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Technology vital for small nations to meet development goals, Lesotho’s Prime Minister tells UN

Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today. “Attainment of sustainable development will elude us if there …

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Hitachi Introduces Hitachi Vantara: A New Digital Company Committed to Solving the World’s Toughest Business and Societal Challenges

Company Formed to Help Customers Achieve Unprecedented Outcomes by Tapping the Full Potential of Their Data Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) has launched Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and …

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Alliance 2022: new plan targets annual synergies of €10 billion and forecasts unit sales of 14 million & combined revenues of $240 billion

Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi motors to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains & new technologies New six-year plan set to achieve the following objectives: More than 9 million vehicles to share four common platforms Proportion of common powertrains to rise from a third to three-quarters of total …

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Announcing 2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum Fellows, Africa’s top scientists solving global challenges

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) today announces its second Fellows Class, 16 scientists, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the NEF will hold its second …

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Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

New smartphone apps designed to simplify mobile money payments Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and …

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Truecaller integrates video calling capability with Google Duo

The feature goes live, elevating Truecaller as a one-stop suite for voice, text, Flash messaging and video calls Expanding its feature set, Truecaller announced its integration with Google Duo, allowing users to make video calls directly through the Truecaller app on Android and iOS platforms. The new feature will now …

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Tigo customers to enjoy high-quality services with modernized network infrastructure

Despite the changing dynamics in market conditions and ecosystem, value chains, competition and regulation challenges, customer demands and usage behavior, Tigo continues to stand out from the crowd mainly due to its culture of customer-oriented innovation Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz) customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the …

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UNCTAD Adviser, Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

In addition, Mr. Ma said that he planned to roll out a partnership with African universities to teach internet technology, artificial intelligence and e-commerce Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by …

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