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  • How Many Lines Of Code Are There In Google, Facebook, And Windows OS

    Apps and services, which are a vital part of our digital life, are written in various programming languages. For example, the iOS apps are written using Swift and for Android, the developers can either use Java or the simpler Lua using Corona. Microsoft Windows is developed using C and C++. Linux Kernel which is the heart of all Linux Distros is written in C. Internet websites are made using JavaScript, HTML, CSS for the front-end and Python, Go, C++, ASP.NET, etc for the back-end.

    Google (includes all of Google’s internet services) clearly stands out with its 2 billion lines, leaving behind Facebook with 61,000,000 lines of code

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    • Google: 2 billion lines of codes
    • Facebook: 61 million lines of codes
    • Andorid OS: 12 millions lines of codes
    • Windows xp and Windows 7: 39 millions lines of codes
    • Chrome: 5 million
    • Firefox: 10 million 

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  • Ethiopia Set to Launch Its own Satellite Television Transmission Platform

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    The Information Network Security Agency of Ethiopia (INSA) has launched a National Integrated Satellite Television Transmission Platform that would serve public and community media in Ethiopia, reports ENA.

    INSA Director-General, Major General Teklebirhan Wolde-Aregay said the platform named “Ethiosat” will contribute to the effort underway to ensure equality and fairness of media usage as well as to create informed community.

    Currently, there are 15 to 20 television channels that rent satellites individually to transmit their programs, the director-general stated, adding that the platform would create opportunities to all television stations to transmit from one platform.

    Furthermore, he noted that it will also drastically cut the foreign currency fee that is currently paid to satellite service providers, beyond ensuring their security as well as expanding access.

    Ethiosat will enable Ethiopia to have its own satellite television transmission platform which would be based on the digitalization of TV transmission, he added.

    According to Major General Teklebirhan, the agency is also striving to transfer TV transmission technology from analogue to digital.

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  • Four million mobile phones will be out of service in Ethiopia

    Four million mobile phones will be out of service as Ethiopia is on the way to implement Equipment Identity Registration System (EIRS), according to the Reporter. Phones, whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is not identified by the System, will be obsolete, according to new directive by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT).

    Four million mobile phones will be out of service as Ethiopia is on the way to implement Equipment Identity Registration System (EIRS), according to the Reporter. Phones, whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is not identified by the System, will be obsolete, according to new directive by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT).

    The new system, which was said to enter into implementation last month, was delayed as EthioTelecom and local mobile assemblers are yet to agree on how to replace the four million phones.

    According to industry sources, the government and local assemblers will share the cost where users of unregistered mobile phones will be given the chance to exchange the unregistered mobile phones with the registered ones.

    “We are yet to agree on the terms,” an industry source said. For instance, as one option, Ethio Telecom would share 55 percent of the cost while the assemblers will take the rest.

    But this will be difficult for the local assemblers as most of them are not operational at the moment because of shortage of hard currency, said the same source.

    “This was one of the reasons behind the delay on the approval of the directive,” the same source told The Reporter.

    Currently, there are around 14 local mobile assemblers registered.

    According to studies conducted by local assemblers association, close to 65 percent of Ethiopian mobile market is filled by contraband mobile phones smuggled from neighboring countries. The remaining 31 percent of the market is commanded by 14 assemblers working in the mobile industry. Out of the 65 percent, the IMEI of some four million mobile phones could not be identified by the new System. (Reporter)

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  • Ethio Telecom to Undergo a Mobile Phone Registration

    Four million mobile phones will be out of service as Ethiopia is on the way to implement Equipment Identity Registration System (EIRS), according to the Reporter. Phones, whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is not identified by the System, will be obsolete, according to new directive by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT).

    Four million mobile phones will be out of service as Ethiopia is on the way to implement Equipment Identity Registration System (EIRS), according to the Reporter. Phones, whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is not identified by the System, will be obsolete, according to new directive by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT).

    The new system, which was said to enter into implementation last month, was delayed as EthioTelecom and local mobile assemblers are yet to agree on how to replace the four million phones.

    According to industry sources, the government and local assemblers will share the cost where users of unregistered mobile phones will be given the chance to exchange the unregistered mobile phones with the registered ones.

    “We are yet to agree on the terms,” an industry source said. For instance, as one option, Ethio Telecom would share 55 percent of the cost while the assemblers will take the rest.

    But this will be difficult for the local assemblers as most of them are not operational at the moment because of shortage of hard currency, said the same source.

    “This was one of the reasons behind the delay on the approval of the directive,” the same source told The Reporter.

    Currently, there are around 14 local mobile assemblers registered.

    According to studies conducted by local assemblers association, close to 65 percent of Ethiopian mobile market is filled by contraband mobile phones smuggled from neighboring countries. The remaining 31 percent of the market is commanded by 14 assemblers working in the mobile industry. Out of the 65 percent, the IMEI of some four million mobile phones could not be identified by the new System. (Reporter)

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  • Tallest Buildings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Tallest_Buildings_in_East_Africa_Addis_Ababa_Ethiopia_-_Commercial_Bank_of_Ethiopia_New_HeadquartersThis is a list of tallest buildings in addis ababa by number of floors. The list contains buildings that are finished and fully functional along with planned buildings, buildings where construction has begun and buildings that are finished or almost finished but aren't functional yet. 

    Building names in bold are finished and fully functional (As of Aprill 18, 2016)

    1. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Headquarters, Addis Ababa - 46 Floors ( Under construction by Chinese company)
    2. Nib Insurance and Nib international Bank Building, Addis Ababa - 35 Floors (Under construction)
    3. Midroc City Center, Addis Ababa - 35 Floors
    4. Mexico Square Towers, Addis Ababa - 35 Floors
    5. United Bank, Addis Ababa - 30/31 Floors (Drilling and Foundation work has begun)
    6. Zemen Bank, Addis Ababa - 30 Floors (Drilling and Foundation work has begun)
    7. Wegagen Bank, Addis Ababa - 23 Floors (Completed)
    8. NANI Building Addis Ababa - 23 Floors (Operational)
    9. KK-Towers, Addis Ababa - 22 Floors (Finishing work remaining)
    10. Awash Bank Tower..22 floors (Operational)
    11. African Union HQ---- 21 floors (Operational)
    12. Grand Hotel and Spa, Bahir Dar - 19 Floors (Operational) (Also the tallest hotel in Ethiopia) 
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