Posts

How COVID-19 has Impacted Africa’s Wealthiest Countries by GDP – Susu Tech NG

Sourced from IDG Connect Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there’s was no doubt that it was on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years – however, there was no […]

Facebook and Instagram Introduce Gift Card Feature for South African Businesses | Susu Tech NG

Instagram and Facebook are making it a little easier for South Africans to support local businesses in their communities thanks to the new gift card feature. Facebook has created this feature to help local businesses, such as restaurants, fitness studios, salons, bookshops and bakeries as they navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic and national […]

Safaricom Eyes an Opportunity to Expand into Ethiopia | Susu Tech NG

Sourced from CGTN. Safaricom PLC is planning to extend its reach into Ethiopia, Kenya’s northern neighbour. Although not initially successful with its first few attempts, new changes within the Ethiopian government may prove beneficial for the mobile carrier to finally establish a presence within the country. Last month, the Ethiopian government said that it would […]

TikTok owner ByteDance starts to shift operations out of China

TikTok’s poaching of Disney’s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its center of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people familiar with the plans said. The short video app’s parent company, ByteDance, has […]

Trump Threatens Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms After Being Fact-Checked | Susu Tech NG

Sourced from Politico. US President Donald Trump has threatened to regulate or even “close down” social media platforms in a series of tweets over the last day on Twitter. This comes after Twitter added a fact-check label to some of his posts. The labels entail that particular tweets contained misleading information. The president (ironically) tweeted […]

Vodacom is The First Telco to Zero-Rate what3words | Susu Tech NG

The what3words technology, available as an app or online map, has divided the world into a grid of 3m squares, giving each square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South […]

Singaporean gets four months jail for COVID-19 Facebook post

SINGAPORE – Singapore jailed a taxi driver for four months on Wednesday over a Facebook post in which he falsely claimed food outlets would close and urged people to stock up due to impending COVID-19 restrictions. Kenneth Lai Yong Hui, 40, deleted the message sent to a private Facebook group with around 7,500 members after […]

UN warns coronavirus pandemic may lead to spike in cyber crimes

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to an outbreak of cybercrime as well. United Nations disarmament chief, Izumi Nakamitsu, told a meeting of the UN Security Council that cybercrime had exploded in recent months with a 600% rise in malicious emails alone. “There have also been worrying reports of [cyber] attacks against health care organizations and […]

South African EduTech Supports Online Learning for Students in Rural Communities | Susu Tech NG

Sourced from CodeXtra Trends Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth which will allow them to scale their platform to meet the surging need for online learning in South Africa. Syafunda, which means “we are learning” in Zulu, was the inspiration […]

Exterminate! UV robot sent to Singapore mall to zap coronavirus

SINGAPORE – A shopping mall in Singapore is deploying a newly developed smart robot to fight the novel coronavirus, not with chemicals – but with light. While spraying has become the norm in many places around the world, the robot uses ultraviolet lamps to disinfectant not only surfaces but tricky-to-reach crevices and even the air. […]