Instagram introduces shopping feature on app for U.S. users

Facebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a checkout option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate fresh… Read More Instagram introduces shopping feature on app for U.S. users

Facebook, Instagram regains service following 24-hour global outage

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world’s largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours. The company also said it was considering whether to refund advertisers for lost exposure due to the problems, which internet… Read More Facebook, Instagram regains service following 24-hour global outage

Thousands protest against tighter internet restrictions in Russia

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years. Lawmakers last month backed tighter internet controls contained in legislation they say is necessary to prevent foreign meddling in Russia’s affairs. But… Read More Thousands protest against tighter internet restrictions in Russia

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president

Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to break up Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if elected U.S. president to promote competition in the tech sector. Warren, who is seeking to stand out in a crowded field of presidential candidates, said in a blog post that on their way to the top, the… Read More U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president

SpaceX capsule returns to earth following visit to space station

An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned to earth on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, ending the first orbital test mission in NASA’s quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil this year. A SpaceX rocket had launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in… Read More SpaceX capsule returns to earth following visit to space station

Germany sets tougher security criteria for suppliers of telecoms network equipment

Germany set tougher criteria on Thursday for vendors supplying telecoms network equipment, stopping short of singling out China’s Huawei Technologies for special treatment and instead saying the same rules should apply to all vendors. The announcement follows months of debate over whether to side with the United States and some allies in barring Huawei, the… Read More Germany sets tougher security criteria for suppliers of telecoms network equipment

GTBank Partners With Tech Startup Publiseer

Guaranty Trust Bank is in partnership with digital content distribution company Publiseer on its recently launched platform Habari, a social community designed to continually deliver value-added services beyond banking to its valued customers. Content includes music, videos, newspapers and magazines, e-books, and a robust e-commerce platform for everyday buying and selling. GTBank is collaborating with… Read More GTBank Partners With Tech Startup Publiseer