Media reports indicate that Former U.S. President George W. Bush’s book tour will stop at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto on Monday, with the social networking site announcing a “Facebook Live” event for 5 p.m. ET / Tuesday 1 a.m. East African Time).
Bush has been making the media rounds over the past several weeks, appearing on The Today Show, Oprah and The Tonight Showamong other programs to talk about his memoir “Decision Points.”
Less jail time but face huge increase in fines
Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom have lost their appeal against conviction for assisting in making copyright content available, landing an addition £1.4 million fine on top of the previous £2.8 million taking the total to £4.1 million.
However the Swedish appeals court cut the jail times of the trio to 10, 8 and 4 months for Neik, Sunde and Lundstrom while another man has yet to be sentenced on grounds of ill health.
Kampala, Uganda – Nokia, the world’s largest handset-maker, championed the environmental recycling campaign in Uganda. Over 400 phones and 400 accessories including phones and chargers were collected at the recycling drive held at Uchumi Supermarket from 20th – 21st November 2010.
The initiative was aimed at eliminating old mobile phones and accessories in order to protect the environment from electronic waste in Uganda.
Kampala - Uganda, 25th November 2010 – The Africa Internet (and Mobile) Entrepreneurs Conference will be held at Hotel Africa, Kampala, on Friday March 4, 2011 instead of December 10, 2010, PC Tech announced today.
The conference, under the theme, “Rebuilding Africa through Internet Enterprises and mobile innovations,” seeks to showcase the innovative use of new media – internet and mobiles – by entrepreneurs to address the socio-economic and development challenges in Africa. It will bring together a blend of academics, practitioners and policy makers in the area of ICT for sustainable development and innovative mobile solutions for Africa.
Waterloo, Canada — November 25 —The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) today announces the launch of the Africa Portal, an online knowledge resource offering researchers and opinion leaders a forum to share their insights on Africa and publish their work on pressing areas of concern to policymakers and the public.
The Africa Portal aims to fill the gap in accessibility to research and information on policy issues critical to the continent. The project is a collaborative undertaking between CIGI, Makerere University in Kampala, and the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg.
Facebook will be awarded a trademark for the word "face," pending some action from the social network, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
As first reported by TechCrunch, The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office has sent Facebook a Notice of Allowance, which means the government will award the social networking site the trademark under certain conditions.
The type of application Facebook filed requires the company to provide a sworn statement that it intends to use the trademark on products. The company will have to file that "Statement of Use," and then it will have to use the "in commerce" before it has actual legal claim to the word "face."
November 23, 2010, LONDON – Keynote speakers at a conference in Juba, Southern Sudan, on connectivity in that deprived region, have stated the importance of international collaboration and support to enable Southern Sudan to rapidly improve on its currently weak connectivity. Among the foreign speakers were Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, former President of the African Development Bank, Dr Edmund Katiti, CEO of the NEPAD e-Africa Commission, Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio of Kenya, Dr. Ham-Mukasa Mulira, Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT, Uganda and Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation.
Lagos, Nigeria — The much anticipated rebranding of the telecoms company Zain by the new Indian new owners, Bharti Airtel, eventually came to pass at the weekend in Nigeria where the company officially unveiled its brand identity across its operations in African countries.
With the launch, Zain brand is now replaced with Airtel brand across the 16 African countries where the company has its operations. Bharti Airtel, an Indian telecommunication company, acquired Zain Africa in a $10.7 billion deal that was completed in June 2010.
In 2007 I said that Facebook would be the home page for your personal brand. Now it seems that Facebook is officially setting out to become your homepage period.
The other day I logged into Facebook and noticed a new message at the top of the screen. I was presented with a simple way to make Facebook my homepage so that I could see “what’s happening with friends as soon as I opened my browser.” And, I’m not the only one.
Google Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals.
The world's largest Internet search engine, whose finance chief told investors in September that the Internet industry was waging a "war for talent," has job openings listed for 2,076 positions on its website, according to a Reuters tally on Thursday.