Sunday, August 25, 2019

Google’s self-driving firm sues Uber

Uber is being sued for stealing trade secrets and technology from Google. Waymo, set up by Google owner Alphabet, is taking legal action against Otto, Uber's self-driving vehicle unit that it bought last year for...

Tinder wants AI to set you up on a date

When I first met Sean Rad, back in 2013, Tinder was a blossoming dating app. It was known primarily for, how shall I put it, casual relationships. Back then he told me Tinder was “good...

YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads

YouTube is to scrap "unskippable" 30-second advertisements on the video-streaming service, from 2018. Google confirmed the plan to the BBC's Newsround programme, saying it wanted to focus on "formats that work well for both users...

This 14-year-old made the best Facebook chatbot

It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps". Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to girl, 7, who wants a job

An "entrepreneurial" seven-year-old wrote to Google for a job and its CEO replied. After discussing her father's work, Chloe Bridgwater decided she would like to work for Google and penned a letter beginning "dear Google...

Leverage technology to improve lives, Bawumia urges African leaders

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has challenged African leaders to take advantage of growing advances in technology to better the lives of their citizens. According to Dr Bawumia, the application of basic technology like...

Samsung devices 8-point Battery Safety to avert faults

Samsung has invented an 8-Point Battery Safety Check to avert future battery faults. The phone manufacturer last year recalled over 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices due to several reported cases of overheating or outright...

J Initiative partners World Vision, Facebook, et al to celebrate “Safer Internet Day”

On 7th February, 2017, J Initiative partnered with World Vision International, Facebook, Tigo, Vodafone, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Open Learning, Ghana Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Ghana) and Department of Children, among others...

IBM to train 25 million Africans for free to build workforce

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent. The...

Tigo calls for greater collaboration on child online protection

Mobile Network Operator, Tigo, has called on stakeholders, including internet service providers, policy makers, security agencies, child rights activists, parents and the media to help make the internet a safer and better place, especially...