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How Billy Markus invented Dogecoin

If you know anything at all about cryptocurrencies, you can’t have failed to notice their dramatic increase in value of late. Of course, the original of these cryptos is Bitcoin and this is still the one that steals the headlines and sets the standards. Wherever Bitcoin may go, the anticipation is that this is where […]

By The Standard Jan. 19, 2022
Liquid joins forces with Google for Congolese adventure
Liquid joins forces with Google for Congolese adventure

[ad_1] Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) has partnered Google to connect the cities of Brazzaville, in the Congo, and Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with high-speed internet via a technology that uses beams of light. The novel idea, code-named Project Taara, and handled by with Alphabet X (formerly Google X) in partnership with Liquied, will result […]

By The Standard Sep. 22, 2021
Apple reportedly threatened to boot Facebook from the App Store over human trafficking concerns

[ad_1] Apple threatened to kick Facebook off its App Store after a 2019 BBC report detailed how human traffickers were using Facebook to sell victims, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper viewed company documents that show a Facebook investigation team was tracking down a human trafficking market in the Middle East whose organisers were using Facebook’s […]

By The Standard Sep. 17, 2021
Microsoft shares edge higher on $60 bln buyback program

[ad_1] Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) shares rose 1% in early trading on Wednesday after the company announced a $60 billion share repurchase plan, its biggest ever. The announcement comes just days after two U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal to tax corporate stock buybacks to help fund President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion investment plan. The senators […]

By The Standard Sep. 15, 2021
Apple unveils iPhone 13 range alongside new iPads and Apple Watch

[ad_1] Apple has unveiled the iPhone 13 range, which will come with bigger batteries and better cameras, and boss Tim Cook hailed them as the “best iPhones we have ever created”. After a major redesign of the popular smartphone last year, Apple has instead made a series of incremental changes across the four versions of […]

By The Standard Sep. 15, 2021
Facebook under fire over secret teen research

[ad_1] The WSJ story focused “on a limited set of findings and casts them in a negative light”, it said, but the issue was far more complex. “We’ve done extensive work around bullying, suicide and self-injury, and eating disorders, to help make Instagram a safe and supportive place for everyone,” the company said in its […]

By The Standard Sep. 15, 2021
Facebook and Ray-Ban launch R4 200 Wayfarers that can snap pics, take calls and play music

[ad_1] Facebook unveiled its long-awaited smart glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban, entering a nascent wearables market with a focus on capturing photos rather than augmented reality. The social network on Thursday showed off the glasses, called Ray-Ban Stories – a direct rival to Snapchat’s Spectacles. The $299 (around R4 200) Facebook glasses, which use EssilorLuxottica […]

By The Standard Sep. 10, 2021
Bitcoin trading subdued after chaotic debut, Coinbase faces lawsuit

[ad_1] Volatility in bitcoin eased on Wednesday, a day after El Salvador adopted the crypto asset as legal tender, but the threat of a U.S. lawsuit against crypto exchange Coinbase Global Inc underscored the rocky road ahead for cryptocurrencies. The Securities and Exchange Commission issued Coinbase (COIN.O)with a Wells notice, indicating the U.S. regulator will sue […]

By The Standard Sep. 8, 2021
Australian media outlets liable for Facebook comments, court finds

[ad_1] Australia’s biggest news publishers including Rupert Murdoch’s the Australian are responsible for comments that readers post on their corporate Facebook pages, the High Court ruled on Wednesday. The court dismissed an appeal against a previous ruling that found in favour of a defamation suit by Dylan Voller, a young man who had been the […]

By The Standard Sep. 8, 2021
TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK

[ad_1] App users in the UK and US are spending more time on TikTok than on YouTube, a new report suggests. Data from app monitoring firm App Annie indicates that average time per user spent on the apps is higher for TikTok, indicating high levels of engagement. App Annie characterised TikTok as having “upended the […]

By The Standard Sep. 6, 2021
YouTube is free. But 50 million people pay for It anyways

[ad_1] Four years ago, I sat next to music mogul Lyor Cohen in Austin, Texas at the annual South by Southwest festival to discuss YouTube’s plans for a new paid music service. I really only had one question. How was YouTube going to get anyone to pay to use a product they already get for […]

By The Standard Sep. 6, 2021
Nyaradzo premiums payment made easy with Techzim

[ad_1] It is now easy to pay Nyaradzo funeral policy premiums on Techzim websites. Techzim is a media technology company with a special interest in innovation. Techzim provides three options for policy holders to conveniently pay, avoiding the hustle of joining long queues and the risk of exposing themselves to Covid19. They can either use […]

By The Standard Sep. 2, 2021
Apple hit with antitrust case in India over in-app payments issues

[ad_1] Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is facing an antitrust challenge in India for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the apps market by forcing developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system, according to a source and documents seen by Reuters. The allegations are similar to a case Apple faces in the European Union, where regulators last year started […]

By The Standard Sep. 2, 2021
9 Ways in Which the Internet has Changed Our Everyday Lives

[ad_1] When new, the Internet was a restricted environment between coders and their computer terminals. “We’ve come a long way, baby.” Today we are all composers and recipients of content and information, with friends and strangers. We have an ocean of web-based content to access within seconds and to which we can respond. And that […]

By The Standard Sep. 2, 2021
Russian court fines Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp -report

[ad_1] A Russian court on Thursday fined Twitter (TWTR.N) 17 million roubles ($229,730), Facebook (FB.O) 15 million roubles and WhatsApp 4 million roubles over their refusal to localise user data as required by Russian law, Interfax news agency reported. – Reuters [ad_2] Source link

By The Standard Aug. 26, 2021
Western Digital-Kioxia in talks to create chipmaker giant -source

[ad_1] Western Digital (WDC.O) is in advanced talks for a possible $20 billion stock merger with Japanese chipmaker and partner Kioxia, a person familiar with the matter said, a move that would create a NAND memory giant to rival Samsung Electronics (005930.KS). The companies could reach an agreement as early as mid-September, and Western Digital […]

By The Standard Aug. 26, 2021
S.Korea parliament committee votes to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

[ad_1] A South Korean parliamentary committee voted on Wednesday to recommend amending a law, a key step toward banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curb by a major economy. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google have faced global criticism because they require software developers using their app […]

By The Standard Aug. 26, 2021
NewsDay, The Standard unveil new websites

[ad_1] By Online ReporterIt is now easier to get all the news you need to know on-the-go with NewsDay and The Standard new-look websites. With the number of internet users rising around the globe, the new look websites are designed to be mobile friendly, offering an integrated approach and functionality. This makes navigation easier for […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
TikTok to offer in-app shopping with Shopify about an hour ago

[ad_1] TikTok unveiled plans to allow users to buy products while using the video-sharing app in a partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify. The fast-growing social media app said it would begin pilot-testing TikTok Shopping with a group of Shopify merchants in the United States, Britain and Canada in the coming weeks. “TikTok Shopping will bring […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
California to boost solar and wind capacity to meet renewable goals

[ad_1] The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) region plans to increase its solar and wind power capacity in 2021 to help meet the state’s target of 50% renewable generation by 2025, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday. The CAISO plans to add an additional 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar capacity and […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
Millions of Microsoft-stored records mistakenly exposed

[ad_1] Some 38 million records stored on a Microsoft service, including private information, were mistakenly left exposed this year, security firm UpGuard said Monday. The data, including names, addresses, financial information and Covid-19 vaccination statuses, was made vulnerable – but not compromised – before the problem was resolved, according to the digital security company’s investigation. […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
Facebook selects local journalists paid in $5 million newsletter recruitment push

[ad_1] Facebook Inc (FB.O) has chosen 25 local independent journalists to be paid out of a $5 million pot to write for its newsletter site Bulletin through multiyear deals, the company told Reuters on Thursday. Facebook launched Bulletin in June as a standalone newsletter subscription service with free and paid articles and podcasts. It is the […]

By The Standard Aug. 19, 2021
Zimbabwe and Bitcoin: Why It’s So Popular

Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in general, are taking the world by storm. As society continues to demand more flexibility from their services, the same applies to currency. In Zimbabwe, the thirst for Bitcoin, or BTC, is only growing ever more rapidly. In fact, Africa as a continent is starting to wake up to crypto more and […]

By The Standard Jul. 19, 2021
Top 5 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Zimbabwe

The shine and growth of cryptocurrency in Africa are driving the financial crypto market insane. Whoever trader understands cryptocurrency well and plays it smartly, they make hundreds of profitable crypto trades. In addition to this, cryptocurrency is maintaining the world’s economy in this COVID-19 pandemic. All the developed and developing countries are striving for the […]

By The Standard May. 4, 2021
How does live trading platforms work?

In the recent period, several virtual currencies are evolving the advanced world with their ultimate features. Many people and many traders are heading toward live digital platforms to collect and store their personal information. Well, blockchain technology is greatly involved in the invention of those live trading platforms. This blockchain technology is mostly adopted by […]

By The Standard May. 4, 2021
Zimbabwe Awaits Its Economy To Shift To Blockchain Technology.

Zimbabwe is an underdeveloped country that is suffering from the last few years due to the destructive condition of its economy. If we take a brief review of the last few years of the Zimbabwean economy then it can be seen that the main source of income of the country is its agricultural output which […]

By The Standard Jun. 28, 2020
The Best iPhone Apps in January 2020

The Best iPhone Apps in January 2020 It is undeniable that the Apple iPhone ranks amongst the top smartphones globally as the product has high quality hardware, magnificent designs and great performance. It doesn’t really matter what type of app you’re looking for; the iPhone has millions of apps to assist you attain the desired […]

By The Standard Jan. 24, 2020
Facebook service aimed at professionals to launch in coming months

Facebook at Work, Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) professional version of its social network, is expected to launch in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said.

By Southern Eye and The Standard Dec. 10, 2015