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Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multi-year agreement that means all Amazon employees will start to use video-conferencing and business communication platform Slack. This deal comes on the heels of Slack facing increasing competition from Microsoft's Teams platform. The deal will also see Slack migrate its voice and video...
Twitter has taken to social media to set the record straight regarding the platform's new policies on misinformation. In a series of Tweets, Twitter says that it's is not focused on flagging or labelling every piece of misinformation as it's rather tackling the content with "the highest potential for...
Facebook has announced that it's Google Photos transfer tool is officially available to all users across the globe - after first being released in the US and Canada in April. "Today, we’re releasing a tool that will enable Facebook users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos directly to other...
Nigerian entrepreneur and former Diamond Bank CEO, Uzoma Dozie has launched a digital ecosystem - called Sparkle - that provides financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe. Sparkle, which has been granted a banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been built to...
Facebook has launched a new feature called Manage Activity which allows users to travel through their old posts and pick and choose which ones to keep and which ones to delete. https://about.fb.com/news/2020/06/introducing-manage-activity/ The new feature will make it easy for users who want to clear up some unwanted posts from their...
Google is facing a new wave of legal issues. The latest is a $5-billion lawsuit in the US over claims that the search engine giant collected user information when they surfed the Internet in Google Chrome's 'private' Incognito Mode. The class-action lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Northern...
YouTube Music, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music have all pledged in support of Blackout Tuesday - a campaign calling for the music industry to put normal day-to-day operations on 'pause' and "and instead spend time reflecting on how to support the black community." According to The Verge, this movement...
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to spend their free time mostly at home. Staying at home usually also means spending much time using different Internet-connected devices. For clear reasons, children’s growing online activity can cause lots of worries for their parents. According to a Kaspersky survey, 41% of...
Chinese Social Media platform TikTok laid out a series of actions on Monday in an effort to address criticisms that its algorithm is suppressing black creators on the app. The actions include launching a "creator diversity council" in which the platform will aim at "recognising and uplifting the voices driving...
Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage continued vigilance against COVID-19. With more than 100,000 coronavirus cases confirmed on the continent and containment...
Apple Music has reduced its prices by almost half of the original price and increased its trial period by double the initial period in Kenya. The subscription-based music streaming service offers access to over 50-million songs.  Initially, individual users would have to pay about KES 1,066 ($9.99), however, this is...
After hacking and taking down the Minneapolis Police Department website, the Anonymous hacker-group continued their protest spree and hacked the United Nations website, taking down a part of the site - the United Nations Civil Society Participation website - and replacing it with an image protesting the death of...
YouTube has released its new video chapters feature to all users on desktop, smartphones and tablets. Chapters, the new feature that soft-launched in April, will make it easier to skip to precisely where you want to go in a video, similar to the chapters in a book, or scenes...
Playfre has announced that it plans on expands platform across the entire continent. Before this, Playfre - which launched in May 2019 - was limited to only 18 African countries and before that, only to 5 African countries. With a library of over 50 million songs and 2 million artists,...
United States President Donald Trump has signed a controversial executive order that could allow federal officials in the US to go after technology giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google over how those companies treat content that appears on their websites. The president, whom The Independent claims, has uttered "thousands of...
Instagram and Facebook are making it a little easier for South Africans to support local businesses in their communities thanks to the new gift card feature. Facebook has created this feature to help local businesses, such as restaurants, fitness studios, salons, bookshops and bakeries as they navigate their way...
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