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Coronavirus Outbreak

African Tech Companies Unite Against COVID-19 through Safe Hands Kenya Alliance

'Safe Hands Kenya' is the nationwide public health awareness campaign backed by renowned Kenyan tech firms including Twiga, Jumia, KOKO Networks, Ushahidi, Copia, Lynk and M-KOPA. They join a broad alliance of community organisations providing rapid mass sanitation with...

How to add Close Friends on Instagram

With a fair portion of the world practising social-distancing, self-isolation and enforced lockdowns, navigating your social life has been reduced to the stories, the posts and the comments seen on social media platforms. To make keeping up with your favourites...

Microsoft Shares 3 New Teams Updates

Microsoft Teams — which brings together chat, meetings, calling, and Office 365 document sharing — is marking its third anniversary by sharing new communication and collaboration features. The new capabilities, according to Microsoft, reflect its commitment to two things: building...

Facebook Bug “Deletes” All Posts Relating to COVID-19

Facebook, along with 6 other information-sharing goliaths, has been working hard to ensure that any misinformation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak is detected and then removed from its platform. And while this is a great way to tackle the spread of...

Kenyan Man Arrested for Posting “Misleading and Alarming” Coronavirus Information

In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks across Africa, a Kenyan man has been charged with spreading misleading and alarming information - essentially fake news - on social media. Taking to Twitter, 23-year-old Elijah Muthui Kitonyo published a tweet where he...

Twitter Instructs all Employees to Work from Home

Twitter has ordered employees around the world to work from home following the COVID-19 pandemic - with Tweeps in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan already working remotely. The social media company, based in San Fransico, operates more than...

YouTube is Demonetising Ads on Videos that reference the Coronavirus, according to Content Creators

The Novel Coronavirus has been a worldwide topic of conversation since the outbreak in 2019 - health experts, media and content creators alike have taken to online platforms to share the latest news on the spread, helpful tips to...

‘Chinese WhatsApp’ WeChat could be Censoring Keywords about Coronavirus

The most popular messaging app in China and counterpart to WhatsApp, WeChat – owned by the controversial megacorp, Tencent – has been censoring keywords about the coronavirus since as early as 1 January, reports The Verge citing an analysis. The...

Is Huawei trivialising the Impact of the Coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had unprecedented impacts on the globe - from halted travel and complete city shit downs to major cuts in tech manufacturing. And companies relying on goods from China have had to deal with a...

Apple faces decrease in revenue due to Coronavirus outbreak

Global tech giant, Apple believes that it won't meet its revenue guidance for this quarter because of an overall decrease in the demand for smartphones worldwide and planned cuts in production as a result of the coronavirus. This demonstrates how...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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