Daily Archives: August 20, 2013
JINAN, China (Reuters) – The trial of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be televised live to reporters in eastern China, a Hong Kong-based broadcaster said, a landmark move by authorities to appear transparent as they put a lid on the country’s biggest political scandal in decades.
Ghana’s largest mobile network, MTN, says it will offer a percentage of its service charge to compensate its subscribers who were affected by network disruptions last week.
Egypt: The Egyptian cabinet has asked the ministries of investment, telecommunication and media and information to examine the legality of the Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt channel operating in the country, Daily News Egypt has reported. The request was triggered by the resentment that the people have against Al-Jazeera after broadcasts “threatening national security, stability and unity,” a statement from the cabinet said. [AMEInfo.com]
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets came under renewed pressure on Wednesday as investors worried that minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting would only add to suspicions it will start scaling back stimulus from September.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Security Agency’s surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 percent of all U.S. Internet communications in the hunt for foreign intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Facebook has just announced a partnership with Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, and Qualcomm to launch Internet.org, a project aimed at bringing affordable Internet access to the five billion people without it. The companies will work together on data-compression technologies and cheap, high quality smartphones to make the web cheaper.
Following the scandal that saw her boyfriend benefit from state funding.
What is the forecast for tech? It depends on whom you ask. For some, it’s contraction. For others, the money is flowing. Cisco is in the tank and has layoffs planned, even as Microsoft mints new billion-dollar businesses. Yahoo can’t keep its hands off the kids. Some companies are cribbing business models from Asia to monetize their social products.
The government is drafting a Consumer Protection Policy aimed at protecting consumers from unfair trade practices that can adversely affect their health, safety and economic interest.
The Premier Networking Investment Club (PNIC), a business networking and investment club committed to the promotion of investor education, has presented various awards to 13 brokerage investment firms and five individuals at this year’s Ghana Investment Awards (GIA).
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will raise the severity rating of a recent toxic water leak at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant to level 3, or “serious incident”, on an international scale for radiological releases, underlining the deepening sense of crisis at the site.
The full launch line-up for both ‘s Xbox One and ‘s PS4 have been revealed, though more games could be added and it’s always possible that some of these games could be delayed.
An indigenous life insurance underwriter, StarLife Assurance, has paid GH¢11,678.83 to the family of Regina Atsu, a nurse at the Comboni Hospital at Sogakope who died after a short illness.
Facing a sluggish economy and increasing competition, Japan’s prime minister and major companies want to reduce longstanding restrictions on dismissing full-time workers.