• June 25, 2022


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Facebook finds another sneaky way of gathering data with its new app

Remember when it was revealed in January that Facebook used to pay teens and gather mobile app usage data from them through an app? Well, the company shut that program down after a huge backlash, but the app’s sorta making a comeback. Facebook today announced a new app called Study, that will collect your data in exchange for cash. The […]

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Experts predict a fall in Huawei shipments by a quarter this year

China’s Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said. Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019 if the ban […]

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Kotlin is now Google’s preferred language for Android app development

Google today announced that the Kotlin programming language is now its preferred language for Android app developers. “Android development will become increasingly Kotlin-first,” Google writes in today’s announcement. “Many new Jetpack APIs and features will be offered first in Kotlin. If you’re starting a new project, you should write it in Kotlin; code written in Kotlin often mean […]

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Avenger’s Endgame movie sets new record

In its opening weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” made breaking box office recordslook like a snap. What the new record is all about The last film in what Marvel Studios  dubbed phase three of its rollout of characters and plots in an ever-expanding cinematic universe is a box office marvel raking in an estimated $1.2 billion at the box office. Benefiting […]

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MacKenzie Bezos gives ex-husband Jeff 75 percent of Amazon stocks

In a tweet today, MacKenzie Bezos noted that her 26-year marriage to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been formally dissolved. She added that she will be giving the executive all interest in the Bezos-owned Washington Post and privatized space company, Blue Origin. The deal also finds MacKenzie giving her ex 75 percent of their joint Amazon […]

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MTN plans on acquiring two remaining 4G spectrum lots

MTN Ghana is gearing up to acquire the two remaining 2x5MHz spectrum lots in the 800MHz band. The spectrums were left after Vodafone Ghana bought one for $30 million December last year. “MTN intends to acquire this remaining spectrum to enable it to continue to give its customers an increasingly better experience on the network,” […]

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WhatsApp finally lets you prevent people from adding you to unwanted groups

WhatsApp’s group conversations can be awfully annoying when you’re dragged into them without your consent. It’s finally rolled out a fix for that, in the form of a new setting that lets you choose who can add you to group chats – and thankfully, there’s also a way to put a stop to this nonsense […]

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Instagram tests way to let you buy products directly on the app

Buying an eyeshadow palette or a pair of sneakers you spot on Instagram is about to get easier if you’re in the US.  Facebook-owned Instagram said Tuesday it’s testing a feature called checkout that will allow users to buy a product without leaving the photo-sharing app. That means Instagram users don’t have to go through […]

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Huawei builds an android alternative

Tensions between the U.S. and Huawei show no sign of easing. Last week, the electronics giant announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the government over an “unconstitutional” ban on its products. Meanwhile, earlier this week, the U.S. threatened German intelligence over the country’s use of Huawei 5G products. The company has understandably been prepping for a further […]

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Jumia to be first African start-up on NY Stock Exchange

An e-commerce company based in Nigeria is to become the first African start-up to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Jumia could go public in the next month. The company, which was given a $1bn valuation in 2016, offers a range of online goods and has branched into food delivery, hotel and flight […]

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