Category: Tech News

Ghana’s Health Tech Startup Redbird launches COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker

Redbird (formerly Redbird Health Tech), a medical diagnostics distributor providing access to healthcare in Ghana through community pharmacies, has announced the launch of the latest innovation – the COVID-19 Daily…

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Apple launches COVID-19 screening app and website

Apple today launched a website and a new app dedicated to COVID-19 screening. The resources offer an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to…

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Corona Virus and Social Media: How to limit the spread of fear through fake news

The COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably serious and must not be taken lightly. However, there is much-unwarranted fear due to a lot of fake news going around via social media. Through…

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Google removes ‘nearly 600’ apps from the Play Store over annoying ads

Google is cracking down on apps on the Google Play Store with the most obnoxious ads. The company announced it had removed ‘nearly 600’ apps from the Play Store –…

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WhatsApp just hit 2 billion users

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service now has 2 billion users worldwide, the company announced in a blog post yesterday, up from 1.5 billion and 1 billion users in 2018 and 2016,…

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The world’s biggest phone show has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The world’s biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. After coronavirus threatened to throw MWC into chaos, the GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the…

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Co-founder of Andela and Flutterwave launches early-stage investment fund

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, co-founder of Andela and Flutterwave, on Tuesday, announced his Future Africa initiative, has launched an early-stage investment fund that will back up to 20 founders with up to…

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Foreign exchange firm Travelex hit with ‘$6M ransomware attack

Foreign exchange company Travelex is being held to ransom by hackers who unleashed the Sodinokibi ransomware and are reportedly requesting a $6 million payment (likely in cryptocurrency), BBC reports. In…

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Apple’s App Sales Hit a Record of $1.4 Billion Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Apple made a ton of money in the final days of 2019 as sales from the App Store totaled a whopping $1.4 billion. The sales according to Apple was between…

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Huawei’s revenue hit a record $122B in 2019 despite US sanctions

Huawei on Tuesday reported resilient revenue for 2019 as the embattled Chinese technology group continues to grow despite a prolonged American campaign against its business, but cautioned that growth this…

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