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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

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to disable RC4 stream Cipher support in their respective browser clients

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have made an announcement today, that beginning next year, they’ll disable outdated security technology RC4 stream Cipher in their respective browser apps – Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer and Firefox. RC4 has since 1987 been supported as an encryption tool on most browsers and Internet services, and over the years, quite

Google opens a Pay-As-You-Go purchasing model for its Maps Web Service APIs

Until this point, Google’s Map Web Service API has been lacking a flexible pricing model for developers. That’s why the search company is introducing a new simple and clean Web Service API pay-as-you-go purchasing option for developers, making it darn flexible. According to Google, “In this new purchasing structure, the Google Maps Geocoding, Directions, Distance

Online shopping portal, PayPorte provides Nigerians with free mobile internet access

Online shopping portal, PayPorte is giving away free internet access to hundreds of thousands of Nigerians on the Airtel network, thanks to Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass, which enables brands to sponsor zero cost internet access through mobile operators to customers. The deal is similar to what online news portal, Naij.com did back in June, in


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BBC is archiving its pages removed from Google’s response to Europe’s “right to be forgotten law”

In a bid to remain transparent to license fee payers, the BBC has created a dedicated portal to archive links affected on Google search following the search giant’s obligatory response to Europe’s “right to be forgotten law.” Though the links will no longer be available on Google search, the BBC thinks it needs to cache

Facebook users can now integrate OpenPGP keys on their profile for better email security

Facebook has today open a new experimental encryption feature that allows users list their OpenPGP keys directly on their profile for better email security. The feature only available on desktop enables end-to-end notification email encryption from the company to your email accounts. So when you list your OpenPGP keys on your profile and switch on