Saturday November 1st, 2014
Saturday November 1st, 2014
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Microsoft gives NIALS $35,000 study grant on data privacy, security

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Microsoft’s commitment to cloud services adoption in Nigeria has received further boost with the granting of $35,000 grant to the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to support an independent study on the Gaps in Data Privacy and Security.

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Nokia Lumia 930: Leveraging seamless experience across multiple devices

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Barely four years of the introduction of Windows Phone into the smart phone ecosystem, the Lumia 930, also known as the Lumia Icon is a 5-inch first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone launched since Microsoft’s buyout of Nokia’s mobile division.

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Jonathan, ITU scribe,  CT Minister, others  for  ICT  centenary award

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Dr.HammadounToure, the Minister of Communications Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson and among other distinguished Nigerians and international personalities will be honored today in Abuja at the commemoration of the ICT evolution as a development and growth tool in the transformation of Nigeria in the last 100 years.

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Nigeria has 48m active internet users – NITDA

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Nigeria’s active internet users currently stands at over 48 million, Dr Peter Jack, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has said.

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Microsoft to African tech startups: Create products with global standards

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Kabelo Makwane

Africa is a rising global competitor in the technology industry with more traction in the global startups scene as a result of growing number of tech hubs, big investments, and fresh ideas

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S.O.S for Apple’s iOS 8

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Apple-Iphone

These are not the best of times for Apple. Just days after the initial launch of iOS 8, the tech giant released iOS 8.0.1 in a bid to fix bugs and add functionality. It then had to pull the software after 24 hours and show users how to roll back to the earlier version, after a series of critical flaws were revealed.

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7 African startups to receive Microsoft’s innovation grants, mentorship

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To fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to highlight Africa’s ‘future growth pole’, Microsoft yesterday announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship

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Nigeria @ 54: Why ICT deserves more

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*Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

Although Information and Communication Technology, ICT, cannot be given much credit for securing Nigeria’s independence, it has most certainly played an indispensable role in sustaining the country’s political, economic and social independence.

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Etisalat bags two awards at Nigerian telecoms Awards

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Telecommunications company, Etisalat, lived up to its billing at the 10th Nigerian Telecoms Awards last weekend, by claiming two prestigious awards for “Best Brand Campaign” and “Youth Empowerment Telecom Operator of the Year.” The icing on the cake was the “Telecom Entrepreneur of the Year”, won by the Chairman, Etisalat Nigeria, Hakeem Bello-Osagie.

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Vodacom introduces Cloud Technology to tackle IT challenges

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Vodacom Nigeria, has introduced Cloud computing which is a leading trend in today’s world because of it limitless ability to provide solutions to Information and Communicationb Technology, ICT, challenges.

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50 physically challenged Nigerians benefit from ICT skills

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About 50 physically challenged Nigerians were among the beneficiaries of Information and Communication Technology, ICT essentials organized by National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, in Abuja recently.

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Big Data, cloud’ll change business models, IBM boss

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ALthough “Big Data” is gradually becoming the world’s largest resource, a range of new technologies from mobile, big data and cloud would transform business models and the way organizations in fast emerging markets like Nigeria use this information to engage their target markets and stakeholder base, the Country General Manager, IBM, Taiwo Otiti has said.

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Five Nigerian interconnect carriers record 1bn minutes in WTL-VoIP switches

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About five of Nigeria’s interconnect exchange carriers have been commended for recording over one billion minutes in traffic on the World Telecom Labs, WTL’s 2nd generation VoIP switches.

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Nigeria to finish testing centre for Made in Nigeria satellite by 2015

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...satellite

Nigeria will be through with the testing ground for home made satellite by 2015. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama made this promise in Abuja during a familiarization tour to the National Air Space and Research Development Agency, NASRDA and National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA.

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Google challenges education institutions on quality app developers

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Mr. Chukwuemeka Afigbo

GOogle’s Developer Relations Manager, Mr. Chukwuemeka Afigbo, has said that if universities produce quality developers, the shortage of locally relevant content on the web will be a thing of the past in Africa. According to him, a lot of the startup tech companies today who are looking to expand their businesses are having issues finding young affordable talent for hire.

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NITMA 2014 to honor excellence, outstanding contributions

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Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has said that it would celebrate excellence and outstanding contributions in Nigeria’s Information Technology (IT) space at its 2014 National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA)

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Over 50% of global population to have internet access

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

A new country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide released last week by the United Nation Broadband Commission has indicated that over 50% of the global population would have Internet access within the next three years.

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BlackBerry Passport enters market with boundary breaking design, features

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BlackBerry-9720

Continuing its strategy to arm mobile professionals with tools that make them more productive, Canadian smart phone maker, BlackBerry Limited has introduced into the market BlackBerry Passport.

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Microsoft partners AfriLabs on ‘Collaboration Challenge’ to spur innovation

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As part of its efforts to spur more local innovation in Africa, Microsoft 4Afrika in partnership with AfriLabs, a pan-Africa network of innovation hubs have launched a new Collaboration Challenge to increase knowledge sharing across the hub network in Africa.

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NITDA wakes up to responsibilities in ICT sector

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While Nigeria’s achievements in the Information and Communications Technology, ICT, industry have become ready subjects of discussions at global forums, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has given indication of a new focus to further raise the tempo of activities aimed at taking the country’s ICT industry to greater heights.

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NCCT Council urges state governments to sign on ‘Smart State’ initiative

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Unless more state governments sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of communication technology for the implementation of the Smart State initiative, Nigeria’s quest to become a digital economy may be derailed.

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IBM offers solutions for efficient data management

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IBM West Africa last week organized a workshop tagged, ‘Smarter Government Forum’ to intimate government institutions on trendy IT solutions for problem solving and efficient service delivery.

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WSA: MDG game wins best mobile app Africa 2014

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Those who may be thinking that software Nigeria will not arrive in the world stage with global standard and capability should better have a rethink.

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Easy life & work, reason for partnering Microsoft on Lumia 930

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Mansard Insurance plc has said that its desire to make work and life so easy and simple was major reason behind its partnership with Microsoft Corporation to the newly introduced Nokia Lumia 930 mobile phone.

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Alcatel re-enters Nigerian smartphone market with new products

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File photo: refurbished phones

Nigeria’s smartphone market is set to witness a major boost as global phone manufacturer, and one of the earlier key players in Nigeria’s mobile phone revolution, Alcatel Mobile, has re-entered the smartphone phone market with four new android smartphones.

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1st made-in-Nigeria satellite to be launched by 2018 – Bulama

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...satellite

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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