Technology

Nigeria ranks behind Mauritius, Seychelles, 13 others in ICT development

Fourteen countries have been ranked ahead of Nigeria in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development in Africa.

Skype loses Belgian court appeal over failure to share data on messages and calls

Microsoft’s online communication service Skype lost an appeal in Belgium after it failed to comply with a court request to share data from messages and calls.

Cloudflare buys Neumob to accelerate mobile network performance

Cloudflare announced today that it has acquired Neumob to help improve the network performance of mobile apps by overhauling the way data is sent on the internet.

Amazon sells AWS cloud assets in China amid tightening regulation

Amazon.com is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world’s second-largest economy.

NCC plans new spectrum auctions to boost 30% broadband target

As part of efforts targeted at meeting the 2018 broadband penetration target of 30 per cent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will soon auction and asign new spectrum to telecommunications operators in the country.

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s takeover bid

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

8m Nigerians activate Do-Not-Disturb service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says eight million Nigerians have activated the Do-Not-Disturb (2442) code.

NCC to auction new spectrums to boost broadband penetration

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assignment new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.

House of Reps initiates bill to strengthen value added services in telecom industry

In a bid to encourage local content in the telecommunications industry through Value Added Services, the House of Representatives has initiated a bill for an Act to Regulate Value Added Service in the sector.

Twitter rolls out 280-character tweets worldwide

Microblogging website, Twitter, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said it would roll out 280- character tweets to users across the world, media reports on Wednesday said.

Documents reveal offshore deals with Apple, others

New revelations Monday from the "Paradise Papers" shed light on Apple's tax avoidance strategy which shifted profits from one fiscal haven to another as well as loopholes employed by Nike and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content

Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed.

Amazon discounting products from third-party sellers

Amazon is cutting prices of products from third-party sellers on its website, moving beyond its more typical method of discounts on items it sells directly.

Afghanistan orders ban of WhatsApp, Telegram

Afghanistan has sparked an outcry after it moved to block WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services.

Nigerians weep as MMM officially bows out

Popular ponzi scheme MMM has officially announced a “RESTART” of the system, leaving many Nigerian participants wailing with thousands and millions on Naira trapped in the scheme.

Cryptocurrencies’ market cap hits record $200 billion

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of over $200 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, putting their reported market value at more than that of U.S. banking giant Citigroup.

Apple’s iPhone X hits stores as profits soar

Apple's flagship iPhone X hit stores around the world Friday, as the company predicted bumper sales despite the handset's eye-watering price tag and celebrated a surge in profits.

Truecaller hits 6.2 million subscribers in Nigeria

The Chief Commercial Officer, Truecaller, Mr Ted Nelson, said on Friday that out of the 150 million phone subscribers in Nigeria, 6.2million had subscribed to Truecaller.

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