Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

Apple and Google have tightened privacy measures in the contact-tracing scheme they are offering to health authorities and brought forward its launch. The tech giants now intend to release a software building block to developers on Tuesday, allowing them to build compatible apps. A fortnight ago, the firms said it would take until mid-May. Apple's … Continue reading Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

China ZTE executive quits amid sex assault allegations

An executive at Chinese tech giant ZTE has resigned following reports that he is under investigation for sexual assault. The company announced that Bao Yuming, also known as Robert Y Bao, had stepped down from its board. The firm, which makes telecoms equipment, said in a stock exchange filing that it was "concerned" by the … Continue reading China ZTE executive quits amid sex assault allegations

Covid-19: Apple and Google team up for Covid-19 tracing

Apple and Google are jointly developing technology to alert people if they have recently come into contact with others found to be infected with coronavirus. They hope to initially help third-party contact-tracing apps run efficiently. But ultimately, they aim to do away with the need to download dedicated apps, to encourage the practice. The two companies … Continue reading Covid-19: Apple and Google team up for Covid-19 tracing

Zambia: How Government got IBA to cancel Prime TV’s license

It's no surprise that Zambia's top private TV station is closed. Prime TV is famous for calling out the evident corruption of the country's leaders, airing news that the State run Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) deliberately doesn't air and advocating for freedom of speech. The Zambian government from almost inception has tried to close … Continue reading Zambia: How Government got IBA to cancel Prime TV’s license

WeWork sues SoftBank after withdrawal of $3bn deal

WeWork has taken its biggest investor to court after the collapse of a key part of a multi-billion-dollar rescue deal for the troubled co-working firm. In a lawsuit, WeWork accused SoftBank of putting "its own interests" first when it abandoned a plan to buy up to $3bn of shares from other investors. SoftBank said last … Continue reading WeWork sues SoftBank after withdrawal of $3bn deal

WARREN BUFFETT YEP, FINALLY GOT MYSELF AN IPHONE!!! Use It Like A Flip Though

Warren Buffett is getting with the times at the ripe age of 89 -- FINALLY buying himself a nifty smartphone ... but still using it like the flip phone he's left behind. The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO was chatting with CNBC Monday, talking about Apple and how great of a company it's turned out to be … Continue reading WARREN BUFFETT YEP, FINALLY GOT MYSELF AN IPHONE!!! Use It Like A Flip Though

Coronavirus: Sony and Amazon pull out of major tech show

Sony said it would no longer take part in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona after "monitoring the evolving situation" after the coronavirus outbreak. The organiser has said the event, which attracts 100,000 people, will go ahead. But it admitted other companies are considering whether to attend. South Korea's LG Electronics, Ericsson, the Swedish telecoms equipment-maker, … Continue reading Coronavirus: Sony and Amazon pull out of major tech show

Power Hungry: Is Your Business Harnessing The Potential Of New Energy?

Higher energy costs and congestion on the networks delivering energy to customers are an ever-increasing challenge for UK industry. Embracing new energy networks, technologies and solutions such as EV infrastructure, battery storage systems and microgrids can support UK companies to reduce energy costs, increase resilience and achieve net zero targets. Power outages represent some of … Continue reading Power Hungry: Is Your Business Harnessing The Potential Of New Energy?

MUSYAN: Zambia desperately needs guilds and structures

Urban View's Janza sat down with Achi Software CEO Musyan Hander-Simwanza to talk about technology, entertainment and politics in Africa and where we are headed as a continent. During the interview (discussion), we asked him particularly about how he feels about the growing success of the Zambian movie/show scene and what needs to be done … Continue reading MUSYAN: Zambia desperately needs guilds and structures