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Beagle freedom wins Windows 10 UpgradeYourWorld initiative

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Microsoft Corporation Tuesday announced that the Beagle Freedom Project as the winner of the 10th global nonprofit organization partner for the Upgrade Your World initiative will receive $500,000.

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Nigeria, one step to harmonized national database

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Harmonized national database

IN just about one year, the consistent clamour for a national database that would properly aggregate and keep accurate data of citizen and others living in the country could be over. This is because baring any unforeseen circumstances, from January 9, 2016, Nigeria would be a proud host of a national database. In addition, citizens and others legally living in the country would have and begin to use a digital identification cum wallet, the National Identification Number, NIN, which would tell accurately who they are, their ages, work and a whole other information in just one stripe.

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NIG to help ensure efficient broadband penetration in Nigeria

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Adebayo Banjo

PRESIDENT of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Eng. Adebayo Banjo has assured internet users in Nigeria that his association would work with relevant bodies to ensure that the country enjoys more effective and efficient broadband penetration. Banjo made the promise at the association’s annual conference and exhibition 2015, which held in Lagos last week. Banjo said that Information and communications Technology, ICT has become an integral aspect of human activity, noting that any activity that is not rooted on it will certainly go into extinction.

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Why Nigeria needs National Postal Commission – Mori Baba

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SInce the advent of Information and communications Technology, ICT, the impact on the Nigerian Postal Services Nipost, has not been favourable as the fortunes has continued to nosedive, as a result of huge apathy from the customers towards post services. Apart from the need for a total revamping of the Post occasioned by this development, experts have shared the view on the need for the establishment of a National Postal Commission (NPC) to engender proper regulation of the industry and at the same time check the excesses of the independent courier companies operating in the country.

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Three months after, ICT practitioners pick hole in cybercrime law, demand amendment

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Cyber crime

BArely three months after former President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Cybercrime bill into Law to the admiration of the Information and Communications Technology, ICT industry, practitioners of same industry have picked holes in the law demanding amendment. Worried by the growing rate of Cybercrimes in Nigeria, legal experts in the Nigerian information Communication Technology ecosystem and IT experts have called for the urgent review of the Nigerian Cybercrime Law 2015, that was signed into law At the recently concluded Technology Times Outlook 2015 , organized by Technology Times.

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Don’t get beaten by competitors

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Online-marketing

Social media now offers the highest retun on investment as an advertisement media. Don’t let your competitors capitalize on this vast and growing landscape before you do. Smart business people understand that the modus operandi for attracting new clients has changed. They go to the second most visited place on the face of the earth – Facebook. Research has revealed that one out of every six minutes spent online, is spent on Facebook.

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Payporte drives online presence through Opera web pass

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OPERA-AND-PAYPORTE

ONe of Nigeria’s online classified platform, Payporte global system recently established a partnership deal with an e-service medium, Opera mini web pass to provide free 100,000 days of free internet service to customers. Managing Director of Payporte company, Mr. Eyo Bassey, made this known in Lagos at the official launching of the companies partnership as this move will boost more participation online.

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Lenovo slashes prices of smartphones, brings YOGA laptops series to market

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In a drive to deliver rich mobile experiences and superior smartphone technology to more Nigerians, mobile communications maker, Lenovo has slashed the prices of its P70 and A5000 smartphones respectively in Nigeria.

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Ericsson networks software boosts indoor performance for mobile

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To boost connectivity as a result of influx of devices and applications trying to access the network , Ericsson has released a major new software, the Ericsson Networks Software 16A, featuring a new suite of LTE software upgrades that targets the indoor space.

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How social media makes the world ‘global village’

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Human-Evolution

The world indeed is changing at a speed no one could ever imagine before. The social media and mobile technologies have gone a long way in transforming the way individuals interact and also how information is shared among individuals in the society. In today’s society, from a global perspective, the social media has changed how individuals function with each other as well as how business is now conducted. From the simply daily communication to how we seek employment, social media is available.

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Funny side of social media

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Food

You just couldn’t have imagined it! Nigerians worldwide celebrated the World Jollof Rice day last week. The celebration which was much on twitter via the Hash tag #WorldJollofRiceDay, has been trending since August 22 till now. Tweets were buzzing from citizens to corporations about Nigeria’s popular traditional dishes. Nigerians shared different funny experiences and also where to find the best type of Jollof Rice via twitter.

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DEMO Africa 2015: Microsoft supports Africa’s tech start-ups, innovators

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Thrilled by the growing start-up market in Africa, Microsoft, under the 4Afrika Initiative, has confirmed its support for the upcoming DEMO Africa event slated to hold this month in Lagos.

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20 exhibitors to showcase Nigeria’s talents at GITEX 2015

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is firming up the country’s participation in the 2015 Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) holding this October in Dubai with about 20 companies and organisations preparing to showcase the country’s talents in the the Nigerian Pavilion.

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Truemessenger app to tackle spam texts messages

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In a committed effort to make SMS experience smarter and more social, Truecaller, leading search Technology Company, recently launched Truemessenger, a new mobile app.

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Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app

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facebook

Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market.

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How Konga, Microsoft Lumia promo changed my life, by Obodo

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Apparently, the promo had kicked off without the usual buzz that preludes such epochal trade promotions. Customers, who bought their Lumia smart phones on konga.com, did not know that they were entering into a venture that could give them a lifetime experience, an all-expense-paid trip to London.

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Google brings Android One program to Nigeria, five African countries

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With data offering from the mobile phone operator, MTN Google in partnership with equipment manufacturer Infinix, and online retailer Jumia, have launched the Android One program in Nigeria starting with the Infinix HOT 2-X510.

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‘Nigeria can fund digital switch over with proceeds of spectrum auction’

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Digital switchover

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, Engr. Shola Tailor, says Nigeria can use proceeds from available spectrum auction to achieve a seamless transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in 2017. Taylor stated this at the 23rd anniversary and first annual lecture of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) with the theme: New Media, Convergence and the Future of Broadcasting, held in Abuja.

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Developing unforgettable voice on social media

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SocialMedia

Social media is gradually becoming part of lives. Soon, the internet and social media will be something one cannot do without in a day. Today, most millennial have their mobile phones with 6-feet distance from them all through the time they are awake. The dominant activity on the mobile phone is social media oriented activities. If you want to become an authority on social media, here are some simple tips

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‘You can’t satisfy TV appetite of Nigerians without huge R&D investment’

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Sunil-Kumar

For a start Samsung is the Global No.1 brand for 9 consecutive years in Television industry. As a leader on the industry, it is imperative that we set and lead the tone of technology in this category. True to our promise to Nigerian consumers, we are once again delivering a product that is cutting edge and best in class. With the SUHD TV, Samsung has completely redefined TV, with an unprecedented breakthrough in picture quality and our consumers are billed to experience more colours than ever before.

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NCC appeals for understanding

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It appears the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has began to feel the heat generated from the recent deactivation of improperly registered SIM cards in the country. Although this exercise had been forewarned since two years ago, it actually dawned on the subscribers last week when the regulator ordered the immediate deactivation of SIM cards that did not follow the approved registration processes.

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How Barloworld transformed business using cloud solution

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It may have a distinct advantage, but Barloworld Equipment, a subsidiary of the Barloworld Group, realised the need to transform its business operations to maintain its competitive position.

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Apple recalls faulty iPhone 6 Plus models

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iPhone 6

The phones affected were mainly sold between the September 2014 release date and January 2015. According to the company, “Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry.”

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Quackery remains bane of IT practice in Nigeria — Prof. Asor, CPN President

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Professor Vincent Asor

P rofessor Vincent Asor is the newly elected President/ Chairman of Council of the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) [CPN].In this interview with Emeka Aginam, the University Don listed his major policy thrust, assuring that establishing a clear career path for IT professionals will be his top priority. He however, condemned in clear terms, quackery in the Nigerian IT practice.

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Facebook leads social pack in US, Twitter sputters: study

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Facebook remains the dominant social network for US Internet users, while Twitter has failed to keep apace with rivals like Instagram and Pinterest, a study showed Wednesday.

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Seven social media trends that can get you ahead of curve

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SocialMedia

By Agbolade Omowole Looking ahead to the future is not a walk in the park and you can’t feature effectively in a future you don’t picture. The core of this article is to provide you with the top seven social media trends that will get you ahead of the curve. Why social media? The way

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Harmonization of national biometric database’ll reduce corruption – NCS

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Biometric machine

By Emeka Aginam THE Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has thrown its weight behind the recent    directive by President    Muhammadu Buhari on Ministry, Department and Agencies, (MDAs)    to harmonize the collection and usage of biometric data instead of replicating efforts. This directive by President Buhari , according to the NCS President, Prof. Sola 

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Telecom sector drops in GDP contribution for Q1 2015

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File: Telecom (GSM neteworks)

The contribution of the nation’s telecom sector to the economy took a declining dimension in the first quarter of 2015. This followed its contribution of N1, 344,485.25 million in the first quarter of 2015, in real terms. This figure represents 8.38 per cent contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Production (GDP) in the period under review.

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Danbatta talks tough, says NCC to be guided by three cardinal principles

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Umaru Garba Danbatta, New NCC boss

Unless this initial posture is mere icing on the cake, known in the local parlance as initial gra gra, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC’s new Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta seems unruffled by challenges of the telecom sector. The man is talking tough already. No wonder, he, first of all, ruffled feathers at the commission before ever sitting down – an apparent signal that he is prepared to attack both the problems of the sector and those who would not quickly fall into the same page of action with him.

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Now your phone can credit itself

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health-phone

SEE what social media has done? Innovations are rife everywhere and every business that is not online is no business. A few years ago, printing of recharge cards was more or less one of the booming businesses. But, not anymore! At least, not at the level it used to be, because today, right in your mobile phone, also lies the airtime you need to load and make calls. The only thing is to know how to access it.

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How Huawei is raising the bar in free mobility technology

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huwei

Following the rollout of the Huawei Agile Network Solution last year, unique features including free mobility, united security, and Packet Conservation Algorithm for Internet (iPCA) have been drawing attention in the information communication technology ecosystem.

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Harmonization of national biometric database will fight corruption – NCS

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The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has thrown its weight behind the recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari on Ministry, Department and Agencies, (MDAs) to harmonize the collection and usage of biometric data instead of replicating efforts.

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