Thursday July 24th, 2014
Thursday July 24th, 2014
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Glo introduces electronic recharge in Benin Republic

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GLOBACOM’s subscribers in Benin Republic can now get their airtime recharged anytime and anywhere without the use of recharge cards.

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Inlaks showcases at Temenos forum, maximises market penetration

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MANAGING Director/Chief Executive Officer, Inlaks computers, Mr. Femi Adeoti, has said that Nigerian banks have the potential to succeed in the digital age based on their existing assets which include a huge customer base, access to elaborate transactional data and the ability to offer integrated/multi-channels financial services.

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Why we support Nollywood – NCC

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By Emmanuel Elebeke Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah has explained that the huge investment the commission was making into the Nigerian movie industry, was to oil its potent force in the projection of positive image of the country. Juwah spoke at the third edition of Friends of Nollywood

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Rural integration of technology, innovation’ll push Nigeria’s economic standing

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The 13th meeting of the National Council on Science and Technology, NCST, ended in Minna, the Niger State capital at the weekend, with stakeholders saying that Nigeria must begin to adopt Science, Technology and Innovation at grass-root level, to be able to transform the economy into one of the top 20 economies by year 2020.

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Matthew Willsher confirmed as Etisalat CEO

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THE Board of Directors of Etisalat Nigeria last week, announced the appointment of Matthew Charles Willsher as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Willsher has held the position of Chief Commercial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer since August 2013 after replacing previous CEO, Steven Evans. Under a year of his leadership, Etisalat stakeholders said that Wilsher has led the company to record over 20% growth in customer base, even as spend per customer and strengthening of margins, have all increased.

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Wireless bars that change sound

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In recent years, the media has reported tournaments taking on “audio trademarks”- sound reflective of the ‘vuvuzela’ horn sound of 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa. A sound described as ubiquitous that filled the rooms in homes, bars and public places with the feeling of being at a party.

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Dell introduces infrastructure appliances, integrated systems

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American privately owned multinational computer technology company, Dell has recently introduced a series of new enterprise appliances and integrated systems to drive simplicity and ease of use across the data centre, and help customers achieve quicker business insights and agility.

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Microsoft devices group brings Nokia X2 to smartphone ecosystem

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Committed to delivering compelling introduction to second-generation devices and software platform, Microsoft devices group yesterday unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable smart phones.

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‘Etisalat Cliqlite to revolutionize educational system’

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Mobile phone operator, Etisalat, has received commendations on its new education package tagged Cliqlite, designed to aid children aged 8 to 15 in their education.

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Etisalat whets subscribers appetite for iPhone6

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THE long awaited iPhone 6 smartphone from Apple, may come into the country on the stables of one of Nigeria’s telecom operators, Etisalat Nigeria. This is as it has just announced a trade-in offer that will allow Etisalat customers exchange their iPhone 5s devices for the yet to be released iPhone 6. The offer is a follow up on its recent official launch of the iPhone 5s with 12-month warranty. The iPhone 5s was unveiled at its recently launched Gold Series Etisalat Experience Centre at Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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‘Nigeria’s e-market worth N1trn’

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Nigeria may generally be known as a country whose economy stands on two pillars- oil and the economy. But recent developments suggest that other strong pillars exist which on their own are capable of perfectly sustaining the economy.

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Maximum traffic on MNP platform

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IN just about 14 months, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC introduced the Mobile Number portability, a huge traffic of over over 87 thousand is recorded on the system.
This traffic represents a steady adoption of the service and underscores the level of poor network among the operators.

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Nigeria’s app market has huge potentials —Toks Ogun, Ericsson App award winner

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RECENTLY a team of Nigerian app developers, Marvel Web, hoisted Nigeria’s flag in Sweden by emerging winners in a world app contest instituted by renowned telecom equipment manufacturers, Ericsson.
Hi-Tech, recently cornered one of the leaders of the team Mr Toks Ogun, who gave us insight into the preparatory and eventual capture of the contest’s top prize. His account was quite interesting.

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Google, Microsoft to add smartphone ‘kill’ switche

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Google and Microsoft plan to join Apple in introducing theft-deterring “kill switches” in their smartphone operating systems, as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies.

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NOTAP, ISPON, EFCC push for review of IP laws

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While software piracy and related offences are still on the increase causing more economic harm than good despite regulations, panellists at the just concluded Current Issues in Information and Communication Technology conference have called for immediate review of the Nigeria intellectual and trademark laws.

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Why Curved TV rents the air in Nigerian TV market

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It has been nearly 80 years since the first public demonstration of television took place in a crowded laboratory in London. Since that time television has advanced from blurry black and white pictures to stunning high-definition images with life-like depth, realism, color and resolution. How were these achievements made and how will they affect our technology?

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5 hidden features in Galaxy S5 Samsung never promoted

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The business of mobiles today is no longer about the name, screen or size. It’s the best of the technology in that device. A customer expects to get real value from the entire ecosystem surrounding the device.

Decision to buy a phone depends on one’s value expectation and proposition the device is able to bring about. It’s either you are deriving first hand information as fast as you want from the device or it’s making your easier one way or the other.

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FG launches national standards for IT education

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In partnership with the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, the Federal Government yesterday in Abuja unveiled National Standards for Information Technology Education for teaching and learning of IT.

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Uwaje’s 50yrs of ICT practice: My contributions, fears for the ICT sector

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I was born and raised in Lagos. My Father was a Nurse and my mother, a meticulous, confident and hardworking small scale entrepreneur in the Tobacco industry. I am from a polygamous home, the third in a family of eight from my mother’s side.

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Cashless policy gets $5m infrastructure boost from Grand Towers

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The cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has once again received a major boost, with Payment Terminal Service Provider, Grand Towers Limited, promising to inject over $5 million on payments backbone infrastructure, in July, when it would commence services in the country.

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Only improved connectivity’ll bring Internet of Things to Nigeria

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Those who base their mobile power on the strength of voice penetration, are living technology from the rear end. Much as revenue from voice genre of mobile business has turned many economies around, facts are emerging everyday, that data seems to be the future.

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Use internet to solve national issues, NiRA challenges FG

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President Nigeria internet registration association, NIRA, Mrs Mary Uduma, has challenged Nigerian government to embrace internet as a global vehicle to drive e-governance.

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Winlot app: Your mobile phone can rake in millions

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Lagos state government seems poised for additional revenues but this time around it is doing so, ensuring that mobile phone users who happen to be game lovers, can attract millions of Naira to themselves.

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Digital tech, part of Nigeria’s everyday life —Ericsson

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Country Director of Ericsson, Nigeria, Mr Kamar Abass has evaluated technology activities in Nigeria and concluded that digital technology is fast becoming part of everyday life in the country.

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How digital divide has projected digital spread, Olufuye

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At the just concluded 17th Session of the United Nations Commission for Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), held in Geneva, Switzerland, the Chairman of Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA), Dr Jimson Olufuye, has said that the much trumped digital divide may have given way to digital spread where existing ICTs know-how, innovation and methodologies are enabling digital advantage to those that embrace those technologies” thereby projecting a digital spread.

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Inverter linear compressor: The tech behind energy saving refrigerators

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It goes without saying that since the global recession in 2009, the cost of living has skyrocketed. Accordingly, the average modern family spends a lot more time thinking about how to lower utility bills and generally bring down day-to-day spending. An audit of energy usage in the home is always a great place to start, especially given the soaring price of electricity. Household appliances account for approximately 35 percent of all power consumed in the home– a fact which is leading many to purchase new, energy efficient refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners.

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Four simple ways technology can stop terrorism

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If you’ve ever watched a well directed Hollywood anti-terrorism movie, you know without thinking twice that the bad guys will be caught. If the surveillance cameras don’t do the trick, the phone tapping or wires worn by secrets agents will. In actual fact, when you watch an action movie, you look out for one important feature-Gadgets!

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Keeping up with the customer

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Wherever you are in the world, whatever your line of business, these are challenging times. Costs are rising fast, competition is increasing and the overall economic climate is more uncertain than for years. While no one is certain exactly how markets may react day to day, we do know one thing: consumers’ use of the web to hunt for value will accelerate.

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‘Nigeria may lose another satellite’

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Nigerians woke up on November 12, 2008 to the sad news that the country’s communications satellite, was missing. Although the satellite has long been replaced by the original builders, China Great Wall Inc, the mass outrage that followed the mishap, was unbelievable.

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‘Online education bridging gaps in 21st century learning’

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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.

With the shift from traditional to virtual classroom, convenience is the driving force behind online education and the reason it is steadily gaining grounds as a veritable means of learning.

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Online video is about ‘popular’, not ‘premium’

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 9: Sony President Andrew House introduces Sony's new business relationship with YouTube at their press conference at E3 June 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The annual video game conference and show runs from June 10-12.   Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images/AFP

Yesterday on my way home I found myself wondering about the media community’s craze with ‘premium content’ online. Industry executives are constantly debating the rate at which TV ad naira / cedis will move to the web, but when it comes down to it, the advertising budgets can’t move in significant ways until the marketing and media communities fully understand and get what people are actually watching online.

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Data centre, live wire of 21st century companies

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Global infoswift and its partners, TechXact last week described the data centre industry as one of the biggest industries in the world generating multi trillion dollars in revenue.

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