Data Could Be the Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators

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Wealth and influence in the technology business have always been about gaining the upper hand in software or the machines that software ran on. As government regulators dig into this new era of data competition, they may find that standard antitrust arguments are not so easy to make. Using more and more data to improve a service for users and more accurately target ads for merchants is a clear benefit, for example. And higher prices for consumers are not present with free internet services. According to the New York Times,…

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Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of the iPhone

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Apple celebrated the tenth anniversary of the iPhone on January 9th. The company posted a press release today marking the occasion. Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs took to the stage at Macworld 2007 to introduce a device that would become Apple’s most recognizable and successful product: the iPhone. To celebrate the anniversary, Apple launched a tribute page dedicated to the famous handset. The press release quote that iPhone has enriched the lives of people around the world with over one billion units sold. It quickly grew into a revolutionary platform for…

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British Government Launches Cyber Security Review

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Cyber security has become one of the priority risks to be dealt with by organisations given that the number of cyber-attacks is on the rise. They are increasingly sophisticated and have an enormous economic and reputational impact on organisation. Governments are not immune to this threats. According to Reuters, the British government said on Monday it is launching a national inquiry into cyber security to assess the extent to which the UK is protected from an ever-increasing tide of attacks worldwide. Cyber-attacks in the UK have been on the rise, with businesses…

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Evolution of enterprise mobility will continue in 2017

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With businesses more commonly embracing mobile-centric strategies throughout 2016, it’s easy to view the past year as a tipping point where companies became serious about mobility. However this doesn’t mean that innovation in enterprise mobility is going to slow down, and 2017 should see the industry accelerate faster than ever. In fact the move toward a mobile only workplace may be happening quicker than many businesses realize, with the recently released Gartner Predicts 2017 Mobile Apps and Their Development forecasting that that by 2022, 70 percent of all software interactions…

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Technology firms team up to curb ‘terrorist content.’

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Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and You tube have embarked on a move to curb online terrorism responding to pressure from governments around the world. The announcement by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google-owned YouTube aims to use “digital fingerprints” to block or remove violent content or efforts to recruit social media users for attack cells. “There is no place for content that promotes terrorism on our hosted consumer services. When alerted, we take swift action against this kind of content in accordance with our respective policies,” said a statement issued by the…

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AT&T Launches first 5G Trial For Intel

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5G and its multi-gigabit cellular speeds probably won’t hit the market until 2020, but one corporate customer of AT&T has already tasted what it will be like. AT&T has launched what it believes as the first business customer trial 5G wireless technology, promising to bring gigabit-level internet speeds to smartphones in the long run. AT&T previously worked with Ericsson to conduct the company’s first public demo, which handled 4K video streaming and real-time camera feeds in speeds of up to 14 Gbps. AT&T has taken the 5G technology it worked on with…

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Banks remains top cybercrime targets globally

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As digital technology develops, the business organizations continue to experience more transformations and disruptions exposing themselves to more opportunities and threats. Attacks against the finance industry are becoming increasingly sophisticated and highly targeted. The economic crime has as well gone digital as every sector of commerce digitalizes. According to a U.S. cybersecurity report released by IBM, the financial-services industry ranked third in number of cyberattacks in 2015, after health care and manufacturing. Reports also indicate that there were 2.46 million cyber incidents and 2.11 million victims of cyber crime in…

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SEACOM and IOX to connect Mauritius and World with USD 150M Submarine cable

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IOX CABLE Ltd, a subsidiary of INDOI LTD, has announced a partnership with SEACOM to build an undersea cable connecting Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, to the rest of Africa. The cable system, called IOX Cable System, will cost US$150 million project and will be the first open access cable system in Mauritius, open to all licensed operators. “The cable will enable African and Indian business communities to connect seamlessly across a fast and reliable digital infrastructure, ranging from undersea cable to data centres and cloud platforms,” it said.…

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U.S. tech look to Africa for developers

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Tech companies founded in the United States are setting up software development centers in Nigeria and Kenya, where a number of young developers has led to growing tech communities. Microsoft has launched its Microsoft 4 Afrika initiative, aiming to help empower African youth, entrepreneurs, developers and others to make their ideas a reality. Steve Case, the AOL founder, and his wife Jean, Generation Investment Management and Sir Richard Branson have provided $19 million to Kenyan pay-as-you-go energy start-up M-KOPA Solar. Andela, which has attracted $24 million of funding from a scheme led by…

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Africa’s telecoms market will hit $51bn by 2021

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s telecoms service market will be worth $51 billion by 2021, up from $41 billion last year. Mobile services will represent more than 88.4 per cent of the telecoms service revenue in 2021, according to a new report by Analysys Mason, a global specialist adviser in telecoms, media and technology. Retail telecoms revenue in the region will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1 per cent during 2015-2021, the Analysys Mason’s Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2016-2021 report released on October 27 indicates. Karim…

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