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Facebook announces first original news shows, with partners

Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing video to compete with television. The news shows will be produced for Facebook by a variety of partners including CNN, Fox News, ABC News and Univision. The programs are producing the social network’s on-demand video service called […]

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Chinese phone maker Huawei denies collecting Facebook user data

Huawei has denied collecting data from Facebook users after the social media giant confirmed that the Chinese phone maker deemed a national security threat by the US was among companies given access to user information. The new Windows 8 phone from Huawei Huawei was able to access Facebook data to get the leading social network […]

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MultiChoice aims to grow African creative industries into economic centres

Pay-TV provider, Mul-tiChoice Africa, has announced a new Pan-African social investment initiative – the MultiChoice Talent Factory, MTF, aimed at igniting and growing Africa’s creative industries into vibrant, economic centres. L-R: Paul Papadimitriou, Founder, Intelligencr, Femi Odugbemi, Filmaker, Caroline Creasy, GM Corporate Affairs MultiChoice Africa, Yolisa Phahle, CEO, Video Entertainment, MultiChoice Africa, Anthony Lilley OBE, […]

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Microsoft to buy GitHub for $7.5 bn

Microsoft on Monday said it will buy software development platform GitHub, in a deal worth $7.5 billion which will blend two opposite corporate cultures. The tech giant, based in Washington state, is a heavyweight in terms of software whose source codes are not openly available or modifiable, exactly the counter of GitHub’s philosophy. Created in […]

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Uber’s retreat in South East Asia ‘ll benefit Nigeria more — Gore Coty

Following Uber’s retreat from South East Asia, a region it has invested over $700 million, the speculation was rife that the ride hailing app cum Technology Company’s next market to exit was Nigeria even though it remains the company’s highest catchment in African market. The speculation was fuelled more by several opinions that having sold […]

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New BlackBerry phone aims to revive faded brand

There’s a new BlackBerry smartphone, the latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device, which includes a physical keyboard under a 4.5 […]

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Photos: Solar inverters made in Nigeria by University of Nigeria

A long age research in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Center for Energy research and development has yielded a very fruitful result. Solar inverters made in Nigeria by University of Nigeria, Nsukka Center for Energy research Solar inverters made in Nigeria by University of Nigeria, Nsukka Center for Energy research Solar inverters made in Nigeria […]

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Digital video platforms spice up Nigerian consumers appetite

The growth of digital platforms has been found to spice up the appetite of Nigerian consumers, as well as transforming their viewing habits. A GfK international ViewScape survey, which covered African countries including South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, for the first time, found that around 92% of Nigerian adults with Internet access are using some […]

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Shittu advocates more capital allocation to communications ministry, agencies

Ibadan – Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has advocated more capital allocation to the communications ministry and its agencies for greater contribution to nation’s economic growth. Minister for Communications, Chief Adebayo Shittu during the opening of the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida. Shittu, who made […]

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How technology brings families together

…As LG builds new products with families in mind. With the ever rising demand of workloads at offices, family bonding could be a bit difficult to achieve. At the moment, most people find it difficult to spend quality time together as a family. However, home appliance and device maker, LG Electronics, says technology makes more […]