You can now create shared albums, send HD photos, and send files up to 100 MB using Messenger.

You can now create shared albums, send HD photos, and send files up to 100 MB using Messenger.

A feature that many of its users have long yearned for—the ability to exchange high-quality photographs in Messenger—is finally being added by Meta. The company said on Tuesday, April 9, that users can utilize this file-sharing capability by turning on the HD toggle before clicking Send. WhatsApp also offers high-quality image sharing. The massive social…

The Global Startup Awards Africa 2024 are accepting applications.

The Global Startup Awards Africa 2024 are accepting applications.

The Global Startup Awards Africa are currently accepting applications from African innovators, businesses, and ecosystem facilitators committed to tackling pressing global issues. African startups operating in the e-health, agri-tech, fintech, mobility and logistics, green-tech, and women in tech sectors are being sought after by the Global Startup Awards Africa. There are four key stages to…

LG Electronics Promotes Unity and Inclusivity with IFTAR Dinner

LG Electronics Promotes Unity and Inclusivity with IFTAR Dinner

LG Electronics, a global leader in technology and innovation, has once again demonstrated its commitment to making a positive impact on communities by organizing a grand IFTAR feast during the holy month of Ramadan. With a steadfast commitment to community support and giving back, LG Electronics served delicious meals to hundreds of people in need….

Baobab Network, an early-stage investor, acquires a marketing firm to help startup companies

Baobab Network, an early-stage investor, acquires a marketing firm to help startup companies

The acquisition of Reflector Marketing, a South African strategy and branding consultancy, has been announced by Baobab Network, an early-stage investor supporting entrepreneurs throughout Africa. Since 2019, the Baobab Network has assisted businesses in raising capital and developing their capabilities. Most recently, the network increased the average investment to $50,000 USD. It has fifty startups…

Google releases Gemini in Android Studio to help with coding.
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Google releases Gemini in Android Studio to help with coding.

Google said today that Gemini Pro is being included to Android Studio’s bot, demonstrating how the firm is continuing to push out Gemini to more products. Powered on the PaLM-2 foundation model, the business unveiled Studio Bot in May 2023 at the Google I/O developer event. For the Jellyfish edition of Android Studio, the company…

Invitation to Apply: GIZ/Digital Transformation Center Support for Innovation Support Organizations through Capacity Building

Invitation to Apply: GIZ/Digital Transformation Center Support for Innovation Support Organizations through Capacity Building

An official call for applications from Innovation Support Organizations (ISOs) for a program aimed at supporting the digital transformation of non-tech Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in four states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been announced by the Digital Transformation Centre Nigeria (DTC Nigeria), a capacity-building initiative jointly funded…

With Vids, Google believes it has the next big productivity tool for work

With Vids, Google believes it has the next big productivity tool for work

Documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint decks have dominated work for decades. Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Documents, Sheets, Slides; Pages, Numbers, Keynote. Google now wants to complete that trio with the addition of an app named Vids, which attempts to make it easier than ever for businesses and consumers to create collaborative, shareable video. Making beautiful movies, or…

The Growing Digital Divide in The Technological Age: Causes And Solutions

The Growing Digital Divide in The Technological Age: Causes And Solutions

The world has witnessed unprecedented technological innovations in the last decades, leading to the development of a strong digital economy. The way we work and live has evolved significantly, owing to this digital transformation. Some of the technological innovations that rocked the last decade and radically changed our day-to-day lives for the good includeAugmented Reality,…

UNN SUG Appoint S Mobile CEO, Kingsley Adonu, as Patron

UNN SUG Appoint S Mobile CEO, Kingsley Adonu, as Patron

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of S Mobile Group, Mr. Kingsley Adonu, has been appointed as patron by the executive council, Students Union Government (SUG), University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). In a letter dated March 29, 2024 signed by Comrade Enoch Utazi, the President, SUG of UNN, the students said Adonu’s appointment was in…

Mastercard and Women Choice have launched 2 New courses for Female Entrepreneurs in Africa.

Mastercard and Women Choice have launched 2 New courses for Female Entrepreneurs in Africa.

With the launch of two new programs, Mastercard and Women Choice have deepened their collaboration to support the growth of female entrepreneurs throughout the Middle East and Africa. World financial services giant Mastercard has long been at the forefront of giving women access to digital tools, training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Women Choice, an international…

Cybercriminals Abuse Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in 90% of Attacks Handled by Sophos Incident Response in 2023 – Report

Cybercriminals Abuse Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in 90% of Attacks Handled by Sophos Incident Response in 2023 – Report

Level of RDP Abuse Unprecedented Since Launch of Report in 2020 External Remote Services Were the Number-One Way Attackers Initially Breached Networks Sophos, a global leader of innovative security solutions that defeat cyberattacks, today released the Active Adversary analysis, “It’s Oh So Quiet (?): The Sophos Active Adversary Report for 1H 2024.” The report, which…

Sophos Partners with Tenable to Launch New Sophos Managed Risk Service

Sophos Partners with Tenable to Launch New Sophos Managed Risk Service

New Fully Managed Solution Provides Visibility, Risk Monitoring, Prioritization, Investigation, and Proactive Notification to Prevent Cyberattacks.  Sophos, a global leader of innovative security solutions that defeat cyberattacks, today announced a strategic partnership with Tenable®, the Exposure Management company, to provide Sophos Managed Risk, a worldwide vulnerability and attack surface management service. The new service features a dedicated…

The Africa Tech Startup Forum accelerator program is now accepting applications.

The Africa Tech Startup Forum accelerator program is now accepting applications.

The Africa Tech Startup Forum is a market access and acceleration program that aims to prepare, train, expose, and link digital enterprises with prospects. Applications are now being accepted. The Africa Tech Startup Forum, supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab and the Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Trust Fund, acts…

Embracing Innovation: 6 Solutions to Key Healthcare Challenges That Face Recognition Provides

Embracing Innovation: 6 Solutions to Key Healthcare Challenges That Face Recognition Provides

In an era when digital technology intertwines with everyday life, the healthcare sector stands at the forefront of adopting innovative solutions to safeguard sensitive information. Among these technologies, facial recognition emerges as a vital tool against data breaches and identity theft. As World Health Day draws near, it’s crucial to highlight the significance of facial…

Moniepoint Has Redefined Payments in Nigeria with Flexible Options – Ndugbu

Moniepoint Has Redefined Payments in Nigeria with Flexible Options – Ndugbu

Moniepoint, a leading fintech company has said that beyond redefining payments and technology and the payment industry, it also ensures that it provides its businesses and partners with several flexible payment options so they can receive payments from their customers. Moniepoint started with a virtual account service that automated payment or transfer and allowed customers…

Samsung Nigeria Unveils Mid-Range Smartphone Champions, Galaxy A55 5G, A35 5G

Samsung Nigeria Unveils Mid-Range Smartphone Champions, Galaxy A55 5G, A35 5G

Samsung Nigeria has launched two new additions to its Galaxy A series – Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G smartphones. Both devices are designed to bring the power of 5G connectivity to a wider range of consumers, offering a seamless and fast mobile experience at affordable price points. Speaking during the unveiling at Samsung…

OpenAI makes ChatGPT instantly available and may be accessed without signing up.

OpenAI makes ChatGPT instantly available and may be accessed without signing up.

OpenAI has opened up access to its chatbot,ChatGPT, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to all users, even those without an OpenAI account. The AI company announced the change on Monday and mentioned that it was being implemented gradually. Users have the option to allow the corporation to record discussions in order to train the AI,…

eLearning Africa conference scheduled for Kigali in May.

eLearning Africa conference scheduled for Kigali in May.

The most recent iteration of the eLearning Africa conference and expo will happen in Kigali, Rwanda, on May 29–31. Each year, eLearning Africa offers participants in the education and ed-tech ecosystem the chance to interact with the most recent developments in digital learning and training. With more than 75 sessions and workshops covering a variety…

African Union launches the 2nd Edition of the AU Tech Fellowship initiative.

African Union launches the 2nd Edition of the AU Tech Fellowship initiative.

The African Union (AU) and AfriLabs have started the second iteration of the AU Tech Fellowship program, which expands on the achievements of the first and aims to further leverage innovation and technology for socioeconomic development throughout the continent. AfriLabs is a network organization that brings together investors, startups, technology hubs, and other important players…

HSProjects Technologies graduates her 1st set of graduates from the 3 million Technical Talent(3MTT) Programme

HSProjects Technologies graduates her 1st set of graduates from the 3 million Technical Talent(3MTT) Programme

Ibadan Witnesses Graduation of First 3MTT Cohort, Setting Stage for Nigeria’s Tech Future In a groundbreaking event, the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Programme, spearheaded by HSProjects Technologies, celebrated the graduation of its first cohort in Ibadan, Nigeria, on March 30th, 2024. which marks a significant achievement in the country’s journey toward digital transformation and…

Breaking Grounds with Sustainable Fashion in Africa

Breaking Grounds with Sustainable Fashion in Africa

As sustainability takes center stage in every facet of life, I cannot help but think of the immerse opportunity Africa will have at the intersection of culture, sustainability, technology, innovation and fashion. Africa’s fashion industry is uniquely positioned to lead the global shift towards sustainable fashion, given its rich cultural heritage, abundant natural resources, and…

Empowering Africa’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with Technology Adoption

Empowering Africa’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with Technology Adoption

To help increase technology adoption among the continent’s SMEs, the research emphasizes the significance of sharing best practices to enable better decision-making and cost-effectiveness. Nearly 70% of Africa’s small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) have invested in technology in the last year to assist enhance growth and resilience, indicating that SMEs are recognizing technology’s positive impact….

Stakeholders Head to Enugu for first Southeast Educators Conference.

Stakeholders Head to Enugu for first Southeast Educators Conference.

Stakeholders in the education circle are warming up for the maiden edition of Southeast Educators’ Conference 2024(SEEC’24). The two-day SEEC’24 scheduled to hold 18th & 19th, April 2024 at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu under theme: Future-‘Focused Learning – Igniting the Competitive Edge’ promisesto host key players in the education sector with a potential attendance of…

Grok AI Will Be Available to All Premium Subscribers on X “Later This Week,” according to Elon Musk.
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Grok AI Will Be Available to All Premium Subscribers on X “Later This Week,” according to Elon Musk.

Owner of X (previously known as Twitter), Elon Musk, declared on Wednesday that all XAI Premium subscribers will have access to Grok AI, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot. Only a few days have passed since the billionaire released the open source version of its large language model (LLM), Grok-1. Previously available exclusively with the priciest…

How Nigeria’s Leatherback breaks down regional obstacles to financial services

How Nigeria’s Leatherback breaks down regional obstacles to financial services

Ibrahim Ibitade, a Nigerian, developed Leatherback, a global banking service provider that offers comprehensive financial services across several nations, thereby removing geographic barriers for consumers and enterprises. In order to close the gap between developing and frontier markets, Leatherback was founded in late 2022. It enables users to send and receive money both locally and…

The Biggest Threats to OT Security Will Surprise You

The Biggest Threats to OT Security Will Surprise You

As the use of operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so too does the threat landscape. Without releasing it, many businesses may have thousands of unknown access points ready to be exploited by cybercriminals. Jayson Pieterse, Sales Manager at TXOne, explores the different risks organisations face. With the growth in digital transformation…

Founders of early-stage African startups are invited to apply for the Norrsken Accelerator

Founders of early-stage African startups are invited to apply for the Norrsken Accelerator

Applications for the Stockholm-based Norrsken Accelerator, which offers US$125,000 in cash and access to an eight-week business development program, are now being accepted from African early-stage startups with a “vision for a better future.” In 2016, Norrsken was founded by Niklas Adalberth, a former member of the Swedish financial unicorn Klarna, with the goal of…

Meet Nigerian female engineer Kemisola Bolarinwa, who developed a bra to detect breast cancer.

Meet Nigerian female engineer Kemisola Bolarinwa, who developed a bra to detect breast cancer.

By creating the smart bra prototype, Bolarinwa brought the concept to the attention of the world in February 2022. It was prompted by her loved one’s 2017 passing. She claimed that she hardly ever considered breast cancer till her aunt passed away. This was due to the fact that it was only something she heard…

PAFON 1.0: Experts Harp on Stricter Data Privacy Measures in Payments Ecosystem in AI Era
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PAFON 1.0: Experts Harp on Stricter Data Privacy Measures in Payments Ecosystem in AI Era

Tasks Payments System Operators on the Need for Consumer Education The Chairman of the Committee of Chief Information Security Officers of Nigerian Financial Institutions (CCISONFI), Mr. Festus Amede, has identified Data Minimization Principles, User Consent and Control, as well as Compliance with Privacy Regulations as important elements in protecting privacy in payments. Amede who was…