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February 28, 2018 5:30 PM Google in historic ‘right to be forgotten’ challenge

A businessman has taken Google to the High Court in London in what is being seen as a landmark case over “the right to be forgotten”. He is challenging Google’s decision not to remove a criminal conviction he has from the 1990s from search results. People can ask for online information to be removed from searches if they feel it is outdated or irrelevant 103

February 16, 2018 4:04 PM Anger at Google image search ‘peace deal’

Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the “view image” button 68

February 9, 2018 5:12 PM Uber settles with Waymo on self-driving

Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the self-driving company. As part of the agreement, Uber is giving a 0.34% Uber stake to Waymo, worth approximately $245m (£177m). Uber has also agreed not to use Waymo’s technology in its self-driving cars, though it maintains it never did. Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi 48

January 27, 2018 1:00 PM Court remands two for fraud

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday remanded two persons into police custody for conspiring to commit crime, defrauding by false pretense, money laundering and forgery of documents. Razak Debbie, unemployed and Lukman Afuwapes, a student, pleaded not guilty and would reappear on February 8. Superintendent of Police, Kweku Bempah, told the court that the complainant 81

December 30, 2017 9:51 AM YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

The YouTube app has been removed from Amazon’s Fire TV devices four days earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues. Fire TV devices now encourage people to use the YouTube website in a web browser instead. Google had warned it would remove the YouTube app from Fire TV devices on 1 January. It said the two companies had not reached 54

December 10, 2017 11:33 AM Apple ‘to buy Shazam for $400m’

Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly users, makes most of its revenue from commissions paid on referrals 88

November 19, 2017 8:45 AM Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news is a blow to its plans to take on rivals Amazon 110

October 30, 2017 10:51 AM Hot Audio: Ghana not paying $400, 000 to Google yearly; Vokacom CEO insists

The Chief Executive Officer of Vokacom, the company that developed the digital address system, has dismissed claims that government will pay an annual subscription fee of $400,000 to Google for deploying the service on its platform. According to Nana Osei Afrifa, the said amount is rather a part of the contract sum the government paid to Vokacom out of which 76

October 29, 2017 8:57 AM Ghana won’t pay Google for address system after 2017 – Andah

Government does not intend to make any more license payments to Google, beyond 2017, for embedding the company’s online map into the country’s newly designed National Digital Property Addressing System, Ghana Post GPS. The management of Ghana Post had announced that Ghana is to pay Google an amount of $400,000 as a licensing fee annually, for making 80

October 28, 2017 9:16 AM Offline version of Ghanapost GPS to be rolled out soon

The Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah has said the Ghana Post will roll out service centers with offline mode devices for the generation of digital addresses via text message for users without internet access. The software, Ghana Post GPS was launched on Wednesday, October 18, by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to host the Digital addressing 56