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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…
2 Feb 2016
Google reported profit and sales that topped estimates, lifted by robust sales of online ads and tighter cost controls, putting parent Alphabet Inc. on track to overtake Apple Inc. as the world’s most valuable company. The results, reported for the first time under a new structure that separates Google’s main search and advertising operations from…
2 Feb 2016
Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network's chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. "One billion people now use WhatsApp," Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. "There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people." Google's free email service, Gmail, is…
28 Jan 2016
Facebook quarterly profit more than doubled as its ranks swelled during the past year to a mammoth user base of nearly 1.6 billion, it said Wednesday. "Our community continued to grow and our business is thriving," said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in releasing quarterly results for the world's biggest social network which…

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