Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector.

The Nigerian tech scene is booming. Last year, Lagos-based startup Andela received $24m (£18.5m) in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. In 2015, financial technology startup Paystack – one of the first Nigerian tech companies to be accepted into renowned California-based startup accelerator Y Combinator – secured approximately $1.3m in seed investment from international investors. Within this growth, women are emerging as influential forces, and changing the … Continue reading Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector.

Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation has blamed the National Security Agency (NSA) for the recent ransomware cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The computer giant blamed NSA for storing data on software vulnerabilities which it discovered and such data was accessed by hackers. According to Microsoft, NSA (a military intelligence organization and a constituent of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) had … Continue reading Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

New Features Released In The New Windows – Microsoft

As part of Microsoft’s update to its Windows 10 operating system, the version includes a technology to bridge applications across devices. The Fall Creators Update of the operating system will include “Pick Up Where You Left Off,” a self-described feature that will allow users to finish editing a document, for example, on an iPhone that they started on a Windows PC. The feature requires Cortana, Microsoft’s … Continue reading New Features Released In The New Windows – Microsoft

Amazon launches new Echo with touch screen, video-call capabilities

Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new Echo speaker with a screen that will incorporate video-calling capabilities, keeping the online retailer one step ahead of technology rivals in seeking to control smart homes. The Echo Show announcement, which confirmed a Wall Street Journal article on Monday, also allows users to make internet-based calls between devices and apps to start, setting the speaker up to be … Continue reading Amazon launches new Echo with touch screen, video-call capabilities

Britain’s Brexit bill is worth the money

Britain’s Brexit bill is worth paying. EU negotiators may ask the UK to hand over as much as 100 billion euros (84 billion pounds) as part of its orderly departure from the trading bloc. While eurosceptic politicians will complain about paying anything at all, a chaotic exit would risk imposing much greater costs on the UK’s 1.9 trillion pound economy. Less than two years remain … Continue reading Britain’s Brexit bill is worth the money

U.S. job growth rebounds sharply, unemployment rate hits 4.4 percent

U.S. job growth rebounded sharply in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent, near a 10-year low, pointing to a tightening labor market that could seal the case for an interest rate increase next month despite moderate wage growth. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 211,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, well above the monthly average of 185,000 this year and … Continue reading U.S. job growth rebounds sharply, unemployment rate hits 4.4 percent

Google tasks FG on policies

Google, an online search tool company, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to formulate policies to deepen internet access by Nigerians. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa of the company, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Kola-Ogunlade said that the government always played a role in web content development and … Continue reading Google tasks FG on policies

Amazon, Alphabet drive Nasdaq to record high

Gains in Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet propelled the Nasdaq Composite to a record high, but the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were little changed as weak economic data weighed. Amazon (AMZN.O) rose 3.1 percent to $945.50, while Alphabet (GOOGL.O) gained 4.2 percent to $928.50 after their quarterly results beat estimates. The two stocks also boosted the S&P 500 index. Data showed … Continue reading Amazon, Alphabet drive Nasdaq to record high

Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has come under fire from users for “cutting corners”, after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts. The company’s mobile chief Richard Yu said on April 20 that Huawei used a mix of less efficient eMMC flash memory cards and high-performance Universal Flash … Continue reading Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

Paradigm Initiative unveils new identity

Paradigm Initiative, formally known as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, has unveiled a new identity in line with its new aspirations and pan Africa focus. Paradigm Initiative works to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through digital inclusion and digital rights programs. The Initiative also kicked off the Internet Freedom Forum 2017. Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative’s, Gbenga Sesan said;“We are an indigenous social enterprise, registered corporately … Continue reading Paradigm Initiative unveils new identity