Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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Ann Cotton named 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate

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Ms Ann Cotton, OBE, Founder and President of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, has been named the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.

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MTN boss calls for consolidation among mobile phone operators

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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.

To avoid market and company failures in the competitive mobile phone ecosystem, the Group Chief Executive Officer of MTN Group, Sifisco Dabengwa at the just concluded GSMA Mobile 360 Series Africa held in Cape Town, South Africa, has called for consolidation among phone operators.

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Check Point curbs cyber attacks with threat emulation

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

One of the world leaders in securing the Internet, Check Point has pledged support to stamp out cyber attacks with threat emulation , a critical technique in achieving more effective network security.

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GSMA releases code of conduct for mobile money providers

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From left: Pikie Monaheng, Chief Executive Officer, Amdocs, South Africa, Dion Jerling, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Africa, Sifisco Dabengwa, Group Chief Executive Officer, MTN Group and  Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa at the ongoing GSMA 360 Series Africa. Photo by Emeka Aginam.

For a safe and responsible mobile money ecosystem, the GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers with the aim of establishing common business principles that all mobile money providers would commit to implementing.

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GSMA lists barriers to Africa’s digital inclusion

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From left: Pikie Monaheng, Chief Executive Officer, Amdocs, South Africa, Dion Jerling, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Africa, Sifisco Dabengwa, Group Chief Executive Officer, MTN Group and  Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa at the ongoing GSMA 360 Series Africa. Photo by Emeka Aginam.

Cape Town, South Africa: Africa’s journey to digital inclusion may be derailed unless many issues including network work infrastructure and government policy , taxation, locally relevant content among others were resolved, the Senior Director, Mobile for Development of GSMA, David Taverner has said.

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New GSMA report forecasts 500m mobile subscribers in 2020

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While mobile industry contributes 5.4 percent to the African Gross Domestic Product, GDP, a new GSMA report released yesterday at the ongoing Mobile 360-Africa event holding in Cape Town, South Africa has projected that the number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa would pass the half billion mark in 2020 as mobile services become increasingly affordable and accessible to millions of currently unconnected citizens across the region.

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Gamsole launches competition for five talents

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Award-winning Nigerian mobile games company, Gamsole, has launched a new competition offering US$4,000 in prizes and career opportunities for five talented illustrators.
Founded by Abiola Olaniran, Nigeria’s highest paid Windows game developer, Gamsole creates games for the Windows phone platform, taking advantage of its fast growth and unsaturated gaming market.

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4Afrika Initiative: 150 Kenyan female graduate students to get Microsoft support

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In line with bridging the gender gap in ICT across Africa, Microsoft 4Afrika has launched the new EmployMentor program in Kenya, where over 150 female graduate students from 24 universities across Kenya are expected to benefit .

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At last, Senate passes Cyber Crime bill into law

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Cyber-bugged

When Nigeria’s telecoms revolution took off after the licensing of GSM operators in 2001, it heralded positive developments for Nigerians as a people, and the economy in general. Communications among Nigerians and between Nigeria and the rest of the world, which was very difficult, became simplified almost overnight.

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Check Point curbs cyber attacks with threat emulation

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

One of the world leaders in securing the Internet, Check Point has pledged support to stamp out cyber attacks with threat emulation , a critical technique in achieving more effective network security.

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NIPOST acquires modern IT equipment to diversify revenue base

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NIPOST2

With the rise of global e-commerce, the Nigerian Postal Services, NIPOST says it has embarked on the acquisition of modern information technology, IT equipments to enhance quality of service.

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StarTimes unveils nine new TV channels

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A digital broadcast studio

Ahead of the June 2015 deadline for migration of all broadcasting stations from analogue to digital platform, Nigerian digital pay-Tv Company, StarTimes has unveiled nine new television channels across its StarTimes and StarSat platforms.

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Thinking globally, acting locally: The TECNO Mobile example

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tech

While 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 quite well that brand development through innovative technologies is important for success story.

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Data Sciences extols government’s local content policy

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Bank-data

Data Sciences Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost computer company has thrown its weight behind the Federal Government policy on local content, saying it will spring up innovations and original ideas among Nigerian youths who could compete globally with their peers.

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How geo-politics undermined Nigeria in ITU election

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Telecom-mast

The race for the Deputy Secretary General of the ITU was seen as a straight fight between the United Kingdom and Canada. Poland also featured a lady flaunting some intimidating credentials. Nigeria didn’t feature so much in the expectations of the delegates who under- estimated the fighting spirit of the country.

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IBM deploys technology-based solutions to track EVD in W/A

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•Ebola epidemic being tracked with new mobile-based mapping service

The recent call by the Africa Emergency Technology Response Forum (AETRF),for more concerted efforts to bring robust technological responses to Ebola crisis has started yielding the expected results with the latest IBM intervention

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Improving lives through smart intelligent online tools, the Google example

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At the just concluded “Google House” initiative held in Lagos, the search engine, Google has introduced to the Nigerian market online tools like Voice Search, Maps and Google Now via the Google Search App as well as YouTube, Google+, and Play on how best Google can be a smart intelligent assistant to people’s living.

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Palmchat instant messenger engages Nigerian youths

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YOUNG-YOUTH

With instant messaging being the new trend in the social media space, Nigerian youths seem to be having fun with a new platform Palmchat instant mobile messaging app.

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Tech4eco growth: Can WAFICT become rallying point for Africa’s tech sustenance?

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broadband-cable

Over the last decade, Nigeria and indeed Africa, has been swimming along with the tides of technology even though this incursion into the technological world could be described as rather late.

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Terragon boss to speak at GSMA Mobile 360 Africa 2014

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File photo: refurbished phones

The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Terragon Elo Umeh, will be among the speakers at the GSMA Mobile 360 Africa event slated to hold next month in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is expected to bring together stand-out industry leaders from all over Africa and beyond with the theme ‘Advancing Economic Inclusion, Empowerment & Growth Through Digital Channels’.

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How geo-politics undermined Nigeria in ITU election

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economy

The race for the Deputy Secretary General of the ITU was seen as a straight fight between the United Kingdom and Canada. Poland also featured a lady flaunting some intimidating credentials. Nigeria didn’t feature so much in the expectations of the delegates who under- estimated the fighting spirit of the country.

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MoboFree for Lagos

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Social marketplace, MoboFree.com, is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria saying this was necessary because its registered members in Nigeria grow significantly on daily basis.

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Improving lives through online tools, the Google example

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google

At the just concluded “Google House” initiative held in Lagos, search engine, Google, has introduced to the Nigerian market online tools like Voice Search, Maps and Google Now via the Google Search App as well as YouTube, Google+, and Play to express how best Google can be a smart intelligent assistant to people’s lives.

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Elpazio repositions with Mitel relaunch

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Global industry player in communication and collaboration, Mitel Networks Limited recently, re-launched itself, now answering the new Mitel. new identity is said to also harnesses the original Mitel heritage plus that of Astra,Telepo and Oasiys, to forge a strong business with one mission and one vision.

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Cloud, big data, social media to drive Africa’s tech development

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Africa

Africa may have adopted new technologies like big data, cloud computing and others late, but there are growing indications that these technologies however would form the pillar of development in the continent’s ICT activities.

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Digital switchover: NBC eyes N200bn life line fund

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naira-Dollar

Having consistently cried that lack of funding could mar the country’s journey to digital broadcast switch over, it seems a life line is nearby. This is as the Chairman of the NBC Governing Board, Prof. Herbert Orji, has just revealed that the commission was accessing a N200 billion funding to execute the project.

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Samsung deepens competition with Galaxy Note 4

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Galaxy Note 4

BY EMEKA AGINAM As the battle for market share in the smart phone ecosystem heightens, Samsung electronics at the weekend started singing a new song with its latest flagship,the Galaxy Note 4. The introduction of the new product, according to market findings, may have deepened fresh competition in the mobile phone market, especially in Nigeria

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The Spark Rookie of the Month: My plans for Classifieds – Delords Amuzie

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Rookie of the Month, Delords Austin Amuzie standing with Edmund Olotu

As the winner of the September Rookie of the month contest, Delords Austin Amuzie, an internet marketer and the young CEO of Delords Media received “The Spark”- an incentive to kick-start his business success- from The Spark B.O.S.S., Edmund Olotu, the former GM of HITV and serial tech entrepreneur. On the 26th of October, 2014, Delords Austin was empowered with free workspace in Lekki phase 1 and internet platform for six months. With this rare leverage, Delords is definitely on his way to business success.

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Choosing the right tablet

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Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems, unveiling ME range of laptops in New Delhi last week. Photo: The Hindu.

SO, you’re tired of carrying your laptop around, and you’ve finally decided that you need a tablet to carry out your daily tech needs. Congratulations. But you have an even greater challenge ahead: how do you know what tablet to buy?

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10 new mobile phones, as Wiko debuts in Nigeria

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Wiko

THERE might be one way to enter into the Nigerian market, but nothing makes a statement like coming in with ten new mobile phones. So it’s no wonder that when French mobile phone maker, Wiko entered the Nigerian phone market officially recently, offering 10 models from its extensive range of smart phones and feature phones, it took the market by storm

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Customers hype LG showroom

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GONE are the days when you had to travel far and wide to get the right electronics. Now, good electronic shops are right there in your neighbourhood. Not far from the popular Alade Market, LG Showroom located at Oshoppey Plaza, Allen Avenue in Ikeja is one of the main LG Brand Stores in Lagos that serves as an all-purpose neighbourhood electronics store. Laid out simply in a wide rectangle, the showroom has shelves overflowing with home appliances of various sizes: microwave ovens and vacuum cleaners

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Why NCC favours national licence

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Eugene-Juwah

By Prince Osuagwu On October 10, 2014, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, rolled out to the public, the Information Memorandum, IM, on the proposed licensing of the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum signaling that the spectrum would go on sale in the shortest time possible. The IM and what it holds, however puts to rest the widespread

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