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Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber milestone

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Bharti Airtel, the world’s third largest telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, today announced a significant milestone in its African odyssey when it acquired its 30th million customer in Nigeria. In acquiring 30 million subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, the company has hit another milestone of achieving a 20 percent market penetration in the country.

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Will her name be BabyFacebook?

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facebook

It will definitely trend on twitter; and surely it will dorn the facebook profiles of many. babyFacebook, BFB. That is assuming Mark Zuckerberg decides to name his soon expected baby girl, after the project, facebook, he co founded at 12. A project which has made him a house hold name around the world.

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Stay connected, save those gigabytes!

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The high rate of data being consumed by smart phones has made some users ground their internet activities. This could be as result of them having no knowledge about their data calculations, data settings among others. For many users, the service providers must be the culprits behind data exhaustion with barely one click on the internet. Here are some ways to ensure that you save your data but still have a good time with your mobile internet.

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Inadequate data sourcing, storage bane of Nigeria’s economic woes – IIM boss

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Osinbajo

He admitted that, the availability of this data in the country goes a long way in assisting the state towards making functional policies that will be of great benefit to the masses, stating that the success of the new administration critically depends on good information networking and governance.

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2015 Imagine Cup: Take your innovation to next level, Microsoft CEO tells tech students

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From left: Daniel Aleyin, Team Mentor; Obinaju Raymond, Adeyemo Oluwaseun, Sobola Timilehin, Ahwin Kevin and Adebayo Ogundipe, Team mentor of Team LifeWatch during their rehearsal   ahead of their live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in Seattle, Washington. Photo: Emeka Aginam.

In a live broadcast, weekend, in front of an audience of over 5,000 students, judges, partners and Microsoft employees at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown, Seattle, Nadella told the Imagine Cup competitors “All of you represent that passion to make the impossible, possible. I want you to keep that dream alive.

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Digital Africa: ‘It’s Africa’s turn to rule the world’

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“Despite low broadband penetration which is one of the biggest challenges we face today, Africa has always found a way to make the most of what we have. In Africa, as nowhere else in the world, technology is improving people’s lives in leaps and bounds, especially in industries.

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No digital migration without relevant legislation – XinXing Pang

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Star Times Chairman Xin Xing Pang

Nigeria is a wonderful place to do business. Generally in the last five years the company has grown in leaps and bounds. We are today one of the largest in the pay digital TV market in the country. Currently our Digital Terrestrial Television, DTT, platform is in 46 locations at the moment.

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Stop exporting first class brains, task them on local tech growth – Bindir urges FG

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First Class brains: Young-developers

Any country that continues to export her First Class brains to other countries is at the risk of not realizing its developmental goals. This was the view of the former Director General of National Office for Technology Acquisition (NOTAP), Engr. Umar Bindir at the formal launching and presentation of NOTAP Industrial Technology Transfer Fellowship (NITTF) in Abuja last week.

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Don’t let ‘digital money’ make you broke

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Mobile Money

You’re buying more airtime than you normally would when all you have to do is dial a code and recharge your phone in seconds. When you’re shopping, you may not notice just how above the budget you’ve gone if you’re using your card. And when you can do bank transfers on your phone without a token, what happens when your phone gets stolen during the weekend?

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How to build social media oriented purchase funnel

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social-media-icons

Social media has gone beyond a medium for friendship. It is now used for business. Understanding the purchase funnel helps is maximizing social media. The purchase funnel, or purchasing funnel, is a consumer focused marketing model which illustrates the theoretical customer journey towards the purchase of a product or service

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Intel flags off developer zone at IDDN 2015

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Intel Corporation has flagged off the Intel Developer Zone (IDZ) program in Nigeria to local developers at its just concluded Intel Developer Day Nigeria (IDDN) 2015, in Lagos.

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FG pledges to protect local auto firms

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Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Managing Director of PAN Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Ibrahim Boyi during the latter’s visit to the former at VP’s office

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the local vehicle industries that the new administration will always take a responsible decision that will promote and protect the local industries. He gave the assurance when the Management of PAN Nigeria Limited paid him visit in his office, at the Presidential Villa Abuja .

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VW manufacturing in Nigeria, good omen — NAC

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VW Amarok

Taking a critical look at the assembly line, Mr. Mamudu stated “this is a genuine SKD assembly line and it will give our technicians the experience to assemble cars in the plant, and even develop further. According to him, for Volkswagen AG to give the go-ahead for the models to be assembled in the Nigerian plant, they knew that the right skill and technical know-how is available at the plant.

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All-new Jaguar F-Pace SUV tested to extremes

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Jaguar F-Pace

“We developed the F-PACE to offer the ride, handling and refinement demanded from a Jaguar, together with exceptional levels of ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers. “Just as we paid obsessive attention to detail over the engineering of every single component, we’ve exhaustively tested the F-PACE in the most challenging conditions to ensure that it will exceed the expectations of our customers around the world.”

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KYB appoints APT as Original Equipment distributor in Nigeria

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L-R: Obinna Nkwonta, Sales Executive, Gomase Tushar, National Parts Manager, Claudia Ojinmah, Head of Sales and Rolland Edwin, Spare Parts Supervisor all of APT, a subsidiary of AutoNation Africa at the inauguration of APT headquarters in ASPAMDA, Trade Fair Complex Lagos

KYB is a $4.2billion worth global manufacturers of a variety of world class ride control products used as original equipment and replacement parts in automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, specialty vehicles, buses, aircraft, railroad cars and agricultural applications. The varied uses and application of KYB products and equipment demonstrate her commitment to helping create a safer, more efficient and more comfortable society says APT National Parts Manager Tushar Gomase.

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2015 Imagine Cup: Team LifeWatch seeks to save 334m people living with asthma

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From left: Obinaju  Raymond ,Team Leader,  Team LifeWatch ,Adeyemo Oluwaseun and Ahwin Kevin during  their live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup technology competition for the global students held in Seattle, Washington. Photo By Emeka Aginam

After their brilliant live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition held in Seattle, Washington, the spokesperson of Team LifeWatch , Raymond Obinaju has disclosed that they seek to save an estimated 25 million people living with asthma in Nigeria, and about 334 million people globally with AsthmaVisor solution.

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2015 Imagine Cup: AsthmaVisor solution attracts Microsoft attention

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From left: Obinaju  Raymond ,Team Leader,  Team LifeWatch ,Adeyemo Oluwaseun and Ahwin Kevin during  their live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup technology competition for the global students held in Seattle, Washington. Photo By Emeka Aginam

Effort to retool Software Nigeria to international market has started yielding the expected result as Microsoft at the just concluded 2015 Imagine Cup technology competition held in Seattle, Washington expressed interest on the possibilities of working with Team LifeWatch from Nigeria on their AsthmaVisor solution designed to supervise asthmatic patients.

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Microsoft crowns Team eFitFashion from Brazil 2015 imagine cup champion

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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella (second from the left) with the 2015 Microsoft imagine cup champions

For the Microsoft judges, it was a difficult task to select the best Team out the three Teams that pitched for the final stage in Innovation, World Citizenship and Games this morning in front of capacity audience of about 5,000 students, judges, partners, Microsoft employees and media at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

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Microsoft announces world final winners in games, innovation, and world citizenship

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From left: Yemi Orimolade, Communications Lead,  Kendra Nnachi, Audience Marketing Manager, Joel Ogunsola, Microsoft Education Technical Advisor all of Microsoft Nigeria    Ahwin Kevin, Member Team LifeWatch Obinaju Raymond ,Team Lead for Team LifeWatch, Dennis Tom, Senior Director, Program Management , Microsoft Corporation  Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Member Team Life Watch, Sobola Timilehin,Member Team Life Watch, Adebayo Ogundipe and Daniel Ale both Mentors of Team LifeWatch, yesterday in Seattle, Washington shortly after a meeting  with Dennis Tom for partnership on AsthmaVisor solution presented by the Nigerian Team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine. Photo: By Emeka Aginam

The waiting time is over. Thirty-three finalist Teams who arrived Seattle last Monday for the global technology contest had showcased their innovative solutions in a live presentation before Microsoft panel of judges.

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Evolving technology: The Archos example

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Archos player

One of such companies is Archos. A pioneer in the portable audio and video player market since 1988, Archos now specializes in Android Tablets and Smartphones. Between, 1988 and now, it has been a testament of adapting to succeed. In 2000, Archos launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, Archos launched its first generation of Smartphones with the Archos Platinum series.

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2015 imagine cup: Team Nigeria’s AsthmaVisor solution attracts Microsoft attention

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From left: Yemi Orimolade, Communications Lead,  Kendra Nnachi, Audience Marketing Manager, Joel Ogunsola, Microsoft Education Technical Advisor all of Microsoft Nigeria    Ahwin Kevin, Member Team LifeWatch Obinaju Raymond ,Team Lead for Team LifeWatch, Dennis Tom, Senior Director, Program Management , Microsoft Corporation  Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Member Team Life Watch, Sobola Timilehin,Member Team Life Watch, Adebayo Ogundipe and Daniel Ale both Mentors of Team LifeWatch, yesterday in Seattle, Washington shortly after a meeting  with Dennis Tom for partnership on AsthmaVisor solution presented by the Nigerian Team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine. Photo: By Emeka Aginam

Software Nigeria’s team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup attracted attention of international audience as Microsoft has expressed interest on the possibilities of working with Team LifeWatch from Nigeria on their AsthmaVisor solution designed to supervise asthmatic patients.

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Jara discount card promises more

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Jara

Jara is currently in partnership with about fifty brands in Lagos including Konga.com, Ember Creek, Melting Moments, Bheerhugz, Giddimint.com, Adam & Eve, Soul lounge among others. Continuing, he said: “Jara will also give users a Friendship bonus of about N2,400, anytime they successfully invite a friend to join Jara and up to N1,000 Jara bonus every time those invited friends go ahead to invite others.”

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Quality compressors, at the heart of any good refrigerator

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Refrigerator

Electronic giant, LG, says that as a result of its aim to make life more comfortable, more convenient, and more efficient for users, its Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerator comes with leading edge benefits – superb energy savings and quiet performance, providing optimal temperature control for fresher food, great durability for greater peace of mind.

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Intel’s 3D X-point: 1000 times faster than flash?

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It might seem at first glance that the average person doesn’t need faster storage. He is probably used to waiting fifteen minutes to copy a movie from one computer to a flash drive or memory stick. But imagine if he could do that in just a few seconds! The new 3D X-point memory is even more useful than that-perhaps a thousand times more- if this brainchild of Intel Corporation and Micron Technology is launched next year as expected. It would bring a revolution to the world of big data, the Internet of Things and high definition streaming.

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Drone Club wins Tech+ 2015 most innovative solution award

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Drone Pilot and CEO, James Amuta Company, James Amuta (2nd r) with the Tech+ 2015 Most Innovative Solution Award. He is flanked from left by Drone Pilot, Adetokunbo Odubawo ( D J Tee), Senior Manager, Masterbrand, MTN Nigeria, Saidat Muhammed Lawal and the Legal Counsel, Africa Region, Mahindra Comviva, Mr. Kolawole Fayemi in Lagos recently.

The Drone Club has won the MTN/Mahindra Comviva Most Innovative Exhibitor Award at the just concluded Tech+ Conference and Exhibitions held at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. The award was received by DJ Tee and James Amuta, whose companies are pioneer members of the Club.

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2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup: Optimism as Team LifeWatch makes presentation

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From left: Ahwin Kevin,Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Adebayo Ogundipe ( Team Mentor),Sobola Timilehin, Obinaju Raymond and Daniel Ale yin last minutes rehearsal Wednesday in Seattle, Washington ahead of their presentation. Photo by Emeka Aginam

Microsoft Imagine Cup has been dubbed as the world’s premier technology competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrated solutions that can change the way we live, work and play.

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All you need know about Windows 10

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People and organizations can do great things with Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Xbox App, new Office Universal apps and more.

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E-commerce to create 50,000 jobs in Nigeria

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As e-commerce expands aggressively across Nigeria, the sector may help create over 50,000 jobs within the country in 2-3 years. This was stated by Managing Director of Kaymu.com.ng Evangeline Wiles.

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Windows 10 available in 190 countries for free upgrade

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Microsoft Corp has announced the availability of Windows 10 as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets.

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Microsoft employability platforms to create 100,000 job by end of 2015

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Job seekers storm National Assembly

Microsoft is aiming to create over 100,000 job opportunities and reach over seven million people across the Middle East and Africa by the end of the year through its Employability Platforms, in partnership with organisations from public and private sectors, as well as NGOs

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2015 Microsoft Imagine cup: Optimism after live presentation by Team Nigeria

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From left: Ahwin Kevin,Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Adebayo Ogundipe ( Team Mentor),Sobola Timilehin, Obinaju Raymond and Daniel Ale yin last minutes rehearsal Wednesday in Seattle, Washington ahead of their presentation. Photo by Emeka Aginam

Although Health, and game solutions topped showcase at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle, Washington, , after Team Nigeria , Lifewatch had finished their live presentation yesterday, there were positive signals that they will advance to the final tomorrow.

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BICSI Nigeeria to host ICT stakeholders on nation building

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ICSI Middle East and Africa District in its continued effort to provide industry support is organizing a one-day conference and exhibition for ICT industry stakeholders in Nigeria. The 2015 BICSI Nigeria conference is themed “IT/TELECOMS FOR NATIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT” with the focus on how industry standardization and best practices can assist in Nation building.

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