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Opera Ads is launching a self-serve platform powered by leading provider DanAds

Opera Ads is launching a self-serve platform powered by leading provider DanAds

Markets, Technology
On Wednesday, Opera  announced the launch of its self-serve advertising platform Opera Ad Manager, powered by DanAds, a customizable and scalable self-serve ad tech infrastructure for tier1 publishers. It is designed to create, manage, and report on digital advertising campaigns in one place allowing advertisers to reach customers in all phases of their journey from discovery to conversion. Recently, Opera Ads proudly celebrated its two-year anniversary. Since its launch it has become a force to be reckoned with, reaching and engaging millions of Opera users worldwide with innovative, content-based ad experiences from Opera’s global inventory, across its portfolio of products and partner inventories. Hundreds of millions of engaged users choose Opera products to lead their online liv
Why The Recent Gold Price Dip Should Worry You

Why The Recent Gold Price Dip Should Worry You

Markets
The price of gold dropped from $1,895 per ounce on June 11 to $1,765 one week later, a 6.9% plunge, before rising to $1,779. As of yesterday, gold was down 14% from all-time highs above $2,067 recorded last August. The week-long decline in gold prices accelerated Wednesday after the world bank projected two interest rate hikes by the end of the year. Gold prices have been dropping amid expectations of rising inflation, the money supply and strength of the dollar worldwide. Gold delivered its worst weekly performance in 15 months last week inspite being a safety net for investors.
Supreme Court Backs Google In $9 Billion Software Battle With Oracle

Supreme Court Backs Google In $9 Billion Software Battle With Oracle

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In a decision released today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google in a decade-long dispute with Oracle that has profound implications for the software industry. Oracle alleged that Google had infringed its copyright when it copied some elements of code from Java, which is owned by Oracle, to build its Android operating system. The two companies have been locked in litigation over the issue for a decade. the Supreme Court’s justices rejected a lower court decision in Oracle’s favor, ruling instead that Google’s copying of the pieces of code known as application programming interfaces, or APIs, was fair use. The fair use doctrine is designed to stop copyright protections from stifling innovation. The ruling is a huge setback for Oracle, which had claimed up to $9 bil
Biden Threatens To Put Financial Sanctions On Kenya And Other Countries With Anti-Gay Laws

Biden Threatens To Put Financial Sanctions On Kenya And Other Countries With Anti-Gay Laws

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President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a presidential memorandum aimed at expanding protection of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people worldwide, including  through the use of financial sanctions. "All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear no matter who they are or whom they love," said the memorandum, building on a 2011 directive issued when Biden was serving as vice president. "The United States belongs at the forefront of this struggle - speaking out and standing strong for our most dearly held values," the memorandum said. While a presidential memorandum is largely symbolic, Biden campaigned on a pledge to pass LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act in
Nike Launches Its First Maternity Collection

Nike Launches Its First Maternity Collection

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The baby boom that began in March now has many brands and clothing manufacturers smiling all the way to the bank. Trying to make lemonade out of the lemons 2020 threw at them.Nike and other brands are now rushing to create maternity clothes and activewear for women across the globe in an effort to breakeven. According to the company the baby boom that began in March is onion the rise and they have opted to design cloths that meet the changing needs of women's bodies before, during and after pregnancy. The activewear includes a bra that can be adjusted for breastfeeding or pumping, a scoop-neck tank top that makes it comfortable for women to nurse a tight made with foldable wide waist band that can be folded down or completely pulled up further along the pregnancy and a cover-u...
What Kenya Can Learn From The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

What Kenya Can Learn From The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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In 1918 the world was hit by a deadly Influenza pandemic that left 50 million dead including 675,000 Americans. Most world leaders had to make difficult decisions similar to those that we have to make today even though it's a century later. As Kenya grapples with the decision to reopen schools legislators in 1918 found themselves in the same position when the pandemic struck. New York,Chicago and New Haven were some of the cities that chose to reopen their schools with the belief that children were more likely to get infected at home than in schools.This was a deadly decision that would later have severe and painful consequences. Old records from medical historians show that cities that reopened their schools in 1918 recorded more deaths and suffered more as a result of the pan...
Here Are 10 Billionaires Who Became 53 Billion Richer This Week

Here Are 10 Billionaires Who Became 53 Billion Richer This Week

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After the stock market crash back in March most billionaires went back to the drawing board to figure out how they were going to regain their fortune. This week has been good for some of those billionaires. The stock market had a slight improvement this week as countries try to pick up the pieces and billionaires try to revive their pockets. South African and Tesla founder Elon Musk was one of the beneficiaries after a demand of electric cars grew in China.This comes a few months after the Chinese goverment reduced its prices on vehicles to save its automobile industry.This caused Tesla's shares to go up. In the past week Tesla's stock has surged more than 24% driving up Musk’s net worth by $15 billion. He ended Friday with a fortune of $91.7 billion, an all-time high for Musk mak
Elon Musk’s Tweet Causes $14B Loss For Tesla

Elon Musk’s Tweet Causes $14B Loss For Tesla

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Investors aren't playing with Tesla or Elon Musk this is after it's stock price dropped sharply shortly after it's CEO and founder Elon Musk tweeted,'Tesla stock price is too high in my opinion' on his Twitter page. The electric car company almost shared the same fate as Snapchat  but less damaging after Kylie Jenner tweeted'I feel sorry for Snapchat.Do people even use it anymore?' she tweeted a few years ago causing stocks to plummet. Tesla's stock which had been trading at about $760 a share dropped to below $700 a 8 perfect drop.The insinuation that it's stock price is overvalued gave investors the impression that he was proud and ego centric. In October 2018, Musked reached an agreement with the SEC that anything he tweeted that could impact the company's stock price would
Tech Companies Record Profit Inspite Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Tech Companies Record Profit Inspite Of Covid-19 Pandemic

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  Tech companies beat growth  analysts and estimates when they managed to record a profit in the midst of the novel corona virus. Although the profit margin was small, companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Nokia managed to make lemonade with the lemons 2020 threw at them leaving Nasdaq in disbelief. Facebook Inc. left wall street analysts in shock when they reported revenue growth of 18% in its first quarter ending March 31st. analysts’ predicted it would have a   growth of 16%, They said in a statement that it has started seeing signs of stability and improvement for sales in April after a drastic plunge in March. Microsoft beat it's growth forecast  due to an increase in demand for its Xbox now that more people are staying at home and using it to play games.
Top 30 Under 30 Kenyan Entrepreneurs

Top 30 Under 30 Kenyan Entrepreneurs

Business, Current Affairs, Economy, Featured, Home, Lifestyle, Markets, Property, Technology
1.Founder and CEO, Women in Energy and Extractives Africa Ogutu Okudo 2.Adam Kimani-Founder Nature's Expeditions Destination Management 3.Wambui Mukenyi-Founder Wambui Mukenyi Fashion House 4.Sadaam Suleiman -Cofounder  and MD Dragonfly 5.Davidy Kyalo Koncepts&Events Ltd 6.Paul Kihiko-Wing it 7.Gloria Michelle Otieno-Founder Recourse Four Kenya 8.Eric Muli-Founder and CEO Odyssey Capital 9.Michelle Ntalami- Founder Marini Naturals 10.Jacob Rugano-Director Africartrack International 11.Jessica ColaCo-Founder Brave Ventures Labs 12.Dorcas Owinoh-Founder LakeHub 13.Shirleen Nafula- Crystal River Products 14.Kitawa Wemo-Founder MAMA Ventures 15.June Syowia-Founder Beiless Group 16.Linet