April 26, 2022

Twitter buyout gives Elon Musk total control of the company

Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the company for $44 billion, the company announced in a press release today. Musk purchased the company at $54.20 a share, the same price named in his initial offer on April 14th. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where […]

April 22, 2022

Google’s Africa internet cable arrives in Lagos, Nigeria

Google has announced that earlier today, Equiano, a subsea internet cable running through Portugal to South Africa landed in Lagos, Nigeria. This announcement is coming a month after Equiano first landed on the African continent in Togo. The Equiano cable is expected to run more than 12,000km along the West Coast of Africa later landing in Swakopmund, […]

November 2, 2021

Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion

An investigation by The Financial Times found that Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube lost around $9.85 billion in revenue following Apple’s changes to its privacy practices. Last year, Apple announced the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy that requires apps to ask permission to track users’ data. The policy went into effect in April, barring apps from tracking users if they […]

November 2, 2021

Facebook changes company name to Meta, has ambitions beyond social media

Facebook on Thursday, October 28 announced that it has changed its company name to Meta. This change of name was announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook’s annual Connect augmented and virtual reality conference.  The company said it chose the name “Meta” to serve as a reminder that there is always more to build. The rebrand is part […]

Aderinsola Adio-Adepoju, convener, Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths and founder of I-Train Africa
October 8, 2021

I-Train Africa partners UNLEASH to upskill 50,000 youths across 36+ African countries

The Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths is a FREE initiative that will be held on the virtual networking and conferencing platform Hopin. In the current world where interconnectedness has been streamlined, a person’s network has become a more valuable asset that is priced above his or her knowledge. This much was made known by […]

October 7, 2021

Equiano by Google, making the internet cheaper and more accessible for Africans

In its continued commitment to helping every African business owner and student thrive, Google is putting connectivity at the forefront. Nitin Gajria, managing director, sub-Saharan Africa, Google said: “Research tells us that for every 10% increase in broadband penetration, GDP increases by 1.4% and in five years, 300,000,000 Africans will come online for the very […]