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Tech and politics clash in Cameroon as government restores internet

By | 2017-04-30T07:49:44+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The government of Cameroon ended its internet blackout of parts of the country last week, according to news reports and confirmation from the country’s Ambassador to the U.S. The three month outage forced the hand of Africa’s largest telecom, halted operations of its leading e-commerce startup, and created digital refugees. The disruption also

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Week 17 in review: Galaxy S8 still making headlines, iPhone 8 rumors intensify

By | 2017-04-30T06:55:43+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

The Galaxy S8 once again occupied the news in the past week. The main reason were some issues with red tint on the display and fast-charging troubles with old charging pads. We also heard more of the refurbished Galaxy Note7 that is allegedly coming out in June. In other news, a phone named

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Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ loved equally

By | 2017-04-30T03:41:06+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Last week we asked you if you prefer the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the bigger Galaxy S8+ and the opinions seem very evenly split - the S8 won with 52% to 48%, a very narrow margin indeed. The primary difference between these two is the size (and, well, price). Sure, the plus model

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Climate marches draw hundreds of thousands on Donald Trump’s 100th day in office

By | 2017-04-30T01:20:20+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around the country marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office with protests against his environmental policies. In Washington, organizers of the climate march estimated some 200,000 people showed up to march, clogging  the streets and snarling traffic on a sweltering day where temperatures threatened

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Top 10 trending phones of week 17

By | 2017-04-29T21:16:50+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Fifth week in a row the Galaxy S8 stands tall at the top in our weekly interest chart. The other two handsets on the podium are unchanged over last week - Xiaomi Mi 6 follows second and the Galaxy J7 Prime stays in third. The Galaxy S8+ retains its fourth position as well,

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Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

By | 2017-04-29T22:13:50+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government. News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this morning. The website, which was set up to monitor what online properties are blocked by the Turkish government, reported that the blockage was approved by

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Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

By | 2017-04-29T19:13:55+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanency so you could share your raw moments in the now, instead of just the life highlights that define you forever on your Facebook

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Giant companies that won’t buy your startup

By | 2017-04-29T21:06:57+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. That’s the collective wisdom about M&A in venture capital and startup circles. It’s also how the venture business survives. Though IPOs may get more attention, acquisitions

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Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game

By | 2017-04-29T20:05:00+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Android|

I’ve played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz. From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is infuriating. It’s a mix between old-school Pong and Threes. The player starts with a single ball at the bottom of the screen and a

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Middle East startups are growing fast, and that’s even before the flying taxis arrive

By | 2017-04-29T16:47:55+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The flight from Tehran to Dubai is about two hours, similar to the flight from New York to Chicago. The flight from Cairo to Beirut is one hour and 15 minutes. In more peaceful times, the drive from Beirut to Damascus in Syria would take you less than two hours. The interconnectedness of

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