Thursday December 18th, 2014
Thursday December 18th, 2014
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BlackBerry classic enters mobile phone ecosystem

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BlackBerry Classic

Responding to customer’s demand for familiar design merged with security and speed of BlackBerry 10 for superior productivity, communications and collaboration, Canadian smart phone maker, BlackBerry Limited yesterday introduced its latest flagship, BlackBerry Classic.

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2014: Google releases trends, moments that captured Nigerians

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Every day, we search. We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations, or settle a dinner table dispute between friends. And sometimes we just search to find out what the latest trends are.

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Nigerians ‘search for’ Ebola, Davido, ASUP strike, other in 2014— Report

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

Every day, we search. We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations, or settle a dinner table dispute between friends. And sometimes we just search to find out what the latest trends are.

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MTN offers scholarship to 167 blind, 1,205 others

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The hopes of 167 blind Nigerians were revived at the weekend by MTN Foundation with award of scholarship to pursue their career of choice at various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

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Over 1m IT professionals needed to tackle cyber threat — Cisco

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

By Emeka Aginam As systems, applications and personal networks become increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attack, up-to-date cybersecurity defences are crucial to the health and reliability of the digital systems. This development, experts warn must be addressed head-on otherwise no success story will be recorded in the fight against cyber security challenges. While unprecedented growth of malicious

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Smartphone may replace purse by 2020, Ericsson report predicts

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The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

Barely two weeks to the close of 2014 , Ericsson ConsumerLab in its annual trend report has released ten consumer trends, identifying the most important trends for 2015 and beyond.

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NITDA is committed to making Nigerian economy IT based, Jack reassures

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As the nation’s economy continues to nose-dive due to the dwindling oil price at the international market, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Peter Jack, has said that the agency is determined to make the economy IT-based and dependent.

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Improving customer’s lives in experience centres – Etisalat example

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Etisalat Nigeria recently opened its world class flagship Etisalat Experience Centre at the heart of Lagos Island. The center is designed in line with the company’s constant drive to deliver innovative and outstanding customer service at every touch point.

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Nigeria campaigns for broadband investment at ITU 2014

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Broadband

Although the Nigerian Telecommunication industry has grown in leaps and bounds, broadband penetration still remains at a meager 6 percent.

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Smile introduces new promo for yuletide season

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broadband-cable

Broadband service provider, Smile Communications Nigeria Limited has announced a 25-day promo titled: “The Smile Countdown Promo.” Perceived by industry observers as a worthwhile yuletide offer, Smile is giving more value for the duration of the promo by offering a Wifi Router with 20GB and 12 months validity for just N23,000.

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Gbemi Saraki donates N1m to victims of fire disaster in Kwara

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A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, on Sunday donated N1 million to the victims of Nov. 3 fire disaster in Bode Saadu in Moro Local Government area of the state.

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Minecraft now in Windows Phone 8.1

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Minecraft , a cultural phenomenon, with more than 100 million players across the world now comes . to Windows Phone 8.1, giving Windows Phone users the ability to play one of the world’s most popular games while on the move.

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88Mph, Microsoft Ventures partner to support startups in Nigeria

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Microsoft in partnership with 88mph, at the weekend announced the expansion of the Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.

As part of the 4Afrika Initiative, the collaboration is expected to help improve startups’ productivity by offering tools, resources, expertise and routes to market around the world.

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Your phone can now help you avoid traffic

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For most people, food clothes and shelter are most priorities of life. You worry about these things because their absence dehumanizes a being and denigrates standard living.
But for those, particularly, living in Lagos metropolis, these, are ironically, not far fetched. No matter how poor, in Lagos, one must feed. There is food for all categories of people. Problem, is when one steps off his category to where his or her earnings can not accommodate. There is also abundant clothes to cover everybody’s nakedness. No matter the income strata, Oshodi, orile and Yaba markets, can give you what to wear.

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Katy Perry, Obama, Wizkid rule Twitter in 2014

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Wizkid

Popular singer, song-writer and actress, Katy Perry, has emerged the most followed person for 2014. It was the year that Twitter’s most-followed star Katy Perry https://twitter.com/katyperry hit the 61 million follower mark. She is closely followed in second place by Justin Bieber on 57 million, and Barack Obama, who, with 50 million followers, is the third most-followed person in the world, and the most-followed political or world leader on the platform.

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NOTAP rakes in N20bn in 18 months

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The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, NOTAP, says it has remitted about N20 billion into the national treasury in the past 12 to 18 months of its operation.

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SMEs, biggest beneficiaries of cloud computing —EMC boss

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By Prince Osuagwu Cloud computing has become a thriving trend in data storage. However there are still skepticisms from many Nigerian organizations over the safe of their information and what becomes of their privacy if their data goes up in the cloud. Fortunately, Hi-Tech ran into the managing Director, Levant and Emerging Africa Region, EMC,

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SAP study frowns at low technology adoption among banks

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BANK

A recent study, “The Benefits of Innovative Information Technology in the Banking Industry”, has identified that banks were moving too slowly in embracing technology and predicts doom for business growth should that continue without remedy.

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Creating safe, secure digital world, the Intel example

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broadband-cable

From email hacking to cyber threat across architecture of every platform from chip to cloud, smartphones, tablets to PCs, servers, and beyond, there appears to be insecurity in the digital world as a result of vulnerabilities despite security measures put in place by security management providers.

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Rolof Computers seeks government support for indigenous IT products

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The Chief Executive Officer of one of the Nigerian leading local compute brands, Rolof Computers, Mr. Lucky Ofuafor, has urged government at all levels to implement the local content policy by supporting indigenous IT companies, saying they could best thrive with government support.

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Glo subscribers get lower roaming call rates, free incoming calls

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The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

GLOBACOM has announced that its subscribers who travel abroad for business or pleasure could use their Glo phones at minimal cost.

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Stakeholders call for comprehensive legal framework on cloud computing

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Stakeholders at a day joint round table organised by National Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS have called for the establishment of a comprehensive legal framework that would enforce a faster means of adopting the use of cloud computing in Nigeria.

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SPARK BOSS: I have learnt to remould fear of failure to succeed — Sam Uduma

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*Sam Uduma

Sam Uduma, a.k.a. SuperGeek #1 is the Co-founder of SuperGeeks Services and Solutions, a leading provider of after sales technical support to customers within the Lagos Metropolis and suburbs. He runs this company along with the Chief Marketing Officer and previous Spark B.O.S.S. Edmund Olotu.

Samuel holds a B.Eng with Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Nottingham and and MSc. in Communication Systems and Signal Processing (with a distinction) from University of Bristol, UK.

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Digital switch-over: GSMA sees growth potentials in Kenyan market

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As the Kenyan government confirms 30th March, 2015 as the schedule date for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television, the Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, Tom Phillips has said that the development signals growth potentials for the country’s market.

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The Banker votes GTBank ‘Best Bank in Nigeria for 2014’

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The Banker Magazine, a publication of The Financial Times,has declared Guaranty Trust Bank Plc as the “Best Bank in Nigeria for 2014” saying it was for promoting industry-wide excellence in Banking Ethics and adherence to the highest corporate governance standards.

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Drive us into new era of strategic business, oh ICT! — Nigerian business leaders pray

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Over 90 percent of business leaders in Nigeria are riding on the back of Information and Communications Technology, ICT to book a place at the unfolding new era of strategic business.

This is mainly after identifying that ICT is a strategic lever for business growth.

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SURE-P partners NITDA to create 600 IT jobs in January

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The Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to train some selected youths on software and other technology skills.

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MTN Business urges SMEs to embrace cloud services

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As major drivers of economic growth, small and medium scale enterprises have been advised to adopt cost-effective, operationally efficient and flexible solutions in the management of their businesses.

This was the major talking point at the inaugural MTN SME Forum organized by Nigeria’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, MTN Nigeria.

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Visafone Wins 2014 CDMA Operator Award

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Visafone Communications Limited has won the CDMA Operator of the Year award at the just concluded AfriICTA 2014 awards ceremony.

Chairman of AfriICTA, Mr. Mkpe Abang who presented the award said “Visafone was adjudged the CDMA Operator of the Year because of its resilience in the market in the face of stiff competition and a very harsh economic climate.”

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Airtel officially launches Trybe

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Airtel Nigeria has officially launched its new package called “Trybe Plan” which offers free calls, unlimited BBM, WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

Introducing Trybe in Lagos, Airtel’s Chief Commercial Officer, Maurice Newa, described it as a youth product because it allows students in campus interact easily.

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Eaton signs deal with Somotex Nigeria

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Global power management company, Eaton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with provider of electrical and electronic equipment in Nigeria, Somotex Limited to warehouse and distribute the company’s leading products to retailers across Nigeria’s power sector.

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‘Don’t overlook camera surveillance as yuletide draws near’

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CCTV Cameras

Business Development Manager, Axis Communications MEA, Roy Alves, has advocated the use of camera surveillance solutions to keep criminals away from shopping malls this yuletide season.

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