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TikTok owner ByteDance sees its earnings double in 2020

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the smash-hit video app TikTok, saw its earnings double last year. An internal memo released to staff showed that the firm's total revenue jumped by 111% to $34.3bn (£24.7bn) for 2020. The figures underscore TikTok's continued...

Technology is key for attaining AU Agenda 2063 – Prof Alabi

Technology is key for attaining the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, Professor Goski Alabi, the President of Lawer Open University, has said. The AU Agenda 2063 is the blueprint and master plan for transforming the continent into the global powerhouse...

Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 operating system has leaked online today. After screenshots were first published at Chinese site Baidu, the entire Windows 11 OS has appeared online, complete with a new user interface, Start menu, and lots more. The new...

Government urged to include tertiary students in digitization plan

An Economist at the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Godfred Bokpin has urged government and other stake holders to review measures in the digitization plan to include more students at the tertiary level. The move he said will create...

Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils

Microsoft says it will stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025, as it prepares to unveil a major revamp of its Windows operating system later this month. When Windows 10 was launched, Microsoft said it was intended to be the final...

Government to cooperate with Huawei to train 10,000 Ghanaians

The Government will co-operate with Huawei Technologies to offer various training programmes, especially in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to more than 10,000 Ghanaians. This will include government officials, Civil Servants, students and professionals by 2024, to boost the country’s...

Facebook developing smartwatch with AR control

Facebook is developing a smartwatch that will act as a controller for its forthcoming augmented-reality projects. Reports claimed the device was due for release in mid-2022 and would feature multiple cameras. But a senior Facebook executive said the smartwatch was in...

New iPhone Health app feature gives doctors easier access to data

People with smartphones and wearable devices regularly show up to the doctor’s office with readouts from apps detailing everything from their heart rate to sleep patterns. Now, with the new iOS 15 update this fall, some iPhone users will...

Ghana close to completing phase one of nuclear energy milestone

Ghana is at the final stages of phase one of the three steps in the development of nuclear energy. The final stage of phase one is the acceptance of a Programme Comprehensive Report which is before cabinet. Accepting the report...

Thousands of fake online pharmacies shut down

A record number of fake online pharmacies were shut down in May as part of a global crackdown. More than 100,000 online marketplaces offering illicit drugs were removed as part of Interpol's Operation Pangea. In the UK, fake medicines worth more...

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Report any form of domestic abuse to the police- COP George Alex Mensah

Director-General, in charge of Services, of the Police, COP George Alex Mensah, says increasing domestic abuse cases in recent...

PIAC says specific legacy projects should be supported from petroleum revenue

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee, PIAC, is calling for few legacy projects to be identified and supported by the Annual Budget Funding Amount...

President Akufo-Addo calls on African Leaders to fight terrorism together as no country is insulated against the threat

President Akufo-Addo has warned that no African country is insulated against terrorism. He said this at the opening session of the 59th Ordinary Session of...

Registered Midwives Association elects new regional executives

The Upper East Regional branch of the National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana (NARM-GH) has elected new executive members to steer the affairs of...

Let’s promote sexual and reproductive health among adolescent girls – Gender Minister

Mr Sarah Adwoa Safo, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said that the promotion of good sexual and reproductive health and rights...