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ZA domains reach 1 million registrations

February 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA, has revealed that the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million this week. This milestone is a first in Africa as .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1 million registrations. The bulk of registrations continue to be ...

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Nigeria: Domain name registrations on the rise

February 23, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mary Uduma has stated that there was a slight increase in the number of registration of the country’s .ng domain name in January this year. According to Uduma, the .ng domain name...

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Social media takes aim at SONA 2015

February 13, 2015 • Features, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 12 February 2015, according to Eye Witness News (EWN), President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa despite a walkout by the DA, the expulsion off EFF MPs, and threats of court action after cell phone...

Facebook

Facebook reveals buy & sell features for groups

February 12, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media giant, Facebook, has revealed that it has implemented improved features for buying and selling in groups – aimed at selling goods. According to the social media platform: “For Sale Group members can choose the “Sell” feature when...

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Nigeria: Jumia rolls out online Apple iStore

February 6, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia has rolled out their official Apple store online. According to Jumia, they are the first online retailer to be authorised by Apple to sell Apple related products. According to the online retailer, it expects that the official authorisation will...

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Twitter locks down Boko Haram social media account

February 4, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Nigeria Communications Week, social media giant Twitter has locked down and suspended an alledged Twitter account that was purportedly set up by Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. According to the report, pictures of child soldiers in training...

Mobile on the rise

Nampak Bevcan set to aid township business growth in SA

February 4, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new interactive website designed to help township outlets with their customers as well as grow their business has recently launched in South Africa. The new website, cando.sa.com, has been launched by Nampak Bevcan’s consumer facing brand dubbed...

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PayGate set to improve uptake of e­-commerce in SA

February 3, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Payment services provider PayGate has revealed PayPartner. According to the company, PayPartner is a support and rewards programme for the growing community of web developers using its services. The reveal was made by PayGate’s general manager for...

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Facebook denies social network hack

January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 27 January 2015 social networking platforms Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffered an hour long outage. The outage resulted in Facebook and Instagram users within Africa, as well as the rest of the world, being unable to connect to these services. While...

There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja (image: Shutterstock)

Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences....

Facebook

Facebook & Instagram go down

January 27, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media users across the African continent, as well as the rest of the world, have been trying to connect to popular social media services – Facebook and Instagram. While the WhatsApp service is still running, the reasons behind the outage have not...

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Google launches online portal for Nigeria’s 2015 elections

January 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has launched an online portal (http://www.google.ng/elections/) where voters can keep an eye on the latest news about Nigerian politics in the run-up to the general elections in February. According to Google’s Communications and Public Affairs...

Facebook

Will “Facebook at Work” become a disruptive force?

January 15, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media giant Facebook has begun testing a pilot project dubbed “Facebook at Work” with its partners. The app will be visible in iOS and Android App Stores and accessible to pilot partners only. According to the company, Facebook at Work is...

Bebuzee

Has social media emergent Bebuzee unleashed the beast?

January 14, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The Social Network Bebuzee, have yet released another record breaker. This time it is the long awaited Bebuzee Adbuz advertising network. What you are about to read, is the first Bebuzee Adbuz related publication, since Bebuzee re-launched, the...

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Nigeria sees 18,870 domains registered in 2014

January 14, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

According to the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Nigeria saw a drop in domain name purchases in late 2014. NiRA recorded, at the end of 2014, that there were only 18,870 domain names registered within Nigeria. NiRA also reported that domain...

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Social Media reacts to Charlie Hebdo massacre

January 7, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports by BBC News, gunmen attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The tragic event occurred on the 7th of January 2015. According to the BBC, 12 people, including french Journalists as well as French police...