Friday, February 23, 2018

Meet Elon Musk, the future of the human race


Elon Musk is one of the most popular geniuses of our era. He is simply trying the shape the future of the human race with his projects and plans. He was born in 1971 in South Africa. He moved to the US in 1992 and got US citizenship in 2002. He said that "I thought, I should move to where the heart of the technology is. That's why I decided to move to the US. He, on his own, learned programming and coding games. At the age of 12, his first software sale is made. His first own-developed space game namely, Blastar" is sold for $500. After he moved to US, he decided to work on three main areas: Internet, Clean Energy, and Space. 

He thought these areas are the most important areas for future of human race. We Think Elon Musk is one of the geniuses of our era with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg. At the following pages, we will introduce you Musk's work and life. He is such an inspiring figure of the time and the prompt usage of it in innovating our world.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

An interview with Ngozi Odita on Social Media Week Lagos 2018


It's about time we unravel the enthusiasm of the Social Media Week Lagos. The annual event which has become a force to reckon with in Africa at large for its diverse insight into the exploits of African brilliance at it's best. In a tweet chat with The Guardian Newspaper on February 20th, one of the Co-founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week Lagos - Ngozi Odita discusses the A to Z of Social Media Week Lagos 2018. 

Click to read the tweets below.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Video: How to charge your electric cars


Chargery is a mobile charging service for electric cars.

>>Source: [TechCrunch]

You Can Follow Your Favorite Hashtags on Instagram

 You Can Follow Your Favorite Hashtags on Instagram

Instagram is a massive social media platform with 500 million daily active users as of September 2017. It simply allows people to share pictures and express their thoughts, opinions, feelings including comment and like other people’s posts, whilst following their favourite accounts for some eye candy.

The app has established its presence as part of our lives albeit with similar features to its fierce rival – Snapchat.

Instagram users tend to seek feedback from their audience through likes and comments, hence they use hashtags, which helps to connect with a larger audience.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Facebook has empowered you to mute annoying friends

Facebook has empowered you to mute annoying friends
Facebook has launched it's completed new feature which enables users to mute their Facebook friends for a maximum of 30 days. 

The company decided to roll out the mute feature called 'snooze' to everyone some days ago.

So, the power lies in your hands to disable any of your friends, groups, or other pages, who annoy you by posting too often, or irrelevant content or posting of non-interesting things. 

Read more.

WordPress set to hold first ever WordCamp conference in Lagos

WordPress set to hold first ever WordCamp conference in Lagos
Have you heard of the WordCamp Lagos scheduled for next year? 

WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web.

WordCamps come in all different flavors, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. 

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fintech Growth and Public Policy Implications - Bukar Kyari

FinTech Growth and Public Policy Implications - Bukar Kyari
If you're not a techy, you should encourage your younger ones because in the next 10-20 years it will be a jolly ride. 

I encourage innovation, competition, and creativity.

Sometimes, government do not necessarily have to invest but have to make the environment easy for domestic and international players to penetrate.

The big data presented from the switch of time simply makes the future of tech interesting. 

The data trails that will lead digitally, will be a determined powerful force in the FinTech industry.

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Investing in Tomorrow by Dr. Omobola Johnson

Dr. Omobola Johnson, (former Minister of Science and Technology, and Lead Partner at TLcom Capital Nigeria)
Dr. Omobola Johnson, (former Minister of Science and Technology, and Lead Partner at TLcom Capital Nigeria) spoke on Investing in Tomorrow at the African FinTech Foundry.

We are standing on the threshold of victory and for this to happen we have to invest thoroughly. 

The word investment, especially in the context of financial simply means investing in the skills, sourcing larger and domestic capitals to invest in growth and scaling. 
We must have a robust policy to avoid killing the growth of FinTech. 

About $5 Billion is expected to generate from the FinTech industry before 2020.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Infographic: Facts to ponder on

The depth at which social media keeps radiating the world is amazingly insane!
Thoughts? #TechTuesday

Fujitsu sets to sell mobile phone operations

Fujitsu Ltd is looking to offload its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market, the Nikkei business daily reported.

The company, which spun off its mobile phone operations into a separate company last February, has drawn interest from investment funds including Tokyo-based Polaris Capital Group and Britain's CVC Capital Partners Ltd, as well as Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd, the Japanese newspaper added.

First-round bidding could open as soon as September, and is expected to bring offers in the tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars), Nikkei reported.
Tokyo-based Fujitsu would stop developing and manufacturing mobile phones, but looks to keep a minority stake in the business and keep its mobile phone brand alive, the report said.

Source: [Reuters]

CNN launches daily news show on Snapchat


CNN on Monday began streaming "The Update," a daily show on Snapchat featuring at least five news stories each episode from reporters and bureaus around the world, to attract younger viewers.

CNN, NBC, and other networks are creating more digital content to reach millennials, who increasingly get their news from social media.

CNN had 42 million unique visitors between 18 and 34 across desktops and mobile phones in July. That already makes it the top digital news source among millennials, ahead of BuzzFeed and New York Times Digital, according to comScore data.


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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Internet of things can impact development in Africa

In a connected world, IoT is a key component. Think about how it could be used to solve a lot of the problems in Africa including poverty.