SOUTH AFRICA

Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon
Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company, the firms announced on Monday.

8 hours ago

UNITED STATES

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users
Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said on Wednesday the number of users of its Messenger application had topped one billion, a key milestone as it seeks to expand the platform to new services.

3 days ago

UNITED STATES

Twitter eases process for verified accounts
Twitter eases process for verified accounts

WASHINGTON; Twitter said on Tuesday it was streamlining the process for creating verified accounts, a move likely to boost the number of users with a "blue badge" icon.

21 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

WASHINGTON - It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before.

19 Jul 2016