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  • IT News Africa: Android gets Twitter’s reverse-chronological feed
    16 Jan 2019 - Android, we got you. Starting today, tap to switch between latest and top Tweets. pic.twitter.com/7rXo3BNEJ6 — Twitter (@Twitter) January 15, 2019 After bringing back the reverse-chronological timeline to iOS in December, Twitter is doing the same for Android now....
  • Kachwanya: YouTube Bans Pranks And Challenges After ‘BirdBox’ Accidents
    16 Jan 2019 - “We know transparent communication is important, so we’re announcing these changes today alongside a “grace period” to allow time to review the updates and make changes to your content.” The post YouTube Bans Pranks And Challenges After ‘BirdBox’ Accidents...
  • Techweez: Huawei Set to Launch the Mate 20 Series of Phones in Kenya in January
    16 Jan 2019 - The world’s top 3 smartphone maker Huawei has grown so much, it pushed the second highest smartphone sales in the world (after Samsung), beating Apple in the process. It is equally popular in the Kenyan market owing to the success of low- to mid-range devices...
  • IT News Africa: Could Samsung unveil a foldable phone at the Galaxy S10 launch
    16 Jan 2019 - Could Samsung unveil a foldable phone at the launch of the Galaxy S10 Samsung has been teasing us with a foldable mobile for some time. In 2018, the company rolled out the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 9, fast forward a year later the company announced the debut of the...
  • IT News Africa: WorldRemit launches in South Africa
    16 Jan 2019 - Hello #SouthAfrica! Customers based in can now send money to friends and family in 145+ countries worldwide — as easy as sending an instant message. Here’s Andrew Stewart, our MD for Middle East and Africa, sharing the news with @cnbcafrica pic.twitter.com/DCY3KYDjHS...
  • Techweez: Netflix Increases it Monthly Billing in the West, Could Do So in Kenya
    16 Jan 2019 - A little over three years ago, American video-on-demand vendor Netflix launched its product in Kenya. The launch was necessary owing to the streaming service’s catalogue that is more comprehensive than what the competition offered, and continues to provide to date....
  • IT News Africa: Appolonia City amplifys Ghana’s communication infrastructure
    16 Jan 2019 - Appolonia City amplifys Ghana’s communication infrastructure. Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City’s development in Greater Accra. The first cell tower has...
  • TechMoran: The Technology To Consider When Signing Up For A Casino Website
    16 Jan 2019 - In this day and age, a lot of people are willing to gamble their money online. It is often much easier than the alternatives. Just remember that online casinos come with plenty of risks. If you do not take these risks into... The post The Technology To Consider When...
  • TechMoran: 10 Instagram Tools to Help You Build Your Following in 2019
    16 Jan 2019 - If you’ve been following current marketing trends, you know that 2019 is shaping up to be the Year of Instagram. There’s never been a better time to use this image-based social media platform to build your brand. To target your audience in... The post 10 Instagram...
  • IT News Africa: Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket
    16 Jan 2019 - Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket Energy efficiency is often seen as a ‘nice to have’ or only for ‘big corporations’ but not applicable at home or small to medium businesses because it is expensive or not necessary. “It is this kind of thinking that...
  • IT News Africa: Create a cybersecurity culture
    16 Jan 2019 - Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and Qualified Security Assessor at Galix Networking ‘Cybersecurity’ is still a relatively new word, making its first appearance to reference “protecting a computer or computer system” in 1989. Since then, the...
  • Techweez: Econet Founder Confirms Zimbabwe’s Internet Ban
    16 Jan 2019 - Econet’s founder, Strive Masiyiwa seemingly confirmed that his company, Econet Wireless had been ordered to suspend Internet services in the country to their consumers. Econet is Zimbabwe’s largest telecommunications company with over 51% market share as...
  • IT News Africa: WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income
    16 Jan 2019 - WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income Digital remittance transfer company, WorldRemit is set to boost Ethiopia’s income from remittance by partnering with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). The new strategic partnership significantly increases...
  • IT News Africa: Helios Towers partners Vulatel on South African infrastructure
    16 Jan 2019 - Helios Towers partners Vulatel on South African infrastructure Helios Towers has entered into a partnership with Vulatel to work on expanding South Africa’s mobile and fixed-line infrastructure, saying that they aim to make “major greenfield wireless and...
  • Capital Tech: YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage
    16 Jan 2019 - YouTube on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky “challenges” prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content inciting dangerous...
  • IT News Africa: Zimbabwe kills internet over protests
    16 Jan 2019 - Zimbabwe kills its internet over protests Zimbabwe’s government is limiting access to the internet – and social media specifically – in an attempt to stifle violent protests that have broken out in response to skyrocketing fuel prices. Protests broke...
  • IT News Africa: Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist
    16 Jan 2019 - Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist. The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis. Generations, new and old,...
  • Techweez: How Technology Has Radically Changed Gambling and Casino Industry
    15 Jan 2019 - As happened for many other industries the technology has undoubtedly revolutionised the gambling and casino industry if we think that at the end of 2018 the mobile gambling sector was worth £120bn. Gambling fundamentally is playing a game for cash and involves...
  • Techweez: Facebook Activates Safety Check After Riverside Drive Attack
    15 Jan 2019 - Facebook has opened Safety Check for residents in Nairobi after the horrifying Riverside Drive attack that happened today in the afternoon. Facebook’s Safety Check is a feature the company released some years back that allows you to mark yourself as ‘safe...
  • TechMoran: 4 Qualities All Top Marketers Have
    15 Jan 2019 - In the fast-paced world of marketing, you need to be on top of your game to see traction and drive results. The best marketers in the world know how it important it is to maintain the following four qualities. Data Driven The... The post 4 Qualities All Top Marketers...
  • TechMoran: African startups invited to pitch at Airbus BizLab open day
    15 Jan 2019 - Entrants in the latest Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future challenge for innovative African tech start-ups will present their proposals to experts, investors, the media and other stakeholders at an open public pitch day in Nairobi on 17 January 2019. #Africa4Future is a JV...
  • TechMoran: Publiseer Accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program
    15 Jan 2019 - Nigeria’s digital content distribution startup has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program to help entrepreneurs transform radical ideas into tangible impact on a global scale. The program aims to scale startups into global...
  • TechMoran: How to Achieve High Competence in Online Rummy
    15 Jan 2019 - The game of rummy has been around for centuries and has become a tradition, especially at social occasions and family programs. However, no matter how simple rummy rules are, it takes hard work, strategy, dedication and focus to master the techniques that... The post...
  • IT News Africa: Was 2018 really the year of crypto?
    15 Jan 2019 - Marius Reitz, Luno’s Country Manager The world of crypto in 2018 was characterised by massive price fluctuations, regulatory changes and social media monitoring. Cryptocurrency continued to show growth across the globe, showcasing the world’s desire to exercise more...
  • IT News Africa: Data security sits at the heart of democracy
    15 Jan 2019 - Data security sits at the heart of democracy. Military risks immediately spring to mind: a recent report found that even the Pentagon’s latest advanced military systems are vulnerable and can be “easily hacked”. The consequences for citizens of rogue...
  • IT News Africa: Rocket League cross-play is a thing now
    15 Jan 2019 - Rocket League cross-play is a thing now Sony has announced that it will finally let PS4 owners play Rocket League against gamers on Xbox, Switch, and PC. Having previously blocked Rocket League cross-play, except between PS4 and PC, developers said that they were...
  • IT News Africa: Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches
    15 Jan 2019 - Jason Hart, Chief Technology Officer Data Protection, Gemalto With the number of connected devices set to top 20 billion by 2023, businesses must act quickly to ensure their IoT breach detection is as effective as possible. Surveying 950 IT and business decision...
  • Techweez: Samsung Teases Galaxy M Devices with Notched Screens and Giant Batteries for Millennials
    15 Jan 2019 - Samsung has never shied away from experimenting with devices. Some of its Galaxy series of phones have been massively successful, but we cannot ignore the fact that the manufacturer has not been doing particularly well in the midrange and low-end department. Its most...
  • Techweez: Telkom and CA Kenya Deploy 3 Base Stations in Kilifi for Better Cellular Connectivity
    15 Jan 2019 - Kenya’s third largest mobile operator Telkom has erected three stations in Kwale that will see resident enjoy better cellular connection on their devices. The stations were put up alongside Safaricom’s that installed the same amount of the facilities in Kilifi. Both...
  • IT News Africa: Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world
    15 Jan 2019 - Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world. (image: Pexel.com) Every year, the battle to survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer gets tougher. As consumer expectations heighten and e-commerce sales continue to rise, businesses too slow to adapt...

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