Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. came in terms with the developers of the now most used messaging platform; WhatsApp by acquiring it in 2014 in a deal worth USD$22 billion. At the time of the deal, WhatsApp was generating little revenue but the purchase price was slightly...
As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device - probably iPhone 8 - on September 12th, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei, which is now at second spot...
Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. is calling upon African game developers to participate in their annual Microsoft’s Dream.Build.Play Challenge. A challenge that pushes game makers to maximize their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world. The challenge isn't limited to Africans, but open to all creators, working...
Google’s Launchpad Accelerator has opened applications for its next cohort — and has added seven more African countries, including Uganda, to the three countries it initially targeted when it first began including startups from the continent earlier this year. When the programme began targeting Africa in May it took applications only from startups based in...
MTN Uganda has today launched a promotional campaign dubbed “start a new life with MTN”. MTN is keen to show why it is a network that understands the needs of the customer. This month long promotion offers more Ugandans the opportunity to join a network that promises a reliable and...
Huawei Consumer Business Group has launched its latest System-on-Chip (SoC) for mobile devices at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the Kirin 970. The company announced that with the launch of Kirin 970, it is focusing on ‘the future of artificial intelligence’. Kirin 970 is the first SoC by Huawei to pack a dedicated...
The company launched Android 8.0 Oreo last week, and at the time, factory images only meant for developers were made available apart from OTA updates for those in the Android beta program. Now, it has listing the Nexus and Pixel factory images on their respective pages, and made the OTA update...
Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world's leading online social network. The move is the latest shot fired by Facebook in its war against 'fake news' used to deceive instead of enlighten. "If Pages repeatedly share...
Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple's iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the...
Two days after South Korean smartphones manufacturers; Samsung Electronics launched their newest flagship in the Note-series; The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Mountain View-based internet firm, Google Corp. is reportedly said to be gearing up to launch its next flagship smartphones in the Pixel smartphone series; The Google Pixel 2 and...