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Social networking giant Facebook has posted unexpectedly strong earnings in its fiscal second quarter, doubling its quarterly earnings year on year.
Even though many of Brazil's favelas are still lacking basic infrastructure, internet usage is relatively high. Young locals are now starting to use social media to launch campaigns to improve the areas where they live.
Mxit has profited from the slow, expensive and unreliable mobile Internet in South Africa. The fast-expanding social network does not need a speedy Internet and runs on inexpensive mobile phones.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
A new generation of authors from Nigeria is earning international acclaim. The writers from Africa’s largest economy hit a nerve: Helon Habila writes about the greed for oil, environmental disasters, exploitation and violence. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie caused an uproar with her novel, "Americanah." It deals with the day-to-day racism faced by African immigrants to the US today.
Our communications are monitored. Our phones are tapped and movements watched on security cameras - and not just by the NSA. Artists are using creative means to attack surveillance, countering espionage and the information monopoly in the digital age with ideas. An exhibition in Düsseldorf shows how we can all disappear into our own "dead zone" and why information is for everyone.
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