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In Partnership with CcHub Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos

May 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria, the launch will showcase the new...

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Google's Chrome should be secure following their security patch.

Google Chrome to remove the ‘Secure’ button

May 21, 2018 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on Google Chrome to remove the ‘Secure’ button

Google’s Chrome browser will see the removal of the “Secure” indicator in the web address bar as more websites adopt HTTPS. But users of the browser will see a flashing red “not secure” if the site is uncertified. Chrome users will...

Consumers expect telecom service providers to match digital consumer experiences-Ericsson study

Consumers expect telecom service providers to match digital consumer experiences-Ericsson study

May 21, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Consumers expect telecom service providers to match digital consumer experiences-Ericsson study

Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab released its latest Insight Report which explores the future of customer interactions with mobile service providers. Smartphone users, today interact with operators across multiple touch points: from discovering offerings...

The rise of online streaming service in South Africa

TelOne granted Video On Demand broadcasting license in Zimbabwe

May 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on TelOne granted Video On Demand broadcasting license in Zimbabwe

TelOne, Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed phone and internet operator, has secured a broadcasting licence for Video-on-Demand (VoD) services. The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) granted an operating license to TelOne to create a VoD. The agreement...

Do you need a managed or broadband service?

Do you need a managed or broadband service?

May 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Do you need a managed or broadband service?

When end-users consider options to contract for data and voice communication services, the industry sometimes complicates these discussions by using different terminology and abbreviations. Although the intent of all proposals is probably to explain the offer...

Uber-Lulaway synergy to accelerate economic opportunities

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

May 18, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has launched introduced Uber Movement in Kenya, a digital data-sharing website to help urban planners, city leaders, third parties and the public to better understand the transportation needs of Nairobi. According to a report by...

YouTube to launch a premium music service

YouTube to launch a premium music service

May 18, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on YouTube to launch a premium music service

On Tuesday, May 22, YouTube will launch their new music streaming service, simply called YouTube Music, which will replace Google Play Music. YouTube also plans to introduce YouTube Premium, the new name for the YouTube Red subscription service. Free,...

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan president signs controversial cyber-crimes law

May 18, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan president signs controversial cyber-crimes law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom. In response to Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta...

The European Union's new data protection rules, which take effect on May 25, will give people more control over the way their personal information is used online.

Major data hacks include Yahoo and Uber

May 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Major data hacks include Yahoo and Uber

The European Union’s new data protection rules set for May, 25 will give people more insights and control over the way their personal information is used online. This follows scandals involving lax personal data protection procedures such as at Facebook...

Facebook and Afrinolly rollout 'Facebook for Creators' Training in Nigeria

Facebook cuts 200 apps over data misuse

May 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook cuts 200 apps over data misuse

Social networking service, Facebook has reportedly suspended an estimated 200 apps ob its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data. According to AFP the investigation was launched after revelations that political consulting firm...

Apple has reportedly begun pulling apps from the App Store that share user location with third-parties.

Apple is pulling apps that share location data without user consent

May 11, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Apple is pulling apps that share location data without user consent

It’s not long until the European Union implements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however, it looks as though Apple is not wasting any time, according to a report by 9to5Mac the multinational technology company is removing apps that...

Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

May 10, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they...

Embracing digital transformation is the way of the future

Africa’s mobile-readiness remains a stumbling block

May 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s mobile-readiness remains a stumbling block

Mobile readiness within the enterprise is vital to the success of a mobile strategy and is rapidly becoming a business imperative. Cassie Lessing, CEO, Strato IT Group, developers of mobile business applications, says that organisational culture can make it...

The MediaShop selects Ruckus Networks for head office connectivity

The MediaShop selects Ruckus Networks for head office connectivity

May 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on The MediaShop selects Ruckus Networks for head office connectivity

The MediaShop, a South African media agency, has selected Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, to deploy its internal wireless network at the new head office in Bryanston, Johannesburg. “As a communications agency, we understand the importance of uptime and...

Private Property has launched an all-new app, which introduces the first property feed to the market.

Private Property launches property app

May 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Private Property launches property app

Private Property has launched an all-new app, which introduces the first property feed to the market. The new property feed feature will change the way South Africans find their next property. Drawing on user-feedback, and incorporating the latest technology,...

Twitter indexes Kiswahili as one of its languages ahead of #AfricanLanguagesDay

Twitter indexes Kiswahili as one of its languages ahead of #AfricanLanguagesDay

May 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter indexes Kiswahili as one of its languages ahead of #AfricanLanguagesDay

eNitiate, a Pan-African digital agency recently launched a social media campaign #AfricanLanguagesDay. The campaign, which was inspired by the treatment that many of the African native languages are facing on social media where some of the biggest languages...