Mobile app trends 2022: A global benchmark of app performance
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Mobile app trends 2022: A global benchmark of app performance

2021 was a truly transformative year for the mobile app industry. In light of multiple lockdowns as well as wholesale privacy changes affecting user acquisition on iOS, consumer habits and user behavior patterns have undergone immense change and impressive growth. But how have these challenges affected the app marketing ecosystem? Mobile app trends 2022 provides…

Nigeria Innovation Summit: A Global Support to Promote Innovation in Nigeria as to Drive Growth And Sustainable Development
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Nigeria Innovation Summit: A Global Support to Promote Innovation in Nigeria as to Drive Growth And Sustainable Development

The economic challenge that Nigeria faces today is one that calls for Innovation across different sectors of Nigeria Economy. Wikipedia defined Innovation as a “new idea, device, or method”. Innovation is also the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, un-articulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more-effective products, processes, services,…

Gionee Launches P5 Mini: A Paragon Of Tech And Beauty

Gionee Launches P5 Mini: A Paragon Of Tech And Beauty

Following anticipations and speculations, the new phone from Gionee was officially unveiled in Nigeria this morning. Despite its initial meeting with its consumers, it was love at first sight. On the various mini stages, the P5 mini in all its colours elicited sparkles of admiration. All wanted a feel of the sleek paragon of technology…

Extreme,Insane and Impossible:Speaking Of The Gionee M5 Mini Battery

Extreme,Insane and Impossible:Speaking Of The Gionee M5 Mini Battery

Sponsored Post Recently, mobile phone manufacturing giant, Gionee, released its newest model into the Nigerian Market. The M5 Mini, which is just four weeks old,is fast becoming a favorite in the country. It will take a while to get over its beautiful look and amazing performance, but it will take forever to get over its…

Anambra State ICT Agency Announces Launch of Pilot Phase of Free Public Wi-Fi Initiative in Awka

Anambra State ICT Agency Announces Launch of Pilot Phase of Free Public Wi-Fi Initiative in Awka

In a monumental leap toward transforming Anambra State into a smart mega city, Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, has reaffirmed his commitment to a technologically advanced future for the state, through the launch of the pilot phase of the Public Wi-Fi initiative tagged Solution Wi-Fi. Driven by the Anambra State ICT Agency in collaboration with…

Anambra, Lagos Forge Partnership for Advancement in Information Technology

Anambra, Lagos Forge Partnership for Advancement in Information Technology

As part of efforts towards advancing Information and Technology (IT) development in Nigeria, Anambra and Lagos States have agreed to a collaborative partnership that will see to the strengthening of their respective IT ecosystems. This collaborative effort which stemmed from bilateral meetings with the IT Ecosystem members during the Reverse Trade Mission in the United…

African Startups Can Use These Ideas to Drive Circular Economy with Technology

African Startups Can Use These Ideas to Drive Circular Economy with Technology

A circular economy, which is a sustainability practice where resources are reused, shared, repaired, refurbished, and recycled for as long as possible, is not new in Africa. This has always been our way of life in Africa. Today as sustainability is promoted around the world, it becomes important for African startups and entrepreneurs to look…

Nigeria Limits Access to Binance, Other Major Crypto Exchanges
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Nigeria Limits Access to Binance, Other Major Crypto Exchanges

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which published legislation to regulate the activities of digital asset providers many months ago, has instructed its telecom carriers to restrict access to websites related to cryptocurrencies, including well-known sites like Binance, OctaFX, and Coinbase. This action is a reaction to the CBN’s December 2023 decision to revoke its…

Nigeria: FG Announces Project to Connect 774 Local Govt. to Internet, Create Over 300 Jobs

Nigeria: FG Announces Project to Connect 774 Local Govt. to Internet, Create Over 300 Jobs

In order to give 774 local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria dependable internet connectivity, the federal government has started an initiative. Bosun Tijani, minister of communications, innovation, and digital economy, announced the initiative named “Project 774 LG Connectivity” in a post via X on Monday. He said the project is a significant step towards fulfilling…

Application is Now Open to Nigeria’s Creative Space Startups Cohort 3 of Growth4Her Accelerator

Application is Now Open to Nigeria’s Creative Space Startups Cohort 3 of Growth4Her Accelerator

A nonprofit organization called Creative Space Startups is now accepting applications for the third Growth-4Her cohort, which will choose 100 women-led SMEs in Nigeria and Cameroon for empowerment. In order to oversee the management of the Cohort, Growth4Her collaborates with Creative Space Startups, Socio Capital Impact Group, The Learning Gate, and ActivSpaces. The goal of…

Sophos Expands Commitment to the Channel with New Dedicated Partner Care Offering

Sophos Expands Commitment to the Channel with New Dedicated Partner Care Offering

 Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, is expanding its commitment to the channel with the addition of Partner Care, a new offering in its global partner program that features a dedicated, 24×7 team of Sophos experts who handle non-sales related questions and operational support. The offering is designed to…

WhatsApp Is Reportedly Developing a Secret Code for Web Client Locked Chats

WhatsApp Is Reportedly Developing a Secret Code for Web Client Locked Chats

An enhancement to the Chat Lock function, which is purportedly being developed for the web version of the well-known messaging program, has been observed by WhatsApp in operation. On WhatsApp for iOS and Android, users can already lock some chats that are protected by a secret code. This feature can help users’ privacy on the…

African Businesses Can Now Leverage Google AI to Simplify Search Advertising
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African Businesses Can Now Leverage Google AI to Simplify Search Advertising

Businesses in Africa can now utilize Google’s chat-like Gemini AI technology for Search Ads. The application, which is now completely functional, was created to assist companies in Africa and throughout the globe in increasing their internet presence. Google released a statement claiming that the technology will enable companies to easily reach clients through internet advertising….

Upgrade Your Lifestyle With LG Electronics. Where Innovation Meets Home Comfort.

Upgrade Your Lifestyle With LG Electronics. Where Innovation Meets Home Comfort.

LG Electronics continues to set new standards in consumer electronics with the unveiling of its latest lineup featuring sleek, minimalist designs tailored to enhance the modern lifestyle. In a world where technology seamlessly integrates into daily routines, LG Electronics understands the importance of design that not only complements living spaces but also elevates them. With…

7 deadly bedroom tech items with probable bad health consequences.

7 deadly bedroom tech items with probable bad health consequences.

Although most bedroom equipment aims to improve comfort or convenience, experts from Zenshield Equipment have outlined seven hidden hazards of seemingly harmless bedroom gear. According to the specialists, some technological devices may even be lethal in terms of their possible health effects. This is a thorough examination of 7 of these risky bedroom technicians: 1….

Fighting Fraud and Financial Crimes in the Generative AI age
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Fighting Fraud and Financial Crimes in the Generative AI age

In today’s increasingly digital world, fraud and financial crime has become a significant concern. Global research shows that 2022 saw a 72% increase in fraudulent activity while almost a quarter of survey respondents expect a significant budget increase for anti-fraud technology through 2025. Given how generative artificial intelligence (AI) has been reshaping virtually all industry sectors, the…

Building business resilience: The power of a multi-cloud strategy against cyberthreats

Building business resilience: The power of a multi-cloud strategy against cyberthreats

In the hyper-connected post-pandemic world, we have seen an increase in the number of businesses embracing cloud infrastructure in a race to digitise their operations. According to Flexera’s State of the Cloud 2023 report, 65% of those surveyed were heavy cloud users, compared to 63% in 2022, and business leaders expected cloud spending to increase by…

Cameroon: IHS Unveils Tower Kiosks to Offer Free Internet Access in Rural Areas

Cameroon: IHS Unveils Tower Kiosks to Offer Free Internet Access in Rural Areas

To improve connection and digital services, IHS Cameroon has started the “Tower Kiosk” project in the rural Cameroonian settlements of Idenau, Santa, and Tombel in the northwest and southwest. These kiosks will help local companies and entrepreneurs by providing free internet connection. Along with gathering community health data, they will serve as a digital infrastructure…

Startup Accelerator Y Combinator Reveals 20 New Startup Ideas for Summer 2024

Startup Accelerator Y Combinator Reveals 20 New Startup Ideas for Summer 2024

Applications of artificial intelligence, climate technology, and spatial computing are among the latest projects that Y Combinator is looking to support. The list was released on Wednesday. In the most recent iteration of its RFS, or “Request for Startups,” tradition, which dates back to 2009, the organization made a call for the kinds of startups…

Applications are accepted for the 2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator in SA.

Applications are accepted for the 2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator in SA.

The AWIEF Growth Accelerator for South Africa, a flagship enterprise development programme designed to support early-stage and high-growth women-owned and women-led SMEs with growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentoring, networks, and access to finance, is now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. The AWIEF Growth Accelerator, which has been in operation since 2017, will be…

Meta Partners With Ingressive for Good to Unveil a Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

Meta Partners With Ingressive for Good to Unveil a Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

Meta, in cooperation with Ingressive for Good, an edtech organization dedicated to enhancing the earning potential of African youth in the tech industry, is awarding scholarships to at least 5,000 young people in Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kenya to help them succeed in their digital careers. This dynamic cooperation intends to meet the…

African startups are invited to apply for the Archipelagos SME Support Programme.

African startups are invited to apply for the Archipelagos SME Support Programme.

African startups are invited to apply for Archipelagos, a multi-year international collaboration programme aimed at promoting the growth of African SMEs and improving their access to financial markets. Archipelagos, developed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the Italian financial institution for international development cooperation, and supported by the European Commission, will provide access to a…

Microsoft Copilot now has AI image editing capabilities, and the interface has received a visual overhaul.

Microsoft Copilot now has AI image editing capabilities, and the interface has received a visual overhaul.

Microsoft has released a big update to its AI assistant platform, Copilot. Microsoft Copilot has undergone a design overhaul a year after its launch, which the firm claims would give the platform a “streamlined look and feel”. The redesigned interface includes a carousel of prompt suggestions to assist users comprehend the AI tool’s potential. The…

Applications are accepted for the Western Cape Digital Business Technology and Innovation Support Fund.

Applications are accepted for the Western Cape Digital Business Technology and Innovation Support Fund.

The Western Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has opened applications for its Business Technology & Innovation Support Fund, which aims to address the issue of low productivity in Western Cape firms and exceed international standards through the use of technology and digital transformation. The Western Cape Government’s Growth for Jobs Strategy aims…

How Nigerian blockchain company Bingtellar is establishing cross-border payment infrastructure in Africa.
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How Nigerian blockchain company Bingtellar is establishing cross-border payment infrastructure in Africa.

Bingtellar, a Nigerian blockchain startup, says it is developing modern cross-border payments infrastructure and solutions for Africa to streamline global transactions for consumers and enterprises. Bingtellar, founded in 2022 by Joshua Tebepina, CEO, and Arepade Peremi, CTO, facilitates fast and affordable cross-border transactions into or across Africa for diaspora, freelancers, remote teams, foreign contractors, and…

The 4th Entrepreneurship Empowerment Project will support 500 startups in Africa.

The 4th Entrepreneurship Empowerment Project will support 500 startups in Africa.

The 4th iteration of Nomfro Technologies’ Entrepreneurship Empowerment Project (NTEEP), which will provide 500 more companies the chance to connect with other like-minded business owners, is now accepting applications. Launched in 2020, NTEEP is a comprehensive assistance program designed to give business owners the tools, know-how, and network they need to grow their companies in…

5 African companies are selected for a global social impact program.
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5 African companies are selected for a global social impact program.

10 businesses—five of them from Africa—have been chosen to participate in Startup Boost, an international initiative for social impact entrepreneurs managed by the tech consulting firm tretton37, based in Sweden. Tech consultancy firm tretton37 works with Telia, Klarna, Paradox Interactive, Tibber, and ICA, among others. Launched in late 2023, Startup Boost provides free assistance to…

Anambra’s Cyber Revolution Gains Momentum in USTDA’s Global Talks

Anambra’s Cyber Revolution Gains Momentum in USTDA’s Global Talks

Anambra State Government, led by Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, continues to make giant and groundbreaking strides in the realm of technology. In recognition of Anambra’s commitment to a digital future, the MD/CEO of Anambra State ICT Agency was selected by the US Consulate Lagos as part of the Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) Delegates on…

10 Emerging Opportunities in Sustainability for Africa

10 Emerging Opportunities in Sustainability for Africa

Emerging 0pportunities in sustainability span across various sectors and disciplines, reflecting the broad and evolving nature of the field. Africa is well positioned to leverage this global trend and here are some areas where significant opportunities are emerging: Renewable Energy: With the global push towards reducing carbon emissions, there’s a growing demand for renewable energy…

Meta Rolls Out Fresh Updates to Help Teens Fight Sextortion

Meta Rolls Out Fresh Updates to Help Teens Fight Sextortion

Meta is launching a few new upgrades and initiatives to help kids on its platforms prevent sextortion, the firm stated on Tuesday. Most significantly, Meta announced the expansion of the availability of Take It Down, an online service funded by it and administered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The company…

Apple is Inviting Applications for 2024 Cohort of the Swift Student Challenge

Apple is Inviting Applications for 2024 Cohort of the Swift Student Challenge

Apple has begun accepting applications for its annual Swift Student Challenge, a global competition for children hoping to become developers. The competition requires competitors to demonstrate their coding abilities and creativity through app playgrounds. Every year, the Cupertino-based computer behemoth selects 350 winners from among the contestants. This year, Apple will select 50 excellent submissions…

The Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program is now accepting applications.

The Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program is now accepting applications.

Qualcomm, a leading global provider of wireless technology, is now accepting applications for its Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program. This program provides companies with access to engineers, coaching, and advice on intellectual property protection. The NASDAQ-listed company An American multinational company called Qualcomm develops wireless technology-related semiconductors, software, and services. According to Disrupt Africa,…

Google Maps launches a New Generative AI feature to improve discovery.

Google Maps launches a New Generative AI feature to improve discovery.

Google has revealed that new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered upgrades to Google Maps will be available soon with the goal of assisting users in finding new locations. According to each user’s unique needs, a customized recommendation system powered by generative AI will provide results. To generate travel recommendations, it analyzes over 250 million locations on Google…