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U.S. judge denies claims Uber won price-fixing suit because arbitrator was scared

A U.S. judge on Monday denied a request by an Uber Technologies Inc customer to overturn an arbitration win for the company in a price-fixing case over claims the arbitrator only ruled in Uber’s favour because he was scared. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the claim was without merit, with the arbitrator, […]

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China completes sat nav system that could rival US GPS

China is celebrating the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitical clout. President Xi Jinping, the leader of the ruling Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, officially commissioned the system on Friday at a ceremony at the Great […]

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Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting after Covid post

Twitter has banned the US president’s eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. The action followed a post by Donald Trump Jr containing a video clip discussing the benefits of hydroxychloroquine. Some, including President Trump, have suggested the anti-malaria drug works as a preventative measure against coronavirus, despite medical studies that indicate the contrary. Twitter […]

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No end to COVID-19 webcam shortage

As COVID-19 lockdowns took effect around the world, millions turned to remote working and organising virtual hangouts with friends. Overnight, webcams went from mundane computer accessories to gold dust. Even now, the initial surge in demand, in March, has barely abated, with manufacturers struggling to satisfy the many consumers trying to buy. And while some […]

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Naasei Boadi writes: Election 2020; Can digital technology give a party victory?

Since 2008, political parties and candidates have sought to leverage digital technology for electoral success. In 2008, Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP Candidate used IVR (Interactive Voice Response) to reach out to voters across the country with his message. Some of the parties and candidates also created websites and Facebook accounts to share their message.Perhaps they […]

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Ghana positioned to become automobile manufacturing hub in Africa – Ofori-Atta

The development of the automobile industry in Ghana will make the country well-positioned to become the new automobile manufacturing hub in Africa. This is according to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. While delivering an address in Parliament on the mid-year budget review on Thursday, he stated that “It is envisaged that the development of the […]

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Why some governments fear even teens on TikTok

In Egypt, teenager Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on a variety of charges, including misusing social media and corrupting family values. Two young women, Haneen Hossam, with 915,000 TikTok followers, and Mawada Eladhm, with 3.1 million TikTok followers) were also arrested for their […]

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MainOne celebrates 10 years of enabling West Africa’s digital revolution

MainOne, West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data centre services is celebrating 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa. Ten years ago, the company launched its operations with the commissioning of the first private submarine cable on the West Coast of Africa. The company has played a critical […]

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Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday, over 20 robots danced to the team’s fight song on a podium in the otherwise empty […]

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4 things SMEs need to know about COVID cyber risks [Article]

The global COVID-19 storm has transformed the way the world conducts business and, more specifically, what can be accomplished digitally. And while we all long for the human touch and personal interaction, a post-pandemic world of greater online functioning is unfolding before our eyes. But, with greater digital dependency and reward, comes greater risk in […]

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Instagram and Facebook ban all content promoting conversion therapy

Instagram and Facebook will ban any content that promotes conversion therapy, the social media platforms told CNN on Friday after activists called on it to block providers from advertising their services online. Facebook said it would expand its existing policies on hate speech worldwide to include posts that advertise or promote the practice, in a […]

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Bolt launches value-for-money package for corporate firms

Leading ride-hailing platform, Bolt, has launched a cost-efficient and more convenient transportation solution for businesses operating in the country. The service, tailored to meet the demands of large workforce employers like the finance, telecoms, and manufacturing sectors among others, enables employers to sign their workers onto the platform at competitive and affordable rates whilst ensuring […]

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GISPA re-elects Richard Densu as President and Board Chair

Members of the Ghana Internet Service Providers’ Association (GISPA) have unanimously voted to renew the mandate of its board led by Richard Densu of MTN, for an additional two years. The members were convinced by the solid results achieved by the Richard Densu led board during the two-year mandate of manning the affairs of the […]

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Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ terms to address racism

Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favour of more inclusive language. The terms are frequently used in programming codes which originated decades ago. US bank JPMorgan has also announced a similar move as more companies address racism following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Replacing […]

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Facebook advertisers will be back ‘soon enough’ – Zuckerberg

As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down. “My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough” the Facebook chief executive has said. Campaigners accuse the tech firm of being too slow and reluctant to remove some hateful content. But Zuckerberg added: “We’re not […]

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SheThrives hub cushions women entrepreneurs amidst #COVID19 pandemic

The year 2020 will most certainly go down the annals of history as the most difficult and most challenging period ever for businesses and enterprises across the globe. For big multinational cooperations and small business, the devastating impact is the coronavirus pandemic has left a great many companies crawling on their knees with a majority […]

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#CitiBusinessNews: Ghanaian food scientist develops dryer for tomato preservation

A food safety specialist and Senior Research Scientist at the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) is making strides towards tackling post-harvest losses in the production of tomatoes across the world. Dr. Mavis Owureku-Asare, who is also the Head of Radion Technology at the Institute, is using her […]

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COVID-19: Bank of Africa to leverage on global presence and tech to serve customers

Executive Head Corporate and Enterprise Banking at Bank of Africa (BoA), Mr. William Boateng, has noted that the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is changing the dynamics of banking across the globe. He explained that the pandemic is ushering the banking system into a new era where bank and customers heavily rely on technology to […]

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Rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse to dim Africa, Asia today

Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse to shadow the Earth in years on Sunday, June 21. Annular eclipses occur when the Moon – passing between Earth and the Sun – is not quite close enough […]

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Dansoman: ICT lab commissioned at New Century Career Training Institute

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday, 12th June 2020, commissioned an ICT Laboratory at New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI) in Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Municipality. The ICT Centre, equipped by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), forms part of the Fund’s School Connectivity Project, which aims at providing […]

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PlayStation 5: Sony gives first look at the PS5 console and games

Sony has given gamers a first look at the design of its next console as well as some of the titles it will play. The PlayStation 5 has a black core surrounded by curved white edging and a blue glow. Two follow-ups to bestselling PS4 releases were among the standout games announcements – Spider-Man: Miles […]

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#CitiBusinessFestival: Ehi Binitie gives tips on how businesses must prepare for digital revolution

Two areas have been identified as the pivot by which firms with a vision to stay in business post-COVID-19 must begin paying critical attention to. For such organizations, instituting plans for survival while investing in the right skills set to meet the emerging trends in the digital space is the panacea to revamp their operations. […]

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Beyond COVID-19: Accra Chamber of Commerce launches website to promote businesses

As part of measures to counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business activities in Ghana, the Greater Accra Regional branch of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched a new website to showcase and promote the businesses of its members. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Chairman of the […]

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