Government agencies, institutions playing low on social media
Government agencies appeared to be slow at leveraging the social media platforms for better public engagements.A major study undertaken by Instinct Wave Group Ltd., a consulting firm, showed that some public agencies and parastatals are not doing enough in terms of embracing the social media.
Facebook’s Messenger to add app for live location-sharing
Facebook Inc (FB.O) will add a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations, the company said, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google Maps.
Facebook messenger’s ‘day’ becomes third clone of Snapchat stories
In the social media giant's mobile chat app, Messenger, users can now post to a feature called Day to broadcast annotated photos and videos of their life that disappear in 24 hours. That's the same way the Snapchat app's popular Stories tool works.
WhatsApp to become gateway to online luxury shopping
Online luxury retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter said it’s developing technology to allow well-to-do customers to buy products directly through WhatsApp as the e-commerce market for Prada and Versace goods becomes more competitive.
Technology alone can’t solve business problems
Just as there are those that will point to negative impacts of technology products, so there are instances where over-reliance on tech to solve business problems have proved costly due to the absence of human connection.
SMW Lagos comes of age
We set a really high bar for ourselves for attendance and social engagement numbers. But from the look of things, we’re happy to see the event packed everyday and with encouraging feedback.
Snap pops in Wall Street debut for messaging app
"This makes Snapchat as exciting a property as Facebook when it launched. And it has a lock on the youth market which is critically important for new technologies."