Google, UBA collaborate to provide free Wi-Fi to customers
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Africa’s global bank, has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 key UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country.
SMW Lagos: Facebook, Google urge usage of platforms to debunk fake news
Facebook and Google on Monday urged users to access tools on its platforms to debunk false news and misinformation. The tech companies gave the charge at a session tagged 'Gatekeeping in the era of fake news, the impact of social media during election' hosted by The Guardian during the Social Media Week at Victoria Island,…
The knowledge economy is a pathway to growth in Africa
“Light up the light of knowledge and the darkness of ignorance will disappear”. These are the words of Eric Oduh, a young Nigerian, a former dumpster diver whose mode of earning a living was by combing Ajegunle and Ojota dumpsites for re-usable materials. Eric now inspires young people in Ajegunle through his music and sharing…
MRA, IMS among 15 global finalists for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards
Two Nigerian non-governmental organisations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Institute for Media and Society (IMS) have been named among 15 “Global champions of free expression” that have been shortlisted for the 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. In a statement issued in London, the U.K-based campaigning organisation, Index on Censorship, announced the…
Google moved almost 20 bn euros to Bermuda in 2017: report
US internet giant Google used a legal mechanism to transfer almost 20 billion euros from the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2017 for tax purposes, a Dutch newspaper report said Friday.
Working smart as habit of champions
During the 20-month lull between the end of my primary school and entry to high school, I learned many lessons. During that period, I traversed many libraries in Ilobu and Osogbo in quest of knowledge and skills acquisition. At that time, working long hours with voluntary associations taught me that working more isn’t always the…
Why Trump's pictures appear when you Google 'Idiot' - Google CEO explains
Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai Tuesday explained why the pictures of United State president, Donald Trump, pop up on Google Images when people search the term "idiot". Pichai explained this while fielding questions in a session with the country's House Judiciary Committee. "How would that happen? How does search work so that that would occur?"…
Microsoft, Google partner AcadaPlus to boost technology-driven sector
As part of efforts to improve on the quality of education in the country, a new technology software, AcadaPlus was recently unveiled to aid teaching and learning in schools.
‘Lack of systematic law reform system reason for comatose state of intellectual property in Nigeria’
Prof. Adebambo Adewopo (SAN) is a leading intellectual property scholar with extensive academic and professional careers, which have spanned both private and public sectors in Nigeria. He was educated in Nigeria and the United States. He commenced his academic career at the Lagos State University (LASU), where he pioneered teaching and research in Intellectual Property…
Google touts progress in fight against piracy
Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.
Experts seek Lagos, private sector partnership on ICT clusters
To accelerate Nigeria’s development, experts have called for the optimisation of existing information and communication technology (ICT) clusters’ through partnership between the private and public sectors. According to them, digital technology through such initiatives would drive economic transformation of the country. Overtime, the use of digital technology to create new solutions for economic growth has…
Google workers walk out to protest office harassment, inequality
Hundreds of Google employees and contractors in Asia staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with thousands more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace.