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Facebook inks licensing deals with Kobalt, HFA/Rumblefish and Global Music Rights

After securing two major deals with Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV, Facebook has signed three more significant music licensing agreements – this time with SESAC’s HFA/Rumblefish platform, Kobalt Music Publishing and Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights. Rumblefish was acquired by SESAC as part of its Harry Fox Agency (HFA) buyout in 2015, and …

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Ford to invest $11bn in electric vehicles

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022. It comes as countries around the …

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Mosquito-spreading drone to fight diseases

Drones that scatter swarms of sterile mosquitoes over wide areas are being developed to help stop the spread of diseases such as malaria. Sterile male mosquitoes cannot produce offspring when they mate with females. By crowding out other males, they reduce the mosquito population. But spreading them is difficult in …

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QUICK WAY TO GET ORGANIC FOLLOWERS

Many people desire to have genuine organic followers on social media without infringing or violating the rules of their service providers, therefore many people have been left at the bottom pit. For businesses, having a lot of Instagram followers is a great way to increase brand awareness. However, organically building a loyal …

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E-commerce is immortal

Human as we are, we are born and we die. So do plants and animals. In fact, you may struggle to name any other thing that was born but never dies. As scary and distinct as it may sound, immortality is a good thing in most cases and can be …

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Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $10bn from advertising. The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm’s investments in security would “impact” profitability. US …

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Ghana Post GPS exposes users to ‘identity theft,’ says IT expert

Although it has been only eight days since the digital property address system was launched to formalise and transform Ghana’s economy, there have been many security concerns. Problems such as internet connectivity and usability, and the originality of the idea by software developers, Vokacom, have been among the key concerns. …

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How to Get All Your Viewed WhatsApp Status (Pics, GIFs and Videos)

WhatsApp move into digital payments in India, its biggest market that is home to 200 million of its billion plus global users, would replicate similar moves by messaging apps like Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat in China. (Photo courtesy: AFP/ Stan HONDA). WTF is a WhatsApp status? WhatsApp status allows you to …

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‘First 5G mobile net connection’ claimed by Qualcomm

Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip. The chipset manufacturer claims this is the first working 5G data connection on a mobile device. The fifth generation of the mobile network does not yet exist, but it promises faster data speeds and more bandwidth to …

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How to Look at a Facebook Profile Without Signing Up

Facebook allows anyone to view its members’ profile pages; but if you’re not a member yourself, you won’t be able to see very much. Accessing a profile while not logged in allows you to see the person’s profile picture, background picture and possibly their list of liked pages. You can …

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