Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
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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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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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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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NOKIA Lumia 630

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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