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Twitter Adds New Feature To Enable Tweet Thread Easily

Twitter said it would add a pair of buttons that will allow users to more easily see and add new tweets to existing ones on the same topic. With the new feature, users who create threads, stitching tweets together to tell a longer story, need no longer reply to previous tweets to do so. It is the latest instance of the social network altering…
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Robot Built By Nigerian Retails On Apple Store

Apple stores in the US and UK have begun the sale of MekaMons, a gaming robot built by Silas Adekunle, a Nigerian-British. Adekunle, an engineer, graduated with first class honours from the University of the West of England in Bristol, with a bachelor of science in robotics technology. He was born in Nigeria but moved to the UK when he was 11…
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Twitter Doubles Tweet Limit To 280 Characters

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is doubling the limit for tweets to 280 characters, giving users twice the space to express themselves. The move according to the micro blogging website is to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network. The company started testing the new feature in most languages in early September.…
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Facebook Builds Africa’s First SME Council In Nigeria

Facebook on Wednesday constituted its Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Council, the first on the African Continent. During the inauguration in Lagos, Ms Abi Williams, Facebook’s SMB Sales Manager, EMEA, said that the council would be part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to supporting SMB throughout Africa. Williams said that the…
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Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-Hyun Resigns

Kwon Oh-Hyun, the CEO of Samsung Electronics resigned Friday, saying the South Korean tech giant was facing an “unprecedented crisis”, even as it flagged record third-quarter profits. His resignation comes as the company struggles to overcome a bribery scandal that sent Lee Jae-Yong, its de-facto head and heir to the Samsung empire, to jail.…
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Bye-Bye To WiFi As Scientists Develop ‘Faster’ LiFi

WiFi could become obsolete in a few years as Chinese scientists have developed a faster way of transmitting data via LiFi. The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported the breakthrough by the scientists in creating full-color emissive carbon dots (F-CDs), which brings them one step closer to developing a faster wireless communication channel that…
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Twitter Blocks Over 200 Russia-Linked Accounts

Twitter has blocked 201 accounts with suspected Russian links responsible for spreading fake news in the 2016 US presidential election. In a statement released by the company on Thursday, Twitter said it carried out an investigation into over 450 accounts shared by Facebook after the social network conducted a similar investigation. Following…
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