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How to unlock the influencing power of social media. Part 1

Social media is the collective of online communication channels dedicated to community based input, interaction, content sharing and collaboration. The most notable and highly engaged social media and social networking platforms include; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, SnapChat etc. These platforms possess more power than we could ever imagine, but it is rather unfortunate that most users of these platforms …

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Government to introduce coding in basic schools

The Ministry of Education is to introduce coding in the basic school curriculum to promote software and website development. Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, says it will also bridge the technology gap between their counterparts in the developed world. She was speaking at a ceremony Friday to mark Girls in ICT Day in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital. Mrs. Ekuful …

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MTN App Challenge finalists showcase apps to justify inclusion

The finalists of the fifth edition of the MTN App Challenge have justified their inclusion in the second round of the competition. In all, 48 finalists including eight female showcased their work to the judges and gave reasons why they should be part of the finalist. As part of MTN Ghana’s efforts to empower budding talents in the technological industry …

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“Na spirit dey inside” – Watch the reaction of Nigerians when spotted a self-driving car for the first time

It was excitement laced with wonder when Nigerians spotted a self driving car for the first time on the street of Lagos. Mobbing the slow moving car, some wondered how it could be self driving while others said a spirit was behind the wheel. The video which was recently posted online shows a man curiously checking a slow moving car …

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A tooth sensor that monitors nutritional intake!

Researchers have developed a tooth sensor which could monitor dental health and nutritional intake. A team from Tufts University School of Engineering in Medford, Massachusetts have been working on the tiny sensor that can monitor a person’s glucose, salt and alcohol intake and it is just 2mm x 2mm in size. Fiorenzo Omenetto, co-author of the study and professor of …

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Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020

Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The initiative, code-named Kalamata, is still in early developmental stages but is part of a bigger strategy to make Apple’s family of devices work more similarly and seamlessly together, …

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Mark Zuckerberg hits back at Tim Cook

The Facebook (FB) CEO defended his company’s business model in an interview published by Vox on Monday, arguing that recent criticism from his counterpart at Apple was unfounded. Cook recently called for increased regulation of social media, and questioned the practice of monetizing user data on free platforms by selling ads that allow advertisers to target specific groups. “You know, …

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Google snubbed Easter with no doodle for 18th year in a row, Christians say

For the 18th year in a row, Google has no doodle to celebrate Easter, and Christians are angry on this holy day. Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars editor-at-large, tweeted Sunday about Christianity’s most joyful day: ‏”So Google has a doodle for every obscure ‘woke’ person/event imaginable, but nothing for Easter? #EasterSunday” James Woods ✔@RealJamesWoods They loathe Christians. Plain and simple. https://twitter.com/prisonplanet/status/980487812205240321 … …

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