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  • 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...

  • Instagram rolls out multiple account feature

    January 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram rolls out multiple account feature

    To simplify the lives for multi-Instagram account owners, the company has begun rolling out a new feature that lets ‘grammers posts their pics to multiple accounts simultaneously. In a recent interview with TechCrunch, a company spokesperson stated that...

  • Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    January 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    On Tuesday, 8 January 2019, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a host of public forums on how technology can better serve society. According to a blogpost, Zuckerberg says he will host a discussion every few weeks — some with tech leaders...

  • Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

    December 17, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

    Instagram has joined social media networks including Facebook, WhatsApp, Voxer in rolling out voice messaging to it’s app. Considering that Facebook is the parent company of both WhatsApp and Instagram, it may come as a surprise that the latter...

  • Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

    December 14, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments Off on Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

    This week Giphy revealed an extension for its mobile app that brings a GIF keyboard to all multimedia-supporting applications. Giphy has udpated its iOS app to include a new sticker-making tool and a keyboard extension that you could incorporate into text....

  • Kenyan brand, Huddah Cosmetics has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform

    Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

    November 20, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

    As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan brand Huddah Cosmetics, has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform; leveraging on Facebook to provide a unique product discovery shopping experience for their customers....

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook opens first pop-up stores

    November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Facebook opens first pop-up stores

    A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. With Black Friday coming up on, November 23, 2018, Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in...

  • 3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

    3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

    November 5, 2018 • RetailComments Off on 3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

    Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers – as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it...

  • Instagram gets even more music-friendly with new Shazam integration

    Instagram integrates Shazam feature in app

    November 5, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Instagram integrates Shazam feature in app

    Shazam is the latest music feature to be integrated directly into Instagram Stories, thanks to a new partnership with the Facebook-owned app. Instagram users can share now identified songs and post them to Instagram Stories. The integration officially went...

  • AI experts highlight the capabilities of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

    Huawei launches EMUI 9.0

    October 6, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches EMUI 9.0

    Huawei’s newest Android-based operating system was first announced at the IFA 2018 in Berlin. The recently unveiled EMUI 9.0 offers a natural user experience that is simple, enjoyable, and consistent—and unlike any other operating system on the market...

  • Use Instagram’s Nametag feature to follow real life people faster

    October 5, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Use Instagram’s Nametag feature to follow real life people faster

    Now you can quickly add friends on Instagram by scanning their nametags. You can also customize your own nametag with emojis, colors and selfies. pic.twitter.com/fq4HFNiDMy — Instagram (@instagram) October 4, 2018 Instagram is introducing a new feature...

  • Instagram selects new CEO

    Instagram selects new CEO

    October 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram selects new CEO

    During the course of September 2018, it was revealed that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had officially resigned from their positions. The resignation of Systrom and Krieger had been sparked by reported clashes with Facebook CEO Mark...

  • IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the week

    IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the week

    September 30, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular...

  • Instagram selects new CEO

    Instagram co-founders call it quits

    September 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram co-founders call it quits

    Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have officially resigned from their positions and will be exiting the company, which had been purchased by Facebook in 2012. The news was confirmed via Kevin Systrom’s blog which was updated with the...

  • How to get verified on Instagram

    August 29, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get verified on Instagram

    Instagram is opening itself up for more users to attain that magical blue check mark, officially known as Verified Badges, that only the most popular users qualify for. All they really mean is that Instagram has confirmed that an account is authentic and...