Thursday May 28th, 2015
Thursday May 28th, 2015
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Facebook hooks up with publishers for ‘Instant Articles’

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Facebook has teamed up with nine news publishers to launch a feature that will allow them to publish articles directly on the network’s mobile news feeds.

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Internet, essential part of human life, says Spectranet boss

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Managing Director of Spectranet, Mr David Venn has said that consumers all over the world, including Nigeria, are increasingly embracing the Internet as the next revolution in gaining access to information and entertainment. Explaining while unveiling new logo of the company recently,Venn said that most people use the internet to deepen social relationships; as an alternative to traditional means of communication and or directly making their voice heard in public debates.

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Lenovo targets selfie crazy Nigerians with S90 dual smartphone!

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For top Execs whose responsibilities include working on the go, Lenovo may not be a strange name. Manufacturer of Personal computers, Lenovo is currently occupying number one spot in computer market, according to IDC statistics. However, like Oliver twist, it desires more, especially, to replicate same feat in the mobile ecosystem. To achieve this, it strategically acquired Motorola in 2014 and this acquisition has given aggressive impetus to its smartphone agenda.

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SAP smart academy to retool Nigerian youths for 21st century workforce

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As part of the initiative to provide Nigerian youths with with the right skills to increase their chances of employ ability and make them much more productive within the workplace, , SAP Africa has launched Smart Academy.

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Co-Creation Hub, Oracle partner to empower young tech-preneurs

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If there is a place you can smell genius in Nigeria, it’s probably the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, Lagos. It’s the place where BudgIT Co-Founder, Oluseun Onigbinde and his team incubated an idea that earned One million dollars in returns, and 400,000 dollars in investment in 2014. Although BudgIT no longer performs its genius from the CCHub, and has most likely repaid the seed funding provided the Hub, the company still gets mentorship from members of its board who are, not surprisingly, members of BudgIT’s board.

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With Galaxy S6 Duos gains market attention with dual SIM capability

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The recent introduction of Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos to the smart phone ecosysm has gained market attention as a result of dual t SIM cards capacity.

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Terragon Group ties up with LBS on digital research

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Following the dearth of relevant research reports in the African digital ecosystem, Terragon Group, leading African digital media company, has partnered with Lagos Business School (LBS), to provide relevant credible research data and reports.

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Ericsson opens network operations center in Lagos

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To better serve both operators and end users across the continent, Ericsson is building a new network operations center in Lagos, Nigeria, while expanding the capabilities of its existing facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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Nigeria ranked among top 3 emerging broadband markets

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Despite its infrastructural challenges, Nigeria is among the top three countries in the emerging broadband markets, according to the first Global Connectivity Index, GCI, on West Africa released at the weekend by Huawei Technologies.

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NBC to tackle anti competitive practices in Nigerian broadcasting

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A new TV experience for this Soweto resident!

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the weekend said that it would tackle headlong the long standing issue of competition within the Nigerian TV market.

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Why you should use Microwaves ?

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Maintaining the perfect work-life balance is never easy for the modern day woman. Aside from working 9 hours a day, she has to worry about cooking for her family. Though the arrival of microwave ovens has greatly simplified the cooking process, the gourmet taste of the food has had to be sacrificed along the way. This problem led to the innovation of the next generation of Lightwave cookers, one of which is the LG Lightwave Microwave Oven by global leading Home Appliances manufacturer, LG Electronics.

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Samsung inaugurates ‘digital village’ in Cross River

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The first “Digital Village’’ in Nigeria was inaugurated on Thursday by Samsung Electronics West Africa in collaboration with UNESCO in Oban Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River.

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We’re ready for global showdown at 2015 Imagine Cup —Team Nigeria

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Students of Afe Babalola University

As the Team Nigeria, comprising of four students from the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, ABUAD, await results of the World Semi-finals in the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, mentor of the team, and a lecturer at the ABUAD, Mobolaji Tenibiaje, has expressed the team’s readiness to do well at the global showdown.

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MTN/Visafone deal: ‘This acquisition may breed monopoly’

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THE dwindling fortunes of Nigeria’s Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA sub-sector of the telecoms industry last month worsened when news filtered that MTN Nigeria, a GSM transnational had advanced acquisition plans for the last CDMA operator standing, Visafone. Although it was a matter of time for extinction to happen on the CDMA sector in Nigeria, considering the challenges which bogged down their operations, it was also surprising that Visafone could go so soon, particularly when it just obtained approval for additional spectrum two months earlier.

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What new biotechnology law means to Buhari’s administration

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THE impact of the new biotechnology bill otherwise called biosafety bill, which was recently assented to by President Goodluck Jonathan, into law cannot be over emphasized. This is because the law is coming at a time the issue of biosafety regulation in Africa is rapidly gaining momentum as more African countries are embracing genetically motivated organisms, GMOs.

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Local software can sustain economy if encouraged, says Alao

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BASKING in the euphoria of winning two awards at the Beacon of ICT awards at the weekend, Executive Director, Sidmach Technologies, Mr Alao, said the local software industry could sustain the economy if appropriate support comes from both government and the private/public sectors. Alao’s Sidmach won the indigenous software company of the year while he clinched the ICT personality of the year award.

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How Google’s digital tools improve travel experience

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The use of information communication technology, ICT has in no small measure, changed the socio-economic fortunes of people all over the world. Using Google digital maps in navigation is a good example of where technology has played a crucial role in improving travelling experience. However, the difference between a good and bad travel experience lies in the traveler’s access and use information to plan.

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10 ways to make your contents go viral on social media

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VIRAL contents on social media work in similar way biological virus spread in a human body. In fact, it has been tied to the popular notion that ideas spread like virus. If you want to make a concept trend on social media, do follow these steps. Break the news: A 2010 study found that 52% of people who view news online forward it on through social networks, email or post.

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‘50% of tech interventions in schools fail’

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E-Learning seems to be the next best thing. Apple is making iPads that kids in kindergarten can use; primary and secondary schools that have the money to spare are taking no prisoners as far as Information and Communication Technologies, ICTs are concerned and tertiary institutions are investing more and more in creating ‘wireless’ campuses.

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Career fair 2015: Microsoft, others to showcase over 10,000 jobs

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Microsoft in collaboration with The Chosen Breed, Jobberman and Endive Project have concluded arrangements to showcase over 10,000 job openings for the Nigerian youthful population at Career and Employment Fair 2015.

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Lumia 640 XL enters Nigerian smart phone ecosystem

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NOKIA Lumia 630

Committed to supporting the Nigerian smart phone market with innovative products, Microsoft Devices has announced the availability of the Lumia 640 XL in Nigeria.

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2015 Imagine Cup: Anxiety as Team Nigeria awaits regional results

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Students of Afe Babalola University

Team Lifewatch from Nigeria, who has qualified for semi-finals has submitted their solution online for the semi-final stage of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition.

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How Google’s digital tools improve travelling experience

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The difference between a good and bad travel experience lies in the traveller’s access and use information to plan.

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Microsoft unveils winners of Lumia 535 dual SIM

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Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services has last week unveiled winners of its entrepreneurship initiative, the Microsoft Lumia 535 “Passion To Empire” campaign, which kicked off Monday, February 16, 2015.

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Ericsson opens network operations center in Lagos

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To better serve both operators and end users across the continent, Ericsson is building a new network operations center in Lagos, Nigeria, while expanding the capabilities of its existing facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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Top Tech Tips: How to use Twitter like an expert

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Twitter is an easy-to-use, social media platform, which anybody can learn how to use almost instantly. There are several quick and easy to use features that, no matter how basic your understanding of Twitter, you can master within minutes – and have you tweeting like a pro in no time.

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Another look at the ‘Internet of Things’

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

ACCORDING to Gartner, Inc., a technology research and advisory corporation, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020. When British visionary, Kevin Ashton, first coined this term in 1999, he probably would never have imagined such tremendous growth in IoT.

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Ericsson opens network operations center in Lagos

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… expands facility in Ivory Coast By Emeka Aginam To better serve both operators and end users across the continent, Ericsson is is concluding arrangement to build a new network operations center in Lagos, Nigeria, while expanding the capabilities of its existing facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Expected to be operational by the third quarter

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84% of smart phones in Nigeria have internet connection – Ericsson study

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As mobile phones remain the most popular device to access the internet and use content services, latest Internet Goes Mobile Country report in Nigeria by Ericsson has revealed that smart phones are among the most owned devices used by Nigerians as eighty four percent are connected to the internet.

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Samsung digital village to provide access to health, education

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Caption: Usman Imanah (PR Manager, Samsung West Africa), Donald Etim (Head Corporate Marketing, Samsung West Africa), Brovo Kim (MD Samsung West Africa), Azeez Tade (Vice Chairman, Lagos State Football association), Dotun Coker (Lagos Football Association) and Folakemi Brown Emodi (Brand Manager, Samsung West Africa) with participants and Chelsea coaches at the Samsung- Chelsea FC Dream the Blues Youth Football Clinic that took place in Lagos recently.

The Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Brovo Kim has disclosed that Samsung planned first Digital Village would provide access to innovative healthcare and educational needs for the community.

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Lenovo unveils smart phones in Nigerian market

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Lenovo P70

One of the global global PC manufacturers, Lenovo while reaffirming its commitment to the Nigerian smartphone market has introduced a mix of three new smartphones into the market.

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Check Point introduces threat extraction for zero malware

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today introduced Check Point Threat Extraction, a radical new security approach that proactively ensures documents are delivered to a network with zero malware in zero seconds.

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