Saturday, February 25, 2017

African FinTech startups received most funding last year

New report has shown that the fintech sector received the most backing in 2016, with startups in the space raising a combined US$31.4 million. On the...

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked

Yahoo has announced that it has been hacked, this time, one billion accounts were affected. This is twice the number affected by a hack...

Coke Studio now has an app

As if its success is not enough, Coca-Cola has further solidified the fame of the Coke Studio Africa a collaborative music show, with the...

WhatsApp rolls out video feature across platforms

Following extensive testing and phased roll out, leading messaging app WhatsApp today officially announced the launch of its latest feature which is WhatsApp video...

Reusing passwords is the biggest threat to social media globally –...

Every now and then, news of cybersecurity breaches are published on TechCity and other major tech platforms. The increasing popularity of cybercrime has created...

MTN is testing Facebook-designed Voyager platform

MTN Group today announced it has become the first mobile operator in the world to deploy and test the open optical packet transport platform,...

Mark Zuckerberg Just Left Yaba Right. See Where He’ll be Tomorrow

Where Yaba left is the psychiatric therapy and treatment hub of Lagos mainland, Yaba right is the most popular tech community in Nigeria. It...

Facebook ventures into ecommerce in emerging markets

Small businesses in emerging markets will soon be able to sell to customers for free directly through their Facebook pages, Facebook announced yesterday (Wednesday)....

Facebook’s Aquila makes first full-scale flight

Facebook is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the...

End-to-end encryption coming to Facebook Messenger soon

Facebook recently revealed that it has rolled out end-to-end encryption to a very small number of Messenger users.  According to Tony Leach, product manager...

Facebook Live Will Broadcast a “Violent” Post Only if It Raises...

In the wake of recent killings in the USA and people resorting to social media for help, alarm and awareness, Facebook has given us...

Facebook is bringing connectivity to remote areas with Opencellular

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday announced the launch of Opencellular which he described as a critical aspect of the company's efforts at...

Looks like Facebook now owes the Brits an apology

Last week, Facebook had to apologise to Filipinos for erroneously stating their nation was at war. And today an apology to the Brits may be...

Facebook suicide prevention tools allows you save a life

Facebook has announced that it is rolling out its suicide prevention tools and resources globally. Previously, this tool was available only to some English-speaking...

Facebook apologises for erroneously declaring that the Philippines was at war

The red and blue colours on the Philippine flag can be rearranged to communicate whether or not the country is at war. When red...

Facebook Unveils New “Hide From Your Timeline Feature”

Being able to hide posts from your Facebook page is old story, but now Facebook has added a new “Hide From Your Timeline” function...

Facebook unveils 1,500 new Emojis

Facebook just rolled out 1,500 new Emojis or emoticons or smileys to allow you better express yourself while chatting with friends and family. Wondering why...

Facebook’s AI Systems Fight Offensive Content

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do; or so they say. This AI can remove content that is perceived...

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