Saturday November 22nd, 2014
Saturday November 22nd, 2014
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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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Okere advocates appropriate local content policy in telecom industry

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*Telecom mast

At the just concluded Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, Telecom Executives and Regulator’s forum held in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of the Computer Warehouse Group, Austin Okere advocated appropriate local content policy in the telecoms industry.

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LG launches internet TV

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LG-WebOS-Tv

LG electronics recently launched an internet television tagged webOS Smart+TV. The TV has the unique ability to connect users with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet. Yet it grants access to the full potential of the smart TV.

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We’re with NCC on InfraCos, Broadbased Communications declares

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Telecom mast

The Telecommunications industry in Nigeria is a very big business. The big 5 Mobile Telecom Operators invested over $3 billion dollars in the industry last year and provided services to over 130 million Nigerians.

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Lack of policy framework, reason for low patronage of .ng domain name – Olufuye

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Mary-Uduma

Former President of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria, ITAN Dr. Jimson Olufuye has attributed the low acceptance of Nigeria’s domain name .ng among Nigerians and investors to lack of policy framework.

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Ericsson rates top on corporate action on climate change

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For its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change, Ericsson has been recognised as a world leader for corporate action on climate change by the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP, a non-governmental organization which provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.

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Zinox launches new power solution, targets over 1m homes, SMEs

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Solar powered community water project at Uturu Abia State

Zinox technologies has introduced a digital smart power solution, iPower Plus, which it described as cost effective and capable of managing power plans for average homes and Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs across the country.

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Glo Xchange attracts over 1500 Nigerians as potential agents

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GLO1

No fewer than 1500 Nigerians across Imo, Benue, Niger and Kogi states gathered recently as Globacom announced intentions to recruit agents for its mobile money platform, Glo Xchange. The prospective agents were exposed to the benefits of the partnership and in turn they encouraged other business men and women to avail themselves of the prospects from their partnerships with Glo.

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Etisalat LagosPhoto Festival Launches 2nd Phase

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etisalat-boss

Etisalat Nigeria has reiterated its support for innovation and creativity in the country as the 5th edition of Nigeria’s only international arts festival of photography, LagosPhoto Festival announces its second phase.

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WSA 2014: MSS becomes best African mobile solution

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After competing with no fewer than 400 other solutions from Africa in the 2014 World Summit Award , Mobile Software Solutions limited, a Nigerian solution with a focus on e-health was celebrated with an award for the Best African Mobile Solutions in mobile content, Health, Entertainment/Lifestyle category.

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Galileo boards technology will boost students’ ability to code applications — Intel

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Moise

Recently, eight Nigerian universities received Galileo boards from Intel Corporation as part of the chip maker’s strategy to encourage research and developments in Information and Communications Technology in the Nigerian educational system. The Corporate Affairs Group Director, Intel Africa, Mr. Moise Adams Leye, in this interview with Vanguard explained why Nigerian Universities should embrace the technology as enabler for innovations while strengthening student’s ability to code applications. He said that the idea is to encourage learning and creating things that solve challenges.

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Jonathan, Uwaje, honoured at ICT Centenary conference

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the 54th Independence
Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

President Goodluck Jonathan has been conferred with the ‘Grand Commander of ICT Promoters in Nigeria,’ for being Nigeria’s first digital President, at the just concluded 2014 Nigeria Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Centenary awards held recently.

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