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US President Barack Obama has enjoyed a surge in Facebook "likes", thanks to a co-ordinated social media campaign. His page received more than one million "likes" in a single day - compared with about 30,000 per day in earlier weeks. His team paid for "Sponsored Stories" to appear in some...
Samsung's mobile division head JK Shin has confirmed to Korean media that Samsung is going to announce a 4-inch version of Galaxy S III in Germany on Thursday. He did not reveal any details about the smartphone, but that should become clear in about 24 hours from now. The 4-inch...
The period between 2003 and 2007 will always remain memorable in the history of Uganda’s electricity sector.This is because a prolonged drought affected operations of the country’s main source of electricity, the Owen Falls Dam.The poor hydrology led to a substantial decrease in electricity output. Power supply deficit was...
Exactly half a century ago, the British flag – Union Jack – was lowered and the new Uganda flag hoisted to take its place in a historic event that took place at Kololo airstrip in Kampala.
Since taking office in 2000, President Paul Kagame has taken Rwanda by the cuff and driven unprecedented growth, resulting in the country being ranked the third most competitive in Sub-Saharan Africa in this year’s World Economic Forum global competitiveness report. Amongst the President’s pet topics  increasing ICT availability across...
A congressional investigation has labeled Chinese telecommunications equipment firms Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security and will advise government departments and US companies to steer clear of their products, The Wall Street Journal reports. The House Intelligence committee report, which sums up a year-long investigation, is set to...
Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera have joined the W3C to launch a new website called ‘Web Platform' which will serve a a single source of relevant, up-to-date and quality information on the latest HTML5, CSS3, and other Web standards, offering tips on web development and best practises for the technologies.
A private study conducted by Mr. Aloysius Kasoma, a Makerere University scholar, and certified by the Uganda Communications Commission indicates that about 30 per cent of mobile phones on the Ugandan market are fake. The survey also indicates that the government loses about Shs15 billion in tax revenue to fake...
Companies regularly ask Google to censor webpages in its search engine because they are either hosting copyrighted material or link to. Yet many of these systems are automated, meaning they don’t get a final check from human eyes, and mistakes happen.
Being women has not stopped them from having an impact on a field that is dominated by their male counterparts. They have developed applications and games that have been embraced globally.