Today, Nigeria officially launched its 4G LTE service. While Glo’s official Twitter handle initially claimed that the service is available nationwide, insider info is that the Glo 4G LTE service is officially available right away only in the following cities: Benin, Jos, Warri, Eket, Yola and Zaria. There have been reports of random sightings of Glo’s 4G in a few locations in Lagos too, but most areas in Lagos do not have Glo 4G coverage…"Glo 4G now available in 6 Nigerian cities"
Winsiders4Good Nigeria is a programme that will support twenty Nigerian entrepreneurs seeking to improve the lives of Nigerians. Entrepreneurs who qualify for the Fellowship program will receive Microsoft hardware, software and six months of tailored technical mentorship to help bring their innovative ideas to life, while also allowing them to collaborate with the world’s largest community of people who use simple technology to solve problems. Application for the WINsiders4Good Fellowship is on and will close…"Winsiders4Good Nigeria opens new entrepreneural opportunities"
Before now, BlackBerry Hub apps were only available for smartphones and tablets running Android 6 Marshmallow. The apps include: contacts, tasks, device search, notes and launcher. BlackBerry has now extended this suite of apps to Android devices running 5.0 Lollipop. Download BlackBerry Hub apps The BlackBerry Hub+ apps can be downloaded to your Android 5 and 6 smartphones from the Play Store."BlackBerry Hub apps now available for Android 5 devices"
Reuters reports that Google may have suspended its ambitious Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build modular smartphones with interchangeable components. The Reuters report claims that their source is “two people with knowledge of the matter”. Google is yet to make an official statement on this. Reuters say their source reported that the shelving of the project is “part of a broader push to streamline the company’s hardware efforts.” Wikipedia’s entry for the project agrees…"Google’s modular smartphones Project Ara is dead"
Yesterday, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, and the internet went wild. No surprise. Nigeria is the world’s largest black nation and has a growing tech startup industry. Being one of the happiest countries in the world, trust Nigerians to have a ball. Below are some of the funny reactions from Mark Zuckerberg’s visit. When CNN published an article that did not include the term “Nigeria”, Nigerians took up placards to protest (click…"Funny Reactions from Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria"
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa. One of his first stops on the trip was to visit a…"Facebook CEO visits Nigeria on first trip to Africa"