Microsoft acquires top software development platform GitHub

Microsoft acquires top software development platform GitHub

After many speculations, Microsoft has confirmed yesterday in its blog to have made steps to acquire the world’s leading software development platform GitHub. Microsoft states that developers will be at the center of solving the world’s most pressing challenges. However, the real power comes when every developer can create together, collaborate, share code and build on each other’s work. In all walks of life, we see the power of communities, and this is true for…

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Microsoft, SEACOM launch Azure ExpressRoute Cloud Service for customers

Microsoft, SEACOM launch Azure ExpressRoute Cloud Service for customers

Microsoft, in partnership with SEACOM, has launched a cloud service that will allow customers to extend their on-premises networks into the cloud without going over the public internet. The service, dubbed Azure ExpressRoute, enables customers to create private connections between datacenters and infrastructure on their premises or in a cloud environment. “We are excited about the added value that this will bring to our customers – particularly over a secured and reliable connection provided through…

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Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has been embroiled in a bug scandal with irresponsible data  sharing with Cambridge Analytica. This has resulted is suspensions of companies such as  AggregateIQ and Cubeyou. Facebook began on Monday alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The company will to post a link at the top of users’ news feeds that will let them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what…

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Mozilla Yanks its adverts from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mozilla Yanks its adverts from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The nonprofit developer behind the popular Firefox browser, Mozilla is pausing and will no longer advertise on Facebook. The company said in a a blog post on Wednesday that “Mozilla is pressing pause on our Facebook advertising,” Chief Operating Officer Denelle Dixon wrote. She further explained that in examining the social network’s policies following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, “we found that its current default settings leave access open to a lot of data — particularly with…

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Why Sarahah the anonymous feedback app is trending

Why Sarahah the anonymous feedback app is trending

In the past week or so, you might have stumbled upon the #Sarahah. The app which actually launched a few months ago, has grown fast Egypt and Saudi Arabia, according to a BBC report. The app has however become a trending hit in India, it is now the No. 1 app in the iOS App Store. The Sarahah app is been designed to allow users send and receive  anonymous feedback from others. The app developers…

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.Net Prices to Increase by 10% from 2018 Verisign announces

.Net Prices to Increase by 10% from 2018 Verisign announces

 VeriSign Inc. VRSN  the top domain name and internet security provider, has reported better-than-expected second-quarter 2017 results, which also improved year over year. The company reported adjusted earnings (excluding all one-time items but including stock-based compensation) of 99 cents a share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 91 cents. Quarterly earnings also increased 13.8% from 87 cents reported in the year-ago quarter. Approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in…

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Digital Evolution Index Puts Kenya among top digitally advanced countries

Digital Evolution Index Puts Kenya among top digitally advanced countries

The world experiencing the rapid spreading of widespread Digital technology is widespread. At the moment, more people have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet while there are more mobile connections than people on the planet. The internet is leaderless and as such cross-border flows of digitally transmitted data have grown exponentiallt accounting for more than one-third of the increase in global GDP in 2014. In the other hand cross border capital and free…

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African Telcos Ganging up on WhatsApp and other OTTs as revenue declines

African Telcos Ganging up on WhatsApp and other OTTs as revenue declines

Africa is rated as the continent with the highest mobile subscription rates, however, Mobile revenue growth has faced a consistent decline since 2013 and is expected to continue its downward trend until the end of the decade. The steady drop in mobile revenue is attributed largely to the user preference on downloading and using of over-the-top (OTT) messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for daily chats and voice calls. A new GSM Association (GSMA)…

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Africa & Middle East lag in Mobile Messaging Usage, eMarketer

Africa & Middle East lag in Mobile Messaging Usage, eMarketer

eMarketer projects that 1.82 billion people across the globe will use apps like Facebook Messenger and WeChat in 2017, an increase of 15.5% year over year. The company that creates most comprehensive source of information on how to do business in a digital world says that despite the global adoption of mobile messaging, Middle East and Africa is the only region where mobile messaging users are in the minority. Just 22.7% of mobile phone internet…

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Jamii Telcom May Soon Launch Faiba Money to Rival M-Pesa

Jamii Telcom May Soon Launch Faiba Money to Rival M-Pesa

Jamii Telecom signals preparations to launch its own mobile money platform to rival its competitors. The move may could be possible following its recent acquisition  of the 700MHz frequency that could allow the company widely known for its Faiba brand to operate 4G as well as mobile phone services with prefix 0747 on what the authority says is a “trial”. The June 2017 edition of the Industrial Property Journal  advert shows that Jamii Telecom has…

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