Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
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1st made-in-Nigeria satellite to be launched by 2018 – Bulama

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama, said on Tuesday in Abuja that Nigeria would design, fabricate, test and launch its indigenous satellite by 2018.

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New monitoring technology raises hope on treatment of Parkinson’s disease

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It is estimated that 6.3 million people have Parkinson’s disease worldwide affecting all races and cultures. Researchers have shed a great deal of light on the possible causes and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease but have yet to find or reveal a possible cure.

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ICT: Hero or Villian?

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

It goes without saying that advancements in modern technology have helped countries develop and broaden their communication networks, enabling faster and easier networking as well as information exchange. Currently, there are almost about two billion internet users and over five billion mobile phone connections worldwide.

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Understanding the complexities of modern day television

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 11: A G6 series LG Smart TV with Google TV is displayed at the LG Electronics booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 11, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 13 and features more than 3,100 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees.   AFP

While technology is intended to make our lives simpler, anyone who has gone shopping for a new television will tell you that the abundance of choices available can make choosing the right TV almost impossible

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Samsung to release Note 4 ‘phablet’ on October 17

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The South Korean consumer electronics titan credited with being the first major manufacturer to blend tablet and smartphone features said it will begin taking orders for the coming model on Friday, the same day rival Apple launches its new-generation iPhone 6.

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One iPhone6, different prices

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By Prince Osuagwu There is arguably nowhere in the world that new mobile phones penetrate the market faster than Nigeria. The news of a new mobile phone is received with exhilaration which eventually spark off acquisition competition. Nigerians buy phones for fun. While many enjoy the features and functionalities of latest innovations, others buy for

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Ericsson develops live captioning platform

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Ericsson has unveiled its real-time platform that supports live captioning in various languages for broadcasters around the world. Ericsson via the technology, uses speech-to-text, newsroom integration, and rapid offline content preparation.

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One iPhone6, different prices

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There is arguably nowhere in the world that new mobile phones penetrate the market faster than Nigeria. The news of a new mobile phone is received with exhilaration which eventually spark off acquisition competition.

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WhatsApp tops social media engagement among Nigerian professionals

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

WhatsApp messaging app recently acquired by Facebook Inc. seems to have become the preferred social media application among Nigerian professionals at least, a survey conducted by Nigeria’s social innovation centre, Co-creation Hub, CcHUB says so.

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Only e-learning can make education competitive —Stakeholders

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Stakeholders at one-day meeting of stakeholders in the Science and Engineering sector have said that efforts should be made to introduce e-learning in all higher institutions, so as to create a more interactive and participatory learning environment.

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Microsoft Devices lures customers with insurance coverage on Lumia 930

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With the introduction of insurance cover in Nokia Lumia 930, Microsoft Devices may have deepened competition in the smart phone ecosystem.

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BlackBerry acquires Movirtu to improve adoption of BYOD, COPE

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The Canadian smart phone maker,BlackBerry Limited has announced the acquisition of Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device.

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LAUTECH wins Google 2014 Online Marketing contest

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Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has commended the institution’s team which won the 2014 Google Online Marketing Challenge for Middle East and Africa.

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Juwah becomes CTO Council Chair

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah has been elected as the new Chairman of the Council and Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).

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Larger display, battery life boost BlackBerry Z3′s market penetration

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BlackBerry-Q5

While continually being the most reputed and status oriented smartphone in the mobile ecosystem, BlackBerry has put the company back on solid ground with the recent launch of Z3.

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Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app

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Google on Wednesday began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet.

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NITDA partners Accenture on e-government

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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA is to partner with Accenture on capacity building in the area of e-government.

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Mobile Money: Glo Xchange targets over 80 million unbanked Nigerians

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Mobile Money

It’s no sweet story that while the new world has seen countries where an average 4 year old does communications and major transactions online, over 80 million adult Nigerians are still unbanked. They are not making any formal banking transactions.

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MATS partners licensed providers to deepen financial inclusion

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As part of its drive to deepen financial inclusion of the Central bank of Nigeria, CBN, Merchant and Agent Transactions services Ltd, MATS says it has signed ten landmark agreements and is actively integrating them for agency transactions in Nigeria.

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E-education:Student Curriculum now digital as NERDC partners Sidmach Tech

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The Nigeria Education Research and Development Council, NERDC, in partnership with Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited have launched an innovative e-Curriculum.

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Satellite: NIGCOMSAT leases out  DTH platform to PPTV

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Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, Ltd, at the weekend announced the lease of its Direct To Home, DTH platform to Indegenous investor, Platinum Plus Television, (PPTV) Ltd.

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Microsoft rolls out new Nokia Lumia smartphones

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With the growing demand for mobile devices, Microsoft Devices is not lagging behind in churning out innovative smart products to its growing customers.

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Let there be tech parks in all states, NBTI tells FG

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The Director General and CEO, National Board for Technology Incubation, NBTI, Engr.Mohammed Jibrin has expressed the need for the establishment of Technology Incubation Parks, TICs, in the 36 states of the federation.

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TECNO attributes success story to innovative technologies

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As the battle for dominance in the mobile phone ecosystem heightens in the Nigerian market and in Africa as a whole, every Original Equipment Manufacturer, OEM, operating in the region knows that brand development through innovative technologies is indispensable to success in the field.

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Middle class boosts Nigeria’s e-commerce – Kaymu

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E-commerce in Nigeria records over $2m worth of transactions per week and close to 1.3bn per month from the 38% of Nigerians who prefer to buy products through the internet, according to a survey conducted by the business management and consulting firm Philip consulting. According to the online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng, these figures can be attributed to the purchasing power of the middle class.

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Microsoft Mobile opens care centers in Port Harcourt , Aba

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Committed to bringing premium after-sales services closer to its consumers across the nation, Microsoft has opened two after sales service centers in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Aba, Abia State respectively

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Microsoft Devices rolls out new Nokia Lumia smartphones, accessories

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As the battle for market share in the mobile phone ecosystem intensifies by the day, Microsoft Devices Group is not lagging behind in churning out innovative smart products to its growing customers.

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E-ID Card:The confusion, questions, answers

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L), DISPLAYING A DUMMY OF HIS NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD AT THE LAUNCH OF e-ID CARD IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (28/8/14). WITH HIM ARE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, DR AKINWUMI ADESINA AND BOARD CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION, PRINCE UCHE SECONDUS. BJO/NAN -

Missing records, whether in the public or private sector are not a new phenomena in Nigeria. Whether in sports or health, transportation or education, in the private or public sector, it is not unusual to hear of important files that simply get missing.

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First non bank based credit card debuts in Nigeria

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN ’s cashless initiative, has received greater boost as a Lagos based company, 03 Capital Nigeria Limited introduced the first non bank based credit card in the country.

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Surfline brings 1st 4G LTE service to Ghana

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In line with its commitment to bring latest cutting edge technologies to Ghana, Surfline has raised the bar with the introduction of 1st 4G LTE service to Ghanian ICT market.

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YouTube Masthead to retool Nigerian brands in global market

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The introduction of online advertising tool known as YouTube Masthead by Google Nigeria would retool the country’s brands to the international market, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Country Manager, Google Nigeria, has said.

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E-waste: Microsoft, GIZ research on mobile devices recycling in Africa

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Africa

Everyday, a new invention is born. Tech hungry occupants of the global village are quick to exchange their old phones for newer models. But what happens to the waste?

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