Technology

Digital and Cloud – Journey towards an Intelligent Africa

The ICT sphere has undergone distinct stages of evolution and has lately been focussing on going digital, which means shifting the paradigm from traditional business to an intelligent society. Based on recent studies, Africa is the smallest market but also the fastest growing worldwide. However, based on statistics from Hootsuite, Africa is a relatively distinctive continent with only 29 % ...

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iPhone 8, 8Plus launched in Ghana

The much awaited iPhone 8 and 8Plus have been launched in Ghana. According to Redington Gulf, the exclusive Distributor of Apple Products, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available at Telefonica and iShop – Authorised Resellers of Apple products. Dubbed as “the new generation iPhone”, iPhone 8 comes in an all new glass design with an embedded wireless charging ...

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Redington Gulf reduces iPhone 6 prices for Christmas

Redington Gulf, Value Added Distributor(VAD) for Apple products in Ghana, in collaboration with their Authorized Resellers Telefonika and iSHOP, is offering attractive prices for iPhone 6 to coincide with the onset of the Christmas season. The new iPhone 6 is now available and retails at GHS 1,690, with a free iSim Dual adapter which enables users to use two SIM ...

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Uber set to sell $10bn stake to Softbank

Uber has struck a deal that could lead to a huge investment by a consortium led by Japanese conglomerate Softbank and San Francisco group Dragoneer. The size of the potential investment has not been disclosed, but reports say it could be up to $10bn (£7.6bn). The ride-hailing company said the money would fuel Uber’s expansion and investments in technology. But ...

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Dubai Airshow: Boeing wins $15bn order from Emirates

Boeing kicked off the first day of the Dubai Airshow by announcing the first big sales news of the five-day event. Emirates has ordered 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal worth about $15bn (£11.3bn) at list prices. The Dubai airline’s chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, said the aircraft had been chosen over the Airbus A350. He had been ...

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Alibaba needed just 12 hours to equal last year’s Single’s Day sales

Well, it’s 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash from Singles Day, otherwise known as the biggest day for global online shopping of the year. The company has a running sales counter on its Alizila news website, which details the “gross merchandise volume” that it has fulfilled orders for so far. It’s currently ...

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YouTube to restrict ‘disturbing’ children’s videos, if flagged

YouTube is to restrict the availability of videos showing children’s characters in violent or sexual scenes if they are reported by viewers. Last week, a blog post by writer James Bridle highlighted how YouTube was still being swamped by bizarre and indecent videos aimed at children. The site says it already stops such videos earning advertising revenue. YouTube said its ...

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Facebook founding president sounds alarm

A view on social media shared not by some uninformed luddite, but by one of the people responsible for building Facebook into the social media titan it is today. Sean Parker, Facebook’s founding president, unloaded his worries and criticisms of the network, saying he had no idea what he was doing at the time of its creation. Speaking on stage ...

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Self-driving shuttle bus crashes on first day

A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its first day of service. The vehicle – carrying “several” passengers – was hit by a lorry driving at slow speed. Nobody was injured in the incident which city officials say was the fault of the human driver of the lorry. The man was subsequently given a ...

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Vodafone partners Statistical Service on ‘big data for good’ initiative

Vodafone is partnering the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to launch a not-for-profit initiative aimed at using mobile-derived customer insights to make better predictions for sustainable development. The global concept of using data from mobile networks to make life-saving decisions has become very critical, especially in a world that continues to be transformed by technology every day. In view of this, ...

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