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, […]

MainOne seeks more investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid Telecom and Angola Cables discussed […]

Amazon shutting down unprofitable Quidsi unit

SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 28: An AmazonFresh Pickup storefront is pictured on March 28, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The store is one of two in Seattle, only open to Amazon employee beta participants, allows customers to order groceries online and pick them in a drive through. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP STEPHEN BRASHEAR / GETTY IMAGES NORTH […]