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May, 2014

Google+ Hangouts: The Low-down

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For many who are yet to indulge in the whole Google+ biz, Hangouts is synonymous to the Google+ experience. As expected then, Hangouts gets a lot of attention both from Googlers and Google Plussers. Hangouts updates happen quite a lot. Hangouts is the chat feature on Google+ that works across all devices, be it computer, Android or iOS. Sending multimedia is seamless while video calls, of which Hangouts is synonymous too, are a tap away. You can video call up to ten people at a time. You can also send […]



Feb, 2014

This Week on Social: Facebook Buys WhatsApp

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Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. You have already heard that one today, and read dozens of posts about it. That is exactly Ksh. 1,635,900,000,000. To put it more clearly, the sum total of the Kenyan budget for the current fiscal year or approximately 50 times the cost of building the Thika Super-highway was spent on an intangible product. Let that sink in! What does all this really mean for us here in Kenya? For a messaging app that even my mum uses, […]