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Apple expands services business to markets in Africa, others

Apple Inc on Tuesday said it would expand its App Store, Apple Music and other services to dozens of new markets in Africa, the Middle East and beyond in the biggest geographical expansion of its services in almost a decade.
WORLD Shipping giant, Maersk Nigeria Limited has said that its offices in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria remain open to customers to transact their businesses.

Maersk: We remain open for shipping business in Nigeria

World Shipping giant, Maersk Nigeria Limited has said that its offices in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria remain open to customers to transact their businesses.

Apple will stop taking cut of some video app purchases made through the App...

Apple said on Wednesday it would stop taking a cut of some sales for “qualifying” streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon.com’s Prime Video.
The popular game Plague Inc., where you create a disease with the goal of spreading it across the world, has been removed from the App Store in China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Virus game ‘Plague’ app pulled in China – developer

A popular game that allows players to create a virus and spread it worldwide has been pulled from Apple’s App Store in China, its developer said, as the country battles a real-life epidemic.
Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.

Google removes ‘spying’ app ToTok from android play store again

Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.

Report: YouTube users spent $58 million in December

YouTube grossed more than $58m in user spending in December last year, representing 87 per cent year-over-year growth from December 2018.
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Apple News hits 100 million users

Apple News has racked up more than 100 million active users, the Silicon Valley giant revealed Wednesday as it works to get its news subscription service off the ground.
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.
Molumo Yusuf, a 14-year-old student of Heritage Global Academy, Ikorodu, Lagos State, won the N100,000 grand prize shopping voucher at MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon app competition in Lagos on Friday.

14-year old wins MTN kiddies hackathon app competition

Molumo Yusuf, a 14-year-old student of Heritage Global Academy, Ikorodu, Lagos State, won the N100,000 grand prize shopping voucher at MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon app competition in Lagos on Friday.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

US states launch antitrust investigation into Google

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.

Apple revises algorithm that let it dominate App Store search results

Apple’s App Store has been giving the company’s own apps an embarrassingly large promotional advantage versus third parties, researchers discovered, and key Apple executives say it “wasn’t a mistake.” But as a new report confirms today, the Store’s search algorithm was quietly changed amidst international antitrust investigations, allegedly to help other developers.

Telegram’s latest update helps users cut down on notification overload

The messaging app Telegram has been updated with a number of features that should cut down on the amount of notifications and noise generated by the app.

Apple faces investigation for suspected unfair competition in Russia

Apple is under investigation in Russia following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and may be abusing its dominant market position, Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday.

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ during Hong Kong protests

As well as using encrypted messaging apps, Bloomberg notes that protesters in Hong Kong are also covering their faces to avoid facial recognition systems. They’re also avoiding the use of public transit cards that can link location to identities.
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Apple faces inevitable antitrust headache as EU launches App Store investigation

Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that was predictable the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year.
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Report: Apple to be formally investigated over Spotify’s antitrust complaint

The EU is preparing to launch a formal antitrust investigation against Apple following Spotify’s official complaint, reports the Financial Times. Spotify claims that Apple uses its App Store to stifle innovation and limit consumer choice in favor of its own Apple Music service.

Spotify files complaint against Apple in Europe over ‘unfair’ fees and restrictions

Spotify has announced that it’s filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business model that gives Apple an “unfair advantage”.
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Pirates hijack Apple’s enterprise certificates to put hacked apps on iPhones

Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found.

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NEMA: 20 Kano local councils at high risk of flood

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This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Russia expects to produce five million doses of coronavirus vaccine monthly – Institute

Russia may be able to produce five million doses of its new COVID-19 vaccine monthly by December, the Director of the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg, said on Wednesday.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG governing council removes Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice chancellor

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan celebrates with Nigerian Youth on International Youth Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Nigerian Youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day 2020.
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has said goodbye to posting bikini pictures on Instagram, revealing that it is taking the shine off her tennis career.

Eugenie Bouchard makes U-turn dumps bikini posts on Instagram

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has said goodbye to posting bikini pictures on Instagram, revealing that it is taking the shine off her tennis career.