Reacting to the recent events in Iran and the restrictions on online communication, WhatsApp has introduced proxy support for all users worldwide, as this would allow users to continue using the messaging platform even if their connection is disrupted or blocked.
In October 2022, healthcare unicorn Ro notified employees of a data exposure involving their personal information after a security contractor “inadvertently” uploaded a spreadsheet of employee data to the internet.
The Afreximbank Academy (AFRACAD), a learning, knowledge, and networking hub designed to help advance African trade through capacity building and leadership, was launched on 3rd October 2022 in Kampala, Uganda, at the three-day Afreximbank Trade Finance Seminar.
In a bid to improve application safety across its ecosystem, and as part of Google Play’s latest policy updates, Google is preparing to get rid of outdated apps that have failed to keep up with the latest Android OS releases.
Africa’s leading payment platform, Quickteller Business, powered by Interswitch, has introduced Smart PoS terminals, which will enable Small and Medium Business Enterprises (SMEs) and merchants in Africa to accept payments seamlessly and better manage their transactions.
Safaricom’s first infrastructure deal with Ethiopia is a five-year lease agreement with state-owned power utility Ethiopian Electric Power Enterprise to share dark fibre-optic infrastructure in Ethiopia.
From launching Baze Music App to big 5G plans, Safaricom’s mobile money transfer platform, M-Pesa, has now surpassed 30 million users in Kenya.
Safaricom is offering music streaming services to its subscribers through its new streaming platform-Baze Music app. With Baze Music, subscribers would have access to local and international tracks and be able to enjoy a mobile-first, ad-free, music streaming experience.
In a significant move that is seen to rival the synchronization between Apple TV+ and Apple Music, Netflix and Spotify have launched an all-new Netflix Hub on Spotify where fans of Movies and TV shows on the Netflix platform can easily find the soundtrack to their favourite movies and shows exclusively.
Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter, has released re-recordings of some of her songs from her previous record label, Big Machine Records.