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Top Tech Trends Of The Week: Big Ad Spenders Suspend Activities On Social Media

Top Tech Trends Of The Week: Big Ad Spenders Suspend Activities On Social Media

The biggest news of the week in tech circles has to do with big companies suspending advertising on social media platforms. There are other top tech trends that feature in this amazing summary for the week, see them here.

 

As earlier stated, the prevalence of racist and abusive content on social media has led to big companies boycotting the platforms until something meaningful is done. Companies like CocaCola, Verizon, Viber, Unilever, Starbucks, and others have joined this movement.

 

You can read the full story here and here and also check out this article as well. Facebook has responded to this boycott, read the company’s statement.

 

Apple’s release of iOS 14 earlier in the week also made headlines. This week, we reported on some of the most unique features that the new software brings. You can also see devices that support the latest iOS 14.

 

Microsoft makes our top tech of the week article after it ended business with the game streaming platform, Mixer, and struck a deal with Facebook Gaming instead. The company also purchased CyberX in a bid to improve its IoT deployments. You may also be interested in knowing why it is closing all its 83 retail stores in the US.

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– Infinix Launches Intelligent, Elegant And Smart S1 TV Series In Nigeria

Also, we saw that the pandemic had not affected tech bosses as adversely as it has affected the average person. This is why Instacart’s founder, Apoorva Mehta became a billionaire during the period; and Tencent CEO, Pony Ma, also topped Jack Ma to become the richest man in China. Canva also raised $60 million in funding.

 

Google announced that it will launch a licensing programme aimed at paying content publishers by the end of 2020. The company also redesigned its Photos app and it is rolling out new features for the Meet App. Additionally, it says it will start fact-checking images.

 

WhatsApp has suspended its digital payment feature in Brazil due to the country’s Central Bank’s mandate. See pictures of the coming Marvel’s Avengers game. You can also read about how Nokia and SoftBank plan to use 5G to improve vehicle safety.

 

If you missed the HPE Discover 2020 event, you can read the company’s CEO statement here. NASA renamed its headquarters after Mary Jackson, learn more about this iconic scientist in this article.

 

Here are some other articles you may enjoy reading: FAAN deploys robots at Nigerian airports, Fintech startups trend due to outrage against Access Bank, and why people are joining a new trendy app called Parler.

 

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