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Nigeria Gets New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport



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  • Nigeria Gets New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Confident that Nigeria will get out of economic recession soon, Massilia Motors Limited, representing Mitsubishi brand in Nigeria, has introduced an all-new Pajero Sport to the country, with the hope of driving the sale in its segment.

The all-new Pajero Sport is a third generation mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle developed with a stylish and comfortable off-road SUV concept, says the company.

The seven-seater SUV uses both sporty and dynamic elements, which set it apart from conventional SUV, it adds.

The Deputy Managing Director, Masilia Motors Limited, Mr. Kunle Jaiyesimi, said at the unveiling of the vehicle in Lagos that the model was a new muscle to Mitsubishi’s robust SUV range.

According to him, this is the first full redesign of the model, describing it as a product of research coming after seven years.

The redesigned model is said to bring with it a refined high quality exterior featuring the Mitsubishi Dynamic shield front face seen on recent Mitsubishi Motors concept cars.

Jaiyesimi said, “At Massilia Motors, we are committed to satisfying our customers; that is why we have created tailored services for our fleet owners and organised activities such as the Mitsubishi free checkup week where existing Mitsubishi customers were invited for free diagnosis and discounted spare parts.”

The vehicle’s detailed features were highlighted by the company’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Navin Chander, who said the previous generations of the new Pajero Sport were not released to Nigeria because they were available in diesel engine.

He said the vehicle’s handling stability, ride and quietness had been improved through optimisation of the suspension and improvements to the body mounts.


The interior uses a high console proportion dashboard, which befits a larger SUV, while dynamically styled silver-finish ornamentation and sculpted seats add to its luxurious feel.

The automaker promises that every guest/rider will feel special in the vehicle’s luxurious interior.

“From leather seats with smooth gathers and dual layered cushioning to relaxing spaciousness and an optimised driving position, it keeps everybody comfortable and in the best of spirits,” the firm adds.

It says riders will find the well-appointed cockpit pleasant with solid craftsmanship, supportive comfort, intelligent features and a wide open view.

According to the company, from refined meters to sophisticated floor console, every feature is fine-tuned to enhance driving pleasure and keep its riders in confident control.

“The world is yours in the new Pajero Sport. Whether confidently exploring rough terrain in the wilderness or attracting admiration on city streets, you’ll be travelling first class all the way,” the firm notes.


It came with a three-litre engine, paired to an eight-speed Automatic transmission (first for a Mitsubishi model).

The Pajero Sport GLS has a powertrain that returns 17 per cent improvement in fuel economy over its predecessor and lower CO2 emission.


Its handling is said to be stable and accurate on and off road, in all kinds of weather and driving conditions, thanks to its selectable 2WD and 4WD modes.

The firm says the vehicle’s off-road mode enhances traction on demanding surfaces, with intelligent assistance in challenging conditions, as well as advanced suspension and outstanding all-around clearance.


The vehicle came with seven air bags; a speed sensitive auto door lock; an electronic parking brake system, among other safety measures.

No compromise was made on safety during the designing process as the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes with RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body technology as well as comprehensive active and passive safety features.

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Behind Closed Doors: Microsoft’s Bid to Make Bing Apple’s Default Search Engine



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Insiders have disclosed that Microsoft Corp. engaged in discussions with Apple Inc. around 2020 about potentially selling its Bing search engine.

The proposed deal aimed to replace Google as the default search engine on Apple devices, particularly iPhones.

People familiar with the matter, who chose to remain anonymous, disclosed that high-level executives from Microsoft held exploratory talks with Eddy Cue, Apple’s services chief, responsible for the existing search engine partnership with Google.

Despite these discussions, the deal never progressed beyond preliminary stages. This revelation has gained renewed attention in light of the ongoing U.S. Department of Justice antitrust trial against Google, in which Apple and Microsoft are actively involved. The Justice Department is using Apple’s arrangement with Google as evidence of Google’s search market dominance.

Apple’s Eddy Cue defended the collaboration during his trial testimony, asserting that Google was the superior search option, emphasizing the quality of Google’s technology.

Apple’s partnership with Google, initiated in 2002, had grown to become highly lucrative, earning Apple between $4 billion to $7 billion annually by 2020.

This financial aspect, coupled with concerns about Bing’s competitiveness, played pivotal roles in Apple’s ultimate decision not to acquire Bing.

While Bing was briefly used as the default search engine in some Apple features between 2013 and 2017, including Siri and Spotlight, Google ultimately remained the preferred choice. In court, it was revealed that Microsoft had considered a multi-billion-dollar investment in its relationship with Apple in 2016, but this attempt was unsuccessful.

Eddy Cue’s testimony underscored Apple’s belief that Google’s search technology was unmatched, signaling that Apple had no plans to develop its own search tool.

This differs from Apple’s approach in other areas, where it competes directly with Google in mapping software, voice assistants, and operating systems.

In retrospect, Apple’s dalliance with Bing serves as a fascinating chapter in the tech giants’ intricate web of partnerships and rivalries.

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iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max Owners Complain of Overheating Issues



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Some of the first owners of Apple Inc.’s latest offerings, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, are feeling the heat – literally.

Reports are pouring in from frustrated customers who claim that their new devices are prone to overheating during usage and charging, casting a shadow over Apple’s flagship product.

Complaints have flooded Apple forums and social media platforms, with users expressing concern over the device becoming uncomfortably warm while gaming, making phone calls, or using FaceTime.

The issue appears to be exacerbated when the phone is plugged in for charging.

Apple’s technical support staff have been inundated with calls on the matter and have been directing customers to an older support article on managing hot or cold iPhones.

This notice suggests that overheating may occur during intensive app use, charging, or initial device setup.

Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California, has remained tight-lipped regarding these complaints, leaving users speculating about the root cause of the issue.

As the iPhone accounts for a substantial portion of Apple’s revenue, any product flaws are scrutinized intensely. While some problems can be resolved through software updates, others may fade with time. Apple usually subjects its products to rigorous testing to catch potential pitfalls before mass production.

The overheating issue could be related to the iPhone setup process, which can be processor-intensive, particularly when re-downloading apps and data from iCloud.

Users have also suggested that certain background apps, such as Instagram or Uber, might exacerbate the problem.

Videos of users measuring the phone’s temperature with thermometers have surfaced online, with one user reporting, “iPhone 15 Pro Max gets really hot easily.”

However, it’s not a universal problem, as some users have reported no issues or found that using a protective case mitigated the heat.

This development follows recent complaints about the FineWoven material used in iPhone 15 cases, highlighting potential quality concerns with Apple’s latest product offerings.

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TikTok Faces Regulatory Storm in Indonesia as Minister Calls for E-commerce Split



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Teten Masduki, the Indonesian Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises, has emerged as a vocal critic of the Chinese-owned social media giant TikTok.

Masduki’s relentless complaints about TikTok’s dominance in the Indonesian e-commerce market have set the stage for a seismic regulatory shift that could have far-reaching consequences.

Masduki, a former activist who once took on government corruption, has been disrupting official meetings to raise concerns about TikTok’s impact on local players. This groundswell of criticism has culminated in sweeping regulations that force TikTok to split payments from shopping in Indonesia, a move seen as a significant blow to TikTok’s e-commerce aspirations.

Under these new rules, social media companies in Indonesia are barred from handling direct payments for online purchases, effectively requiring TikTok to either create a separate app for payments or risk being shuttered in Indonesia entirely.

The regulations, stricter than anticipated, have already had a chilling effect on the e-commerce market, benefiting local champions like GoTo and Sea.

While TikTok has pushed back, arguing that the separation of social media and e-commerce hampers innovation, the Indonesian government remains firm in its stance, aiming to protect smaller enterprises and voters as elections loom on the horizon.

This clash underscores the challenges TikTok faces in its pursuit of e-commerce dominance and sets a precedent for other countries in the region. As TikTok’s meteoric rise in regional e-commerce continues, governments are increasingly assessing whether the platform benefits or harms domestic merchants.

For TikTok, the challenge lies in finding a solution that appeases authorities while allowing it to continue its growth. The repercussions of this battle in Indonesia could reverberate throughout Southeast Asia and beyond, shaping the future of social media-driven e-commerce.

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, Teten Masduki’s bold stance against TikTok may just be the opening salvo in a much larger struggle for control of the e-commerce arena.

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