Twitter introduces Stories-like ads in Fleets

Twitter introduces Stories-like ads in Fleets

In a bid to take on Facebook and Snapchat, Twitter has announced to bring Stories-like vertical format, full-screen ads to its Fleets feature for the first time. Fleets are disappearing tweets that sit in a row at the top of users’ Twitter handles on smartphones. “Fleet ads are full-screen billboards for advertisers. Appearing in between […]

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 Facebook launches big audio push

Facebook launches big audio push

Facebook recently said that it is adding podcasts and “live audio rooms” in a push to get people talking and take on the fast-growing audio-based app Clubhouse. “We think a lot of magic happens at the intersection of audio formats, as well as at the confluence of text, audio and video,” Facebook app chief Fidji […]

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 Facebook Research Unveils New Tips

Facebook Research Unveils New Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way people live, connect, shop and discover. This is more evident during Ramadan, a period of introspection and celebration for nearly two billion people. During Ramadan, people want to come together, whether virtually or socially distanced, to share the joy with loved ones. To better understand the behaviours […]

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 Facebook Shuts Ugandan Officials’ Accounts Ahead of Elections

Facebook Shuts Ugandan Officials’ Accounts Ahead of Elections

Social media giant Facebook has shut multiple accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections scheduled to be held on Thursday. Facebook’s head of communication for sub-Saharan Africa, Kezia Anim-Addo stated in an email to the news agency AFP that the company had removed “a network of […]

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 Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra could launch in January

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra could launch in January

According to a report from the Financial Times, Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra could launch in January. More interestingly, the Libra Association, the consortium created by Facebook, could scale back its ambitions once again. When it was first unveiled, the Libra cryptocurrency was supposed to be a brand new currency tied to a basket of fiat currencies […]

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 Facebook opens new office in Lagos

Facebook opens new office in Lagos

Social Media giant, Facebook, has announced the opening of its newest office in Lagos, as part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa. Facebook said that the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends. In a statement recently, Facebook […]

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 Facebook announces ‘Novi’, its rebranded digital wallet

Facebook announces ‘Novi’, its rebranded digital wallet

Facebook’s virtual wallet for yet-to-be-minted Libra digital coins was renamed “Novi” on Tuesday. The rebranding replaces the original name of “Calibra” for the Facebook digital wallet which would work with the planned virtual currency. The Novi digital wallet set to launch when Libra coins debut promises to give Facebook opportunities to build financial services into […]

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 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from […]

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