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Since the first friend request was made on the Harvard campus in 2004, Facebook has become the biggest social media platform in the world by far, with 1.94 billion active users, which is more than Twitter, Whatsapp and Instagram combined. Five new profiles are created every second, and half a...
Google and Ipsos have in their latest report, provided some insight into how people use smartphones for travel related tasks. According to the report, 51% of smartphone users in the I-want-to-go moments turn to their devices for information as well as activities related to travel. These may include booking hotels online, buying flight...
The advent of social media has helped to introduce the concept of ‘social media for professional networking’. Slowly, ‘in-person’ networking is being overpowered by simply connecting to social networking sites. It’s all part of the phenomenon of social media that engages tens of millions of internet users per day. In...
With many countries currently experiencing at least some form of lockdown, businesses are waist-deep in uncharted waters. Companies large and small have had to transform rapidly as they attempt to continue operating while keeping their employees safe. Yet many organizations are encountering a host of new challenges. Taking this into...
More than half of South African adult cellphone users living in cities and towns are using WhatsApp on their phones.  This is the key finding of research conducted by World Wide Worx and Fuseware into the use of social media and instant messaging (IM) on cellphones in South Africa. In...
WhatsApp has seen unprecedented growth in the last few months as average usage has risen by more than 40%. Uptake in the popular messaging platform can be widely attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe - reports data researcher Kantar. Since initially coming in to play in late December...
Taxi-hailing company, Uber, has revealed that they concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers. The breach occurred in October 2016 and Uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data. The hackers found 57 million names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, Uber released a statement on their...
In June 2019, Facebook unveiled details behind its long-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra. The company’s new digital platform is said to allow users to send and spend money at a next-to-nothing fee. While the coin is only going public in 2020, it’s garnered much anticipation from crypto-enthusiasts and even more scepticism...
Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to return to his country from a reported holiday in the UK. Over the past week the Senate president, Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, visited the president in the UK. To reassure the Nigerian public of their president's wellbeing,...
Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Express Wi-Fi is a fast, affordable public wi-fi hotspot service. Surf has already rolled out...
On 5 July 2019 in Espoo, Finland, Nokia announced that Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has selected the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution in order to expand the capacity and coverage of its LTE network. This is said to support subscriber growth. This solution will also enable TST to deliver narrowband...
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Kenya has announced that during this year's general elections, scheduled for August 8th, a comprehensive solution of biometric technology kit will be distributed throughout the whole country. In a bid to host free, credible and fair elections over 45,000 tablet devices...
On Wednesday 6 December 2017, social media giants, Facebook, revealed its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. Social Media has become an important tool for people to connect with each other from all over the world, it has never...
On 12 August 2019, Meesho, an Indian online marketplace, announced the closing of a $125 million fundraiser led by Naspers,  multi-national media and internet group headquartered in South Africa. The fundraiser was aided by Facebook and existing investors such as SAIF Sequoia, RPS, Venture Highway and Shunwei Capital. In...
South Africa’s shoppers are growing more comfortable with the idea of online shopping. But is our level of education about the associated risks keeping pace? Considering the rising trends of local data breaches and the number of consumers falling victim to cybercrime, it seems not. The South African Police Service...
Online and mobile payment platform Alipay has announced a partnership with Zapper, a mobile payment, customer insights and digital marketing platform developed in South Africa. As revealed by the firm, this partnership will allow Chinese tourist in South Africa to pay using their smartphones at 10,000 Zapper-affiliated merchants across the...
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