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Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app

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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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NCC, boss, Juwah

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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Fresh concerns over data security, implementation of Cyber-crime Act at NCS 2015 forum

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SocialMedia

By the time the 12th international conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, was drawing to a close recently in Akure, Ondo state, participants at the forum were worried saying that unless issues around data privacy and security laws, implementation of cybercrime act, infrastructure, among others were resolved, Nigeria’s quest for digital economy may be derailed.

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Check Point study reveals rise  in zero-day attacks  on mobile devices, networks

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Latest security study by Check Point Technologies Limited has revealed a rise in zero-day attacks on mobile devices and networks as the biggest threat to today’s enterprise.
The 2015 report is the company’s third annual report revealing the major security threats that impacted organizations across the world.

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Airtel takes multimedia journalism clinic to Enugu

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Nigerian journalists resident in the coal city of Enugu are in for an exciting digital learning experience as the week-long Airtel Multimedia Journalism Clinic berths in the South East city from Monday, August 17th, 2015.

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Deactivation of SIM cards, not total withdrawals NCC explains

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Following the deactivation of unregistered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards by operators, the Nigerian telecommunications regulatory authority, the Nigerian Communications (NCC) yesterday said that only those subscribers who register their SIM cards properly would have them reactivated.

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AfriCom 2015: Ericsson AHUB to connect African innovators, business community

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Extending its commitment to driving the Networked Society in Africa through innovation, Ericsson yesterday announced that it will be hosting an innovation station named “Ericsson AHUB” in partnership with Informa at AfricaCom 2015.

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Tech-power, better source of power generation

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Nigerians have been urged to embrace tech-power, as an alternative to power, as it has been proven to be a better source of energy generation in the developed world. Managing Director of Omatek company, Mrs. Florence Seriki made this statement in an chat with technology reporters, as the company unveiled varieties of new solar power solutions in Lagos recently.

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Dambatta takes first strike at NCC staff structures

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Umaru Garba Danbatta, New NCC boss

The newly appointed Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Dambatta, who has resumed duty in acting capacity pending confirmation by the Senate, has promised to tackle the quality of service issues in the industry very seriously. But that was not before first reshuffling the staff structure and offices at the commission. Although, HI-tech reliably gathered that a few staff have been moved from their positions, but no official confirmation to the new development.

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Cyber threats everywhere: Cybercrime law not enough without good implementation

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Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Mr Tony Ojobo, and other staff welcome Prof Danbatta to his first day in office as NCC EVC

THE word threat is a mild way of indicating danger. It however carries serious red alert with it. It becomes more dangerous when it grows within the ICT Eco system. This is basically because technology has erased the borders separating local and international markets, developed and underdeveloped economies, small and big businesses.

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Four social media optimization tips for beginners

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SocialMedia

*Use keywords judiciously: keywords here refers to those words that aptly describe your products and services. Keywords are those words people will probably enter into search engines to get your products or services. If you sell shoe, then black shoe is a possible keyword. When you want to create a new Facebook page, after entering the name of your business, there is a multi line text box for description. Include your keywords in the description.

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Why Google is now under Alphabet – Kola-Ogunlade

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Google's new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Search e‎ngine giant Google, recently named Sundar Pichai as its Chief Executive Officer, thus reorganizing under a new moniker, Alphabet. In this interview with Google’s communication and Public Affairs Manager for Anglophone West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade,‎ he explained that Google has not changed its name, but rather, has only restructured to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet, adding that the restructuring will enable the company‎ to continue to focus on creating opportunities for Nigerians and Africa leverage on the worldwide web. Excerpts:

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Why we renamed Google to Alphabet – Larry Page

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After 16 years of operations and having emerged as one of the world’s major global brand, search giant, Google‎ is to change its name to Alphabet, in line with its major restructuring.

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Fresh concern over data security, implementation of cyber-crime act at NCS 2015 forum

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data-digita

By Emeka Aginam By the time the 12th international conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, was drawing to a close recently in Akure, Ondo state, participants at the forum were worried saying that unless issues around data privacy and security laws, implementation of cybercrime act, infrastructure, among others were resolved,

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New NCC boss, Danbatta pledges quality of service telecom

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NCC

The newly appointed Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian telecoms regulatory authority, the Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umaru Danbatta, who has resumed duty in acting capacity pending confirmation by the Senate, has pledged to tackle quality of service issues in the industry head on.

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Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber milestone

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Bharti Airtel, the world’s third largest telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, today announced a significant milestone in its African odyssey when it acquired its 30th million customer in Nigeria. In acquiring 30 million subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, the company has hit another milestone of achieving a 20 percent market penetration in the country.

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