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Microsoft announces world final winners in games, innovation, and world citizenship

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From left: Yemi Orimolade, Communications Lead,  Kendra Nnachi, Audience Marketing Manager, Joel Ogunsola, Microsoft Education Technical Advisor all of Microsoft Nigeria    Ahwin Kevin, Member Team LifeWatch Obinaju Raymond ,Team Lead for Team LifeWatch, Dennis Tom, Senior Director, Program Management , Microsoft Corporation  Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Member Team Life Watch, Sobola Timilehin,Member Team Life Watch, Adebayo Ogundipe and Daniel Ale both Mentors of Team LifeWatch, yesterday in Seattle, Washington shortly after a meeting  with Dennis Tom for partnership on AsthmaVisor solution presented by the Nigerian Team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine. Photo: By Emeka Aginam

The waiting time is over. Thirty-three finalist Teams who arrived Seattle last Monday for the global technology contest had showcased their innovative solutions in a live presentation before Microsoft panel of judges.

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Evolving technology: The Archos example

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Archos player

One of such companies is Archos. A pioneer in the portable audio and video player market since 1988, Archos now specializes in Android Tablets and Smartphones. Between, 1988 and now, it has been a testament of adapting to succeed. In 2000, Archos launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, Archos launched its first generation of Smartphones with the Archos Platinum series.

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2015 imagine cup: Team Nigeria’s AsthmaVisor solution attracts Microsoft attention

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From left: Yemi Orimolade, Communications Lead,  Kendra Nnachi, Audience Marketing Manager, Joel Ogunsola, Microsoft Education Technical Advisor all of Microsoft Nigeria    Ahwin Kevin, Member Team LifeWatch Obinaju Raymond ,Team Lead for Team LifeWatch, Dennis Tom, Senior Director, Program Management , Microsoft Corporation  Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Member Team Life Watch, Sobola Timilehin,Member Team Life Watch, Adebayo Ogundipe and Daniel Ale both Mentors of Team LifeWatch, yesterday in Seattle, Washington shortly after a meeting  with Dennis Tom for partnership on AsthmaVisor solution presented by the Nigerian Team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine. Photo: By Emeka Aginam

Software Nigeria’s team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup attracted attention of international audience as Microsoft has expressed interest on the possibilities of working with Team LifeWatch from Nigeria on their AsthmaVisor solution designed to supervise asthmatic patients.

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Jara discount card promises more

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Jara

Jara is currently in partnership with about fifty brands in Lagos including Konga.com, Ember Creek, Melting Moments, Bheerhugz, Giddimint.com, Adam & Eve, Soul lounge among others. Continuing, he said: “Jara will also give users a Friendship bonus of about N2,400, anytime they successfully invite a friend to join Jara and up to N1,000 Jara bonus every time those invited friends go ahead to invite others.”

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Quality compressors, at the heart of any good refrigerator

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Refrigerator

Electronic giant, LG, says that as a result of its aim to make life more comfortable, more convenient, and more efficient for users, its Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerator comes with leading edge benefits – superb energy savings and quiet performance, providing optimal temperature control for fresher food, great durability for greater peace of mind.

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Intel’s 3D X-point: 1000 times faster than flash?

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It might seem at first glance that the average person doesn’t need faster storage. He is probably used to waiting fifteen minutes to copy a movie from one computer to a flash drive or memory stick. But imagine if he could do that in just a few seconds! The new 3D X-point memory is even more useful than that-perhaps a thousand times more- if this brainchild of Intel Corporation and Micron Technology is launched next year as expected. It would bring a revolution to the world of big data, the Internet of Things and high definition streaming.

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Drone Club wins Tech+ 2015 most innovative solution award

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Drone Pilot and CEO, James Amuta Company, James Amuta (2nd r) with the Tech+ 2015 Most Innovative Solution Award. He is flanked from left by Drone Pilot, Adetokunbo Odubawo ( D J Tee), Senior Manager, Masterbrand, MTN Nigeria, Saidat Muhammed Lawal and the Legal Counsel, Africa Region, Mahindra Comviva, Mr. Kolawole Fayemi in Lagos recently.

The Drone Club has won the MTN/Mahindra Comviva Most Innovative Exhibitor Award at the just concluded Tech+ Conference and Exhibitions held at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. The award was received by DJ Tee and James Amuta, whose companies are pioneer members of the Club.

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2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup: Optimism as Team LifeWatch makes presentation

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From left: Ahwin Kevin,Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Adebayo Ogundipe ( Team Mentor),Sobola Timilehin, Obinaju Raymond and Daniel Ale yin last minutes rehearsal Wednesday in Seattle, Washington ahead of their presentation. Photo by Emeka Aginam

Microsoft Imagine Cup has been dubbed as the world’s premier technology competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrated solutions that can change the way we live, work and play.

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All you need know about Windows 10

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People and organizations can do great things with Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Xbox App, new Office Universal apps and more.

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E-commerce to create 50,000 jobs in Nigeria

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As e-commerce expands aggressively across Nigeria, the sector may help create over 50,000 jobs within the country in 2-3 years. This was stated by Managing Director of Kaymu.com.ng Evangeline Wiles.

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Windows 10 available in 190 countries for free upgrade

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Microsoft Corp has announced the availability of Windows 10 as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets.

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Microsoft employability platforms to create 100,000 job by end of 2015

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Job seekers storm National Assembly

Microsoft is aiming to create over 100,000 job opportunities and reach over seven million people across the Middle East and Africa by the end of the year through its Employability Platforms, in partnership with organisations from public and private sectors, as well as NGOs

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2015 Microsoft Imagine cup: Optimism after live presentation by Team Nigeria

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From left: Ahwin Kevin,Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Adebayo Ogundipe ( Team Mentor),Sobola Timilehin, Obinaju Raymond and Daniel Ale yin last minutes rehearsal Wednesday in Seattle, Washington ahead of their presentation. Photo by Emeka Aginam

Although Health, and game solutions topped showcase at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle, Washington, , after Team Nigeria , Lifewatch had finished their live presentation yesterday, there were positive signals that they will advance to the final tomorrow.

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BICSI Nigeeria to host ICT stakeholders on nation building

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ICSI Middle East and Africa District in its continued effort to provide industry support is organizing a one-day conference and exhibition for ICT industry stakeholders in Nigeria. The 2015 BICSI Nigeria conference is themed “IT/TELECOMS FOR NATIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT” with the focus on how industry standardization and best practices can assist in Nation building.

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Nokia unveils virtual reality camera for filmmakers

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The ball-shaped gadget captures 3D footage for content creation for devices such as the increasingly popular headsets that let users immerse themselves in virtual games. Nokia was the world’s top mobile phone maker between 1998 and 2011 but, after failing to respond to the rapid rise of smartphones, the Finnish company sold its handset unit to Microsoft in 2014.

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Don’t bandy figures without facts, NCC blasts critics

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NCC boss, Juwah

By Prince Osuagwu AGAINST the backdrop of  several criticisms that the Nigerian Communications Commission treats telecom operators with kid gloves in regards to their poor quality of service, the commission has advised its critics to study the Act of law that guides the commission’s activities. Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Mr Tony Ojobo, as

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Digitization holds the key to Africa’s devt —Cisco

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Dare Ogunlade

Leading Technology Company, Cisco, recently released a study indicating that 75% of businesses worldwide will be digitized by 2020. However, only 30% of such businesses will ultimately be successful. Further insight on the study lays emphasis on the future of Internet of Everything (IoE) in Africa, raising fears against the rise of cyber-crime.

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How technology is driving change in rural communities

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In the new world economy, innovative technology has been driving change, especially in education, healthcare and business ecosystems, making life better and easier for the rural communities around the world.

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Is the internet making infidelity easier?

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love femi

LIFE is short. Have an affair. This is the slogan of the recently hacked online dating website, Ashley Madison which specifically targets married people who want to cheat on their spouses. It might sound incredible, but this is a legitimate business with a very large following.

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2015 Microsoft Imagine cup: Team Nigeria arrives US

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Team Nigeria for the 2015 Microsoft Imagine cup has arrived the United States of America  for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier technology competition for the smartest technology  students all over the world.

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C-Class: Taking efficiency, dynamics to next level

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Mercedes C-Class

Though the Mercedes C-Class is unarguably, one of the most powerful cars in its segment, yet Mercedes-Benz is not relenting in making it better. The new C-Class has become the yardstick for measuring luxury, safety and general performance in its class. It is therefore, no news that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class delivers impressive driving dynamics and takes aesthetic motion to a new level, thereby setting standards for the medium size category on many fronts.

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XE, most advanced, refined, sports Jaguar saloon — Maduka

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Jaguar saloon

The President/CEO of Coscharis Motors, Dr. Cosmas Maduka has decscribed the new Jaguar XE as the most advanced, efficient and refined sports saloon car that Jaguar ever produced. The Coscharis boss stated this during the launch of the new Jaguar XE saloon car at the Eko Hotels Lagos. “While it is quite unusual to launch a vehicle this way in this market, we must remark that the Jaguar car we are launching today is also an unusual vehicle. A special pick out of the pack with the latest Jaguar innovation, technology, powertrain and design that cuts across gender, he said”

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Boulos, Suzuki bring safety, cleanliness to Lekki beach

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According to Mrs. Titi Olodun who explained that the event was an annual event by her company in conjunction with Suzuki Corporation Japan, it was their way of canvassing for a clean and healthy environment. “As part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility aimed at improving the safety of the ecological system as well as reducing environmental pollution harmful to human existence, this initiatives has been organised by Boulos and Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan,” she said.

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Ambode lauds return of Peugeot

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Gov. Ambode

“It is a sign of good and exciting things to come to Nigerians and the company that has been inactive for a while. I really appreciate your patriotic zeal in resuscitating the moribund assembly plant, which I learnt is the only comprehensive car assembling plant for now in Nigeria.” He assured of his administration’s readiness to partner PAN Nigeria Limited in terms of patronage (of cars) and in training the youths on vocational and technical skills to reduce unemployment; and therefore required that a blueprint of training from PAN Learning Center, be sent to him for consideration.

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Toshiba scandal shows Japan Inc.’s governance flaws

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Toshiba’s billion-dollar accounting scandal has shone a light on a corporate culture in Japan still beset by collusion in its senior ranks, unquestioning employees and poor external controls, experts say

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How technology is driving change in rural communities

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From left: Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim; Permanent Secretary, Cross-River State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Anne Odey; Special Adviser to the Governor of Cross-River State on International Development Co-operation, Mr. Roy Ndoma-Egba; Chairman, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Hon. Joseph Etotip; Programme Coordinator, United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Aline Mukundwa and Programme Officer Science, UNESCO, Dr. Osuji Otu during the commissioning of Samsung Digital Village, in   Oban Community, Akamkpa, Cross-River State, recently.

In the new world economy, innovative technology has been driving change, especially in educational, healthcare and business ecosystem, making life better and easier for the rural communities around the world.

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GOtv registers footprint in   Nnewi, unveils double   promo

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Following the recently introduced GOtv Double Double promo, services of digital terrestrial pay-TV, GOtv have been rolled-out in Nnewi, Anambra state.

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BlackBerry acquires AtHocto to connect communities, devices

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Global leader in secure mobile communications, BlackBerry Limited has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc to connect communities, devices and organizations for real time communication.

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Dell demonstrates industry leadership with distinct products

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One of the foremost Information and Communications Technology (ICT)) companies, Dell has again, demonstrated leadership in the ICT industry by showcasing its wide array of differentiated products in the market at a breakfast event organized for Chief Information Officers of organizations in Lagos recently.

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Walden alumna thrives in male-dominated IT field

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There appears to be more participation of women in the Nigerian information technology ecosystem, which in no small measure has addressed gender imbalance over the past decade.

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Robotic medicine: Healer or killer?

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Robotic madicinal mechine

If there is a field that will forever be grateful to technology, it has to be the field of Medicine. It would seem in fact that from time immemorial, advancements in Medicine have been largely tied to advancements in health technology. Even before the invention of the medical syringe in 1863, and beyond the giant strides in robotic medicine today, this fact lives on.

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LG ‘Body guard’ dares others to beat your sound

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One reason why the once-dead culture of watching movies at the cinemas has been revived in Nigeria is because, amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, people always want a one- of-a-kind viewing experience. You want to feel like it’s you and the movie characters alone in the world, but that’s impossible when you don’t have the right home theatre system.

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