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Vodafone subscribers up 800,000 in two months

Vodafone Ghana has roped in 800,000 more customers nationwide since its launch in April this year, making it the fastest growing network in the country, Major Albert Don Chebe (rtd), head of corporate communications, has said in Sunyani. Addressing a cross section of the media in Brong Ahafo on the …

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Zain Ghana, Madagascar to get advanced SMS technology from Tango Telecom

Kuwait-based Zain Group has awarded contracts to Tango Telecom to provide its advanced SMS technology, the iAX SMS platform for its Ghana and Madagascar networks. Information available to ghanabusinessnews.com from the telecommunications industry says Tango Telecom’s messaging platform, enables prepaid and postpaid charging, storage and delivery of A2P, P2P and …

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Website publishes sensitive hacked Twitter information

Technology news website TechCrunch published on Wednesday sensitive internal documents belonging to Twitter, including financial projections, offering a rare glimpse into the wildly popular microblogging site. Twitter has a targeted revenue run rate of $140 million by the end of 2010, with the expectation it would record its first revenue …

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Hackers target companies on Twitter

Hackers are getting more creative in targeting certain companies and Twitter has recently discovered the consequences of such an attack. About a month ago, an administrative employee at Twitter was targeted and her personal e-mail was hacked, according to a blog post today by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. The hacker …

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Zain Ghana gets $160m IFC loan for expansion

Zain Ghana has gone to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to borrow $160 million to fubd its expansion plans. The Bloomberg news service in a report quoting the IFC, says Zain Ghana will receive a $90 million loan from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and $70 …

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Microsoft to offer free Office suite online

Everyone predicted Microsoft Corp. wouldn’t take long to fire back against Google Inc.’s latest foray into its home turf. It took less than a week. On Monday, Microsoft said it would offer a free version of its popular Office software suite that would run on the Internet. The Redmond, Wash., …

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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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