Twitter briefly changed how @ replies work and users went crazy

Twitter briefly changed how @ replies work and users went crazy

Twitter’s iOS app experienced a subtle but important change Friday — the old style of replies, which required placing the “@” character in front of the username of the person you’re replying to, was briefly gone, and replaced with the text “replying to” above the tweet.  Twitter quickly reverted the change, explaining on its Support account that it was an “experiment” which “accidentally” went out to all iOS users.  Today, an experiment around replies accidentally went out to everyone on iOS briefly. Upside, we got helpful feedback – we’re listening!…

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Africa’s tech hubs

Africa’s tech hubs

 Innovation hubs have become a mainstay of Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. Scratch the surface of the continent’s information and communication building blocks and you’ll likely find connections to a tech space. Over 150 startups have launched out of Kenya’s iHub. MEST’s Incubator seed fund program formed out of Ghana’s Meltwater IT academy. Read More Read full story

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Geysers / Fragile spectacles

Geysers / Fragile spectacles

by Morgen Jahnke A few years ago on a family trip to Europe, we had the chance to spend an afternoon in Geneva, Switzerland, and despite limited time, we hoped to see as many of the city’s iconic sights as possible. Alas, our timing was off: the European headquarters of the United Nations, the Palais des Nations, did not accept visitors over the lunch hour (right when we showed up at the gates), and more surprisingly, the famous Jet d’Eau (“water-jet”), a fountain rising 140 meters (459 feet) from Lake…

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India announces its largest solar rooftop tender

India announces its largest solar rooftop tender

In the next step toward cutting reliance on nonrenewable energy sources, the Indian government announced today its largest solar rooftop tender. The state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is seeking to develop 1000MW of grid-connected rooftop solar panels for government offices. SEE ALSO: India built the world’s largest solar plant in just eight months The tender is one of the largest globally. The SECI added that the additional power generated from the solar panels will be fed to the state’s power grid. The government is also offering monetary subsidies…

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