Internet

Amazon sells AWS cloud assets in China amid tightening regulation

Amazon.com is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world’s second-largest economy.

NCC to auction new spectrums to boost broadband penetration

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assignment new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.

Amazon discounting products from third-party sellers

Amazon is cutting prices of products from third-party sellers on its website, moving beyond its more typical method of discounts on items it sells directly.

Cryptocurrencies’ market cap hits record $200 billion

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of over $200 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, putting their reported market value at more than that of U.S. banking giant Citigroup.

Google committed to enhance tourism with digital maps – official

Google Nigeria is committed to providing digital maps to ease movement, encourage tourism and create jobs in the country, Mrs Titi Akinsonmi, Public Policy Lead of the organisation, has said.

Web giants vow to remove online extremist content within hours

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online.

Olaudah Equiano’s memory dominates Google search

The engaging story of Olaudah Equiano, the Igbo slave man, who played a leading role in the abolition of slave trade after becoming free 270 years ago, dominated searches on Google this week.

One in every two Nigerians will have access to internet by 2020 – Bolaji...

The federal government says it is committed to making sure 50% of Nigerians have access to the internet by 2020.

Amazon and Microsoft sued by Native American tribe holding patents

A Native American tribe sued Amazon and Microsoft in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm.

Nigeria to increase mobile broadband subscriptions to 50% by 2020

Nigeria says it is committed to increasing the current coverage of the active mobile broadband subscription per 100 from 20.95 percent to 50 percent by 2020.

Online shoppers prefer brick-and-mortar grocery stores

Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business.

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for govt officials, journalists

Alphabet’s Google Inc said, on Tuesday, that it would roll out an advanced protection programme in order to provide stronger security for government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.

Olauda Equiano: Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave

The latest Google’s Doodle celebrated one of the most prominent Black anti-slavery activist, the first Black political leader and lobbyist in 18th century Britain. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

YouTube lifts restriction on ‘bare-breasted Swazi dance’

Tech giant Google has lifted restrictions on YouTube from showing Swaziland’s famous reed dance which features bare-breasted women, South Africa’s Mail and Guardian reports.

Internet users in increase to 92m in August – NCC

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 92 million in August.

Outbreak of Monkey pox, other national issues dominate Google search

The outbreak of monkey pox which was reported by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) dominated searches on Internet search engine — Google — this week.

Russian central bank to block websites offering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin

Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, Russian Central Bank First Deputy Governor Sergei Shvetsov said on Tuesday.

NDIC warns about risks of trading with Bitcoin, other digital currencies

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has said Nigerians who use Bitcoins and other digital currencies as means of payment, commercial transaction and online investment do so at their own risk as such currencies are not insured by the corporation.

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Three arrested for ‘kidnapping’ Katsina council chief’s kids

The police in Katsina State have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of two children of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Matazu Local Government Area of the state, Kabiru Matazu.
Nigeria will face five-time world champions Brazil, Portugal, and Oman in Group D of the preliminary round of 2019 Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

Emeka Ogbonna: Sand Eagles not fazed by Brazil, Portugal challenge

Sand Eagles player Emeka Ogbonna has told brila.net that there’s little to worry about Nigeria’s chances at the World Cup with the Eagles drawn against Brazil as well as Portugal and Oman.
A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Xenophobia: Nobody should blame those who don’t want to return – Jonathan Nnaji

Dr. Jonathan Nnaji, chairman board of trustees of Igbo speaking community in Lagos State, has said that Nigerians who have chosen to remain in South Africa than return to the country should not be blamed because the country has refused to set its priorities right.

Interim Falcons coach focused on Tokyo 2020 ticket

Coach of Nigeria’s women senior Christopher Danjuma has stated that his attention is solely on ensuring Nigeria qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: I was one step away from Arsenal move

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he was a step away from joining Arsenal prior to signing for Manchester United in 2003.