Donald Trump threat

Twitter suspended an account linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday, hours after it carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone alongside a vow to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack.
FILE PHOTO - 3D printed coronavirus model and Google logo are placed near an Apple Macbook Pro in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Developer complains to EU over Apple, Google app rules after coronavirus game rejected

A German app developer has filed a complaint with European Union antitrust authorities against Google and Apple which he said last year rejected a game aimed at encouraging compliance with government COVID-19 rules.
YouTube is finally enabling HDR support on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The HDR support works across existing Xbox One devices and new consoles like the Xbox Series X and Series S.

YouTube enables HDR support on Xbox consoles

YouTube is finally enabling HDR support on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The HDR support works across existing Xbox One devices and new consoles like the Xbox Series X and Series S.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, February 20, 2017. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol-File Photo

Amazon to hike fees for Spanish users after new digital tax

Countries around the world are examining ways to tax global tech companies on revenues generated in their economies in the absence of wider agreement on how to tackle their growing role in business and commerce.
FILE PHOTO - Representations of virtual currency bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Global chip shortage hits China’s bitcoin mining sector

A global chip shortage is choking the production of machines used to “mine” bitcoin, a sector dominated by China, sending prices of the computer equipment soaring as a surge in the cryptocurrency drives demand.
FILE PHOTO - Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attends a panel discussion at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019. REUTERS-Aly Song

Huawei founder praises U.S. tech in first word from company since Joe Biden inauguration

The United States remains a “beacon of technology” to be emulated and China’s Huawei Technology should consider cutting products in the wake of U.S. actions against it, the Chinese firm’s founder Ren Zhengfei said in remarks made public on Friday.
FILE PHOTO - A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I-O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016. REUTERS-Stephen Lam

Alphabet shutting Loon, which used balloon alternative to cell towers

Alphabet Inc is shutting down Loon after concluding the business, which offers balloons as an alternative to cell towers, is not commercially viable, Google’s parent company said on Thursday.
Nigeria’s leading tech-enabled automotive trading platform, Cars45 and last mile delivery service provider, Gokada, have announced a partnership to provide Lagosians with more options to get their parcels delivered across the state at a cheaper price within the same day.

Cars45, Gokada announce alliance to drive consumer convenience

Nigeria’s leading tech-enabled automotive trading platform, Cars45 and last mile delivery service provider, Gokada, have announced a partnership to provide Lagosians with more options to get their parcels delivered across the state at a cheaper price within the same day.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google threatens to pull search engine from Australia

Google on Friday threatened to pull its search engine from Australia over a proposed media code that would require the tech firm to pay for news content.
FILE PHOTO - The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS-Johanna Geron-Illustration-

Facebook’s Donald Trump ban will be reviewed by new oversight board

Facebook vice president Nick Clegg says the company is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former President Trump from its platform to its newly-established oversight board for a complete review. The president’s Facebook account was suspended indefinitely on January 7th after he incited his followers to attack the US Capitol on January 6th. Six people died in the ensuing riots.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.

Minister: Executive Order 5 places professionals at centre of economic development

The Federal Government has approved the guidelines for the implementation of Executive Order 5 which places Nigerian professionals at the centre of socio-economic development of the nation.

NCC: How we improved broadband service

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta disclosed this while reeling out industry growth data at a briefing for the new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Yusuf Daudu, on the functions and regulatory activities of the Commission in Abuja.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers

Google and a French publishers’ lobby said on Thursday they had agreed a copyright framework under which the U.S. tech giant will pay news publishers for content online, in a first for Europe.
FILE PHOTO - A Twitter logo is seen outside the company headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., January 11, 2021. REUTERS-Stephen Lam

Twitter locks account of China’s U.S. embassy over its defence of Xinjiang policy

Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, which the U.S. social media platform said violated its stand against “dehumanizing” people.
FILE PHOTO - A sign is pictured outs a Google offcie near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS-Paresh Dave

Google and French publishers sign agreement over copyright

Alphabet’s Google and French publishers said on Thursday they had concluded an agreement over copyrights, the first in Europe under which the U.S. tech giant will sign a general framework to pay publishers for content.
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US online news and social networking service Twitter displayed on computers’ screens. – Twitter said July 28, 2020 it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, after Facebook took similar action. “Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, declining to give details on how many people had watched the video.The video was also removed by Facebook on Monday evening, said a company spokesperson, explaining that the footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.” (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

China concerned over locked Twitter account of its United States embassy

China is concerned over news that social network Twitter has locked the account of its embassy in the United States, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the first Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting for the year 2021 at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NIN-SIM linkage: Don’t block anybody from networks till February 9 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered yesterday that no subscriber should be blocked from telecom operators’ networks till February 9, 2021.

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Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment, The New York Times reported.

Uber ‘lays off’ 185 former Postmates workers

Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment, The New York Times reported. Uber acquired Postmates in July for $2.65 billion, following a failed attempt to buy rival food delivery service Grubhub.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil completes Fenerbahce move

Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) speaks to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at a protest in front of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 5, 2020. REUTERS-Mark Kauzlarich

NYT: Republican congressman played a role in Donald Trump’s campaign to fight election loss

A Republican U.S. congressman played a role in ex-President Donald Trump’s efforts to oust the top Justice Department official and replace him with a loyalist willing to support efforts to overturn his election defeat, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

WSJ: Donald Trump asked Justice Department to go to Supreme Court to overturn election

Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no fewer than nine persons died while nine persons sustained injuries on Saturday evening in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.

FRSC: Nine dead, 9 injured in Ondo crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no fewer than nine persons died while nine persons sustained injuries on Saturday evening in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.