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Mind Game: Facebook to read users mind

Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type. Facebook has an ultimate plan to read the minds of users. The social network giant revealed at its annual developers conference a plan to allow users to use their minds to type messages and their skin to hear words. Giving a snippet of the whole idea, Facebook Executive Regina Dugan told a packed audience at the Silicon Valley event, “Speech is essentially a compression algorithm, and a lousy one at that,” Speaking further, the former DARPA director said, “That is why we love great...

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REDTV screens Inspector K

REDTV has held its exclusive screening for its new web series, Inspector K. The Online lifestyle network TV powered by United Bank for Africa, UBA held the exclusive launch recently at the 355 lounge in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event attended by the Group Managing Director of UBA, Kennedy Uzoka and the Bank’s Group Director for Marketing and Corporate Communications, Bola Atta also had in attendance entertainers like: Actress Joke Silva, Inspector K Producer, Shayo Oke, Kaline Akinkugbe, Denola Grey, Taje Prest, Seyitan, Amiola, Ajifa, Chef Tolu Erogbogbo among others. Inspector K is a crime comedy about a wacky inspector who through...

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Local Software: ISPON Urges Government to Spend Computer Software Acquisition Budget

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON has urged the federal government to spend the N15billion provision for ‘Computer Software Acquisitions on local software. The body stressed that the move would increase job creation among Nigerians. The President of the umbrella body of all software practitioners in Nigeria, Olorogun James Emadoye stated this in Lagos last week. This call was made by the ISPON president, Olorogun James Emadoye recently while speaking in Lagos. According to him, “If 70 per cent of the over N15billion had been spent for software in Nigeria, the impact would have been felt in all facets of...

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Innovate Ventures opens applications for second Innovate Accelerator

Leading startup accelerator, Innovate ventures has opened applications for the second edition of its Innovate Accelerator. The 12 weeks accelerator program is aimed at supercharging and funding the next wave of Somali startups. Four startups won the inaugural edition last year, picking up equity investments from Innovate Ventures Fund. This edition is open to technology-oriented businesses in either Somalia or Somaliland. The selected startups will receive mentorship and training on business and operational skills from domain experts and entrepreneurs. Also, they’ll gain access to leading telecoms and banks in Somaliland and Somalia during the course of the accelerator program. At the end of the program, a Demo...

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Desktop, Laptop or Tablets: Device mostly used by Nigerians.

The world we live in today is different from the world we know two decades ago. About a decade ago, we have a desktop computer making waves especially in Africa and it looks like an impossible thing with breakthrough with internet in the 80s. Right now with that breakthrough, we have lots of innovations in form of devices, gadgets, accessories that have changed the face of Africa and the entire world. We now have amongst other devices used to communicate or work, desktop computer, laptops and tablets. Which among these devices do we use most in Nigeria? Speaking with a number of...

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NIPOST EMS Set for New Operational Strategies

The Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST has revealed it’s decision to reform it’s operations for effective revenue generation and efficiency. This disclosure was made by the Post Master General, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi, at the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos during the EMS Senior Management of Africa Region Workshop.   Speaking in his welcome address, the noted that based on his assessment of NIPOST on assumption of office he realized that the government agency was endowed with huge potentials but bogged down by bureaucratic bottlenecks. He stated that, most postal administration in Sub-Saharan Africa are bedeviled with similar plights with the exception of Morocco, Tunisia,...

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CABSAT 2017: Sheikh Hasherum Al Maktoum Bin Maktoum Opens Show

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His Highness Sheikh Hasherum Al Maktoum Bin Maktoum, Director General of Dubai's Department of Information, yesterday opened CABSAT 2017 - the definitive event for broadcast, satellite and entertainment content sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The 23rd edition of CABSAT, running 21-23 March, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), makes it the leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media, and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The event fosters disruptive innovation, creation, distribution, and monetisation opportunities across the MENA film and audio entertainment media market. With more 13,000 media...

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ICT For Economic Development : CTO Sec Gen Applauds Bangladesh Government Efforts

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) , Shola Taylor praised the government of Bangladesh for their work to make the Internet a safe space for citizens to communicate, conduct business and learn. In a speech at the Digital Bangladesh conference, which took place on 7 – 8 March 2017, Mr Taylor told an audience of over 200 delegates – including the Honourable Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh parliament and the Honourable Begum Tarana Halim, State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology– that enhancing cybersecurity was an essential component in the drive to use ICTs to...

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DIGIVATION TECHPRENEUR OF THE WEEK

Today, we celebrate one of the Nigeria's ICT Techpreneurs and Icon. Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Effiong Ekuwem -The Telecom Evangelist B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, MIEEE, MISOC, Founder and CEO of Teledom Group. Dr Ekuwem is a former National President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG). He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society. The highly cerebral techpreneur is a strong advocate and virtuous campaigner for the wide spread deployment and use of all shades of ICTs. The Obafemi Awolowo University graduate is an advocate of broadband ubiquity and his advocacy in other areas in the...

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