Government CTO says councils can have digital services, but must work the Whitehall way.

Councils hoping to go digital must decide whether or not they want to work with the Government Digital Service (GDS), Whitehall CTO Liam Maxwell said today. The figure, who has worked with GDS director Mike Bracken to digitise central public services since 2012, said that while Government was exploring ways to help local authorities put services online, the onus is on councils to sign up to the Whitehall way of doing things.

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Two internet service providers (ISPs) in Zimbabwe, Dandemutande and iWayAfrica/Africa Online have announced that they are to merge.According to the information shared, shareholders of Dandemutande, which offers business communications solutions and and wireless broadband services under the names Utande and uMAX, will control 51% of the enlarged entity.

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You thought you already had a lot of internet devices? Within five years you'll have three times as many. That's according to an analysis of the so-called Internet of Things undertaken by Intel, which estimates that there will be 50 billion devices on the internet by 2020.

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Facebook has announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence lab in Paris to expand a push to make its online social network smarter and more profitable.

The new Paris AI lab — the third after two it operates in the United States — has six researchers at work and will more than double that number by the end of the year, executives from the US-based company said. The recruits will come from France’s top public and private technological institutions.

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