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Twitter is shutting down Fleets on August 3, citing low usage

Stories that disappear after a period of time are where the action is on social platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook....

Facebook will lure creators with $1 billion in payments

Facebook just announced plans to pay content creators more than $1 billion by the end of next year through new bonus programs...

WhatsApp is testing multidevice support that works without the phone

WhatsApp is finally pushing an improvement to a key feature that even the Facebook-owned instant messaging service acknowledges has been a top...

Visa launches first card payment service in Somalia

Visa has partnered with the International Bank of Somalia (IBS Bank) to launch Somalia’s first Visa card payment service. This partnership will...

Flutterwave lands Visa and MTN veteran to lead government and regulatory affairs

Flutterwave has appointed Oluwabankole Falade as its Chief Regulatory and Government Relations Officer. In a statement, the company said...

Move over TikTok, YouTube Shorts is in Nigeria

Remember how you’d spend hours tweaking and zhuzhing up your MUA videos and dance tutorials before uploading them on YouTube, only for some rando...

How LifeBank is Helping The Healthcare System in Nigeria – Launches Oxygen Plant in Nasarawa State

Temie Giwa – Tubosun Chief Executive Officer – LifeBank Founded in 2016, LifeBank is a healthcare technology and logistics...

Orange Launches 5G Pilot Test in Mali

Mobile operator Orange Mali has announced the launch of a 5G pilot in the country’s capital of Bamako. Orange is inviting customers...

Netflix and chill just got a whole lot cheaper for Africa

Our people have a saying, when two elephants fight, the grass suffers. This is indisputable. Six tons of hard muscle and bones...

Instagram launches Reels ads in Sub-Saharan Africa

Imagine scrolling through Reels of your favorite celebrities trying—and most times failing—to dance amapiano, then boom: an ad pops up.

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