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UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

February 14, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country. Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in public places, began in Lagos 2018 and extended [&hellip...

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Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The first month of university for South African students has kicked off and with it, students will begin to feel the effects of the high cost of education. While students have always struggled to afford basic necessities, today’s generation faces more...

Fears of an Internet Shutdown in Nigeria on the Rise

Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are...

Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

Apple and Google’s feud continues

February 9, 2019 • Online & SocialComments (0)

Earlier this week, Apple disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. However, on Thursday, February 7, Apple widened its privacy feud...

SONA, Bushiri and 21 Savage ranked as top Google searches this week

February 8, 2019 • Online & SocialComments (0)

The second State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa garnered a lot of interest from netizens this week, with South Africans generating more than 100 000 search queries for “SONA 2019” on Wednesday and more than 10 000 queries for “SONA...

WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media platform, WhatsApp bans about two million accounts per month from its messaging platform. According to the company, three-quarters of problematic accounts are identified without user report or human intervention, 20 percent of them at the time of...

Ghana gets affordable Wifi services

Ghana gets affordable Wifi services

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has partnered with Facebook to deploy Express Wifi in residential areas. Express Wi-Fi aims to reduce barriers to connectivity such as limited infrastructure and high data costs, giving more people, such as small business entrepreneurs and...

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

February 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Up until recently, Google collected your data but never directly tied your identity to it. It has since lifted the ban on personally identifiable web tracking and can now use all of the information collected from your searches, your email, Youtube, Maps, and...

LG South Africa unveils new WhatsApp service

WhatsApp introduces new privacy settings for iPhone

February 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Popular Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp has updated its iOS app, on Tuesday, 05 February with support for biometric authentication, allowing users to ‘lock’ the app with Face ID or Touch ID. To activate the new feature, you’ll need to head to the...

Facebook Flex to launch in Lesotho

Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

February 5, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on 5 February, Facebook is joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies. The campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyberbullying and...

MTN appoints new executives

MTN launches “Double Your Bundle” promotion

February 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN launches “Double Your Bundle” promotion

MTN has announced that it has slashed it’s out of bundle (OOB) data rate by up to 75% for prepaid customers and that it will be doubling selected prepaid voice and data bundles for the next two months. Prepaid customers currently not making use of data...

Google+ says goodbye to consumers on April 2

Google+ says goodbye to consumers on April 2

January 31, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google+ says goodbye to consumers on April 2

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google+ for consumers on April 2. It comes as no surprise that the service is shutting down considering that Google confirmed its plans a while ago. Only now there is a set date to prep for. April 2nd will...

New partnership enables cost-effective broadband satellite in Africa

New partnership enables cost-effective broadband satellite in Africa

January 30, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on New partnership enables cost-effective broadband satellite in Africa

Axiz has announced the signing of Innova HTS, a new partner that enables cost-effective broadband satellite solutions into Africa. Innova HTS complements an already comprehensive range of solutions from Axiz aimed at enhancing its digital platform offering....

Uganda: Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 mln

January 30, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 mln

According to a quarterly report by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September.41 Last year, Uganda’s parliament...

10 best ways to manage a brand on Instagram in 2019

10 best ways to manage a brand on Instagram in 2019

January 28, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on 10 best ways to manage a brand on Instagram in 2019

Continuous follower, growth, actions, and engagement are necessary for the success of your business on Instagram. The social networking site is regularly used by companies for promoting their brands and reaping great returns. However, the way big brands are...