India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the… Read More India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

Google to pay publishers $1billion over three years for content

Alphabet’s Google plans to pay $1 billion to publishers globally for their content over the next three years, its CEO said on Thursday, a move that could help it win over a powerful group amid heightened regulatory scrutiny worldwide. News publishers have long fought the world’s most popular internet search engine for compensation for using… Read More Google to pay publishers $1billion over three years for content

Nigeria at 60: A Glance into the Possibility of De-Amalgamation

Prior to the 1884/85 Berlin Conference which led to the invasion and colonization of West Africa, the region presently known as Nigeria was diversified and governed according to the various ethnic groups by different traditional/cultural (political) systems ranging from chiefdoms to monarchies and imperialism. In the North, there was a continuous transition from imperial regime… Read More Nigeria at 60: A Glance into the Possibility of De-Amalgamation

Nokia clinches deal to supply 5G radio equipment for Britain’s mobile operator BT

Nokia has clinched a deal with Britain’s biggest mobile operator BT to supply 5G radio equipment, the Finnish company said on Tuesday, in one of the first major wins under new CEO Pekka Lundmark. The deal will make Nokia BT’s largest equipment provider and comes just months after Britain said it would ban China’s Huawei… Read More Nokia clinches deal to supply 5G radio equipment for Britain’s mobile operator BT

Vatican says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied audience with Pope Francis

The Vatican said on Wednesday it had denied a request from Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused the Secretary of State of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing its relations with China. The extraordinary remarks from the two top diplomatic officials at the Vatican… Read More Vatican says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied audience with Pope Francis

Kuwait performs funeral rites for late Emir, names Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as successor

Kuwait on Wednesday laid to rest late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a Gulf Arab elder statesman who helped steer his nation through some of the region’s most turbulent decades, in funeral rites closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns. The only leader of fellow Gulf Arab states in attendance was the emir of… Read More Kuwait performs funeral rites for late Emir, names Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as successor

Multiple fatalities reported following hostage standoff in Oregon

A suspect was shot dead by police and there were “multiple fatalities” in a reported hostage situation at a home in Salem, Oregon on Monday, but no officers were injured, police reported. Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in southeast Salem at 12:30 p.m. and a trained negotiator talked with the suspect by… Read More Multiple fatalities reported following hostage standoff in Oregon