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2020-01-28 - Zim Developed Business App Now Close To 100K Downloads, Majority In The USA And SA

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
Business Builder is a “small business management suite” developed by local team Likhwa Launchpad Technologies. The app which is designed to help entrepreneurs handle the basic administration of their business currently sits just above 90 000 installs and is edging towards the 100 000 download... Economic

2020-01-28 - Data Protection Day letter to Members of Parliament

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
(Report) Dear Members of Parliament, Save Data Protection Today, Tuesday 28 January 2020 is Data Protection… Security

2020-01-28 - Government must pledge to uphold data privacy

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
(Press Release) The Open Rights Group have today - International Data Protection Day – called on all MPs to pledge to uphold data privacy standards. Security

2020-01-28 - Proposed laws in Nepal would stifle press freedom

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
Lawmakers in Nepal should reconsider several proposed laws that would threaten media freedom in the country if passed in their current form, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom said today. The four bills... Human Rights Legal

2020-01-28 - Verizon's 4G Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G; FCC Lines Up $16B For Broadband Across All US (Except New York); + more news -

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
RootMetrics: Verizon's 4G Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G lightreading.com FCC lines up $16 billion for broadband across entire US. Well, except New York because, screw them, right? theregister.co.uk SpaceX to launch 60 more Starlink internet satellites on Tuesday thenextweb.com FCC... Development Economic

2020-01-27 - Pentagon blocks plan to increase restrictions on Huawei sales: Report

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
The U.S. Commerce Department has withdrawn a rule aimed at further reducing sales to Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies amid concerns from the Defense Department the initiative would have a negative impact in U.S. companies, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The U.S.... Economic

2020-01-27 - The Sunday Brief: Comcast’s earnings–implications for the telecommunications industry

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
Late January greetings from Charlotte, where one of the start-ups I am advising, Lucid Drone Technologies, won two awards this week (pictured are the happy founders David Danielson, Andrew Ashur, and Adrian Mayans). The Charlotte Inno Fire award includes a red blazer which Adrian is wearing.  For... Development Legal

2020-01-27 - The 'Race To 5G' Is A Giant Pile Of Lobbyist Nonsense

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
We've noted for a while that the race to 5G is largely just the byproduct of telecom lobbyists hoping to spike lagging smartphone and network hardware sales. Yes, 5G is important in that it will provide faster, more resilient networks when it's finally deployed at scale years from now.... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development Legal

2020-01-27 - FTC vs. Qualcomm–FTC’s changed tactic undermines its confidence in the case (Analyst Angle)

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
The stage is set for Feb 13th, 2020, hearing of FTC vs. Qualcomm antitrust case at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit). In preparation, FTC, Qualcomm, and many interested parties have filed their briefs in support and against the decision by the United States... Economic Legal

2020-01-27 - US Tells Britain If You Let Huawei In, We Are Out

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
The United States wants to use Britain’s anxiety regarding post-Brexit trade partnerships as a way to influence the country to cut ties with telecoms company Huawei. The telecommunications company which Britain allowed to be part of their 5G network roll-out, is accused of being unsafe by the... Economic Legal

2020-01-27 - 5G deployments take center stage at Super Bowl LIV and 2020 Summer Olympics

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
  It’s an exciting time for the communications industry. This year on gameday, fans will be able to experience the high speeds and low latency of 5G at the stadium in Miami. 5G has the capability to take immersive experiences to a whole new level. The stage has been set for massive bandwidth,... Legal

2020-01-27 - Kagan: Making in-flight Wi-Fi faster, more reliable

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
Every time I take a flight, I cringe over how bad the Wi-Fi experience will be. Years ago, I got excited when airlines started to offer Wi-Fi connectivity for the flying public. However, after using the service, I quickly learned it was too slow and the service was too spotty to get any real use... Development

2020-01-27 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 27 January 2020

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market… Interbank rate USD to ZWL$: 17.2672 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8368 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR30.86USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com24.6USD / ZWL$ zwl365.... Economic

2020-01-27 - UNDP Calls For Agriculture Startups To Participate In Cultiv@te Initiative

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
The United Nations Development Program has called for startups tackling challenges in Agriculture to participate in its Cultiv@te initiative. Cultiv@te is bringing together a “coalition of partners and stakeholders that want to bring technology and innovation where it is most needed, combining... Economic

2020-01-27 - This Nigerian human rights lawyer wins second order of restraint against government

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:15
‘I was subjected to incalculable psychological torture’Gloria M. Ballason is a human rights lawyer and host of the law radio show, “House of Justice,” based in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Photo screenshot via Bridgewater State University/IREX/DC. Lawyer Gloria M. Ballason was granted an interim court... Human Rights Legal

2020-01-26 - Movie & TV Show Database Bombards Google With Bizarre Takedown Notices

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
First launched in 1993, France-based company AlloCiné aims to support the entertainment industries by providing information on movies and TV shows. The company operates a portal located at Allocine.fr where users can research movies, TV series, actors and view a wide range of additional information... Economic

2020-01-25 - LG Electronics Commissions Third Free Wash Centre in Kano State, Reiterates Commitment to Drive Sustainability

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
LG Electronics, global leader in consumer electronics has reiterated its commitment to drive sustainability through its nationwide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and extension of its ‘Life’s Good with LG Wash’ intervention to Kano State. The company recently commissioned a new... Economic Legal

2020-01-25 - This Week In Techdirt History: January 19th - 25th

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, newly released documents from the Snowden leak revealed how the UK's GCHG collected emails from journalists and used compromised hardware to get data from iPhones, and how the NSA harvested data from other surveillance agencies. We also learned more about... Economic Legal

2020-01-25 - Internet Provider RCN Asks Court to Dismiss Piracy Liability Lawsuit

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
Last summer several major music companies filed a lawsuit against Internet provider RCN. Helped by the RIAA, they argued that the ISP turned a blind eye to pirating subscribers. The lawsuit is in many regards similar to the ones against other ISPs, such as Cox, Grande, and Charter, which were all... Economic Legal

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