TIKTOK: Bytedance offers to sell US operations, as Trump ban looms

The Chinese company behind TikTok offered the White House a last-minute deal to prevent a US ban of the app, after President Trump announced plans to block it late Friday night.The social network, controlled by a company called ByteDance, is enormously popular in the United States with more than 80 million daily active users. But[...]

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Twitter says hackers ‘manipulated’ employees to access accounts

Twitter says hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.“We know that they accessed tools only available to our internal support teams to target 130 Twitter accounts,” said a statement posted Saturday[...]

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Tesla just made its one-millionth car

Tesla has produced one million electric cars, the company’s CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter. Musk made the announcement by sharing a picture of the car, a red Model Y, and congratulated the Tesla team on hitting the milestone. It’s a significant moment for an automaker that was only founded in 2003.Tesla released its first[...]

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New Tech Startups to face Challenges finding Finances, Here’s Why

LISBON, Portugal — For tech start-ups trying to secure funding and go public, being in the black is the new black. At the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal this week, more than 2,000 start-ups vied for the attention, and pocketbooks, of venture capitalists, big tech companies and investment firms. Potential investors responded with[...]

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Lenovo amongst the Companies benefiting from the rise in Demand for Personal Computers

Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group reported a 20% year-on-year jump in second-quarter profit on Thursday, slightly beating analysts’ estimates, on the back of strengthening demand for its products. Lenovo’s net profit in the quarter ended September rose to $202 million, compared with an average estimate of $199.59 million by eight analysts, according to Refinitiv[...]

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Nigeria pushes indigenous technology to a Global Arena – GITEX

Nigeria’s participation at the 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), held in Dubai showed the seriousness of the country to showcase its indigenous technology. The 2019 GITEX, attracted over 200,000 trade visitors, investors, technology experts, multi-national companies and other interests groups from over 145 countries. The 2019 GITEX Technology Week, that took place from Oct.6[...]

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Gains of Top Tech Billionaires in 2019

It's been a good year so far for billionaires working in tech. The richest 20 technology billionaires have all seen massive additions to their net worth in 2019 to date, bar one notable exception. Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, had a costly divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, which has dented his net worth in 2019. It's the[...]

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Why iPhone 11 lacks innovation but makes Sales

iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are Apple's newest phones, and both tout a triple-camera setup. But this is not new. In fact, it’s one of the last smartphone manufacturers to include a wide-angle lens on its phones. LG added a wide-angle lens to its G5 and V20 phones in 2016, and Samsung introduced[...]

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Google to break Bitcoin with recent innovation

Google sent shockwaves around the internet last month when it was claimed the search giant had built a quantum computer able to solve formerly impossible mathematical calculations–with some fearing bitcoin could be at risk. Details of Google's so-called "quantum supremacy," meaning it can solve calculations impossible with traditional computers, were posted to a Nasa website[...]

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Sterling Bank pioneers new form of International Payment

Sterling Bank Plc, has emerged the first bank in West Africa to go live on SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI). SWIFT GPI improves the customer experience by increasing the speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking of cross-border payments. Yemi Odubiyi, Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, Sterling Bank, said, “the introduction of SWIFT GPI has transformed[...]

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Things to expect at the closest Apple Launch

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook will take the stage in Cupertino, California on Tuesday to unveil the latest iPhones. This is the company’s most important day of the year. The smartphone makes up almost half of Apple’s sales and new models juice other sources of revenue. There will be three new models: “Pro” upgrades[...]

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Tech Giants seek rules and regulations for Facial Recognition Technology

It almost comes naturally to many smartphone users today. You can just take out your iPhone — or Android equivalent — and hold it up to your face to unlock the device. But the technology behind that has become increasingly controversial of late, with business executives and regulators alike calling for oversight. Microsoft CEO Satya[...]

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Predictions from the Greatest Visionaries of out time that have Happened!

Silicon Valley tech moguls Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos made predictions before the new millennium that are still coming true today. Steve Jobs Jobs predicted that we would carry around "slates" with "agents" basically, iPhones with Siri. Prediction (1984): "The next stage is going to be computers as 'agents,'" Jobs told Newsweek's Access[...]

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Artificial intelligence reaches new heights as Amazon Facial Recognition Software begins Identifying “Fear”.

Amazon said this week its facial recognition software can detect a person’s fear. Rekognition is one of many Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services available for developers. It can be used for facial analysis or sentiment analysis, which identifies different expressions and predicts emotions from images of people’s faces. The service uses artificial intelligence to[...]

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Start Ups: Hong Kong startup has just Revolutionised Educational Tutoring!

When on-demand education app Snapask emerged on the scene in 2015, it was quickly dubbed the “Uber”for tutoring. “I guess people relate us because we provide the same kind of convenience for users,” founder and CEO Timothy Yu said of the characterization. The Hong Kong company was then just a young start-up, serving 100,000 students.[...]

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India to Land on the Moon in Search of Water!!

India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole. The Indian Space Research Organization plans to launch a spacecraft using homegrown technology on[...]

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