Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining … Continue reading Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build ‘metaverse’

Obaseki meets Buhari, demands FG funding for Edo ranches 

…hails Senate for approving  electronic transmission of election results Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has called on the federal government to provide funds for those in  private business to set up ranches in the state. He tabled this demand to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Governor while acknowledging that many southern states have passed the … Continue reading Obaseki meets Buhari, demands FG funding for Edo ranches 

“Star Trek Captain Kirk” William Shatner becomes the oldest person to go to space at age 90, aboard Blue Origin space flight

Billionaire US businessman Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin has taken off for its second suborbital tourism flight, with actor William Shatner — who embodied the promise of space travel on the Star Trek”TV series and films — among the four-person all-civilian crew that blasted off in Texas. Key points: The launch had originally been scheduled for Wednesday, but was delayed for “wind-related reasons” On board was former Star … Continue reading “Star Trek Captain Kirk” William Shatner becomes the oldest person to go to space at age 90, aboard Blue Origin space flight

NCC’s regulatory instruments set to facilitate 5G deployment, tackle insecurity – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has declared that three of the Commission’s regulatory instruments are set to offer enabling provisions that will help the country in tackling security and insurgency; as well as to enhance spectrum availability to facilitate the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) technology. The three instruments, which were subjected to a public … Continue reading NCC’s regulatory instruments set to facilitate 5G deployment, tackle insecurity – Danbatta

Parents Can Acquire SIM Cards On Behalf Of Children Below 18 – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said parents and guardians of Nigerians under 18 years old can acquire Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards in their names on behalf of their children and wards. The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement on Thursday, added that such parents would then assume whatever responsibilities or liabilities that arise from the usage of such SIMs … Continue reading Parents Can Acquire SIM Cards On Behalf Of Children Below 18 – NCC

Facebook outage: The disruption to global users a priority than the loss of revenue– Zuckerberg

While billions of subscribers are sympathising with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the $7 billion loss to the technical glitch suffered by his firm on Monday, the techpreneur says the money and subscribers’ loss were not his priority, but the scathing consequences the disruption had on global users. Zuckerberg, in a Facebook post late Tuesday, noted that those who could not communicate with families and … Continue reading Facebook outage: The disruption to global users a priority than the loss of revenue– Zuckerberg

Invest in technology tools as Investments in electronic payment systems hit $500m- CBN urges Banks

Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Governor Mr Godwin Emefiele has advised banks to adopt technology tools to enhance the country’s payment services, noting that payment services have attracted investment of about $500 million in firms operated by Nigerian founders. He made the disclosure at the 31st seminar for financial correspondents and business editors in Enugu on Wednesday. Emefiele, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, … Continue reading Invest in technology tools as Investments in electronic payment systems hit $500m- CBN urges Banks

As long as Facebook is operating in the dark, it is accountable to no one, Whistle Blower Frances Haugen tells US Congress

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen argued that the social networking giant needs Congress to require more transparency from the company in testimony Tuesday before a Senate hearing. “I believe that Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division, weaken our democracy and much more,” she said to a Commerce subcommittee focused on consumer protections. Haugen, 37, a former product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team, said that … Continue reading As long as Facebook is operating in the dark, it is accountable to no one, Whistle Blower Frances Haugen tells US Congress

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp go down

Facebook’s week just went from bad to worse. Facebook (FB), Instagram, and WhatsApp all suffered outages midday Monday, according to public statements from the three Facebook services.”We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Facebook said on Twitter. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.” Outage tracking site Down Detector logged tens of thousands … Continue reading Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp go down

Star Trek Actor, William Shatner going to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket

“I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle,” the actor said. William Shatner is boldly going to the edge of space. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that the 90-year-old “Star Trek” actor will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12, making him the oldest person to travel … Continue reading Star Trek Actor, William Shatner going to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket