In a move that promises to usher in a new era of data-driven decision-making and technological advancement, Microsoft and the Egyptian Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) have solidified their collaboration to propel Egypt's digital transformation journey forward.

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A recent study by Kaspersky has revealed that a significant majority of employees in South Africa, approximately 61.3%, firmly believe that the Metaverse holds the key to transforming entire industries, marking a substantial shift in the perception of the digital landscape. This groundbreaking phenomenon is seen as the future of the internet, blurring the lines between physical and digital realities and offering boundless possibilities for social, economic and entertainment experiences.

Read more: South African Workers Embrace Historic Potential of Metaverse

Somalia has taken steps to regulate online platforms, including popular video-sharing app TikTok, messaging app Telegram, and online betting site 1XBet. The decision, announced by Communications Minister Jama Hassan Khalif, aims to curtail the dissemination of explicit content and propaganda. Khalif cited concerns that these platforms were being exploited by "terrorists and immoral groups" to spread disturbing images and misinformation. Internet service providers have been instructed to comply with the ban by August 24, 2023.

Read more: Somalia Bans Tiktok and Telegram for Indecent Content Concerns

The prices of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have experienced significant fluctuations over the past few months due to increasing economic and regulatory pressures. Traders are now gearing up for a seismic event on Wall Street in the crypto markets worth $15.5 trillion in September. This comes after an insider at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned buyers of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies about the Binance platform, suggesting that Elon Musk could turn X (Twitter) into an updated version of the electronic bank PayPal called "Pi-Bi-El."

Read more: Crypto Market News: Musk, PYUSD and BlackRock ETF in Play

Social media entity X, formerly known as Twitter, will eliminate a protective function that allows users to prevent other accounts from interacting with them. This decision marks yet another contentious step taken by Musk since his acquisition of the company last year.

Read more: Musk's Latest Surprise Move: The Removal of X's 'Block' Feature

In an exclusive five-part series with Twimbit, Telecom Review will deliver insights on the performance of leading cloud service providers during the second quarter of 2023. This report will focus on the performance of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the past few months and how this will drive their services for the rest of the year.

Read more: Powering the Digital Future: The Growth of AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure

WhatsApp, the popular messaging platform owned by Meta, has been on a roll lately, unveiling a series of exciting updates to elevate its user experience. In its latest move, the company has announced the introduction of screen sharing during video calls, further solidifying its stance as a multifaceted communication powerhouse.

Read more: WhatsApp Steps Up to Challenge Zoom

In a significant development, Bilal Jamoussi has been appointed as Deputy Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB). This key appointment comes as ITU continues its mission to achieve universal, meaningful connectivity and sustainable digital transformation, presenting numerous opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Jamoussi brings a wealth of experience to his new role, boasting a remarkable 28-year career journey. With 15 years of private sector experience as a standards director and a solid 13-year foundation at ITU as the Chief of the Study Groups department, he has consistently championed international standards development in the ICT industry, striving to make the advantages of standards and technology accessible to a global audience.

Read more: Bilel Jamoussi Takes Helm as Deputy Director of ITU TSB

Deputy Minister for Institutional Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ghada Labib, has sealed a momentous partnership with global tech leader Huawei. The recent signing of an MOU and LOI underscores Egypt's commitment to AI and digital institutional development.

Read more: Huawei and MCIT Forge Alliance to Drive Egypt's Digital Evolution

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