Friday August 22nd, 2014
Friday August 22nd, 2014
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Microsoft, GIZ to research recycling mobile phones in Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco

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File photo: refurbished phones

In a committed effort to solve the recycling and e-waste challenge in Africa, Microsoft Mobile Devices Group in partnership with German based company, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have entered into a partnership agreement to research the current practices of repairing, reusing, refurbishing, trade of parts and material processing regarding old mobile phones in Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria.

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The challenges of bringing online search to mobile

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google

Why should we care
The mission of making the world’s information accessible doesn’t preclude mobile – in fact, mobile searches are an important part of the search experience. On high-end smartphones, the types of searches that people are doing are surprisingly similar to the kinds of searches they do on their desktop – it isn’t just people looking for directions or looking for sports scores, people are doing complicated searches and looking intensely for information.

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Teching Ebola out of Africa: ‘National e-Response, only solution’

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A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27. AFP PHOTO /

Unless a sustainable national electronic response centre is immediately established in all the African states where the dreaded Ebola virus is ravaging people and economies, controlling it may be a wild goose chase.

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DTH-FTA, Nigeria’s only hope of meeting digital migration deadline — Experts

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A digital broadcast studio

Many stakeholders have
expressed fears that Nigeria may not meet the June 2015 deadline for countries to switch over to digital broadcasting, as stipulated by the International Telecommunications Union, ITU.

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Your calls may soon be monitored

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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.

In view of the unstable se-
curity situation in the
country, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says security agencies will soon commence monitoring of all calls to enhance their operational activities in the country.

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FG, Huawei invest over N100m to train 41 Niger Delta youths

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1000-naira-notes

Efforts to redirect Nigerian youths and arm them with IT skills and knowledge for global competitiveness have started yielding the expected results as the Federal Government in partnership with Huawei Nigeria have invested over one million dollars into a six-month vocational training for forty-one Niger Delta youths.

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SAP to invest $500m in Nigeria, four other African countries

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Systems Applications and Products, SAP, yesterday in a world press at the World Trade Centre, Johannesburg, South African announced plans to invest up to $500 million through 2020 to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in five African countries.

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Facebook helps readers tell truth from fiction

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Facebook said on Monday that it is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart.

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Anambra says yes to smart state initiative

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From left: Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, Dr Omobola Johnson- Minister of Communication Technology and Chairman of the Broadband Council,  Engr Ernest Ndukwe,  at the  partnership agreement between the  Federal Government and  Anambra  State on Smart State initiative held in  Anambra State last week.

Effort to create enabling environment for the deployment of communications infrastructure across the nation has started yielding the expected result as Anambra state has joined the league of states in the smart state initiative

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Coremobile launches ‘Quick Airtime’ recharge platform

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Coremobile has released its latest creation, www.quickairtime.com, a simple, secure and smart online application for airtime recharge, mobile top-up and prepaid re-up. Designed on the basis of simplicity, Quick Airtime provides the fastest and simplest online recharge platform in the world.
 

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Imagine Cup 2014: Microsoft to tech students: Turn your innovative ideas into reality

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2014-Microsoft-Imagine-Cup

Like the FIFA World Cup held in Brazil in June, Microsoft 2014 Imagine Cup successfully ended last month in Seattle, Washington,USA, with a call to technology students to turn their innovative ideas into reality.

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Mobile phone usage not cancerous — Johnson reassures

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phones

With growing fear on the possible health implications of mobile handset on end users, the Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson at the weekend has allayed fears, saying that the use of mobile phone does not cause cancer..

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TD Mobile, Nokia unveil Lumia 2520 Tab

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Nokia-X

NOKIA at the weekend partnered with Technology Distribution, TD Mobile, to introduce the long awaited Nokia Lumia 2520 Smart Phone into Nigerian IT market to service the blooming tech service market.

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MDG app selected for UN-World summit award

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Efforts to retool software in Nigeria to fit the global market have started yielding expected results as Malaria Destroyer Game (MDG) , a highly Innovative Technology App developed by Mobile Software Solutions to fight the Malaria Pandemic in Africa and the rest of the world has been selected as one of the 454 App games to compete at the UN-based World Summit Award Mobile scheduled for Abu Dhabi, UAE February, 2015.0

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How NCC moved telecom industry from $500m to $32bn investment

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Telecom mast

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah says the guiding principles of the commission which are to be fair, firm and forthright in all transactions are responsible for successes recorded so far by the commission since its establishment fifteen year ago.

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NCC set to sanction defaulting VAS providers

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Mast

Stiff Punishment awaits Value Added Service, VAS, Providers and Mobile Network Operators, MNOs, who derive pleasure in exploiting consumers on unsubscribed products without their consent.

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Etisalat hits 19.5 million subscriber base

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Etisalat Nigeria at the weekend says the active subscriber base in its network is now 19.5 million. Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Matthew Willsher disclosed this at the formal opening of Etisalat experience centre at Robb House, Wuse Abuja.

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Microsoft expands product portfolio with Nokia 130

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Committed to the growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones to end users, Microsoft Devices Group on Monday introduced Nokia 130 into smart phone ecosystem.

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Leveraging on Palmchat for location based services

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With information communication technology (ICT), changing the sociology-economic lives of people globally, more Nigerians are leveraging on Palmchat as a mobile messenger application used in sending, receiving voice messages, pictures and text messages via data

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Minister advises Nigerians on risks of using mobile phones

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Mrs Johnson

Mrs Omobola Johnson, the Minister of Communications Technology, on Thursday in Abuja cautioned the public on the risks which go with the use of mobile phones.

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Google releases 10 top trending searches July

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With more Nigerians getting access to the worldwide web by the day in geometric progression as a result of liberalization of the economy , search engine, Google has released 10 top most goggled stories by Nigerians in the month of July, 2014.

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25,000 join Europe class action lawsuit against Facebook

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An Austrian waging a battle against Facebook’s privacy policies said Wednesday that 25,000 users of the social networking giant have signed on to his class action lawsuit.

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Study shows high growth of e-commerce in Nigeria

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New study by Terragon Group released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed tremendous growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behavior in Nigeria over the past twelve months.

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ICT media group targets Jonathan, others for centenary awards

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Jonathan Goodluck

By Prince Osuagwu A group of Nigerian reporters in Information and Technology, ICT sector, under the aegis of Information Technology Media Alliance has concluded plans to bestow President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and other eminent Nigerians with honours at a forthcoming event tagged the Nigeria Broadband Business Forum and ICT Centenary awards billed for October, 2014

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New software update for Nokia X series 

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NOKIA Lumia 630

Microsoft is not leaving any stone unturned in the quest to put Nokia back into the top spot of global market place. Just a few months after the release of the Nokia X series, it has announced the release of a new Software update for the series.

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Why telecom operators may not invest more in Nigeria

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Telecom mast

Considering the continued devaluing telecom services in the country, the solution readily available on the lips of many Nigerians would be for operators to make more investments, especially in optimising and upgrading their facilities.

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Leverage on IT policy for national development, NITDA tells state govts

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Telecom-mast

In apparent bid to fast track the process of making the country a capable 21st century knowledge economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has urged state governments to leverage on the IT policy for states initiative, it recently rolled out for national development.

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Galaxy Backbone commits to youths entrepreneurship training

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By Prince Osuagwu Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Gerald Ilukwe, has reiterated the commitment of his company, as the ICT service provider of the Federal Government, to the success of the Enterprise Platform for Entrepreneurship in the ICT sector. Illukwe made the comment in expression of happiness to the recently launched Enterprise Platform

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MDG app selected for UN-World summit award

  /   in Technology 8:01 pm   /   Comments

Effort to retool software Nigeria to global market has started yielding expected results as Malaria Destroyer Game (MDG) , a highly Innovative Technology App developed by Mobile Software Solutions to fight the Monster Malaria Pandemic in Africa and the rest of the world has been selected as one of the 454 App gems to compete at the UN-based World Summit Award Mobile scheduled for Abudabi, UAE February, 2015.

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Nigerian cell phone users short-changed by manufacturers – Marketer

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A major mobile phone marketer, Mr Emeka Oguchi, said on Tuesday in Lagos that Nigerian cell phone users were being short-changed by manufacturers.

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‘E-learning equips graduates with 21st century skills’

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Today, information and communications technologies (ICTs) infiltrate classrooms around the world at an exceedingly rapid pace. With the gradual shift to online learning, an ICT entrepreneur and graduate student of Roehampton University’s online MBA programme, Chikelue Oji, in this interview with Sunday Vanguard shares his experience on the institution’s online MBA programme . According to him, the program has become a means of equipping graduates with leadership skills and strategic analysis. He explained how e-learning has equipped graduates with 21st century skills to face the challenges ahead.

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Microsoft announces 2014 worldwide imagine cup winners

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Team   Eyenaemia of Australia

After about one incredible week of innovative showcase by 125 talented technology students from 34 countries around the world at the just concluded Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 finals held in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America, Team Eyenaemia of Australia in the World Citizenship Competition emerged as the overall winner of the 2014 Imagine Cup.

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