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9 Feb 2016
ACTIVITIES of the Over-The-Top (OTT) players in the Nigerian telecommunications market will be coming under checks any time soon.
5 Feb 2016
Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile. Facebook’s visit coincided with Friends Day (4 February), or Facebook’s 12th birthday. During the past five years, the global Facebook community has more than doubled…
4 Feb 2016
The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday. The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer…
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3 Feb 2016
The President/Chairman Governing Council of the Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa, Dr. oyedokun Oyewole, and the chairman Data and Knowledge Information Privacy Protection Initiative(DKIPP), Tokunbo Smith, have warned general public to desist from perpetuating abuse of data privacy in the country. This in collaboration with other experts drawn from the legal, health, religious, educational…
3 Feb 2016
THERE is no gainsaying the fact that Nigeria has achieved tremendous growth in the telecommunications industry in the last decade and the need to sustain the pace of growth and development into the future, has been very engaging. As has been clearly noted, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is driving the new global economy, resting…
3 Feb 2016
• Airtel commissions service outlet THE National Assembly (NASS) is to ensure that right regulations that would ignite rapid growth and development in the telecommunication sector are pursued vigorously. Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Gilbert Nnaji, who stated this in Abuja at the opening of Airtel Service Centre at the Senate wing of the NASS,…
3 Feb 2016
Mark Hardy is the Chief Marketing Officer of Viber, a Public Chat platform. Viber is a free calls, text and video messaging app that keeps subscribers connected with friends and family anywhere in the world. Hardy, in this interview with The Guardian, explained the functionality and relevance of the app to the Nigerian market. Why…
3 Feb 2016
GLOBAL imports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods grew by only one per cent in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available. It is the lowest rate of growth compared to the preceding five years. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) disclosed this in a recent study, released over…
3 Feb 2016
FOR Nigeria to realize the objective of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is critical for the economy to be digitalized. This was the view of the Chairman of the Africa ICT Alliance, (AfICTA), Dr. Jimson Olufuye, while addressing audience at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS +10), at the United Nation Headquarters, in…
3 Feb 2016
GLOBAL attention beams on Nigeria as Stanford University, California provides a platform for about 40 business leaders in the West-Africa sub-region to analyse the successes of SystemSpecs, Nigeria’s software powerhouse and operator of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN]’s payment gateway, Remita. According to a statement from the Executive Director of Stanford SEED, host of…
2 Feb 2016
A UNITED Kingdom based Nigerian, Adebunmi Adeniran, has developed a keyboard to support and enable writing in at least 12 Nigerian languages, with correct signs and tones to give instant meaning to the reader. The Keyboard, known as NAILANGS, according to her, was conceived as a result of her zeal to ensure that Nigerian local…
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2 Feb 2016
Thailand's junta is ramping up pressure on internet giants Google and Facebook -- and the popular messaging app Line -- to scrub the country's web of any content it dislikes, officials confirmed Tuesday. The military seized power in a 2014 coup and has launched the harshest rights crackdowns in decades, arresting critics, muzzling the media…

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