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YouTube apologizes to LGBTQ creators over issues with ad and monetization policies

Following complaints from users, YouTube has apologized for some of the problems that its LGBTQ creators have faced regarding its monetization and ad policies in recent months. The apology comes at the end of Pride month, and the video platform says that it will do better by its creators.
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Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

Facebook is ending a program launched in 2014 to build a fleet of drones that could deliver internet to underserved areas of the world.
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World MSME Day: N100K up for grabs in week-long SME social media design contest

In celebration of the Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (#MSMEDay 2018) happening on the 27th of June, 2018, Social Media Creatives, a DIY graphics/social media design website, will be rewarding SMEs with the sum of one hundred thousand naira (100,000) in a week-long contest tagged SME Design Week.
About 500 million Indians use the internet data services

India offers world’s lowest internet data rates

India has arguably the lowest Internet data rates in the world, as low as 10 Indian Rupees (about 6 U.S. cents) per one GB (gigabyte) per day.

Zimbabwe cuts mobile data tariff by 60 percent

Zimbabwe’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said on Thursday that it had cut the price of mobile data by 60 per cent with effect from July.

Zimbabwe slashes mobile data costs significantly as election nears

Mobile data tariffs in Zimbabwe have fallen from 12.5 cents to 5 cents per MB, with the internet expected to play a key role ahead of harmonised elections slated for July 30 this year.

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.

Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com as part of a move to expand retail services around the world, the companies said Monday.

Report: Religious, gambling, lottery sites top Nigerian kids’ search online

A detailed report from Kaspersky Lab’s flagship consumer solutions for Windows PCs and Macs have revealed what Nigerian children search for when they are using the internet.

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to shut down

Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution.

Court sets date to hear suit seeking to wind up Payporte

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, fixed December 17 to hear a winding up petition by Vacant Board Ltd against sponsors of the Big Brother Naija (BBN) Show, Payporte Global System Ltd.

Federal government gives telecom operators June 26 deadline to begin compulsory rollover of data

The federal government has directed operators in the nation’s telecommunication industry to begin data rollover from June 26.

Expert: Nigeria’s use of Internet Protocol 4 still poor

Muhammed Rudman, the Chief Executive Officer, IXPN/Chair IPV6 Council of Nigeria, says Nigeria has used only seven per cent of Internet Protocol Version 4 and is still lagging behind in Africa.

Nigeria’s mobile internet users hit 101.2 million in April

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has released statistics indicating that Internet users in the country increased to 101.2 million in April 2018 from 100.6 million recorded in March.

Amazon blocks Australia from global sites

New rules require internet retailers like the American behemoth to collect a 10 percent goods and services tax on everything bought from overseas sites from July 1, including under the current tax-free threshold of Aus$1,000 (US$760).

Egypt court orders one month YouTube block over Islam film

Egypt’s top administrative court ordered authorities Saturday to block video-sharing website YouTube in the country for a month, after a years-long appeals process over a film denigrating Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, a judicial official said.

Ethiopia opens telecoms sector to limited competition

Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure, a move seen as spurring competition and expanding the data market, officials said.

Google launches Impact Challenge in Nigeria, commits $2 million

Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact.

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