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Facebook Accused Of Transcribing Audio Messages Sent Via Messenger

Facebook and privacy are new water and oil. Regardless of how much the company says they will do better on the privacy front, the last two years have just proved that privacy is not a core concern for the social media giant. Most recently, Bloomberg has reported that the company paid contractors to transcribe users’ […]

Zimbabweans to teach each other programming in Hour of Code

Learning how to code is important for everyone, and I’m not just saying that because it’s geek rhetoric – Its a fact supported by the state of skills demand for the 21st century. Locally we always harp on about how we would benefit by having programming introduced as a compulsory part of new age learning, but […]

Facebook financial results at a glance: it’s all about ad revenue and mobile

Yesterday Facebook reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The figures posted by the social media giant showed a strong performance across several areas despite losses from its IM acquisition WhatsApp. Revenue for the third quarter came to $3.2 billion which was a 59% increase from last year. Advertising revenue was a cool $2.96 […]

How Google+ will improve the visibility of your digital assets

  It is often punted that Facebook is a universe and other social networking platforms are just planets living in it. This might seem to be an indisputable truism as the numbers back it up. However, considered in isolation, the figures alone are a wrong determinant of the efficacy of a social networking platform. Other much smaller platforms provide […]

The 20 tips for aspiring developers

Who wants to be a developer? Here are a few pointers from my own personal experience….nothing from Google. You don’t have to be super intelligent to be a developer In fact i feel as if my IQ got better the more i exercised my brain muscles. So for me intelligence is a product of programming […]

WhatsApp’s latest milestone: 600 million active users,1 billion in sight

Yesterday co-founder and CEO of IM platform WhatsApp, Jan Koum tweeted that the application now has 600 million active users. The figure affirms WhatsApp as the world’s most popular instant messaging application ahead of rivals like WeChat (438 million users), Line (235 million users) and Facebook Messenger; a position the app has held even in the […]

Facebook announces free data access in Zambia with

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg has just announced that Facebook is launching the application in Zambia. This app allows free data access to basic internet services. Zambia is the first country which will benefit from this project and its large set of free internet services with other countries in other parts of the […]

One billion people milestone for Facebook!

Mark Zuckerburg, the famous founder and CEO of the world’s largest social network Facebook, announced today that his company now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. The announcement was made on the site by the 28-year-old billionaire: This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If […]