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Twitter Announces “Moments” that shows “in the moment” events, US only for now

In July, it was reported that Twitter is launching a curated news service that was previously named as Project Lightning . Periscope’s CEO, Kayvon Beykpour leaked...
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Jack Dorsey is now Twitter’s Permanent CEO

Twitter has had quite a ride in the quest for a new CEO. It started in June after the preceding CEO, Dick Costolo stepped...
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Facebook, Eutelsat to Beam Free Internet to Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016

Facebook declared its intentions to connect the “unplugged” world through a number of initiatives, of which Internet.org is their most known initiative. Internet.org is...

Twitter About To Launch new Product Targeting Publishers

Twitter has been known for its brevity thanks to its 140 character limitation on a post. It has made its 316 million active users...

Twitter is testing user generated polls to some users

Twitter is no stranger to experiments and this is a good thing because users get to benefit from new features that might be rolled...

BlackBerry’s First Android Smartphone is Finally Confirmed

BlackBerry has finally broken its silence on what has been floating around the internet for a while: the BlackBerry Priv. The Priv is now...
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Report: Facebook will earn $16 billion this year from ads

Advertisers have been convincing brands to spend on ads that are placed on social networks due to their high engagement rates and their rapid...

Huawei Nexus 6P Render Surfaces as New Nexus Retail Packaging Also Leaks

We’ve heard for so long now that Huawei and LG would be making this year’s Nexus smartphones. That Huawei would be making a much...

Facebook Signal, and the Reason Twitter Should be Worried

A while back, Facebook announced Facebook Signal, which is a tool for helping people, and especially journalists to track relevant trends and viral posts...

Finally! You can now view Periscope profiles on the web

Periscope has announced that from today, you can now see your profile or other people’s on the web. This move is aimed at making...

Fashion Houses are using Periscope and Snapchat to showcase their collections

High end fashion houses  are adopting the use of livestream services like Periscope and video centric platforms like Snapchat to showcase their latest trends. The...

Airtel Money Registers Negative Growth as Mobile Money Subscribers hit 27.7 Million

The Communication Authority of Kenya released the fourth quarter statistics report  for the period between April and June 2015 on the mobile telephony sector....

German Industry giants team up in New Cyber security venture

The cases of auto-hacks have grown tremendously in the last few years and particularly in 2015. From Tesla motors, Range Rover to Fiat Chrysler,...

Google’s Android One Program Officially Expanding to Europe

Google is taking its Android One smartphone program to Europe starting with Spain and Portugal. The Android One device available for the first time in...

Pinterest Joins the 100 Million Monthly Users Club, Focuses fully on E-commerce

Pinterest, the social network that enables users to discover stuff they like and “pin” them to their various “boards” they create announced that they...

Twitter extends Partnership with Bloomberg in delivery of Financial Tweets

Earlier this year, Twitter led to the plunging of Twitter’s shares. Twitter Inc. was slated to announce its financial results at 4 pm Eastern...

Man Fined for flying Drone Over Stadiums during UEFA and Premier League Matches

Drones have become a huge part of the mainstream, its hard to ignore them. There is Dronestagram, a community that is focused on drone...

StarTimes to Unveil a Film & Movie Dubbing Studio in 2016

The digital migration process in Kenya has ushered a new age for content producers. There is a growing demand for new and fresh content...

Safaricom Enters a Five-Year Fiber Network Lease with KETRACO

Safaricom has entered into a five year partnership with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) that will see the telco lease two of KETRACO’s...

Facebook to Monitor Hateful Posts against Refugees in Germany

In the last few weeks, the world has shifted its focus towards the European migrants & refugee crisis. Scores of people fleeing conflict and...

Twitter partners with Square in allowing Political donations

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/643754118717263872 Twitter has evolved into the favorite platforms for prominent people around the world to reach large audiences with key messages and soundbites. A 2015...

Startup offering Legal advice Via Text Message to Tackle Refugee Crisis

In the last few weeks, the world has shifted its focus towards the European migrants & refugee crisis. Scores of people fleeing conflict and...

Tinder Now lets You Swipe Up Users You Really Like

I am a fan of Tinder and the vanity that comes with swiping left or right once the deck of photos pops up the...

Safaricom Sets up Kshs. 50 Million Fund to Support Tech Social Enterprises

Technology has brought immense resources and possibilities to solve most of the world’s problems from agriculture to health and even education. This has led...

New Fiber Optic Line seeks to connect Kenya and South Sudan

East Africa Community member states are working to build a harmonized ICT Framework with the aim of driving integration.The same was reaffirmed during the...

This Chrome Extension Makes It Pleasant to Make References to Refugees

The iconic image of the body of an innocent 3-year old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish shore not only made the entire...

Google Seeks extension to Respond to Search Results Rigging Accusations in India

Last week, we reported that Google was under investigation from Competition Commission of India over claims that the search engine rigged search engine results ...
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Partnership to Implement Online Child Protection for Jubilee Laptop Project

Last week, the government unveiled the DigiSchool brand, to serve as the vehicle for the Jubilee laptop program. The government also invited interested public...

Nigerian Government deploying Drones To tackle Oil Theft

In 2013, VICE extensively covered the issue of illegal oil theft in Nigeria. The documentary not only highlighted the illegal oil refineries but exposed...

Xiaomi Set to Enter the African Smartphone Market in September

The company that makes some of the most desirable budget Android smartphones complete with features one will otherwise have had to pay top dollar...

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