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A picture taken on February 4, 2019 shows the Huawei logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. – A government amendment to establish a pre-authorization for the operation of telecom networks, with a view to deploy 5G, received on February 4, 2019 an “unfavorable opinion” from the special commission charged with examining the draft law Pact. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Huawei’s 2019 revenue to jump 18%, forecasts ‘difficult’ 2020

Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its full-year revenue would likely jump 18% in 2019 to 850 billion yuan ($121.72 billion), lower than its earlier projections, as a U.S. trade blacklisting curbed growth and disrupted its ability to source key parts.

Telecoms subscribers rise by 2.96 percent to 179 million

The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday said that the number of active voice subscribers rose by 2.96 per cent from 174.02 million in the second quarter to 179.17 million in the third quarter.
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook: Monopolies aren’t bad if they’re ‘not abused’

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the existence of monopolies in business with a key distinction.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Report: Apple’s China iPhone shipments fall 35% in November

Apple Inc’s iPhone shipments in China fell more than 35% in November, marking their second straight double-digit decline as sales of the cheaper iPhone 11 remained sluggish, brokerage Credit Suisse said on Thursday.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple has ‘deep concerns’ that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a letter to his US counterpart Donald Trump, has said Moscow is ready for dialogue on a wide-ranging agenda, the Kremlin said.

Russia makes inclusion of local apps on smartphones mandatory

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law requiring all smartphones and computers sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian software.
Facial-recognition technology is spreading in China.

China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
5G signal

Nigeria becomes first West African country to use 5G technology

MTN Nigeria Plc yesterday announced that Nigeria has become the first country in West Africa to try 5G technology and applications.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Communications minister orders deactivation of voicemails on existing phone lines

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the deactivation of voicemail services on all existing phone lines in the country.
Opera News Hub

Opera launches News Hub

Opera, Norwegian internet browser developer, has announced the launch of Opera News Hub, a new online media platform for Nigerian authors and bloggers.
Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, said it would begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell its products in Europe and Africa, its chairman told Reuters.

Egypt’s first smartphone maker to export to Germany next month

Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, said it would begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell its products in Europe and Africa, its chairman told Reuters.
WhatsApp’s latest iOS update stops showing an unread notification badge on its app icon for messages you’ve muted.

WhatsApp fixes the notification badge on muted iOS chats

WhatsApp’s latest iOS update stops showing an unread notification badge on its app icon for messages you’ve muted. It’s a minor but welcome change that arrived with version 2.19.110 of the iOS app. The change applies for both individual and group chats.

Australia’s consumer watchdog sues Google over location data use

Australia’s consumer watchdog on Tuesday announced legal action against Google for allegedly misleading customers about the way it collects and uses personal location data.
The logo of Xiaomi is seen inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, January 18, 2018. REUTERS-Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020, CEO Lei Jun said on Sunday, speaking at the World Internet conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen.

Uber launches boat service in Lagos

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads.
“Some of these Apps have been downloaded over a million times by people from the Google Play Store and android users can avoid downloading them.

Google removes Hong Kong protests-simulating game from app store – Reports

U.S. Internet giant Google on Thursday suspended from its Google Play digital distribution service the new The Revolution of Our Times role-playing mobile app game that simulates the ongoing protest movement in Hong Kong.
Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of police and inform about street closures during the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong this year.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign companies deemed to be providing support to the pro-democracy movement.
YouTube Music is the latest Google app that will come bundled as part of Android. The company has announced that the subscription music service will be preinstalled on all devices that run Android 10 out of the box — and it’ll take the place of Google Play Music.

YouTube Music will now come preinstalled on Android devices

YouTube Music is the latest Google app that will come bundled as part of Android. The company has announced that the subscription music service will be preinstalled on all devices that run Android 10 out of the box — and it’ll take the place of Google Play Music.

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Manchester United have confirmed that goalkeeper Sergio Romero was involved in a car accident on his way to training on Monday, with the UK media reporting that the Argentina international walked away from the incident without harm.

Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero escapes unhurt from car crash

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero escaped unhurt after crashing his Lamborghini on his way to training on Monday, a club source told AFP.
Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City’s injury list could could prove their undoing this season.

Pep Guardiola targets second place after giving up on President League title

Manchester City will target second place in the Premier League and focus on cup competitions with unbeaten league leaders Liverpool too far ahead to reel in, manager Pep Guardiola said.
Brit superstar Tyson Fury has reaffirmed that he will fight at least two more times after his blockbuster rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Boxing: Deontay Fury reveals three-fight plan ahead of Tyson Wilder rematch

The 31-year-old ‘Gypsy King’ will clash with fierce rival Wilder on 22nd February in Las Vegas for the WBC championship and vacant Ring title.

Cricket: We will make Nigerians proud against Australia – captain

”Our expectations as a team is to go and compete and show the world what we have made of, do our best and if it fall into place properly, the end game will speak for its self, we know Australia are a good Cricketing country, on paper and we just want to go and give the best of our abilities and see what comes out of it, ” he stated.
Coach Salisu Yusuf gets support of Nigeria coaches association

Salisu Yusuf happy to see Rangers return to great form

Enugu Rangers coach Salisu Yusuf says he is happy to see Rangers International return to good form after a series of bad result before he took over the Enugu side.