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Facebook launches new hub for sports fans

Social networking giant Facebook has launched Sports Stadium – a dedicated place to experience sports in real time with your friends and the world. The feature is called Facebook Sports Stadium, and though the company says it will add other sports to it, right now all you can keep up with is content related to… Read More »

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Hong Kong Fintech Startup Nabs $160M in Funding

Hong Kong-based fintech innovation WeLab nabbed $160 million financing setting a new benchmark for the city’s bustling startup scene. This funding at a valuation estimated at near $1 billion comes well-timed as a week-long flurry of startup events coordinated by Hong Kong’s promotion agency InvestHK tagged StartMeUpHK kicks off with Silicon Valley’s heroic inventor Elon Musk as the… Read More »

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Microsoft plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella announced a new three-part initiative to ensure that Microsoft’s cloud computing resources serve the public good. As part of this initiative the recently formed Microsoft Philanthropies will donate $1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services, measured at fair market value, to serve nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years…. Read More »

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Microsoft acquires ‘MinecraftEdu’ Education Edition for classroom learning

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that it had acquired “MinecraftEdu,” a company that develops a tweaked version of Minecraft — specially designed for classroom learning. Over the last several years, “MinecraftEdu” has attracted a strong following and is used in more than 7,000 classrooms in more than 40 countries. Minecraft: Education Edition will be available free… Read More »

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E-commerce drives upsurge of courier shipments in Kenya

At the parking lot outside Africa Internet Express (AIX) warehouse in Nairobi’s Baba Ndogo estate, close to twenty semi-trailer trucks, a hundred motorcycles decorated with logos of different companies providing courier services wait to be loaded with packages for delivery across the country. The customers shopped online. Africa Internet Express (AIX) saw the blessings of… Read More »

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#TwitterDown

Twitter experienced global disruptions on Tuesday that prevented many of its 300 million users from staying connected or from logging on to the social network in the first place. Web visitors being greeted by an error page while some mobile users were also unable to read or post tweets to the network. Twitter chose to… Read More »

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