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June, 2014

Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret of researching you to use you

Facebook has secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand ’emotional contagion’ in a study that has prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. Reports skynews.com.au For one week in 2012, Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into users’ news feeds to study how this affected their […]

2014 Network Barometer Report, Africa remained relatively stable

  Dimension Data Unveils 2014 Network Barometer Report, Annual report reveals the percentage of aging and obsolete devices on corporate networks globally is at its highest in six years.   NEW YORK – June 25, 2014 – Dimension Data, the $6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today unveiled the findings from its 2014 […]

Value of generic top-level domains is sagging says Sedo Survey

When asked by a domain name exchange whether their companies are really into the domain name market these days, a huge number of American respondents said no. Reports By Scott M. Fulton, III It’s very rare that a consumer survey sponsored by a company providing a service to those consumers sounds a warning about the […]

Facebook suffers longest outage

Facebook has suffered an outage affecting all traffic from the internet and apps to the social network. Reports Samuel Gibbs of the Guardian 10.37am BST That’s it for the liveblog, thanks for reading. For more information on the biggest Facebook outage in four years, read our article: Facebook unavailable during longest outage in four years […]

World Cup breaks New Internet-Video Streaming Records for ESPN, Univision and Akamai

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is still in its opening round, but the soccer tourney has already broken the record for peak amount of online-video streaming bandwidth as delivered by Akamai Technologies, and also set new high-water marks for ESPN’s and Univision’s digital-video services. Reports Todd Spangler for variety.com Monday’s Germany-Portugal match drove a peak of 4.3 […]

DEMO Africa 2014 application deadline extended to June 22nd

 Africa’s startup launchpad, DEMO Africa has announced it’s keeping the application window open for one more week from Sunday June 15 to Sunday June 22, 2014 following numerous requests by start-ups to have more time to meet the DEMO Africa application expectations. Reports Techmoran.com Good news! Deadline extended to June 22nd! Apply to launch your […]

50% of app developers focus on mobile, but they’re Not Writing the next big Silicon Valley App

App developers are a pragmatic bunch, spending their time wherever they believe the biggest paycheck will hit. While that used to be the desktop, nearly half the global developer population is now focused on building mobile applications. True to form, these developers aren’t necessarily chasing consumer applications, but instead are skewing their efforts to more […]

25% of Top Global Banks to Have Mobile App Store By 2016

The explosive growth of apps is causing significant challenges for the banking industry, this is according to the latest Gartner reports CIO East Africa Banking CIOs, CMOs and line of business (LOB) heads face two key challenges. The first is that the visibility of customer banking apps in public stores is decreasing due to the […]

Virginia Court rules that seven anonymous YELP critics must be identified, in online landscape altering decision

Decision could reshape rules for online consumer reviews of products, businesses Reports theverge Whether several scathing reviews posted to a local Virginia carpet cleaning business were actually from real customers could turn out to be a watershed moment for staying anonymous on Yelp, which has been asked by local a Virginia appeals court judge to name […]

Qatar Airways’ customers to pay for flight tickets via M-Pesa

Qatar Airways passengers can now pay for tickets using M-Pesa after the airline entered into a partnership with Safaricom. Reports Business Daily Africa Qatar Airways country manager, Sami Debbiche, said that the new payment solution has been introduced to give passengers a flexible payment method. “The partnership will enable our passengers book tickets at any […]