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Looking at the name change timeline of the company now known as Airtel, it’s about time for a change of name. Just in time, a Federal High Court has ordered Airtel Nigeria to revert to its former name, Econet Wireless Limited. The court also ordered Bharti Airtel to reinstate Econet’s 5% stake in Airtel Nigeria. In 2010, Zain sold its stake in its Nigerian business to Bharti Airtel for $10.7 billion despite Econet Wireless’ refusal as a major shareholder in the company. Econet Wireless is an international company domiciled inRead More
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After months of rumors, Samsung’s Galaxy S Advance  has been found in the Philipines. The smartphone is also called the GT-i9070. The Galaxy S Advance is slightly curved and sports a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels. It runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, a dual-core CPU, 768MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The Galaxy S Advance also has an 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash. Samsung has confirmed the device and has said it will launch in Russia in February, followed by Europe, China, Africa,Read More
Reports have emerged that Google has fired its Kenyan country manager over Google’s theft of Mocality’s database. Nairobitech says Olga Arara-Kimani, a former Safaricom employee has been let off. They also say a technical person in Zurich has been fired. Yesterday, Nelson Mattos who had released an earlier statement apologising to Mocality released another statement: “We’ve concluded our investigation into the serious allegations about our use of data from Mocality’s website in Kenya. We’re very sorry this happened. We’ve taken appropriate action with the people involved and made changes inRead More
National Sports Commission Nigeria-Facebook page
The Nigerian House of Representatives has summoned the Director General of the National Sports Commission over the commission’s expenditures which includes N1.2 Million for a Facebook page. Chief Patrick Ekeji is being summoned by an investigative panel over allegations of misappropriation of funds. He would also be required to explain how N3.7 billion made available to the Commission for last year’s All African Games was spent. Looking at it deeply, creating a Facebook page is free but the NSC could have hired an agency to run the page. The pageRead More

Posted On January 28, 2012By BinjoIn Business, Social Media, Twitter

Twitter To Censor Tweets Locally

On Twitter’s blog, the company says  “As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression”. Twitter says prior to its post, the only way to take account of countries’ limits was to remove content that seemed illegal globally. From now on, Twitter will now be able to block content from users in a certain country while keeping the content available globally. Twitter will let users know if they are required to withhold tweets from certain countries and theRead More
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Posted On January 28, 2012By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Design

Google Doodles Largest Snowflake Anniversary

Today 125 years ago, the largest snowflake ever recorded was found in Fort Keogh, Montana, USA. The snowflake had a diameter of 38cm which is about 15 inches. Google has put up a doodle which shows a huge snowflake fall, then the cow looks up. That’s pretty much all it is, but at least now you know; that there was a huge snowflake, and Google honored it. Have you ever seen a snowflake as big? Let us know in the comments Source: WikipediaRead More

Posted On January 28, 2012By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Entertainment, Media, Music, Top Stories

Nicki Minaj Breaks VEVO Record

Following the release of Nicki Minaj’s unsurprisingly weird ‘Stupid Hoe’ video on VEVO last week, the female rapper set a new record for most views in a day. Beat that beliebers!  The video premiered on Jan. 20 and got some 4.8 million views in 24 hours. Perhaps from people playing it over again trying to make sense of it? You can watch the Hype Williams directed video below. What do you think? Worth the hype or no? Share your thoughts.  Read More
“When Larry Met Sergey” is an interactive infographic by Online PhD that puts together articles, videos and other content to tell the story of Google. The infographic starts when Sergey Brin at 21 and Larry Page at 22 (founders of Google) met at Standford in 1995 and continues across the company’s milestones from BackRub to Google up till 2012. Click ‘full screen’ to enlarge or click here Created By Online PhD Source: TheNextWeb via Online PhDRead More
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Posted On January 27, 2012By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Business

Picnik Set To Shut Down In April

Photo editing service, Picnik is closing down on April 19, 2012. The service joined Google in 2010 but instead of completely shutting down its services, would be moving them to Google+ to “focus on even awesomer things”. Fear not though, they added a service called Picnik Takeout which would enable you to download all your photos from the site to your desktop in a zip folder or to Google+ which would give you the option to share them as well. In addition, if you had a premium account, they’re givingRead More
UrFilez Etisalat nigeria
Etisalat has launched UrFilez in Nigeria; a mobile music streaming service that allows you listen to and discover music. The service also allows you create and share stations like on Last.fm or you can listen to any of the artistes’ stations. UrFilez has over 4,000,000 songs in its library. UrFilez has also been launched in 17 other countries where Etisalat has presence. The service also has partnership with Batelco and Zain. UrFilez is currently available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android. Users can also share their favorite music to social networks.Read More