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Africa is the Future; But for Who?

The Jumia Group started its Initial Public Offer (IPO) with opening shares of $14.50 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the 12th April 2019. The price surged to $21 within 24 hours, gaining about 60% in value. On the 15th April, JMIA (WKN: A2PGZM; ISIN: US48138M1053) was trading at $31.91. By being the

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Cryptocurrencies Hype and Scams: A Nightmare Experience

The development of new technologies has led to innovative applications, products and services despite some negative impacts that may be caused due to misuse by criminal minds. The internet technology has enabled novel genuine online businesses but also provided channels that are being exploited by cyber criminals.

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The impact of Social Media on African Lifestyle

“Has Dele a new girlfriend?”, Toyin asked with her eyes fixed on her mobile phone. “No”, Bola replied. “But here he is in a cozy pose with a lady”, Toyin said. “Where?”, Bola asked in a voice mixed

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A short history of file sharing by Sean McManus

This history of file sharing was written by Sean McManus while conducting research for the Rock & Pop Timeline book by Johnny Black, which presents a year by year history of the music industry, its stars and fashions. The article doesn’t appear in the book in its original form, so I thought I’d share it with you here.
In 1999, Shawn Fanning launched a new program that was to change how many people used the internet: Napster. The software enabled music fans to swap songs stored on their computers with each other and to find each other through a central directory. Napster users could trade in bootlegs, rare tracks and current releases by major artists.

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A short history of the internet by Sean McManus

We’ve come a long way, baby. Here’s a timeline of some of the significant milestones in the internet’s history.
1969 – The first node is connected to the internet’s military ancestor, ARPANET. With no HQ and the ability to bounce messages between surviving nodes until they reach their destination, ARPANET was intended to be America’s bomb-proof communications network at the height of the Cold War.

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