Leading telecommunications Services provider, Airtel Nigeria has officially kicked-off the search for the next football super-stars just as it has announced the commencement of open football camps in key cities across the South West and South-South parts of the country. According to Airtel, the skill tests and regional contests of the Airtel Rising Stars football tournament will hold across eight locations in Nigeria, including Lagos, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Ibadan, Benin and Port Harcourt. [...]
- Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualises cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. The types of threats displayed include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified ...
- To survive in Africa during the 'post-extraction era' one needs to place greater emphasis on education, says Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe. And that is precisely why he is currently building a technological institute in Nigeria, slated to become Africa's answer to ...
- Kenya is putting in place a cyber security strategy to protect the country’s online assets. The ultimate comprehensive new strategy document will guide the management of cybersecurity issues in the country. Kenyans and interested stakeholders have until Friday March, 2014 to have ...
Point: IMF lent about $45b to Turkey in 2001 during their crises. They followed up with the recommendations: cut spending, collect taxes effectively and sale assets . Turkey is alive today, with debts of 46% of GDP, down 80% in 2001 Lessons to Africa: The reason why many efforts from World Bank and IMF do not work is simple: corruption. When you put that variable in the plan, you distort the process and bad [...]
Disruptive and breakthrough technologies are part of a nonlinear life cycle process of technology adoption and diffusion affecting positively human progress and influencing human behavior. In productive and competitive organizational settings, incremental and radical technological changes reengineer the productivity paradigm shift. It contributes to end existing pro-active inertia of current or past “business as usual “successes. Outside an organization, the emergence of a new productivity shift disrupts existing market environment and contributes to [...]
A 19-year-old who is probably the world’s most noted iPhone hacker said Thursday he’s been hired by Apple, the very company whose products he’s been hacking into. “It’s been really, really fun, but it’s also been a while and I’ve been getting bored,” Nicholas Allegra, who’s better known by his pseudonym Comex, posted on Twitter. “So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.” Forbes writer Andy Greenberg revealed [...]
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an Android! Better than announcing a baby’s gender to an expectant couple, Motorola has released the details on its new mobile phone to the happy mobile phone crowds. Needless to say, everyone is pleased. The arrival of a new Android marks another victory for developer and internet giant Google as they have continuously been pushing the limits and capabilities of mobile phone software. Their latest Android, version 1.5 has been [...]
Samsung in the “after iPhone” years has become the fastest follower of the phone OEMs in this new smartphone phone paradigm. But Samsung’s strength that makes them a true OEM super power is their vertical supply chain. Samsung is also the only company that can give Apple any challenge in the industry. As BlackBerry has been vanquished, a new dawn is here. It is a game between Apple and Samsung. And Samsung has got many [...]
Fasmicro EnviroMeteris the most advanced pollution metering system (to our knowledge) designed by Africans to track the level of CO2 in the city. Our motivation is simple: African policy-makers are making decisions without data. We want to empower them with a simple, but rugged technology, that will help them see how much CO2 that is present in the air, at any time. We capture the CO2 and then develop a Pollution Map which anyone with [...]