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YouTube unveils new music streaming service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. YouTube Music will combine millions of "official" tracks with the vast catalogue of…

Europe to press Zuckerberg over privacy

Facebook has confirmed its chief executive will meet leading members of the European Parliament to discuss privacy concerns in Brussels. The date of the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg has yet to be fixed but the president of the European…

China Tech giant Tencent records profit

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has posted a record quarterly profit for the three months to March, sending its shares up more than 5% on Thursday. The firm, which owns the popular messaging app WeChat, posted a 61% year-on-year jump…

Apple showers investors with $100bn

Apple is returning another $100bn (£73bn) to shareholders from its huge cash pile as solid iPhone sales helped revenues rise 16% to just over $61bn. The company sold 52.2 million iPhones in the three months to March - only a touch below…

MainOne extends coverage to Takoradi

MainOne, West Africa’s leading communications and data solutions provider, has announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Takoradi’s Business District, extending the company’s reach in Ghana. This added infrastructure…

Facebook sales soar despite data scandal

Facebook's quarterly sales rose by nearly 50% in the social media giant's first results since a privacy scandal over users' data emerged. The company said that revenues rose to $11.9bn in the first three months of the year, compared to…