Facebook Quietly Built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram

Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted Facebook testing a feature called...

Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts Globally

Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram says the hidden Likes test is expanding to a subset of people globally....

Social Network for Motherhood Peanut Raises $5M, Expands to Include Women Trying to Conceive

Peanut, an app that began its life as a match-maker for finding new mom friends but has since evolved into a social network of more than...

Messaging App Wire Confirms $8.2M Raise, Responds to Privacy Concerns After Moving Holding Company...

Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly...

Sasai Exhibits at AfricaTech

SASAI, the latest application developed by Econet’s Cassava Fintech International (CFI), has a remittance feature that has attracted crowds to their exhibition stand AfricaTech...

Facebook Pulls Russian Accounts Over Political Meddling in Africa

Facebook has once again caught Russians trying to meddle in the politics of other countries, this time in Africa. The social media giant has pulled a total of 66...

Twitter Will Put a Stop to Political Ads on November 22nd

Twitter has found a way to get around the ethical questions surrounding political ads: like TikTok, it's getting rid of them entirely. Jack Dorsey has announced that the social...

Facebook Expects to Be Fined At Least $5 Billion by Federal Trade Commission Over...

Facebook said on Wednesday that it expected to be fined up to $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations. The penalty...

Snapchat Unveils Plans to Get Your Bitmoji Into Games

Snap will soon let game developers import your Bitmoji to use as 3D characters.  TechCrunch reports that a new Bitmoji...

TikTok is no longer banned in India

According to Indian lawmakers they said that TikTok was encouraging the spread of explicit content and “cultural degradation” among youth, and then they successfully banned the short...

WhatsApp Business App Rollout Begins for iOS Devices

WhatsApp Business, a separate version of WhatsApp that’s designed to allow businesses to communicate with their customers, has begun to launch on...

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