Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism

Facebook, under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the US last year, pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising and said it will give Congress all the evidence it has on the campaigns. More than 3 000 Facebook ads linked to Russia have already been studied by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to the country. Facebook initially didn’t want to share detailed information like this with Congress, but changed its mind on Thursday after a lengthy privacy…

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iPhone disappointment hammers suppliers

Hong Kong – Apple’s latest products are getting a thumbs down, at least by investors in the company’s Asian suppliers. That’s especially bad news for Taiwan equities. Hon Hai Precision Industry, which assembles the iPhone and other Apple devices, has fallen 10% in Taipei since Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays this month. Other suppliers across the region, including Taiwan’s Pegatron and South Korea’s LG Innotek have plunged more than 13%. Taiwan’s $1.1trn equity market is particularly exposed to the swinging fortunes of Apple products, due…

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Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app in the Philippines

Earlier this year, Twitter introduced a new version of its mobile site that it calls Twitter Lite. It’s specifically designed to be used in parts of the world with limited connectivity, and it uses less data to help with load times. The company is now testing a Twitter Lite Android app in the Philippines. Like the mobile site, the app will use less data, and will be useful in places where internet access is slower. A spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch that the app is just an experiment, and that it’s not sure if it’ll…

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DxOMark Ranks iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Cameras Highest for Smartphones

DxOMark scores are a thing. I’m not sure how much they mean to most of us around here, but there is no doubt that select Android manufacturers and super fans of them like to trot out their favorite phone’s DxO score as it sits close to or at the top of DxO’s ranking system. They’ve also loved the fact that certain phones have out-ranked the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for a good year, so they can tell their iPhone friends that, “My camera is ranked higher!” Today, no Android phone…

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Jumia 2017 Black Friday promotions in Kenya,Nigeria and Ghana

Jumia Black Friday 2017 will be a mind blowing event in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana where there will be a massive discount And Deals on every products that sells on Jumia. For those that experienced how last year went. A discount of over 50% is guaranteed. It’s just amazing to the peak that iPhones, Androids and Blackberry’s would all be sold at a discounted rate that’s super affordable for both lower and middle class. Now the question is When is Jumia Black Friday 2017 date? What Products will be discounted on…

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Android Distribution Updated for September 2017: Nougat Soars Past 15%!

Oreo still has yet to make its debut in the Android Distribution numbers, but meanwhile, Nougat continues to grow! According to the latest numbers, Nougat now sits at 15.8%! That’s up from last month’s 13.5%. Oh, happy days! As for the other Android versions, Marshmallow is now at 32.2% (down from 32.3%), Lollipop is 28.8% (down from 29.2%), KitKat is 15.1% (down from 16%), Jelly Bean is 6.9% (down from 7.6%), and Gingerbread is at 0.6% (down from 0.7%). Expect Oreo to make its debut next month with the Oreo…

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HTC Also Getting Into the Android One Game

It sure seems like Google is about to make a huge new Android One push to finish out 2017. Not only have we already been introduced to the Xiaomi Mi A1, by far the highest-end Android One device to date, we also are preparing to see a Moto X4 Android One phone. To sweeten the deal, HTC may be working on adding its own Android One device into the mix too, according to new reports. HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR mentioned last night that the rumored HTC “Ocean Life” or “U11 Life”…

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Google Billboard Suggests Phone Event on October 4

Reports initially suggested that Google would hold its Pixel 2 event on October 5, but according to the picture of a billboard in Boston that was just sent to us, they may double down and do it again on October 4. The billboard (pictured above), tells us to “Ask more of your phone,” followed by the “G” logo from Google and an “Oct. 4” date. Of course, the billboard could mean something else, but the timing certainly matches up well to an expected Q4 Google product event. And again, last…

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