TikTok releases first album of viral hits

TikTok releases first album of viral hits

Some of the biggest viral hits on TikTok have been given the full orchestral treatment and will get a traditional release on CD and vinyl this summer, the platform announced Friday. The tie-up with Warner Classics is the first time TikTok has ventured into the...
Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users

Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users

Photo sharing platform Instagram said on Thursday it was starting to trial a tool that relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to confirm the age of users in the United States. Lawmakers across the world have been vocal in demanding that the social media service, owned...
Five-star Zimbabwe hotel’s bucket baths mocked online

Five-star Zimbabwe hotel’s bucket baths mocked online

A top hotel in Zimbabwe became the butt of jokes on social media Wednesday after it offered its guests buckets of hot bathwater following a power outage in Harare. In a notice to guests, the chic, century-old Meikles Hotel said it had been operating on a generator...
Tanzania targets internet giants with new tax

Tanzania targets internet giants with new tax

Tanzania will introduce a digital tax this year, the country’s finance minister said, in a move targeting global internet giants offering services in the East African nation. The two-percent tax will come into effect in July and follows similar attempts by...