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Twitter Creates ‘Lite’ App To Save Users Data Expenses

Twitter has created Twitter Lite for slow mobile networks in a bid to cut expensive data plans and cater for lack of space on mobile devices. Shah said it will ease accessibility to people with data, bandwidth and device constraints adding it will help consumers save money and data...

Branch to Offer Financing to Merchants Accepting Payments via Visa in Kenya

Visa, digital payments provider, and mobile financial services firm Branch have announced a partnership under which  Branch will offer financing to merchants who accept payment via Visa (Visa on mobile or Card). The Branch loans will provide merchants with funds to grow their business through supplemental stock, infrastructure investment,...

Uganda Now Orders ISPs to Block 30 Pornography Websites

Ugandan authorities are determined to tighten control over the websites being accessed by the citizens in the East African nation. Uganda's telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communication Commission (UCC), has demanded that all ISPs and telcos block local and international porn sites. According to UCC boss Godfrey Mutabazi, the commission has...

Whatsapp To Introduce Ads To Statuses As From Next Year

Whatsapp has decided to take advantage of the 450 million daily active users of the status feature by introducing advertisements on the platform. According to the Wall Street Journal, WhatsApp will show advertisements (ads) in the Status section from next year onwards. The status feature allows the users to share...

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Website Hacked, Pulled Down

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) website was yesterday was hacked and later pulled down, after the election overseer failed to regain access. A picture acknowledging the protests was placed front and centre where the Commission used to host their own content. A message in red was left, marking the...

New Email Scam Targets PayPal Users

A new email scam has hit the internet, mostly targeting PayPal users in a bid to install malware on their computers and phones. The malicious email is disguised to look like an official communication from PayPal, and even appears to be sent from the address ‘[email protected]’. According to technology...

GOtv Subscribers to Get Full Access to Italian Serie A and Spain’s La Liga

Following the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, GOtv customers are set to enjoy over 760 matches from the Italian Serie A and Spain's La Liga from mid-August. The matches will be available on the GOtv Max bouquet. READ: Senegal Football Federation Keeps Faith In Coach Alliou Cisse, Hands...

WhatsApp Adds Group Video And Audio Calling Feature

Online chatting platform Whatsapp has rolled out group voice and video calling feature that enables up to four users to video-conference, simultaneously. According to WhatsApp, both one-to-one voice and video calls and group voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted, so you can be rest assured that there’s no downgrade in...

Andela Launches Fourth Pan-African Technology Hub In Kigali

Andela, a Pan-Afican technology tech Hub targeted at building engineering teams with Africa’s software developers, on Friday announced the launch of a technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda in partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board (RBD). According to Andela, Kigali was...

Uber Kenya Announces 10% More Payouts to Driver-Partners after Protests

Uber Kenya has announced more incentives for drivers in its network as it battles claims of exploitation of the growing community of partners. According to Uber Kenya's Zethu Mthethwa, after meeting the driver-partners, Uber is putting in place some short and long term measures aimed at bettering the...

More Digital Products and Programs Unveiled at Google for Nigeria Event

The second Google for Nigeria event happened, and the search giant announced more products and programs aimed at helping more people get online. Google Station: Wi-Fi hotspots across Nigeria Africa might deliver the next biggest growth of the internet as web access is still only at 35 percent for...

Kenya’s Mookh Africa Wins Regional Visa Business Competition, Pockets Ksh5 Million

Mookh Africa, a Kenyan online selling platform has been named as the overall winner of Visa's first ever Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Everywhere Initiative, taking home a total of Ksh5 million. The initiative is a global program aimed at helping startups and designed to encourage the development of...

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