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Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings and MIC Africa B.V transfer shares to Ghana

The Government of the Republic of Ghana and the parent companies of AirtelTigo; Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings and MIC Africa B.V, have concluded negotiations and signed an agreement that transfers the shares of the Telecommunication Company to the Ghanaian Government. This agreement make the Government a 100% holding of the telecom company. Airteltigo until this agreement was a joint venture between Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings and Millicom Internationa Celular SA. In October 2020, Bharti Airtel...

Google announce support for Rust for Android OS Development

Google has announced that the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is adding support for Rust as a development language for the Android operating system. The support is being added to help avoid memory safety bugs in the code. Google advocates the use of managed languages such as Java and Kotlin as the best option for Android app development, because they are designed for ease of use, portability, and safety. The Android Runtime (ART) manages memory...

Java EE evolves into Jakarta EE

Java EE has been a major platform for mission-critical enterprise applications for many decades. It is evolving into Jakarta EE. To accelerate business application development for a cloud-native world, leading software vendors have collaborated to evolve Java EE technologies to the Eclipse Foundation where they will evolve under the brand; Jakarta EE. The announcement was made during the JakartaOne Livestream virtual conference, and the group said that the release “provides a new baseline for the...

Google’s Fuchsia breaks Surface – But We still have No Idea what It Is For

Google is often the target of conspiracy theories, but it is the only possible reaction to Fuchsia as there is no explanation as to what it is for, or more precisely what it will be used for. It has now graduated to open source you can contribute to. Why? The Google Open Source Blog says it all, but all isn’t much: “Fuchsia is a long-term project to create a general-purpose, open source operating system, and...

Amazon Luna released

Amazon Luna, a cloud gaming service that provides game developers access to multiple endpoints from a single source from Amazon has been released. Amazon Luna’s attraction is the ability to play on a variety of devices, and Amazon says players can even start playing on one screen and seamlessly pick up and continue on another. At launch, Luna will be available on Fire TV, PC, and Mac, as well as on web apps for iPhone...

SlideShare becomes Scribd

On December 1st of 2020, Scribd will manage SlideShare account and any content on SlideShare. SlideShare has been part of LinkedIn for 8 years and has provided a unique value to its community of authors and creators. Recognizing LinkedIn’s focus on building a professional community for people to give and get help to grow in their careers, we believe Scribd is best positioned to maintain and grow SlideShare’s value to its 40 million content authors....

Vue.JS 3 receives update

There’s a major new release of Vue.js, the JavaScript library. The developers say version 3 provides improved performance, smaller bundle sizes, better TypeScript integration, new APIs for tackling large scale use cases, and “a solid foundation for long-term future iterations of the framework”. Vue.js is a small, flexible JavaScript library that you can use to build interactive web applications. The developers say it offers simplicity, performance, and flexibility. It is made up of a core...

Paid Chrome extensions ban permanent

In March 2020 Google temporarily suspended publishing of paid Chrome extensions. As of now, it has announced that this ban has been made permanent going into effect from February 2021. All paid Chrome extensions will lose access to payments through the Chrome Web Store. The announcement made on the Chrome Developer blog provides the following key dates: March 27, 2020 Publishing of paid items temporarily disabled. September 21, 2020 You can no longer create new paid extensions...

Microsoft ports OpenJDK to ARM for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Java Engineering Group is porting OpenJDK to Windows 10 on ARM64-based devices, and has reported that the first phase of the work is now complete. Announcing the work, Bruno Borges, Principal Program Manager, Java Engineering Group, said the group is now “in the process of upstreaming the initial changes to the OpenJDK project”. The port has been submitted to the OpenJDK project in partnership with Red Hat, and an Early Access binary is available...

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