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Instagram: For half our users, we’re a daily addiction

Instagram: For half our users, we’re a daily addiction

By Joan E. Solsman Instagram is a daily habit for more than half of the photo-sharing social network’s users, co-founder Kevin Systrom said at a press event Thursday in New York. He also noted that, in general, photos taken have more than quadrupled from 86 ... Read More »

Consoles, online games to keep market soaring

Consoles, online games to keep market soaring

By Lucie Godeau Paris – The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm. The market, estimated ... Read More »

Samsung to supply Half Of The Smartphones In Africa This Year

Samsung to supply Half Of The Smartphones In Africa This Year

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and aims to double these sales on the continent in 2014, an executive said. Africa has a growing young population that is increasingly tech savvy and urbanized. ... Read More »

Encourage Teens to Use Social Networks Safely

Encourage Teens to Use Social Networks Safely

Forget passing notes in class or hanging photos on locker doors, today’s children and teenagers most often turn to Internet social networking sites to share information and talk to friends. With most of summer vacation still ahead, children and teens will most likely have plenty ... Read More »

Modem to improve African net access

Modem to improve African net access

A modem designed specifically for Africa has been announced at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh.The device combines rugged design with a range of connectivity options, switching between wi-fi, 3G and fixed broadband.Ushahidi, the Kenyan tech firm behind BRCK, believe Africa-specific hardware is long overdue. Director ... Read More »

Cyber activism escalate ahead of elections: Feature

Cyber activism escalate ahead of elections: Feature

The raging debate on cyber activism  among Zimbabweans before the crucial harmonised elections is gaining momentum. What makes it more interesting is the emergence of social media characters that have successfully deployed the internet as a tool to shift the balance of power. This online ... Read More »

Meet The NSA Whistleblower, Edward Snowden

Source :http://www.guardian.co.uk The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.Below ... Read More »

3 reasons why criminals exploit social networks (and tips to avoid getting scammed

The popularity and influence of social media continues to increase at lightning speed, and recent events bear evidence to the impact — both positive and negative —this medium presents. As the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolded, millions of people turned to social media ... Read More »

Israel Defense Forces to Ban Social Media Accounts after Female Soldiers Post Sexy Photos to Facebook

Giving new meaning to the term “Gaza strip,” a group of scantily-clad Israeli soldiers got the Israeli government “up in arms” by posing with their weapons and military gear, and posting the photos on Facebook. This incident is yet another one in a series of ... Read More »

Apple may start iPhone trade-in program, report says

Apple may start a new trade-in program for older iPhones in its stores, according to a Thursday report from Bloomberg. The program would be aimed at encouraging those with older iPhones to upgrade to newer models, the report said. Apple offered a trade-in service in ... Read More »