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Ongoing cyber attack hits Twitter, Amazon, other top websites

Washington, United States | AFP |  Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial …

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Facebook launches intra-office ‘Workplace’ network

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Social network giant Facebook on Monday launched new global product Workplace, a platform that it hopes will replace intranet, mailbox and other internal communication tools used by businesses worldwide. It is intended to compete with similar office communication products including Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Chatter …

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Twitter shares dive after Google rules out bid

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter shares dove in after-hours trades Wednesday on the heels of a report that Google does not plan to bid for the culture-changing but unprofitable one-to-many messaging service. The technology news website Recode cited unnamed sources close to the situation as saying Google …

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Pixel phones and smart machines: Google announcements

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  US internet giant Google on Tuesday challenged heavyweight rivals including Apple and Amazon with an array of new gadgets aimed at digital lifestyles. Coming products to watch for: Smartphone ‘Made by Google’  Pixel is the first smartphone designed by Google, with the Silicon …

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NITA promises safe free internet for Kampala

Government has today started the trial provision of free wireless access to internet to Ugandans, starting with the Kampala Central Business District and Entebbe. It will also be one of the highlights of the Kampala Capital City Authority Street Carnival  Sunday. The service will later be rolled out to other areas of Kampala …

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VIDEO: NITA to offer free internet on KCCA Festival Day

VIDEO: Ugandans are set to enjoy free internet services during the KCCA organized city festival scheduled for Sunday. The announcement was made during the unveiling of guidelines people are expected to follow= as the city authority gives back to Kampalans and tax payers. The KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi also …

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Plans for free internet in Kampala and Entebbe on track

Internet users around Kampala and Entebbe will save money on buying data as government introduces free Internet starting next month. Leonah Mbonimpa, the corporate communication officer at the National Information Technology Authority–Uganda (NITA-U’s) said the free-Wi-Fi will be available for users from 6pm to 6am on weekdays and on weekends  – Saturday starting …

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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns. Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant’s 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share …

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Snapchat introduces video-catching sunglasses

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Vanishing message service Snapchat announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap Inc., said in …

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US music business in growth spurt as streaming doubles

New York, United States | AFP |  The US music industry Tuesday posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the first six months of 2016 as streaming subscriptions doubled, but other formats showed weakness. Consumers in the world’s biggest music market had 18.3 million subscriptions to paid …

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