Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone private messaging app that replaces the current inbox, in six countries; there is no timeline yet for a global launch (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone private messaging app that replaces the current inbox, in six countries; there is no

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Report: monthly broadband in parts of Africa costs more than the national minimum wage; only seven of 36 countries had monthly broadband packages under $50 (Yomi Kazeem/Quartz)

Yomi Kazeem / Quartz: Report: monthly broadband in parts of Africa costs more than the national minimum wage; only seven of 36 countries had monthly

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Twitter Lite rolling out to 24 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, after Philippines test showed a 50% increase in tweets (Katie Roof/TechCrunch)

Katie Roof / TechCrunch: Twitter Lite rolling out to 24 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, after Philippines test showed a 50%

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YouTube Go, a lightweight YouTube app designed for slower internet connections, leaves beta; available in India, Indonesia, and other select countries (Corbin Davenport/Android Police)

Corbin Davenport / Android Police: YouTube Go, a lightweight YouTube app designed for slower internet connections, leaves beta; available in India, Indonesia, and other select

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