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Google opens AI Research Centre in Ghana

Apr 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Google opens AI Research Centre in Ghana

Google has officially opened its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Centre in Ghana with high hopes of finding solutions to Africa’s problems. As readers know, AI emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and reacts like humans. It helps find solutions to real-world problems. It can help people focus on what is relevant and open…

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Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, according to the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

Apr 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, according to the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

There is still disagreement among EU members over how to implement a so-called “GAFA tax” – named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – to ensure the global internet giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive business operations in Europe. France has been driving hard for such a tax, but we understand…

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Google has agreed to unbundle the Apps it offers in Europe

Apr 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Google has agreed to unbundle the Apps it offers in Europe

Last July the European Commission fined Google €4.34bn for imposing conditions on mobile phone manufacturers who wished to install its apps in Europe. These included a requirement to install a full suite of Google apps and an agreement not to fragment the Android mobile operating system. The Commission made its finding despite Google’s argument that…

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Warning Magento users!

Apr 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Warning Magento users!

IT Web carried a story recently that an attack code has been going the rounds that exploits a critical vulnerability in the Magento ecommerce platform, meaning it could be used to plant payment card-skimmers on sites that have not yet installed a fix. However IT Web points out that according to Marc-Alexandre Montpas, a security researcher at Sucuri,…

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Ad-blockers and the Internet

Apr 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Ad-blockers and the Internet

The widespread use of ad-blockers, said to be much higher amongst the under 35s, is threatening both traditional online news providers and their new all-digital rivals. Also, the number of people willing to pay for online news is very low – under 10% in the English-speaking world. The contract between consumers and online publishers –…

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