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Facebook common shares valued at $6.5b

Facebook netted a $6.5 billion valuation for its common shares on Monday, further underscoring the fast-growing Internet social networking site’s high rank among technology and media industry heavyweights. Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies said it will pay $14.77 a share for Facebook common stock, boosting its stake to as much as …

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Researcher condemns internet abuse among children in Ghana

A researcher observed that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) would negatively affect Ghana’s development, if pro-active measures are not taken to prevent the youth from using the facility for fraud and immorality. Mr. Sylvester Kyei-Gyamfi, head of Information, Research and Advocacy Division (IRAD) of the Department of Children, expressed concern …

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Google to unleash Chrome Operating System

Google’s plan to release its own operating system based on its Chrome browser is at once audacious and laughable. Microsoft Windows represents slightly less than 90% of the personal computer operating system market, a position it has held for years. Google’s industry ally, Apple, has managed to steal a few …

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Work on Scancom Chabaa-Odokor switch station halted

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, has asked Scancom Ghana Limited to stop the construction of a switch station at Chabaa-Odokor in Accra. A statement signed by the sector minister, Madam Sherry Ayittey said that a petition presented by a senior citizen indicated that “The mast constitutes a direct …

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Environmental Protection Agency gives Glo permits to mount masts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued Glo Mobile, a mobile telephone provider, permits to mount their towers and start operations. Mr Ebenezer Ampah-Sampong, Director of Environmental Assessment and Auditor of the EPA told the GNA that EPA issued “a lot” of permits to Glo recently. “I am told that …

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Ghana Government to fast track ICT deployment in education sector

The Ghana Government is committed to a comprehensive programme of rapid deployment and utilization of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) within the education sector, Dr Joseph S. Annan, Deputy Minister of Education, said on Wednesday in Accra. He said it was the desire of government that through the deployment of …

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Applications threaten mobile TV

For years it was the talk of the wireless industry: beaming television to the world’s four billion cellphones would be the icon of the digital age. Now, just three letters are hastening the demise of that vision. App. Short for “application,” the programs people download from online stores to run …

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Vodafone launches “stock and win” promotion

Management of Vodafone on Monday launched a “stock big, grow big, win big” promotion to enhance the businesses of its retail customers. Under the promotion, from now until September, this year, every GH¢20 worth of Vodafone mobile top up cards purchased by retailers and hawkers will qualify them to receive …

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Global Internet speed to slow down- Study

Global Internet users would be confronted with a challenge that experts say would make the use of the Internet difficult. The Internet is expected to slow down, as the number of users around the world grows, a study has said. The growing demand for the Internet by businesses and individuals …

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Vodafone denies allegations of cheating

Major Albert Don-Chebe (RTD), Head of Corporate Communications, Vodafone Ghana, on Friday denied knowledge of any Nigerian company called Telegennica, alleged to be employing local contractors to install masts for Vodafone. Maj. Don-Chebe told the Ghana News Agency that Vodafone has awarded a contract to Huawei to install infrastructure across …

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