Mauritius Ranks 1st On 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index in Africa

The Republic of Mauritius is the top ranked country in the African region on the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) for 2017 and positions itself 6th globally. Mauritius scores particularly high in the legal and technical areas. The GCI is a survey produced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of Member States […]

New open cable will link Mauritius and Rodrigues islands to SA and India

Mauritius-based IOX Cable and Alcatel Submarine Networks‚ which is part of Nokia‚ are to build the first open cable connecting Mauritius and the Rodrigues islands to South Africa and India. Spanning more than 8‚850 km‚ IOX Cable System will provide Mauritius with route diversity and connect Rodrigues for the first time to a submarine cable‚ […]

Google co-founder Sergey Brin reportedly building world’s largest airship

Google co-founder Sergey Brin reportedly building world’s largest airship Brin’s airship, which is being built at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California is touted to become the world’s largest aircraft at about 200 metres long. Google co-founder Sergey Brin may be building his dream ‘airship’ which could be used to deliver supplies […]

Mauritius Launches Creative Portal to Promote Local Handicraft

An online platform – The Creative Mauritius project (CM), has been launched to enhance the aiming visibility and market linkages to craftsmen of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah launched the CM at the headquarters of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in Port Louis. The objectives of the CM project is […]

Huawei and UOM Sign MOU to Promote ICT Education

Huawei Technologies and University of Mauritius (UOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the setting up of a Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) and Seeds For The Future (SFTF) programmes, on 22 May 2017 at UOM, Réduit. During the ceremony, ten Mauritian students sponsored by Huawei received their certificate of admission for […]

Google Lens Turns Your Camera Into a Search Box

GOOGLE IS REMAKING itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a gadget maker, but it’s still primarily a search company. And today at Google I/O, its annual gathering of developers, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new product called Google Lens that amounts to an entirely new […]

Facebook Fined 110 Million Euros

Facebook face a fine of 110 million euros for providing incorrect information on it’s takeover of WhatsApp. The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp. “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must […]