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US Digital TV transition program runs out of cash

The Feb. 17 transition from analog to digital television broadcasts looms and as many as 8 million households are still unprepared, but the government program that subsidizes crucial TV converter boxes is about to run out of money. People who still rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air …

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Crime to boom as downturn blooms

With the economic downturn affecting every corner of the globe, it is perhaps no surprise that it is likely to affect hi-tech criminals over the next 12 months. In contrast to many ordinary people, hi-tech criminals are likely to see opportunities to prosper rather than suffer in the downturn. So …

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Gold Fields gives computers to GNA

Gold Fields Ghana Limited (GFL) has donated two computers, three printers and accessories worth 5,000 Ghana Cedis to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to enhance the work of the Agency. Dr. Tony Aubynn, Head of Corporate Affairs and Social Development GFL, who presented the items, said he recognized GNA as …

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Ghana to have Telecoms Chamber soon

Mobile telecommunications operators in Ghana would soon establish a Telecoms Chamber in the country, industry players have announced. In a statement released to the media, the mobile telephone companies say as part of the National Accelerated Development plan for the communications sector in Ghana, the sector has been liberalized and …

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Ghana’s growing mobile phone industry – any health implications?

Introduction Do mobile phones really cause cancer of any kind? Is their use in any way connected with the occurrence of diseases such as leukemia and impotence? Ghana’s mobile phone industry is growing fast.  Records available from the National Communications Authority (NCA) show that mobile telephony in Ghana has exceeded …

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Why Windows 7 will hit the shelves in 2009

Windows 7 will hit store shelves sometime next year. And if I had to guess exactly when it would happen, November 2 would be my answer. Yes, I know that Microsoft has said that it plans on releasing Windows 7 by early 2010 and there has been no confirmation on …

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Zain to pilot mobile money transfer service in Africa

Just over two years after mobile phone company Zain came up with the first ever cross-border mobile network, the One Network telecommunication giant is now about to launch another global first — a money transfer service that will see its customers send and receive money over the borderless network. Zain …

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Omatek Computers gives special Christmas offers

The Managing Director of  Omatek Ghana Limited, Florence Seriki, has regarded the Omatek special Christmas offers for corporate bodies, friends and parents as the best giveaway that a computer firm can offer Ghanaians in modern times. She described it as perfect gifts that would make families and employees happy even …

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Repairs begin on undersea cable

A French ship has begun repairing two undersea cables in the Mediterranean that were severed on Friday, disrupting internet and phone communications. A robot submarine will locate the ends of the cables on the sea bed and bring them to the surface to be re-connected. They were cut within 5 …

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Zain is ‘Best Overall Africa and Middle East Mobile Operator’

Zain Group was awarded the prestigious ‘Best Overall Operator in Africa and Middle East’ at the annual CommsMEA Awards 2008 organised by the region’s foremost business-to-business telecoms publication. Additionally, its Bahrain operation was selected as the ‘Middle East Operator of the Year’. The awards ceremony took place recently at the …

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