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Opera introduces free unlimited VPN service for Android devices

image credit: countrycaller.com Opera has finally released its free unlimited VPN service for Android. The Opera VPN service is a separate application from the company’s web browser. The VPN service allows you to browse the internet privately and anonymously, hiding what you do online from being tracked. The VPN also allows you to bypass firewalls and […]

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Media

6 ways to monetize your website without a sea of ads

After realising the unfavourable effects of ads on user experience and data consumption, I found it necessary to investigate alternative ways an online publication can monetize their website. Yes, it is possible to let go of Google AdSense (pay per click), banners and pop-ups and go ad-free. The ad-free diet doesn’t have to be full blown, […]

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Google joins ad fight, looks to punish websites with invasive pop up ads

image credit: marketingland.com Google recently announced that it will be punishing mobile websites that have interstitial ads as of January, 2017. Interstitial ads are ads that show or “pop-up” while the actual web page is downloading or in the background. image credit: designshack.com Google plans to punish the websites practicing this form of advertising by […]

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Social Media

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for abusive content, plus how to report tweets and accounts

Twitter has suspended 360,000 accounts for violating its prohibitions on violent threats and promotion of terrorism over the past year. The move is in line with its  public policy that aims to combat any subversive content. According to their official blog statement, daily suspensions have surged by 80% , with a significant rise suspensions occurring after terrorist […]

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Social Media

Olympic Committee Regulated Social Media to protect broadcast revenue, future of live global events in question

image credit: wearesocial.com The Rio 2016 Olympics came to an end in a spectacular closing ceremony in the historic Maracana Stadium. The games have been entertaining and full of controversy but aside from it all Brazil seems to have pulled it off. Besides the sporting events, there has been a raging debate on the sidelines toward the impact […]

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HGI Web Developers and Designers Hackathon 2016

Image Credit Unsplash.com This is a sponsored article submitted by Hove Group Investments (HGI) Hove Group Investments (HGI) is a business solutions service provider that is focused on creating and implementing unique solutions in line with client requirements. HGI works with a variety of technology partners bringing a wealth of international experience to the local […]

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Miscellaneous

Where is the “smart” in smart water meters?

Harare City Council began rolling out pre-paid water meters early this year. A public outcry against the move did not stop the City Council from going ahead with their project. The rollout “pilot project” installed water meters in Bluffhill, Sunningdale, Kambuzuma, Greendale, Avenues, and Avondale. Unfortunately, I live in one of the areas listed above, so […]

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Enterprise

African Tech Hubs double in less than one year: a place to meet, network and grow

image credit – Techrepublic.com The number of tech hubs in Africa has risen from 120 to 314 according to a report by GSMA. A tech-hub is any physical space that provides start-ups with resources and services to support their growth and include: incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, fab labs, maker spaces, hacker spaces and other innovation spaces.  The growth of tech hubs […]

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