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Twitter Suspends Several Accounts Known for ‘Tweetdecking’: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Several accounts were popular with hundreds of thousands of followers They were suspended for stealing tweets or mass-retweeting tweets Tweetdecking is an explicit violation of Twitter’s spam policy Continuing its tirade against the “tweetdeckers”, Twitter has suspended several popular accounts known for stealing tweets or mass-retweeting tweets into manufactured virality. According to Buzzfeed, accounts, including @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, Girl Code/@reiatabie, Common ... Read More »

What Amazon Go May Mean For The Unbanked

Amazon has come a long way since its modest beginnings as an online bookstore in 1994. Now 24 years later, Amazon has a finger in nearly every pie. Name it, and they’re probably doing or selling it. Its latest conquest: the grocery store. In January of 2018, Amazon opened its very first cashless grocery store, Amazon Go. With no cash registers, ... Read More »

Q&A: The reality of free education for all in Ghana

Since gaining independence in 1957, Ghana has focused on improving access to education and achieving universal enrolment. Primary education became free in 1961 and the 1980s saw major reforms swept through the education system, including restructuring primary and secondary education and introducing vocational classes. In September 2017, the Ghanaian government made secondary education free, with President Nana Akufo-Addo reportedly saying: “There will be no admission ... Read More »

Twitter for Mac App to Be Killed Off, No Longer Available for Download

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter for Mac has been pulled from Mac App Store The app will no longer be supported in 30 days The move echoes similar steps on the Windows platform Twitter had some news for its Mac users ahead of the weekend – it is killing off its Mac app. The Twitter app for Mac is no longer available for download. The social ... Read More »

Emerging Markets for High Tech Ideas

Why don’t inexperienced entrepreneurs with high tech business ideas sell those ideas to existing companies with the knowhow and resources to exploit them successfully? Since companies like Apple and Cisco have shown their skill at bringing new products to market successfully, having them exploit entrepreneurs’ new product ideas should leave everyone better off. Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow explained why ... Read More »

Jio Cashback Offer, Amazon and Flipkart Sales, WhatsApp for Business, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon and Flipkart are both holding big sales WhatsApp for business has been launched in some regions OnePlus confirmed up to 40,000 users were affected by a credit card leak Welcome back to our weekly news roundup. This was a week of news about deals, as both Flipkart and Amazon are running sales. It’s lining up to be a good time for deal-hunters, ... Read More »

After no-bid deal falls apart, Texas Education Agency review calls for clearer contracting procedures

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath testifies before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance about education outcomes on Jan. 23, 2018.  Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune An internal review of the Texas Education Agency’s contracting regulations found this week that the agency needs a more concrete process for determining whether to bypass competitive bidding when it enters into ... Read More »

The many problems with a market for higher education

In April this year, the Office for Students will become the “regulator and competition authority” for the English higher education sector. The establishment of this authority, complete with its own “chief executive”, captures perfectly the transition of the country’s university sector, where income from tuition fees has gradually supplanted direct government funding over the last few decades. This process of government-encouraged marketisation — one ... Read More »

Moto Folio Is the Cheapest Moto Mod for the Moto Z Range

Moto has listed a new inexpensive Moto Mod on its US website, the new Moto Folio. The Moto Folio is a case that is compatible with all smartphones in the Moto Z range. It is currently the cheapest Moto mod in the company’s lineup. The Moto Folio is available in Super Black, Fine Gold, and Grape Juice colour variants. It has been priced at $14.99 ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime India Launch Set for Today

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime India launch is set for Monday, at an event in New Delhi. The launch event is set to kick off at 12pm IST, and we can expect details like the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime price in India, its release date, as well as launch offers to be revealed on the occasion. The budget smartphone was first listed on Amazon India last week, ... Read More »