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Facebook Has Started Internal Testing Of Its Dating App



Two months after announcing the product at its F8 developer conference, Facebook is testing its dating product internally with employees. Independent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who regularly uncovers new Facebook features by scouring the source code, found evidence of the product Friday and posted it on Twitter. The company confirmed to The Verge that the product is in testing within the Facebook app but declined to comment further.

“This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook’s new dating product,” a screenshot reads, using slang for employees testing out their own software. “The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI. This is not meant for dating your coworkers.”

Facebook asked employees to use fake data for their dating profiles, and plans to delete all data before the public launch. “Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment,” a screenshot reads, adding that the product is confidential. It also warns employees that its anti-harassment policies apply to the dating product.

Other screenshots show the sign-up flow for Facebook dating, including options to specify your gender, your location, and which genders you’re interested in matching with. Wong was able to fill in her own information but prevented from actually creating the dating profile.

The fact that Facebook Dating is testing internally does not necessarily mean that it will launch to the public. Products are often killed before they are released based on what companies find during testing.

Facebook’s launch of a dating service would make it an immediate powerhouse in the market for online romance. The stock price of Match Group, which owns popular dating apps including OKCupid and Tinder, plunged 17 percent the day Facebook Dating was announced.

As described on stage, Facebook Dating will allow you to create a separate profile for dating. When you and another person using the service like one another’s profiles, you’ll be allowed to contact them. The company also described a feature that would let you make your dating profile visible for people attending the same event as you, in hopes of generating more offline connections. “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,” Mark Zuckerberg said in his announcement.

Source: The Verge


Nokia 7 Plus Wins Consumer Smartphone Of The Year At 2018 EISA Awards



HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 7 plus has been selected as the Consumer Smartphone of the Year by the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EISA Awards are judged by the world’s largest independent panel comprising over 55 of the most respected specialist magazines and websites. They collectively praised the Nokia 7 plus for its striking design, powerful performance and impressive imaging capabilities, after testing it against stiff competition in one of the most sought-after categories at the awards.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, says: “The Nokia 7 plus was designed to deliver everything we stand for as a company so we are absolutely thrilled to see that it resonates with industry experts. We strive to create smartphones with the perfect blend of power, photography features and stylish design across all price points. The Nokia 7 plus is the embodiment of our mission to deliver devices that are as beautiful as they are powerful, all at an extraordinary price point. With the Nokia 7 plus now recognised by such an esteemed association as EISA, we are proving that it is possible to deliver world-class style and substance in one powerful device.”

Nokia 7 plus: the flagship hero for everyone

Made for creators to deliver stunning content, the Nokia 7 plus is a true hero in the Nokia smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments into photos that are true to life. Dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics combine an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for impressive performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions and a secondary 13MP sensor that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer. The Nokia 7 plus boasts Pro Camera mode which lets you take pictures like a pro by giving you quick and easy manual control over advanced camera settings like white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure.

With its impressive 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics, the Nokia 7 plus adapts to low light conditions by increasing light sensitivity to guarantee picture-perfect selfies. Enhanced Dual-Sight harnesses the front and back cameras simultaneously to capture the ultimate #Bothie and keep it safe with unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos. Three microphones capture immersive 360° Nokia spatial audio to match your 4K video, helping transport your audience to the centre of the action and creating content worthy of the big screen.

Optimised for maximum performance at all times, it delivers an amazing 2-day battery life. With its gently curved back and slim edges, the Nokia 7 plus gives you a big-screen experience in a comfortable, stylish package while the vivid 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment.

Design, innovation and technology
The EISA Awards see experts from across the globe voting in categories including Photography, Hi-fi Home Theatre and Mobile devices. All products nominated for an EISA Award undergo a comprehensive multi-step judging process including intensive tests to rate their technology, design and innovation. Products that pass these rigorous tests are shortlisted in their respective categories which is proof of their world-class credentials. Having excelled across the board, the Nokia 7 plus was voted as the leading consumer smartphone in the Mobile Device category and will receive the EISA Award for 2018-19.

A list of all award winners is available on the EISA website. The winning products will be presented during IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics fair, held in Berlin in the period 31 August to 5 September.

Source: Ghana Web

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble Launches An Innovative “1-Click Apply” For Universities And Students WorldWide



Caroline Esinam Adzogble

Ghana’s Caroline Esinam Adzogble, has launched an innovative platform as part of her efforts to make quality education accessible to all. Admissionin30minutes is leveraging technology to ensure the daunting task of international student recruitment and conversion is curbed.

“We are providing a robustly built platform that allows students located in all continents to connect with schools all over the world with a one-click apply option.”, she remarked.

The app which is downloadable on the App Stores and available to students located in 146 countries allows students to search for education and scholarship opportunities, apply and receive offer letters within minutes.

The model which seemed highly impossible from the beginning has rather surprisingly proven formidable and scalable, haven’t earned quite an impressive league of over 40+ University partners and over 2000+ Applications already processed on the platform.

Caroline known for her innovativeness seeks to make international student recruitment the most fun and easiest thing to do.

In her words ‘I wouldn’t want students waiting weeks on admission offers neither do I want Institutions taking weeks to decide on student’s applications. Research shows that it only takes about 15minutes to decide on a student’s application and I am leveraging on this fact to provide the platform for both students and Institutions worldwide’

The platform is set up with a well define value proposition and offering that benefits different players in the educational ecosystem. It has a vision to make Education the most accessible to students located in over a 146 countries, a mission to bridge the gaps for International Student Recruitment and a set of comprehensive goals.

For Students
1. To reach more students continent by continent
2. To provide a one-stop information service to prospective students
3. To provide a one-stop solution for student application
4. To cut down admission processing time for students

For Universities | Colleges | Boarding Schools | Community Colleges | Language Schools
1. Extend reach of student’s region by region
2. To provide a more effective way to connect to International students
3. To provide a more cost effective way to manage student applications
4. To enroll more students minute by minute

and for Agents
1. To reach more students region by region
2. To provide a more effective way to connect to International schools
3. To provide a more effective way to manage student applications
4. To lessen the burden of representation agreements
5. To maximize income and profits

Caroline is a highly sought after Educationist and Technology Entrepreneur and runs the Potters International College, Caroline University, IAES Africa, Everyday Travel and Tours, The Mercy Heart Foundation, and Caroline Technology Solutions. She was recently celebrated across the continent as a Power Woman Influencer and the youngest female African to run an accredited International College.

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Monetize Your Short Videos With MTN Shortz



Great news for MTN customers as the telecommunication network launches a digital innovative platform called “MTN Shortz”.
The digital platform allows users to access and create short video conents for an expectational experience.

Subscribers can create short video contents which includes comedy, podcasts, animations, games and films. Unlike most digital platforms, MTN shortz aims to monetize the creativity of the content developers.

The acting Chief Marketing Officer of MTN, Mr. Noel Kojo-Ganson, at the launch emphasized on the relevance of the smartphone and the need to create contents that would inform, educate and inform its uses. He futher went on to state that, MTN is inviting content creators, animators, game developers, newspaper houses, movie producers, TV stations, radio stations, bloggers, social media experts to submit very innovative contents on MTN Shortz platform to participate in the MTN Shortz Challenge.

“The MTN Shorts challenge presents an opportunity for all of us to tell the African story or share information on Ghana’s culture and any other useful information required for life.

“Content could be on health, education and any other issue of social importance. We hope to receive very exciting and thought provoking contents from various developers,” he stated.

Persons interested in the challenge would have to logon onto for registration from August 8 till August 27, to stand the chance of winning a total cash prize of Ghc 50,000.00

Workshops will be held to educate the content developers post the challenge, after which the MTN Shortz platform will kickstart.

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Kim Kardashian’s Clothes Shazam (Screenshop™)



Kim Kardashian (Screenshop™)

I guess it’s a goodbye to the days of having to manually browse the internet about where to get or steal a celebrities’ style. Well, Kim Kardashian with a team of people created the fashion app that’s like Shazam for clothes called the ScreenShop™.

ScreenShop boasts patent-pending technology that instantly scans screenshots taken from any app or website on your phone, convening them to similar, shoppable items at a variety of price points. This app was created and launched in November 7th, 2017.

“The fact that you can screenshot anything and instantly have a digital fashion store where you can buy the entire outfit basically, or similar to, is really groundbreaking.” Kim K. she said in an interview, sounding like a seasoned entrepreneur.

According to her the company have partnered with roughly 460 brands to help users find the perfect match, and these brands range from ASOS, Boohoo, Kanye West’s Yezzy’s brand, For ever 21 just to name a few.





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