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Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project to arrive early next year

Google’s new open source project Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) built to make better the performance of the mobile web will be arriving early next year, according to a report from the company yesterday. The project which already has close to 30 publishing partners including The Guardian and The Washington Post integrating it as part of

Google received 65 million requests to takedown pirated content links from search results last month

Publishing copyright holders may seem to have found a little way of assaying to crack down on pirated content in search results, and have been intensely driving home on that — takedown requests of late. Following a number of requests from publishers, Google has had to tweak its search algorithm to position the pageRank of

Google+ redesign in new update focuses on communities

Google has given its social network Google+ a full redesign across all devices that focuses on Communities and Collections, thanks to users feedback. The company fine-tuned the social platform with focus on both features to improve discovery and meet users need. Communities lets different niched buffs like horologists, painters or gamers share and talk about


BBC World Service launches African-designed BBC Minute Catchup

The BBC World Service has launched a new digital prototype media player, dubbed BBC Minute CatchUp in its bid to reach the large young African audience online through social and digital media outlets. Designed by Cape Town’s social enterprise hub, RLabs from a hackathon held earlier this year by BBC World Service and BBC digital


Facebook’s Slideshow makes it easy to serve video ads in developing countries

Video content consumption online is apparently increasing everyday with people even wanting more engagement on mobile, but connectivity varies around the world — slow and expensive in developing countries, and that poses a challenge to businesses trying to serve video ads to people within their target audience in such areas. In a bid to allow

Google introduces YouTube Red, it’s ad-free membership video streaming service

There’s been speculations going on around the Interwebs of Google outing an ad-free membership video service off YouTube in the near future, and today the company finally gave a positive reply to the rumours by unveiling YouTube Red. YouTube Red is a $9.99/month subscription video service built to offer users the best streaming experience across

Google to offer its Apps for Work suite to some businesses for free

Google’s Apps for Work suite that houses Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar, Google Drive and a few other products, offered to businesses at a rate of $5 per user per month for the Basic version and $10 per user per month for an Advanced version will now be offered freely to customers who are in a


Google’s practise of making out-of-print books accessible online is legal after all

US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York yesterday, noted that, making out-of-print books (books no longer available from a publisher) accessible online is legal. This was made known when the Authors Guild and some other writers made cases on that front, claiming Internet giant Google, a company known for such practise in Google


Google partners Kenya National Archives & Documentation Centre to digitize Africa’s rare artifacts

In its effort to further preserve Africa’s rich cultural heritage and diversity, Kenya National Archives & Documentation Centre has partnered Google Cultural Institute (GCI) to digitize its rare artifacts and other important documents.

Dropbox now integrates well with Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat DC for better PDF editing

Cloud storage provider Dropbox is now making it easier for users to edit PDF files on the go in a recent update to its client app. By simply connecting your Dropbox account with a suitable Adobe app, you’ve already bettered your document workflow, as you can now easily access them from the cloud without switching

Google announces Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative

Google has revealed a new project targeted at making better the performance of the mobile web called Accelerated Mobile Pages. The project will make web pages load faster while still surfacing heavy contents like videos, animations, graphics and ads. The search giant says using a new open framework in AMP HTML, forked from existing technologies

Microsoft’s digital voice assistant Cortana integrates LinkedIn

Microsoft’s digital voice assistant Cortana on Windows 10 is trying to make meetings more personal with its recent integration of professional network LinkedIn. What’s this means is, customers using Windows Mail and Calendar for meetings can now connect their LinkedIn account, which will allow them send LinkedIn requests, see other people’s photos, links to their

Google rolls out Chromecast-enabled Photos app to Android handsets

Mountain View announced at its San Francisco event days ago that it’s updated its Photos app with some nifty features, including support for Chromecast, it’s TV dongle. Chromecast integration, now means the Photos app allows you view photos and videos on your TV, swiftly share animations from Photos to WhatsApp. It also lets users subscribe

Microsoft’s Project Spark to switch to a free and open model in October

Microsoft has announced that an update is coming to Project Spark on October 5 that’ll switch the game creation platform from a free-to-play model to a completely free and open creation one. Completely free and open in the sense that all previously paid downloadable content will now be accessible freely for all users. According to

Facebook to bring the Internet to refugee camps – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, at the United Nations Private Sector Forum said his company will be assisting in making Internet available in refugee camps, by joining forces with the intergovernmental body, the NYT reports. According to the NYT, Zuckerberg called this project an “enabler of human rights” and a “force for peace.” Noting that


The 5 Biggest Entertainment Sectors In Nigeria [REPORT]

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, Nigeria’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from $4 billion USD in 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%. While noting that the Nigerian market is heavily driven by consumer spend, the report noted that Internet access will


Four Nigerian tech firms launch e-commerce platform, MyShoppey

A partnership between online financial services platform Paga; courier company ACE; digital marketing company Anozim, and digital development firm Cousant has given birth to MyShoppey, an e-commerce platform. MyShoppey seeks to become the Shopify of Africa by providing retailers and merchants with a turn-key solution from digital storefronts to logistics, with extra features such beautiful