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Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts. The latest software modification at the one-to-many messaging service comes about a year after Twitter set out …

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Chelsea Clinton joins expanded Expedia board

San Francisco, United States | Travel service Expedia added to its board the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a public filing posted Friday. Expedia expanded its board from 13 to 14 members and elected Chelsea Clinton to fill the …

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AU’s .africa joins the internet

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world’s first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent. Africans who want to register a website will be able …

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VIDEO: Kampala City free internet not working

VIDEO: The planned free internet access in some parts of Kampala City, remains elusive. Four months down the road our reporter Zahra Namuli pitched camp at City Square, one of the common spots in Kampala to enjoy the free government service. But her time was as good as wasted as she …

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Five trends at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | The phone industry’s largest annual trade fair, the Mobile World Congress which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated by fast-charging phone batteries, virtual reality and connected objects, from toothbrushes to cars. LONGER LASTING BATTERIES AND FAST CHARGING Several phonemakers unveiled new smartphones with …

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In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea’s KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience. Telecom firms have long been racing to develop this new, fifth generation …

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