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Facebook’s Portal is a Privacy Breach in Waiting, Microsoft Declares Love for Linux, We Learn That Google+ Isn’t Really...

Facebook Portal is the social media giant’s entry into the hardware realm. Facebook launched both Portal and Portal+, their new voice-controlled, video-calling device that...
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Google Announces the Pixel 3, New Notch, Dual Selfie Cameras, Same Design

It is October and it has become a tradition of sorts for Google to announce their latest Pixel branded phone and now we have...
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Google Shuts Down Google+ Following Privacy Breach

Google today has announced that they are shutting down Google+, its social network that was launched over 7 years ago as a competitor to the...

Amazon, Apple Deny Hacking Claims, Instagram Gets a New Boss and Facebook is Already Sticking Its Dirty Fingers Into...

Early last week, Bloomberg Businessweek wrote a bombshell report on how Chinese spies had used tiny rogue chips embedded in Super Micro servers that...

Apple Has Some Not-So-New iPhones, Google Discontinues the Email App No One Used and EU Wants to Kill the...

On Wednesday last week, Apple introduced new iPhones - there was no huge announcements as this is the S year from Apple products -...

Twitter Pulls the Plug on Alex Jones as Instagram Turns into an E-Commerce Platform

Conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones and Infowars get permanently banned from Twitter Alex Jones got axed from Twitter after confronting Oliver Darcy, a CNN journalist who had...
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Donald Trump Charges At Google For “Rigging” Search Results Against Him

With a two-part tweet, Google has gone from one of "America's greatest companies" as President Trump called it back in July while defending them...
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Two Kenyan Startups Qualify for Google LaunchPad Accelerator Class 2

When it is not in the ad business, Google likes to diversify its trade by supporting entrepreneurship across different parts of the world. This...
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Safaricom Neon Kicka 4 Comes with Android Oreo Go Edition, Kes.3500 Price tag and a Payment Plan

In an effort to pull more Kenyans from the feature phone space, Safaricom, through a campaign dubbed "Maisha ni Digital" aims to reach at...

Like Telegram, You Can Now Send Self-Destructing Emails with Gmail

A couple of weeks ago, Google introduced key design changes in Gmail, and some of the features introduced on the web version have trickled...

Google Tracks You Even If Your Location Settings Are Off, But There is A Fix

The modern world’s businesses realized the value of data and information long before other players grasped the importance of those commodities. Data, obviously, can...

Apple Dongles On the $1 Trillion Train, Facebook’s Dating App Begins Testing and Google Ventures into China

Two decades ago, Apple Inc. was close to bankruptcy - Now, it's worth nearly 7 Jeff Bezoses. Apple just reached the $1 trillion market cap...
Pony Videos

Kenyans Obsessed with Croatian President, Tennis and Pony Videos?

July was a very eventful month across the world. We had the world cup that had its own surprises, the recent lunar eclipse and...
Loon

Loon’s Commercial Proposition Takes Base Stations to the Sky

Project Loon, a formerly Google experimental project that delivers internet connectivity to off-coverage areas through the use of a balloon system has announced its first...

Google’s $5bn EU Fine, Android Fuchsia, Editable Tweets and Can Facebook Fix Itself?

Google So what did Google do, why are they being fined and are they really guilty? Google is a giant tech company and the European Commission...
Project Loon

Telkom Kenya to Finally Use Google Balloons to Increase 4G Coverage

In August 2017, we covered Alphabet’s ‘Wi-Fi for the World’ Project dubbed Loon. At that time, 10 balloons were deployed in Nakuru, Nyeri, Nanyuki,...

Facebook Reverses Ban on Some Crypto-Ads, Updates Stories as It Reaches 400m Daily Users

Facebook & Co. Facebook relaxed its ban on some cryptocurrency adverts. The company will now allow some preapproved advertisers to promote crypto businesses and services, like...
Loon

Google Seeking Telco Partners for Full Project Loon Roll-Out in Kenya

X, a research and development company mothered by Google and prides itself of pioneering internet balloons famously known as Project Loon is seeking partnership...

Intel CEO Resigns, IGTV Launches, Facebook’s AI Fight Against Fake News

Instagram debuts their Youtube competitor, IGTV The long form video platform will allow anyone to upload videos either from the dedicated IGTV app or through...

AT&T-Time Warner Merger now Legal, Net Neutrality Is Dead and Bow to Blockchain Religion

AT&T now allowed to merge with Time Warner, US Court rules. Last week on Monday, US court judge ruled that AT&T can complete its $85B...
Google Podcasts vs Pocket Casts

Google Podcasts is a Great Alternative to Pocket Casts

I like Google Podcasts already, but Pocket Casts is still my number one choice
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Microsoft Buys Github, Apple Trolls Facebook, Dramatic Departure of WhatsApp Founders from Facebook

In this week's Clicked, we cover Github's acquisition by Microsoft, Apple's WWDC and the shade they gave Facebook and the expensive split from Facebook...
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Google Removed Egg From Salad Emoji and Twitter Wants a Fight

  Emojis are a huge part of our texting culture and they have shaped how we express various feelings and emotions to other people around...

Google to Offer KES 200 Million in Grants for the Kenya-based Impact Challenge Winners

While organizations such as HiiL are scouting for local talent that can create exciting and possibly, scalable solutions for justice innovation, search engine and...
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How to do a Reverse Phone Lookup

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to investigate a phone number. Most people do this when they receive a call from...
google i/o 2018

Here are the Major AI Infused Announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google's AI focused strategy is scaringly good
Allo

Google Suspends Allo Which Has Been a Ghost Town Since Launch

Bad news to the few Allo users out there
April Fools Day

Top 5 April Fool’s Day 2018 Pranks by Corporates Around the World

April Fool's Day is the defacto pull a prank day and in the recent past, the pranks have moved from just between friends to...
Cryptocurrency

Google to Cut the Cord On Cryptocurrency-Related Ads

Ever since human being discovered that they they can make a quick buck by buying and selling cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, another set of...
Charles Murito, Google Kenya Country Manager

Google’s Job Hunting Feature Expands Services to Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

According to Charles Murito, Google Kenya country manager, job openings are one of the most searched terms, in Kenya. “The essence of getting jobs is something...
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