Massive win as Twitter announces Africa Head Quarters in Ghana

Massive win as Twitter announces Africa Head Quarters in Ghana

Giant Social Media Platform Twitter has announced its Africa Head Quarter will be situated in Ghana. The announcement was done by the CEO of Twitter, Jack The goal is to serve the public conversation, and its essentials, for the world and for Twitter, to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. To achieve this milestone, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world. Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to…

Alibaba antitrust investigation: Beijing slaps e-commerce giant with record US$2.8 billion fine in landmark case

Alibaba antitrust investigation: Beijing slaps e-commerce giant with record US.8 billion fine in landmark case

China’s antitrust regulators slapped a record fine on one of the country’s largest technology conglomerates, closing a months-long investigation that began last Christmas Eve and setting the precedent for the government to use anti-monopoly rules to regulate the country’s Big Tech. Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce company and owner of this newspaper, was fined 18.2 billion yuan (US$2.8 billion) by theState Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).The Hangzhou-based company“abused its dominant market position in China’s online retail platform service market since 2015 by forcing online merchants to open stores or take…

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones after January 2021

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones after January 2021

A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021. Older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone.Any iPhone not running iOS 9 or newer, or any phone not running at least Android 4.0.3 – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – will no longer be able to open or operate the Facebook-owned app. This means all iPhone models…

We’re upgrading our communication network to address prepaid challenges – ECG

We’re upgrading our communication network to address prepaid challenges – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has explained that a problem of automated communication between the meters and servers is the cause of the recent challenges with prepaid meters. The ECG, in response to complaints by the Institute of Energy Security (IES) about the metering system, indicated that it has noted the concerns, adding that: “Currently, a team of technical staff have been deployed to upgrade the communication network between the prepaid meters and the server, and this has resulted in the increasing debts of customers whose meters have been…

CSIR-INSTI Makerspace launched in Accra

CSIR-INSTI Makerspace launched in Accra

A Makerspace platform that is expected to boost research and the digitisation drive of the country has been launched by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (CSIR-INSTI) in Accra. The Makerspace platform, designed under CSIR-INSTI’s Electronics Division, would support the development of next-generation electronics tools and technologies and help in solving electronics and communication problems for national and social-economic development. Dubbed the CSIR-INSTI Makerspace, it is also said to enable Ghanaian Start-ups and researchers to have a stake in the 2020 projected $5.2…

Analysis – New Apple ‘iPhone 12’ to offer 5G speeds U.S. networks can’t deliver

Analysis – New Apple ‘iPhone 12’ to offer 5G speeds U.S. networks can’t deliver

5G will finally get its U.S. closeup with the expected debut of Apple Inc’s next iPhone on Tuesday. But the blazing speeds promised will not materialize for most people. The device, dubbed the iPhone 12 by analysts, can tap into 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, that theoretically operates as much as 10 to 20 times faster than current 4G wireless networks. Using the next iPhone or any 5G enabled device on today’s network, however, will be “like having a Ferrari … but using it in your local village and…

Electoral Commission To Reopen Electoral Roll To Allow For New Registrations

Electoral Commission To Reopen Electoral Roll To Allow For New Registrations

The Electoral Commission (EC) will reopen the electoral roll for one day, on October 1, 2020, to allow specific groups of people who are yet to be captured in the register to do so. The registration will take place in the offices of the Electoral Commission nationwide. The registration will run from 7am to 6pm. Some of the people who will participate through the new window are: 1. Voters who were outside the country due to COVID-19 restrictions 2. Those who were under a 14-day mandatory quarantine and could not…

#1D1F: President Akufo-Addo Inspects $16 Million Tomato Processing Factory In Berekum

#1D1F: President Akufo-Addo Inspects  Million Tomato Processing Factory In Berekum

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 10th September 2020, inspected ongoing work on the construction of the $16 million Weddi Africa tomato processing factory located in Domfete, in Berekum, Bono East Region.  The factory, a project operating under Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative, is a wholly-owned Ghanaian company, which will have an installed capacity to process 40,000 metric tons of fresh tomato per annum. This translated into 720 crates of tomatoes per shift per day, with the factory also possessing a 500-metric ton cold room facility to…

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest woman

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest woman

MacKenzie Scott has captured the title of richest woman on earth just days after ex-husband Jeff Bezos became the world’s first $200 billion man. Scott — who earlier this summer dropped the Bezos surname she had kept since their 2019 divorce — has added a staggering $30.3 billion to her net worth so far in 2020, thanks to Amazon’s stratospheric stock growth as stuck-at-home consumers have turned to the e-commerce giant for their shopping needs. With a fortune valued at $67.4 billion, Scott has now surpassed L’Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers,…

Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

Apple has begun letting its iPhones carry out contact-tracing without the need for users to download an official Covid-19 app. As an alternative, owners are being invited to opt in to a scheme called Exposure Notifications Express (ENE).This keeps a 14-day log of other phones detected via Bluetooth and serves an alert if one or more of their users is later diagnosed to have the virus. The local public health authority will determine what the notification says.It might tell the user to download a more fully functional app for further…