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Posted On August 19, 2014By Adetunji Openiyi (freeshype)In Business, Mobile, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Globacom Launches Innovative 3-in-1 Recharge Option

Multistring Recharge is the name of Globacom’s new feature and it is supposed to give Glo customers the ease of loading airtime credit for their subscribed services directly without going through the process of first topping up their prepaid accounts before‎ allocating the airtime for data bundles or international calls. Mr. Bisi Koleoso, Head of Operations at Globacom explains how it works; “Under the new recharge, customers who want to directly top up and add to their main balance should dial *123*<Airtime_PIN_Here>#, while those interested in directly buying a data bundle without crammingRead More

Posted On August 15, 2014By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Design, Gadgets, Top Stories

REPORT: iPhone 6 Photos Surface

Calling all Apple Fanboys! According to TMZ (yes, TMZ), these are photos of Apple’s iPhone 6 expected to be unveiled September 9th. TMZ obtained the photos from someone whose friend — an ex-employee, worked in Foxconn’s hardware department in China designing the outer casing for the new model. If these are indeed the photos of the new iPhone, you’ll notice it’s bigger and looks more like the 5” displays common these days. It also seems to be running iOS 7, which is apparently for security purposes at the factory. AppleRead More

Posted On July 25, 2014By Akinyemi OgunsanyaIn Business, Top Stories

Uber Launches in Lagos

Silicon Valley car service company, Uber launched in Lagos this week.  Lagos is the fourth African city and the 145th city in the world where the startup is launching in since its founding in 2009. This follows the recent launch of the company in Hong Kong earlier in the week. Initially, the service will be available on the Island and will have limited cars running for the meantime. Ice Prince became their first customer, and with that launched Uber in Lagos. Lagos — the commercial capital of Nigeria, and one of the biggest cities in the worldRead More

Posted On July 23, 2014By Adetunji Openiyi (freeshype)In Business, Top Stories

First Bank Announces PayPal Integration On Its Banking Portal

  At an event earlier today, First Bank announced a strategic partnership with payment company PayPal. PayPal officially opened its doors to Nigerian users last month. The partnership allows First Bank customers create PayPal accounts right from First Bank’s online web-banking portal. In addition, First Bank customers get instant verification of their accounts as soon as they are created. How is this different from other banks? First Bank customers get instant notifications and higher transfer limits than other Nigerian banks. They can also fund their PayPal account direct from FirstRead More
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Posted On July 14, 2014By Akinyemi OgunsanyaIn Business, Top Stories

Google Ventures launches in London with $100 million

Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of Google has announced its expansion into London. The firm which was launched in 2009 in order to expose Google to some of the technology world’s hottest startups. The fund will have an initial funding of $100 million with the aim of investing in European startups that criss-cross Western Europe – London, Paris, Berlin and the Nordics. The fund will have 4 general partners with Eze Vidra, Google Campus’ manager in London leading the pack. He will be supported by  Tom Hulme, a serial entrepreneur,Read More

Posted On July 9, 2014By Adetunji Openiyi (freeshype)In Gaming, Top Stories, Uncategorized

E3 2014 Review Part I

It’s been a month since E3 kicked off this year with Microsoft’s stellar press conference, followed by press conferences from EA, Ubisoft and Sony all on the same day. Let’s start with the long awaited sequels. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC and it features Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey who plays the story’s main antagonist. This title drops November 4, 2014. Assassin’s Creed Unity The latest iteration of Assassin’s Creed plays as good asRead More
Amazon has finally announced its smartphone and dubbed it “Fire Phone”. The phone comes after years of countless rumors. We’ll go right into the specs. Fire Phone sports a 4.7-inch HD LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It’s 8.9mm slim and weighs 160 grams. On the inside the Fire Phone gains power from a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB or 64GB. The Fire Phone runs Amazon’s Android-forked Fire OS 3.5.0.   For cameras, theRead More
After failing to buy Snapchat a few years ago, Facebook went ahead to acquire Instagram. It seems they weren’t satisfied with the picture social service to compete with Snapchat.  Facebook has launched yet another app from their Creative Labs called Slingshot. Slingshot is a social app the lets you share pictures and videos with friends by swiping it in the app and then the picture or video disappears for good. However, what you send to a friend cannot be viewed unless you send or sling something back. Slingshot is available for download inRead More

Posted On June 16, 2014By BinjoIn Business, Top Stories

PayPal Now Available To Nigeria

In a statement released today, PayPal has announced that residents of Nigeria can now open accounts and perform transactions online. Nigerians will be able to pay on websites that accept PayPal but cannot initiate transfers or accept payments. Other countries getting PayPal are Belarus, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro and Zimbabwe. Rupert Keeley, senior vice President of PayPal Europe said Paying with PayPal provides peace of mind, because people never have to expose their financial information during the transaction” Nigerians, especially those in the technology industry have believedRead More
In the spirit of the World Cup which begins tomorrow, Twitter has activated ‘hashflags’ that display flags anytime you tweet a country’s short name with a hashtag. To make it easier to follow the games and events surrounding it, they’ve also created a special edition of their native apps on smartphones and their website that lets you follow tweets about the games in real time from players, coaches and commentators. The website has Twitter avatars and themes available to show your spirit for whichever team you support. It’s literally WorldRead More