Why Amazon and Google just can’t get along

For Amazon, this was a week of war and peace. On Tuesday, Google said it would cut off Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices from YouTube, starting on January 1. Google also immediately began blocking YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show smart screen device, marking the second time it has done so. The search giant said it was responding to unfair treatment […]

‘We’re designing minds’: Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade

Ramsay Brown, co-founder of Dopamine Labs in California, shares some insight about what makes some apps so addictive. (CBC News) The average Canadian teenager is on track to spend nearly a decade of their life staring at a smartphone, and that’s no accident, according to an industry insider who shared some time-sucking secrets of the […]

Amazon’s next targets: FedEx and UPS

Amazon has gotten so good at moving merchandise that it now accounts for 43 cents of every dollar spent online in the U.S., according to eMarketer. An ebullient Wall Street last week sent the company’s share price soaring after a record-breaking third quarter, and made CEO Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world. What’s […]

WhatsApp is about to make the biggest change since it was bought by Facebook

WhatsApp Business is now available to a select number of testers WhatsApp is building an all-new version of its popular messaging app. The dramatically different app will be designed from the ground-up to enable customers and companies to communicate. Dubbed WhatsApp Business, the new service will allow Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, to monetise the hugely-successful messenger. WhatsApp […]

NITDA laments Nigeria’s N720b yearly loss to IT importation

Director General, NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami (3rd left) and Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity Senator AbdulFatai Buhari (1st right) during the inspection tour of Nigeria’s Startups participating at the Global GITEX Future Stars Movement in Dubai. PHOTO: TWITTER NITDA • Agency sees startups’ growth as panacea to losses • Lawmakers promise tax holiday […]

Facebook Shuts Down 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day And That’s Still Not Enough

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network removes in excess of one million accounts every single day, that breach the user agreement, but is still struggling to stem the tide presented by so-called “threat actors”. This is according to Facebook’s security chief, Alex Stamos, who appeared at at conference on Wednesday evening, saying that he believes in the integrity of the […]

Facebook sneaks into China with photo sharing app

China and its strict censorship laws have banned western internet media and social platforms like Twitter, Google, and especially Facebook, but the latter has recently managed to work its way through the country’s “Great Firewall.” How? It seems the social media giant created an app called Colorful Balloons, which functions just like its own photo-sharing app Moments, […]