Technology News Across the World

  • Google Play Music store is no longer available. This is part of Google’s process of moving its music streaming services to YouTube Music. The company announced that the Google Play Music app will stop functioning completely by the end of this year.
  • Facebook is donating £1 million ($1.3 million) to Bletchley Park, the UK center for Allied code-breaking during World War II that now operates as a museum.
  • Google’s Nest smart home division has a new smart thermostat available to order starting today. The new Nest Thermostat is a simpler model than the Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E and comes with a lower price, just $129.99. That’s $40 less than the Nest E and $120 less than the top-of-the-line third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat. It is available to pre-order starting today, and Google says it will be shipping in a few weeks.
  • At least a million viewers already benefit from a digital television signal in Mozambique, according to Victor Mbebe, chairperson of TMT, the publicly owned company that operates the digital TV network.
  • Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation has pledged to continue improving its products and offer quality communications services to boost the country’s economic growth.
  • The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Millennium Development Authority to empower young women with the skills needed in the power industry.