Monday, October 15, 2018

Elon Musk set to launch a liquor company called Teslaquilla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet that the Tesla branded tequila called Teslaquilla" - the body of liquor that co-starred in his April's Fool's Day joke about the automaker filing for bankruptcy - "is coming soon."

The Teslaquilla story began on April Fool's Day after Elon Musk posted a photo of himself passed out against a Tesla Model 3 "surrounded by "Teslaquilla" bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks. In the photo, Musk is holding a cardboard sign that reads "bankwupt."

Source: [TechCrunch]

How to share your knowledge

It's not enough to learn it, you have to teach it and share your knowledge by helping others. You can do this through;

1. Videos: by creating video content on any specialized topic of your choice with the use of YouTube. 

2. Social media: with the use of Instagram live, podcast, webinar as clearly practiced by Ms. Tosin Ajibade of Olorisupergal, evancarmichael, elevateitnow, and johnobidi 

3. Writing both online; through a blog post, featured guest post/article on a magazine and 

4. Offline: by compiling your experience and knowledge as an e-book.

This is where you prove you know your stuff and gain exposure from doing so.

FirstBank set to host a FinTech summit in Lagos

FirstBank has announced a 3-day Fintech summit themed, The Future of Banking – the role of AI and Big data.

The event is aimed to provide technical support, networking, and collaboration within the tech ecosystem while building to innovate the bank’s product offerings and services delivery experience with the power of technology.

The FirstBank Fintech summit commenced with a 2-day Hackathon competition. The summit is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 17 October 2018.

Interested participants can click here to register.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

How NimCure aims to empower patient detect and treat tuberculosis in real-time

The need to strongly eradicate tuberculosis in this part of the world due to loss of lives, about 4500 lives are lost on daily basis requires multiple approach solutions, by harmonizing science and technology to drug adherence treatment. 

On the flip side, patients adherence to drugs is worsened and the challenge leads to a lack of access to Direct Observed Therapy (DOT) treatment. 

With this development, CCHub and its partner; The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) launched NimCure - an interactive digital patient care tool that enables patient take control of their treatment and also aid caregivers to remotely monitor patients treatment and in real time.

Although, NimCure is still in its trial stage it has potentials to scale in the effect of tuberculosis and one of the major goals is to test a Remote Observe Therapy (ROT) tool for a duration of 6 months on 30 tuberculosis patients to ascertain the potency in adherence to treatment. 

CcHub believes in the vision of innovating new trends in science and technology in Nigeria and the birth of NimCure, a firm indication to achieve the implementation of ROT for tuberculosis treatment. 

Image: [CcHub]

Samsung Galaxy A9: First Smartphone with a Quad Camera

Samsung rolls out its newest smartphone named, Samsung Galaxy A9 on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with an innovative design which includes four rear cameras. 

Here are the specifications;

1. 6.3” Full HD + Super AMOLED Display
2. Quad rear cameras
3. Main: 24MP AF F1.7
4. Telephoto: 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF F2.4
5. Ultra Wide: 120° 8MP F2.4
6. Depth: 5MP F2.2
7. Front: 24MP F2.0
8. @Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
9. RAM/ROM: 128GB/6GB + MicroSD
10. 3,800mAh battery

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Top 5 skills that online dating teaches you, relevant for job search, life and career

Love it or hate it, online dating is here to stay until the next upgrade. Despite some painful aspects, it can be the perfect training ground to prepare for a job search and teach you valuable work skills. If you’ve ever been on and gone on a date through one of the many sites, you know what I’m talking about. Dates often feel like an interview with question upon question about your life and background.

When you leave, you wonder, did I answer correctly? Am I the best candidate? Will I make it to the next round? And, no, there is no rose. So what’s a guy or gal to do? You learn and evaluate the situations in order to not make the same mistakes again.

In this article, we will look at some very concrete skills you take away from this often challenging process. Even if you don’t find the love of your life, you will still see just how great you really are, and how lucky anyone would be to spend time with you.

Here are the top five skills that online dating teaches you that you can use for your job search, career and life:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4: an intelligent guardian for your health

This is the Apple Watch Series 4. The company’s latest smartwatch features a new edge-to-edge display that’s 30% larger than the previous model, improved cellular reception and a series of health features.

Apple COO Jeff Williams called the Apple Watch an “intelligent guardian for your health” and this year the company doubled down on the watch’s health functions. With a new gyroscope on board, the Watch can now detect if you’ve fallen, which will be particularly useful for the elderly. If the device senses you haven’t moved in a minute, it can automatically make a 911 call. 

In addition to traditional heart rate data, the Series 4 can take a full ECG reading in 30 seconds. This enables the Watch to constantly monitor your heart rate and notify you if you’re experiencing an irregular heart beat. ECG readings have never been included in a smartwatch until now and the feature gives you the ability to easily track your heart rate and share this information with your doctor. .

Pre-orders start September 14, at $399 for the aluminum version while the device will be available on Sept. 21 worldwide. 

>>Source: [TechCrunch]

Explore your network of connections

Networking is an association that sustains a startup for long-term and is more than mere LinkedIn connections or Facebook friends. The objective here is not to get many business cards, but make quality connections that can help you stand out against the competition. It always starts with an idea and gets off the ground with networking.

Meet the new iPhones

XS is the normal one. XR is the cheap one. XS Max is the big one. That’s a good start to understanding Apple's confusing naming scheme for its new line of iPhones.

Which one are you picking?

>>Source: [TechCrunch]

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The 5 Step Framework Every Business Owner Should Be Following

Every new business owner wants to gain business, yet most do not have the right perception on how to gain business the right way. Oftentimes, our ego prevents us from fostering the proper relationships that will allow us to build a strong foundation that we can grow on. You need to drop your ego and provide value first.

You’ll see immediate growth and traction in your business by implementing this 5-step framework:

1. Give first
Find someone in your niche and in your hot/warm market because the cold market is too distant with no foundation. Focus on Win-Win situations. In this case, doing work for cheaper allows you to build your credibility and get some wins under your belt.

Read more.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Joe Biden set to host a 10-episode series show on IGTV

What better way to reach millennial voters ahead of a 2020 presidential run than through Instagram?

Joe Biden, in partnership with ATTN:, will host a 10-episode series streaming on IGTV beginning September 12. In reality, he has yet to confirm a presidential run; the partnership, rather, is meant to help combat digital misinformation in an era of “fake news.” 

The show, called “Here’s the Deal,” will air weekly until the midterm elections on November 6. Each episode will hit on big issues, including gun safety, education, infrastructure, and healthcare.

In a bid to compete with YouTube, Instagram launched IGTV at the end of June. The new feature lets users upload vertical videos of up to one hour in length. 

>>Source: [TechCrunch]

VoguePay, Farmcrowdy, four other startups for ITU Telecom world

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has selected six startups to fly Nigeria’s flag in Durban, South Africa, where International Telecommunication Union, ITU, Telecom World 2018 (September 10-13, 2018) shall be hosted.

ITU Telecom World 2018 theme is “Innovation for Smarter Digital Development.”

The LOC listed the selected Startups/Innovators as having a tech-enabled solution that depicts creative, innovative, and globally relevant.

ITU Telecom World 2018 is an election year and Nigeria is vying for two positions: ITU Administrative Council and Director, in charge of Bureau for Telecommunications Development (BDT) for which Mr. Williams Ijeh is a candidate.

The selected startups are:

VoguePay, Farmcrowdy,, Dropque,, and Zenafri.

The LOC listed the selected Startups/Innovators as having a tech-enabled solution that depicts creative, innovative, and globally relevant.
“ITU Telecom World 2018 is an election year and Nigeria is vying for two positions: ITU Administrative Council and Director, in charge of Bureau for Telecommunications Development (BDT) for which Mr. Williams Ijeh is a candidate”, Ojobo explained.
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Uber-rival Careem expands services into Sudan

Sudan is grappling with an economic crisis as a foreign currency shortage and an increasingly expensive black market for dollars weakened its ability to import and made prices soar.

Careem, which said its services were now available in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, has hired 10 Sudanese employees and signed up hundreds of drivers to its app to launch operations.

The company expects to have as many as 30 employees in Sudan and be present in at least one other city in the northeast African country by the end of the year.

“My goal and aim is to cover as many (cities) as possible in the next one or two years,” Careem’s Managing Director for Emerging Markets Ibrahim Manna told Reuters by phone.

Sudan has the potential to be one of Careem’s biggest markets in terms of the number of trips taken due to the population size and demand for transportation services, he added.

Read more.