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WhatsApp Announces Enterprise Solution for Businesses

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You Could Soon Be Receiving Flight Notifications and Delivery Confirmations on Your WhatsApp

What most people predicted after the launch of WhatsApp statuses is coming to fruition.

The messaging app has announced its plans of monetizing the app by charging large corporations to better help them get closer to customers.

WhatsApp plans on providing a free app for small and medium sized businesses.

“The enterprise solution will allow global companies “to provide customers with useful notifications like flight times, delivery confirmations, and other updates”, a report by TechCrunch stated.

The “main details of the monetization is not yet figured out, as said by Chief Operating Officer of WhatsApp, Matt Idema. “We do intend on charging businesses in the future. We do not have the details of the monetization figured out”, he told The Wall Street Journal.

 

Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion, the company has introduced some major changes to the app, including the Snapchat cloned ‘WhatsApp Status’. According to their promise of not placing ads on the app, their left with a small chance monetization.

This could be the big break for the company to finally rake in some cash.

 

WhatsApp has 1.9 billion monthly users and 1 billion daily users. It’s the next biggest platform after Facebook with regards to numbers. We’re not too sure how users are going to receive this but it sure will be a good strategy for Facebook.

 

 

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SAND DESIGNS- Saudi Arabia to build £400bn ‘western’ city as they look to host more sporting events after Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr 2

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SAUDI ARABIA plan to build a £400billion cross-border city state to become one of the planet’s leading destinations for sporting events.

And it will be governed by “western law” – instead of Islamic – to help attract hordes of fans to the Middle East in the future.

The Daily Mail claim the new city will near the Red Sea in the north west will be called Neam and will form part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030.

And its creation will help them to land a host of future sporting events after this weekend’s £76m boxing heavyweight showdown between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua.

The project was first launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman two years ago and the government are believed to have recruited public affairs experts to advise on it.

Neom will operate with different laws for workers and women’s rights and give visitors freedom to drink alcohol, something denied to those at the boxing on Saturday.

Saudi has come under heavy criticism for allegedly attempting to “sports-wash” their reputation from human rights organisations such as Amnesty International.

RTVE in Spain is refusing to broadcast the inaugural edition of the rebooted Spanish Super Cup next month, which has been switched to Jeddah.

Amnesty say Joshua versus Ruiz Jr is taking place despite increased oppression of locals in a country that has executed 146 people this year.

Despite that, the Saudi government is refusing to relent in their ambitious programme for staging sporting events.

And it is part of a plan to reduce the nation’s dependency on oil and increase tourism by ten per cent within the next decade.

There will be a £15m Saudi Cup horse race next year while Tour de France organisers ASO are taking a five-stage cycling tour there.

And the owners of Formula One, Liberty Media, have been holding discussions about taking a race there.

Neom’s first stage is scheduled to be completed by 2025.

source: thesun

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APPLY HERE: YEA partners GES for SHS non-teaching staff recruitment

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In line with the mandate of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to create jobs for the unemployed youth of Ghana, the Agency in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES) seek to recruit about 7,730 young Ghanaians from across various districts of the country to be trained and deployed to Senior High Schools unders the School’s Support Programme.

This recruitment is as published in the daily graphic newspaper on the 25th of October 2019.

The School Support Programme is a school based support programme aimed at ensuring the health and safety of students and staff of various SHSs in the country.

POSITIONS

a) Schools Guards/ Security Assistants (SAs)

b) Kitchen Assistants

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be aged between 18-35 years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

MODE OF APPLICATION

It is an online application.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Alternatively, interested applicants may visit any of the agency’s district offices.

source: newsnow

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WhatsApp update enables users to restrict who adds them to a group

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Facebook has added a new feature to WhatsApp – the ability to control who adds you to a group.

Back in April, WhatsApp rolled out the feature to some few users, mostly in India. A few changes have been made since the last update. Instead of the Group Privacy Settings alone, there is a new Blacklist option. According to WABetaInfo, the new feature is available on iOS beta version 2.19.110.20 and Android beta version 2.19.298.

The new Blacklist option replaces the “Nobody” option that has been available since the public beta rolled out in India.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is testing a new feature under its beta version for iOS users. This new update will bring features like light splash screen, dark splash screen, hiding the muted status update, and app badge improvements among others.

The splash screen update in WhatsApp is a new start-up screen, which depending on the theme is either light or dark. In simpler words, WhatsApp is testing a new launch screen, which appears when users open the app. The splash screen just has the WhatsApp logo against a white background in light theme and the same logo against a black or grey background in a dark theme. According to IANS report, the messaging app is testing a new Splash Screen feature for both IOS and Android users.

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