MTN Uganda staff today kick-started their annual 21-day-long staff volunteerism initiative in which employees across MTN’s international footprint take time off to physically get involved in activities that uplift communities around them through financial, physical and emotional contributions of staff and MTN as a corporate citizen. Commissioned in 2007, 21...
MTN Group today announced the start of its annual staff volunteer programme, 21 Days of Y’ello Care, which the company says will benefit thousands of learners and teachers from disadvantaged schools and communities across its footprint. Y’ello Care runs from 1-21 June, and sees MTN employees come together to participate...
Airtel Nigeria has partnered with 2go, a mobile focused social network,  to launch a new social bundle for data on Airtel’s service. According to 2go: “For only NGN 100 per week or NGN 200 monthly, Airtel subscribers can obtain unlimited access to 2go.” “The latest version of 2go adds voice notes that...
Google and Levi's are teaming up to make digitally connected clothing, literally, smarty pants. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects group, known as ATAP, is working on fabric that can sense touch gestures. Using a new kind of conductive yarn and woven multitouch panels, they can turn normal clothes into...
I/O 2015 Keynote Google announced Google Photos, a new service that will allow users to easily upload, edit, and share photographs from all of their devices. Google Photos seems like a reboot of Google's previous efforts for making a photo sharing service through Google+, and is instead a standalone...
HIGH Court Judge Justice Christopher Madrama sitting at the Commercial court has this morning dismissed a case in which Bugweri Member of Parliament Abdu Katuntu had sued MTN for allegedly operating a financial services (Mobile Money) without being licensed as a financial institution. Katuntu had claimed he was executing a public interest...
Swatch may soon be the latest entry into the smartwatch market. According to The Wall Street Journal, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek tipped a summer launch in Switzerland as well as one other "big country." That unnamed second location could be the U.S. or China—two of the company's largest markets. Hayek,...
Google announced significant upgrades to two of its most widely used products: Now and Maps. While Google Now is the voice-based assistant that comes integrated in the company's mobile operating system Android, Maps has been consistently among the most heavily used apps and websites across platforms. Google vice-president Sundar Pichai...
At its I/O 2015 annual developer conference, Google announced a slew of features that will soon make their way to the next version of company's mobile operating system, Android. The theme of Android M, the name currently being used to refer to the next version of the OS, is "to...
Yesterday Google unveiled Android Pay at the Google I/O developer conference, which is a competitor to Apple Pay,. Apple pay allows iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch users to make purchases on their device or in brick-and-mortar stores. With Android Pay  users can make purchases both in-app and at physical retail stores. The new feature works through near...