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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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Twitter kicks off US football game streams

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  More than two million people tuned into Twitter’s first broadcast of a US football game, as the messaging platform strives to ramp up use with live video streaming of events. Overall, Twitter’s stream of The New York Jets facing The Buffalo Bills on …

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Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news …

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