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GoFundMe raises nearly $1M for the victims of Charlottesville

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe says it has raised more than $800,000 for the victims of violence stemming from the Charlottesville, Virginia rally this past weekend, according to The Washington Post.

Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange to begin trading this month

Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange will go live later this month, the founders of Bitcoin Egypt said.

ASUU strike, Charlie Boy episodes dominate Google searches

The latest nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Charlie Boy episodes in Abuja dominated searches on the internet search engine Google, this week.

Trump criticises Amazon over taxes, jobs in tweets

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without offering evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses.

Tech companies caught in the crosshairs on white supremacy

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

GoDaddy gives neo-Nazi website 24 hours to find a new host

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Investors urge SMEs to embrace digital solutions

Investors who participated in the Afro-Austria Business Summit, which recently held in Vienna, Austria, has charged small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria to embrace digital solutions and opportunities to propel their growth.

Cryptocurrency surge stirs Bitcoin bubble fears

Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined.

IS use eBay, PayPal to channel money to US – FBI

Islamic State allegedly used PayPal and fake eBay transactions to channel money to an operative in the US, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Google cancels diversity debate Town Hall

Google Thursday cancelled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns.

MMM, Bet9ja tops most visited websites in Nigeria

Sports betting site bet9ja and money doubling scheme MMM top the list of most visited websites in Nigeria according to ranking by Alexa.

Glo declares Friday Free Data Day

Mobile telecommunication giants, Globacom, has declared Friday, August 11, as the first Free Data Day on its network.

Disney to ditch Netflix in favor of its own video-streaming service

Disney will stop providing new movies to Netflix starting in 2019 and launch its own streaming service as the world’s biggest entertainment company tries to capture digital viewers who are dumping traditional television.

Internet Wayback Machine blocked in India

Users trying to access the site have been receiving messages that say the block is “on the directions” of India’s Department of Telecom.

Why Nigeria has not adopted Bitcoin technology – CBN

Specifically, he said that the issue was not something the authorities would want to rush to take a decision on given that the technology is still relatively new.

Google fires defender of tech gender gap

Google on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports.

Netflix acquires comic book creator Millarworld

Netflix announced Monday it was acquiring comic book publisher Millarworld, creator of popular series including "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman."

Row over Google employee’s defense of tech gender gap

Google found itself at the center of controversy Sunday after an employee in a leaked internal document claimed "biological causes" explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles.

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Man admits robbing with toy gun

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 21-year-old man, Samson Obinna, who allegedly used a toy gun to rob another man of a cell phone worth 40,o00.
Brazilian football player Neymar (C) arrives on crutches at the Women’s Defence Precinct in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 13, 2019 to testify after Brazilian Najila Trindade filed a complaint against him on May 31, saying he assaulted her after inviting her to visit him in Paris. – Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape, after she insinuated the force was corrupt. (Photo by ARI FERREIRA / AFP)

Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed

Brazilian star Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season, UEFA confirmed Wednesday, as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s collapse against Manchester United.
Manchester United have confirmed that attacking midfielder Juan Mata has signed a new deal with the club that sees him tied to Old Trafford until 2021 with the option to extend for an additional year.

Juan Mata signs new Manchester United deal until 2021

Manchester United have confirmed that attacking midfielder Juan Mata has signed a new deal with the club that sees him tied to Old Trafford until 2021 with the option to extend for an additional year.

Philippe Coutinho: I’m not sure I will remain in Barcelona

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has revealed that his future at the club remains uncertain.
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Adidas loses EU court battle over ‘three stripes’ design

The court, the EU’s second-highest tribunal, upheld a 2016 ruling by the bloc’s intellectual property regulator cancelling the registration of the three-stripe design as a trademark following a challenge by a Belgian shoe company.