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Apple is increasing the price of apps in the UK by 25% because of Brexit

Apple is raising prices on its UK App Store by almost 25% to reflect the sharp depreciation of the pound following June’s vote to leave the European Union The Guardian Reports. The new prices enshrine parity between the dollar and the pound, at least for apps...

Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn from Local App Stores

LinkedIn Russian authorities have required Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from the App Store and Google Play in Russia, reports The New York Times. The move comes a couple weeks after Russia blocked LinkedIn’s website. When LinkedIn’s website was blocked, the apps stopped functioning properly. Removing them from the...

Interview: Hootsuite’s CEO Lessons from Getting Hacked on Social Media

Cyber-Crime “Hey, it’s OurMine Team, we are just testing your security, please send us a message.” Earlier this summer, that message was blasted out to my followers on Twitter… only I didn’t send it. I had been hacked. It was embarrassing. I run Hootsuite, a social...

Youth And Entrepreneurs Set To Benefit From AfricaWorking, A New Initiative

AfricaWorking AfricaWorking, a new initiative by Barclays Africa, Emerging World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Safal Group, Microsoft and Syngenta is set to support 200,000 youth and 50,000 entrepreneurs. The new association will seek to channel the collective power and voice of the private sector in order to make...

Microsoft Is Buying LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

microsoft In what is being considered as the biggest tech merger of all time, Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion in cash. As the guardian reports, both companies announced the move on Monday.This is Microsoft’s biggest purchase ever and it said that LinkedIn...

120 Students Embark On The WeThinkCode Two Year Coding Training

WeThinkCode 120 students in South Africa have begun their 2 year training at the WeThinkCode campus in Johannesburg. According to ItNewsAfrica, WeThinkCode says its mission is to source and train Africa’s future coding talent. A mission that is now well on its way to being achieved...

CISCO Visual Networking Index Reveals That There Will be 4.1 Billion Internet Users By 2020

CISCO There will be 4.1 billion internet users by  the year 2020, the Cisco Visual Networking Index Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020 has revealed. As aptantech reports, the forecast predicted that there would be 1 billion internet users who would join the global Internet community...

UNICEF Report Tackles Online Safety Among Youth From 25 Countries

UNICEF A new report released by UNICEF, Perils and Possibilities: Growing Up Online has revealed that 8 out of 10 18 year olds believ that young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online. The report  was based on an international...

Ghana Is The Next Country To Receive Uber After Uganda

Dar es Salaam Just a few days after Uber opened operations in Kampala, Uganda, ItNewsAfrica reports that Ghana will be the next country to receive the service. Accra, Ghana’s capital city will join Uber’s growing network in Africa, a good choice since the city boasts a population of...

Huawei And Vodacom Succesfully Test The First 1Gbps Network In Africa

1Gbps Yesterday in South Africa a telecommunication milestone was achieved as Huawei and Vodacom successfully tested Africa’s first 1Gbps network by aggregating LTE in both licensed and unlicensed bands within the Huawei Lampsite solution. As Huawei reports in a blog post, the peak speed hit over...