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SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO COMBAT RACISM

Angie Makwetla, Bongani Majola and Justice Albie Sachs at the SAHRC hearing on racism and social media on 15 February 2017. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN. SAHRC South African Human Rights Commission SAHRC Racist behaviour Facebook posts racism Albie Sachs Online racism Email Print Masa Kekana | one hour ago JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission has completed its hearings into online ... Read More »

The royal twitterati: how the monarchy learned to love social media

The Queen has official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube platforms. Her YouTube channel has existed for a decade. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 19 Caroline Davies Thursday 16 February 2017 18.37 GMTLast modified on Thursday 16 February 2017 22.00 GMT The Queen almost never takes to Twitter personally – just twice, it seems – but for her aides, ... Read More »

Former House education chair talks ESSA, accountability, responsibility to educate all

ucation policy is among the most controversial, often inspiring the most impassioned opinions of all of the federal policy areas. Few have had a front-row seat to the changes in federal education policy over the last 40 years like former Rep. George Miller, who was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in 1975, and served as the chair ... Read More »

Canara Bank signs MoU with HRD Ministry to start higher education financing agency

MUMBAI, FEB 16:   Canara Bank on Thursday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). In September 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved the establishment of HEFA to give a major push for the creation of high quality infrastructure/capital assets in premier educational institutions. ... Read More »

7 Things to Consider When Starting a Mobile App Company

The rise of online DIY app builders has made it easy for business minded people to enter the mobile market. White label app building platforms give entrepreneurial minded individuals all the tools they need to start their own mobile app company without the need to add expensive developers to the payroll. White label is by far the simplest way to ... Read More »

Google Combines YouTube Music, Google Play Music Teams; Unified App Likely to Launch Soon

HIGHLIGHTS Google Play Music and YouTube Music teams combined Google likely to launch unified music app YouTube Music offered music with and without video Google has confirmed that it has merged the teams behind YouTube Music and Google Play Music. The move is said to be a way Google wants to pave the way for a unified Music app though ... Read More »

Baidu to Fold Embattled Medical Business Into AI, Search Units

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc will close some of its medical businesses and fold other health segments into its artificial intelligence and search teams, the firm said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday. Baidu has been refocusing its business strategy after Chinese authorities cracked down last year on medical advertising, once a lucrative business sector for the ... Read More »

Snapchat’s Parent Company to Spend $1 Billion on Amazon Web Services

Snap Inc, owner of the popular Snapchat app, said it expected to spend $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,689 crores) over the next five years to use Amazon.com’s cloud services, in addition to the $2 billion cloud contract it already has with Google. Snap may eventually invest in building its own infrastructure, it said on Thursday, in an amendment to a ... Read More »

US Judge to Sentence Prolific Hacker in $55-Million Cyber-Attacks Case

A prolific foreign hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million (roughly Rs. 368 crores) is facing sentencing by a US judge in a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials who have identified hundreds of others like him but failed to put them in handcuffs. Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish national, had gone to great lengths to ... Read More »

20 Taboo Topics to Stay Away From on Your Company’s Social Media Channels

If you use social media to promote your business online, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into what types of posts to share. But sometimes it can be just as important to consider what NOT to post on social media. Sensitive or taboo topics that don’t really relate to your audience can actually hurt your business if you post ... Read More »