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. 

Android 8.0 is officially "Oreo", set to roll out to devices soon

Google Inc revealed today the next version of Android, which is version 8 will be called Android Oreo. The company launched Android Oreo via a live stream, side by side while the solar eclipse was taken form.

Origin of the name

Google affirms that the name ‘Oreo’ has been licensed from Nabisco - a partnered company.

However, Google is known for partnering with companies in branding its Android name. Recall, Android 4.4 was called KitKat, through that partnership we saw Android-branded KitKat bars in stores all around the world. Who’s looking forward to Oreo boxes with Android branding?

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Apple Tv app via ESPN, now let you watch four games at once

There's a new version of Apple TV app on ESPN. The app comes with features which enable users to watch four live streams on a single screen simultaneously. Isn't that cool!

Apple Inc is ensuring advantage of its multi casting capacity via Apple TV app, more like attaining such accomplishment with other major media organizations like ABC News, Fox Sports, etc. Canal + in France offers a similar feature for displaying its live sports.

Simply, it works by allowing viewers enjoy while keeping up with several games at once without the need to switch back and forth. This innovation by the Apple TV app helps to solve the challenges faced with television sets approach with picture-in-picture viewing modes from the onset.

Source: [TechCrunch]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Facts: Mobile to generate $169 billion opportunity from e-commerce

The digital world is consistently taking rapid growth at large today which is equally improving revenues and enhancing the beauty of digital economy.

A bit of mobile analytics reveals it to be a $169 billion opportunity.

What's your thoughts on it?

Believe comes from actions, decide what you want to do and get started

The thought of needing and believing an idea will propel you to succeed is rubbish.

It all boils down to you! Just decide to get started and in due time, the belief will flow  with ease as the journey unfolds. Most people fail to get started because  they are told, "you just need to believe in yourself". How can you believe in yourself if you haven’t done anything?

The idea that keeps ringing believe in your head shuts down possibility, because if you don’t believe, you’re done. Game over!

Believes derives from actions, thus do  yourself a favor to decide where you want to go and get going.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tech Trivia: Which is your favorite?

It's funny how innovation has consistently shaped technology for the benefit of humanity. Do you agree with this? Which is your favorite? Kindly share your thoughts in the comment below. #TechTuesday

Facebook silently launches a mobile app in China, but with a different name

Facebook Inc. has eventually found a new way to enter China: secretly launching an app under a different name.

The photo-sharing app, called Colorful Balloons, was released in May to help Facebook enter a market that it’s been blocked from since 2009, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Tesla developing self-driving tech, aims to achieve an electric truck

Tesla Inc is developing a self-driving technology aimed at bringing to reality the plans for electric semi-truck. The prototype of this tech innovation reveals, transport trucks to move in convoy, follow a lead vehicle which serves as guidance for other automated trucks.

According to an email revealed by Reuters, Tesla had made its intention of testing the technology known to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). More so, Tesla and the California DMV are "expected to meet to further discuss the company’s efforts with autonomous trucking technology," says Jessica Gonzalez (DMV Spokeswoman) to Reuters.

Tesla is also set to reveal a comprehensive detail at a planned event in September on its all-electric semi-truck technology. 

Source: [Reuters]

Facebook buys German Startup that can remove objects in video

Facebook recently acquired a small German start-up responsible for creating software that can add or remove objects from videos.
According to a Facebook, a representative confirmed the acquisition of Fayteq but was first reported by Deutsche Startups.

The acquisition is seen useful as it aligns with Facebook’s goals for the creation of video filter and augmented reality.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Photo uploads is the best way to get more attention on social media

It's quite surprising to see  photos still leads the pack as the most "sought after" social  media content for social media engagement. The result  shows the most shares on  Facebook.

Clearly, Instagram  and  Pinterest are the most  used platform for images - they're primarily driven by visuals. It's worthy to know, Instagram is regarded as the  most engaging of any social media sites. However, it's not a coincidence that both Instagram and Pinterest keeps deriving tons of traction and consistently see more success than other failed social networks. These two-image platform, simply made the concept of adding images to your social media platforms much easier.

More so, tools such as Canva and Landscape allow you to create perfectly-sized image that can easily fit for all your social media sites. Thereby, making  your worries a lot less! It also affords you the opportunity to create images for upcoming events [like Coloursandgrey's series of events], make more visual  outreach, make company photos and craft other images tasks for post to get more visual outreach.

Which other image tools do you know or use? Share your thoughts in the comment.