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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. According to company’s experts several mass mailings exploited this theme. A large part of the major theme mailings promoted products ...

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7 African Startups That Received Microsoft 4Afrika Funding

Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. The announcement was made at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council meeting in Nairobi ...

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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Iphone-5-mockup

Today, Tekedia confirms that the CEO of France Telecom, Stephane Richard, has announced that iPhone 5 will be released on Oct 15. Yet, Apple is still mute or dumb over this as usual. Best Mobile Contracts UK    noted  that  if we consider the fact that this is a network carrier boss, it could well be true.   Stephane Richard is reported to have said “If I believe what we heard, the iPhone 5 is out […]

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Established in 1999, the Youth Forum has become an integral part of UNESCO’s highest decision-making body – the General Conference. It brings together young delegates from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences and identify common opportunities and challenges.   As part of the 7th Youth Forum, UNESCO will be offering five young journalists and bloggers the opportunity to participate in the Paris event. Journalists and bloggers who are selected to attend the 7thUNESCO Youth Forum will be […]

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For a very long time, one opened the pages of  a Western newspaper with upbeat news about Nigeria – Wall Street Journal reported about the Huawei IDEOS smartphone in Nigeria. The phone is a really cool deal and was actually seen in Nigeria during the g-Nigeria event organized by Google. Then few had interests because there were many things not in that phone – the folks who can afford smartphone will afford smartphone and the […]

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The Radar was launched alongside the HTC Titan to mark the launch of Windows Phone 7 Mango, the first major update to the mobile Microsoft interface that introduces a wealth of new features including multitasking and voice search. The Titan is a very large device that will not be to everyone´s tastes, but the Radar offers a similar software experience in a more comfortably sized phone.   The Super LCD screen on the Radar measures […]

buzzcity

BuzzCity CEO, KF Lai, writes that anyone who still believes that mobile gaming is the domain of the spotty teenage boy urgently needs to update their thinking. All age groups are now engaging in regular and immersive mobile entertainment activity on their mobile phones, and the proportion of women playing mobile games is rising fast. Those agencies and brands that understand the new dynamics of mobile entertainment can take advantage of this powerful channel to […]

voip

Visiongain,in a new report synopsis, made available to Tekedia, predicts that by 2016, mobile VoIP applications will generate annual revenues of $36 billion, driven by more than 180 million users worldwide, even as mobile VOIP enters a new phase. Across the world, operators are beginning to embrace the technology as consumer demand for cost effective communication services rises. There has been a steady increase in the number of successful partnership between VoIP vendors and mobile […]

windows8

Windows 8 is coming soon — and it looks nothing like the Windows you’re used to. Microsoft formally introduced Windows 8 on Tuesday to thousands of software developers gathered at the company’s annual Build conference in Anaheim, Calif. The software giant said it reimagined Windows for the “changing world of computing.”   Windows 8 is the codename of the next version of Microsoft Windows, a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on […]

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