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RIM may exit handset business, YouTube blocked in Turkey, HeartBleed Bug, NTCB passed in Nigeria


Atlasian co-founder

Welcome to a new day and an exciting beginning of our weekly rounding up of activities.

Without much ado, let me quickly take you through today’s trending and interesting news around the world.

Technology News

Social media giant, Facebook is silently getting rid of chat in mobile apps, forcing users to use its Messenger.

Blackberry lawsuitRIM (BlackBerry) may soon exit handset business if season of less or no profit continues, says the company CEO, John Chen, in a blog post .

Despite court order in its favour, YouTube is still blocked through out Turkey — and it will remained blocked for the time being according to a reliable source.

New solar plane is as big as a 747, and it will circumnavigate the globe according to @j_timmer from Arstechnica.

China’s UCWeb releases its own PC browser with default integration of Alibaba’s online shopping sites such as TaoBao and TMall. And it is believed that Alibaba’s CEO, Jack Ma sits on its board of investors.

Unbelievable, you won’t believe this guy could spend over 9hrs (nine hours) walking backwards through the streets of Tokyo via Wired.

Have you changed all your passwords yet? It is probably the right time to change your credentials because of HeartBleed Bug that’s rendered all internet firewalls useless in last couple of weeks, TechRadar suggests.

Would you like to know where to study to prove thyself approved as an entrepreneur? These 15 Colleges with Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs will prove useful to you. Go to Mashable for full information.

You will be surprised to know African-Americans represent 12% of the total U.S. population, but comprise just 5% of clinical trial participants.

In Nigeria, The National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) has just been presented to and approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Australian’s Atlassiana is the biggest tech company you have never heard of,but something has been happening there, which I believe should know. The company has been evaluated by T Rowe Price at $3.5 billion even without having sales staff. Read more on newscomauHQ.

The free app market is gaining on paid app really according to Forbes.

Peace Keeping:

Although it may be hard for us to imagine but retrospectively conflict is actually on the decline, according to HCSS PDF report.

Takeway Quote:

“Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrong.” Book of Proverbs 10:12″

So, I will leave you with this powerful quote to challenge you for the best in the way you relate with others in your community. Till tomorrow, I remain your one and only trending tech news reporter, Olawale Daniel.

13 comments
  1. vaibhav

    April 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Blackberry’s market has severly crashed just coz of windows and android platforms..RIP blackberry

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      April 30, 2014 at 8:59 am


      Twitter:
      Are you seriously bidding Blackberry bye? I can’t believe this because I still love Blackberry phones despite the shortcomings. It is good for business people. :)

      Reply
  2. Ankur Sharma

    May 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I am too using Blackberry for past 4 years and love its features and working. It will be very disheartening if it discontinuous its handset business.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      May 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm


      Twitter:
      I felt the same way Ankur!

      Its been long that I have been using Blackberry services too. They are perfect fit for businessmen but they just need to produce latest stuffs that has latest features.

      Reply
  3. Ankur Sharma

    May 5, 2014 at 2:52 am

    You are absolutely right Daniel. They will have to make changes in their products and include new features to sustain in the market. I hope they have solid plans to do it.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      May 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm


      Twitter:
      Yes Ankur :)

      I want RIM to do something about their OS so that people like us could stick with them, even though we still uses iOS and the rest.

      I’m glad to read from you my dear Ankur! Keep it up.

      Maybe you could share your pin with me too? :D

      Reply
  4. sampara

    May 6, 2014 at 8:53 am

    thanks for information and your website very good

    Reply
  5. Asif

    May 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks Admin. Windows and Android is the best. All others R.I.P

    Reply
  6. Adam

    May 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

    nice post very informative. thanks a lot.

    Reply
  7. Dermot Gilley

    June 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I hope the heartbleed “bug” has finally hammered home to even the staunchest OpenSource enthusiast that just because everyone can read an application’s code that does not make it safer. In fact, only very few ever do read the code. Less even would be able to understand it. And as one well knows from various studies, the average programmer delivers about twenty (!) lines of code per day (!) – that are those that in the end were tested and documented, the handbook written for etc. etc. Taking shortcuts, as I see it done often in OpenSource, lead to sloppy design and do further make the code inscrutable and errors untraceable and intractable. OpenSource comes with no money up front, but since also without a warranty of fit-for-purpose.

    Reply

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