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LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 May 2018 8am

Kenya's Safaricom Pilots Messaging App Linked To Mobile Money

NAIROBI - Safaricom, Kenya’s biggest telecoms company, is piloting a social messaging app that will link to its mobile money platform in an attempt to move the company into the application business, the company said on Tuesday.

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Verizon's Oath Signs Distribution Deal With Samsung

Verizon Communications Inc’s Oath Inc subsidiary has signed a deal to place four of its most popular apps on millions of Samsung devices across the U.S. and eventually globally, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Apple Faces Battery Pledge Complaints

Apple has been accused of finding unnecessary faults with iPhones and thereby profiting from a battery replacement initiative.

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Facebook To Play Cupid In Online Dating Debut

Pic: Reuters (Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California)SAN JOSE, Calif. - Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service to matchmake millions of people on the world’s largest online social network and nudge them into spending more time there.

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Police Probe Spread Of Fake News On Facebook

IPOH -- Perak police have opened an investigation paper over the spread of fake news on Facebook alleging that a political party had been giving away money to members of the public.

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Apple Offering Discounts on In-Game Purchases for Certain Games

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Apple is running a promotion for certain games on the App Store. Dubbed Belanja Yourself, this campaign involves specially curated top games in Malaysia, which include Mobile Legends, Legacy of Discord, Marvel: Contest of Champions, as well as Lords Mobile.

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Sinclair Spectrum Designer Rick Dickinson Dies In US

Rick Dickinson, the designer of Sinclair computers, has died in the US while receiving treatment for cancer.

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Nintendo Teams Up With Cygames To Boost Smartphone Gaming

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co said on Friday it has teamed up with Tokyo-based online games developer Cygames Inc, aiming to step up the mobile gaming business and reduce reliance on volatile console sales.

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Snapchat Takes Another Swing At Spectacles

Snap is taking another shot at Spectacles.

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