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Glo Leads In Internet Subscriber Acquisition

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Nigeria's telecommunication company, Globacom, has topped gainers' chart in the latest statistics of Internet subscribers released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the month of June.
The report indicates a drop in the number of internet users in the country as against the previous month of May as the total number of internet subscribers dropped by a whopping 332,338 from 122,624,417 in May to 122,292,079 in June.
The bulwark against complete free fall came from Globacom and Airtel who recorded subscriber gains, while the other operators recorded a loss. Globacom gained a total of 196,816, moving from 28,825,533 data subscribers in May to 29,022,349 in June. Airtel gained a total of 42,510 subscribers in the corresponding period.

Android Devices: Google Replaces Voice Search with Google Assistant

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The giant Search Engine, 'Google' has announced that it is in the process of replacing voice search on Android devices with Google Assistant.The old voice search icon has been replaced with an Assistant icon in the Google app and search bar widget, Techplace24.com reveals.

Major Shakeup Hits MTN Nigeria

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Giant Nigeria Communications Company, MTN on Thursday announced a shakeup in its managerial position. In a statement by the Telecommunication company Secretary, Uto Ukpanah, Dr Dozie is retiring alongside five other Non-Executive Directors of its Board with effect from 2nd September 2019. Others are, Col. Sani Bello (Rtd), the Vice-Chairman; Chief Victor Odili, OON, Non-Executive Director; Mallam Ahmed Dasuki, Non-Executive Director; Mr Babatunde Folawiyo, Non-Executive Director; and Mr Gbenga Oyebode, MFR, Non-Executive Director.

Staffs at Apple Regularly Listens To iPhone Users Having Sex

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Apple’s automated assistant, Siri has been reported to regularly record people having sex, discussing confidential medical information as well as illegal drug dealings

FG, Google Partner To Target 56m Students With Online Safety Curriculum

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The Federal Government has partnered with American multinational technology company, Google to create an online safety curriculum for 56 million Nigerian primary and secondary school students.

Instagram Hides Like Counts From Users To Promote Mental Health

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Facebook’s Instagram has once again silently removed the likes from users posts in six additional international countries, as a continuation of the international test to remove pressure on users.
Earlier in May, Instagram commenced an international test aimed at reducing pressure on users in Canada. However, the test has been rolled out again in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, and Japan.
Instagram users in these countries now see “liked by” a user name “and others” on a post but are able to view the number of likes on their posts.

Google Search Not Able to Index New Content

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Google search engine was again experiencing difficulties yesterday as it was unable to show new contents due to indexing and URL inspection tool issues.

Techno Launches End of Discussion with Phantom-9

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Just weeks after it launched a high profile smartphone, Techno Povour 3, Chinese giant mobile company, Techno recently launched its Techno Phantom 9, making competition in the market tougher. The company term the new device the end of the discussion in the mobile space.

The First Physical Retail Store For Microsoft To Be Opened In UK

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The first physical retail store for Microsoft in the UK is to be launched on Thursday and will be located on Oxford Circus (on Regent Street) and covers 21,932 square feet over three floors. The aim is to reconnect the software giant to its customers.

Toyota Set To Halt The Productions Of The Land Cruiser

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Popular Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has said that there are plans in place to discontinue the production of the Toyota Land Cruiser after 2022.

Google Takes Another Shot At social Networking

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Tech giant Google is trying its hand at penetrating the social networking market again with the release of a new social networking app called Shoelace, which is aimed at organizing local events and activities.

Volkswagen Reopens Assembling Plant After 20 Years

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German car lovers in Nigeria may now have some respite as Volkswagen Automobile Group reopened its auto assembly factory on the Badagry Expressway, Lagos, after 20 years of suspending operations in the country. According to the German automaker, the reopening was made possible through its partnership agreement with a private auto company, the Stallion Group for the assembly of the Volkswagen brand of vehicles in the country in line with the National Automotive Industrial Plan announced by the federal government in October 2013.

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