TechCabal

BBC News » Technology

Techloy

  • Kenya-based mobile tech company, Tala raises US$30 million to launch in new markets
    Tala, a US mobile technology and data science company, has raised more than US$30 million in a Series B funding round led by later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, IVP. Launched in 2011, Tala, which has an office in Nairobi, Kenya and o…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 17, 8:06am -
  • UK’s Azuri Technologies raises funds to deploy solar products in sub-Saharan Africa
    Leading UK based provider of PayGo Solar home systems, Azuri Technologies has raised US$5 million from Standard Chartered Bank to support renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The company will use the funds to manufacture its PayGo solar home syst…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:22am -
  • 40% of financial services business will be at risk of standalone Fintechs by 2020
    The above statement is part of the findings of a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in partnership with its Strategy & platform focused on Fintech innovation, DeNovo. Insights were gathered from over 50 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs),…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 17, 6:55am -
  • Safaricom opens applications for 2017 internship programme
    Kenya’s largest integrated telecommunications outfit, Safaricom has announced applications for its 2017 internship programme are now open The programme, which will now be known as the Safaricom Technology Academy, will see 63 university students se…
    - 2 days ago 22 Feb 17, 2:30pm -
  • Safaricom launches ‘fibre for business’ in Kisii town
    Kenya’s leading telecommunications company, Safaricom has launched its high-speed Internet service, dubbed Fibre ‘fibre for business’, in Kisii, a town in south-western Kenya. Targeted at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the service,…
    - 2 days ago 22 Feb 17, 1:50pm -
  • Kenya’s Gearbox launches Fab lab platform for Fab Academy
    Gearbox, Kenya’s first open makerspace for design and prototyping, has announced the launch of a Fab lab platform for Fab Academy, a distributed educational model providing a unique educational experience. The Gearbox Fab lab program will run for 6…
    - 2 days ago 22 Feb 17, 12:50pm -
  • Sage Foundation launches US$1 million Enterprise Fund for African non-profits
    Sage Foundation has announced the launch of a US$1 million Enterprise Fund, which will see non-profits in Africa receive grants between US$5,000 and US$35,000. The Fund is aimed at non-profits in Africa that are helping to improve the lives of milita…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 10:44am -
  • Andela takes boot camp to Calabar, Abuja
    Andela, a Nigeria-based talent accelerator, has announced it is expanding within the country by taking its boot camp to two different locations outside of Lagos; Calabar and Abuja precisely. Calabar will serve the South-South & South East regions of…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 8:28am -
  • Applications open for 2017 West Africa Mobile Awards
    Applications for the 2017 edition of the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the leading industry awards that celebrate the best in mobile and technology across West Africa, are now open. The awards seeks to identify, recognise and celebrate the indiv…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 6:25am -
  • Applications open for Village Capital’s Affordable Nutrition Forum
    Village Capital, a company that finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems, and The Hershey Company have opened applications for the Affordable Nutrition Forum. The forum aims to identify and support entrepreneurs increas…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 5:38am -

Vanguard » Technology

  • We have invested over $16b into Nigerian operations – MTN Group
    Despite the challenges arising from the N330b fine imposed on it by the telecommunication regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, last year, MTN Group while expressing implicit confidence in its Nigerian operations, has disclosed that the…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 17, 2:36pm -
  • Samsung to showcase latest tech at annual Africa Forum
    Samsung will this week be showcasing the latest range of products at 8th Annual Samsung Africa Forum happening in Cape Town International Convention Centre The event will showcase the latest technologies designed with Africa in mind.The post Samsung…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 17, 2:33pm -
  • Digital technologies to influence 45% of retail sales by 2025—GSMA report
    Latest report just released by the GSMA has estimated that digital technologies will influence up to 45 per cent of all retail sales by 2025.The post Digital technologies to influence 45% of retail sales by 2025—GSMA report appeared first on Vangu…
    - 2 days ago 22 Feb 17, 6:07pm -
  • e-Insurance Conference: ICT to shake hands with insurance for economy growth
    A strategic syn ergy is about to be formed between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders and their counterparts in the insurance sector as both would champion discussions aimed at boosting the economy in a conference tagged e-in…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 3:51am -
  • Why the tech world is on steroids
    IT is no longer news that Nigeria is in a serious recession with a very high misery index. So, as year 2016 Christmas approached, those living in the country were advised by experts in money management to conserve whatever little funds they had at th…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 3:21am -
  • Threat of OTTs: Why bundling services’ll benefit telcos
    THE issue of Over the Top, OTT operators appears to be creating unrest for telecom operators particularly in the areas of what could have come to them in revenue. Many traditional telecom service providers are of the opinion that traditional telephon…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 2:21am -
  • Public Relations goes techy with Digital PR wire
    Information and Communication Technology has redefined every aspect of human endeavour. Individuals and organizations have quickly begun to realize that they don’t stand a chance outside of technologies. However, many Public Relations firms which s…
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 17, 12:21am -
  • IPI wins int’l quality award
    IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited has been selected to receive the International Quality Summit (IQS) Award in the Gold category at the International Quality Convention organized by Business Initiative Directions (BID).The post IPI wins int’l quality…
    - 3 days ago 21 Feb 17, 10:06pm -
  • Most SMEs fail today because profit goes to fund power supply—Lonadek Boss
    Stories by Moses Nosike Mrs Ibilola Amao is another Nigerian woman who took time to educate herself with burning passion for  youth development, entrepreneurship and infrastructural development in Africa. She is also the Principal Consultant of Lona…
    - 7 days ago 17 Feb 17, 9:14pm -
  • NCC to review phone tariff
    The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Thursday commenced a review of the Mobile Voice Termination Rate in the telecom sector.The post NCC to review phone tariff appeared first on Vanguard News.
    - 9 days ago 15 Feb 17, 6:26pm -
  • Nokia 3310 makes a comback
    Seventeen years after it was originally launched, what is deemed to be the world's most resilient and reliable phone ever made is making a comeback.The post Nokia 3310 makes a comback appeared first on Vanguard News.
    - 9 days ago 15 Feb 17, 5:24pm -
  • Making 5G a Reality: IBM, Ericsson accelerate launch of 5G communications networks
    IBM in partnership with Ericsson have announced a research breakthrough that could accelerate the launch of 5G communications networks and support new mobile enterprise and user experiences enabled by very high data rates, including IoT, connected ve…
    - 11 days ago 14 Feb 17, 5:30am -
  • Huawei goes all out on video, 5G and cloud at MWC 17
    Huawei is set to position itself as “the real business partner for mobile operators”, with its president Zhilei Zou stating that “only when the carriers grow can Huawei grow”.The post Huawei goes all out on video, 5G and cloud at MWC 17 appe…
    - 11 days ago 13 Feb 17, 6:04pm -
  • 39 Nigerians, tech-empowered with Lenovo’s new promo
    THIRTY NINE lucky Nigerians have emerged as winners of various prizes in the 2016 edition of the Lenovo National Promo. The post 39 Nigerians, tech-empowered with Lenovo’s new promo appeared first on Vanguard News.
    - 15 days ago 10 Feb 17, 3:40am -
  • Flying on the wings of 4G
    ANYONE who cares about internet speed at its best in Nigeria today, is definitely thinking 4G. But in this economy, 4G enabled devices do not respond merely to wishful thinking, but to deep pockets.The post Flying on the wings of 4G appeared first o…
    - 15 days ago 10 Feb 17, 3:23am -
  • Appy-tising anniversary for Nairabox
    LIFESTYLE mobile wallet application, Nairabox recently celebrated its first year anniversary. To mark the new milestone, the company released its version nine update which comes with some amazing new features.The post Appy-tising anniversary for Nai…
    - 15 days ago 9 Feb 17, 7:58pm -
  • 5 ways to tell if your smartphone is being tapped
    Almost everyone is using a smartphone in Nigeria. What many of these smartphone users don't know is whether their phones are being tapped or not. If you don't know, there are a number of reasons your phone can be tracked. One reason is when you are i…
    - 15 days ago 9 Feb 17, 5:54pm -
  • NSA, NCC may hand over telecoms infrastructure protection to Civil Defence
    THE Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has thrown a bait to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC to allow it replicate strategies used in protecting Oil and Gas pipelines nationwide on the telecommunications infrastructure.The…
    - 17 days ago 8 Feb 17, 6:23am -
  • 25 African start-up entrepreneurs to get mentorship
    No fewer than 25 entrepreneurs from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda who have innovative social business ideas with the potential to improve their communities, in the East African region, and the rest of the world are expected to get mentorship fr…
    - 17 days ago 8 Feb 17, 2:37am -
  • Lifegiva radio defies traditional boundaries
    It costs between fifteen to twenty million naira to retain a radio license in Nigeria for five years. This does not include the cost of equipment, infrastructure and manpower required to start up a radio. This means that the average young Nigerian wi…
    - 17 days ago 8 Feb 17, 2:37am -

Punch » Technology

    Ogbongeblog

    • Konga Launches Digital Goods and Services
      Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com, has launched a lifestyle and services platform on its site to give a wholesome shopping experience to shoppers. This is in line with its commitment to...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link…
      - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 17, 2:25pm -
    • Social Media Week Lagos 2017 Holds On Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2017
      The 2017 Edition of Social Media Week Lagos will kick off on Tuesday, Feb 28 2017. The week-long conference which ends on Friday March 3, will be held at Landmark Centre, a state of the art event...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the lin…
      - 5 days ago 19 Feb 17, 1:22pm -
    • Garanntor : The First Nigerian Web Hosting Company to Host All Its Infrastructure in Nigeria
      If you are in need of a web hosting company in Nigeria that could meet your hosting requirements, allows you pay in Naira for website hosting services & domain name registration, has a physical...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link(…
      - 6 days ago 19 Feb 17, 9:24am -
    • Get Free .com Domain Name + OgbongeBlog Template As Valentine Gift
      UPDATE : Winner announced. Info here. Happy Valentine fam!I want to give out a .com domain name  and my Ogbongeblog template design to a lucky winner as Valentine gift.I...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link(s) to read…
      - 7 days ago 18 Feb 17, 11:59am -
    • Winner of doroblog.com and Ogbongeblog Template is Olajide Idowu
      On Valentine day, I offered to hand over doroblog.com domain name + Ogbongeblog design to a lucky blogger.  After going through all the comments on the blog post, I've chosen Olajide Idowu...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link(s)…
      - 7 days ago 18 Feb 17, 11:58am -
    • How To Open An Online Store In Nigeria at Konga.com (Video)
      Gone are the days when you must set up a website for your business before you can start selling your products online. These days, there are lots of online marketplace where you can list your products...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 10 days ago 15 Feb 17, 8:55am -
    • AlterCam Software Lets You Change Voice, Add Effects and Record Webcam Video
      Are you tired of every video feed looking the same? Would you like to hide your face when skyping?Wish that you could change the way your webcam videos appear? Now you can do all that and more with...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the l…
      - 10 days ago 15 Feb 17, 8:55am -
    • How To Send Summary Of Your Latest Blog Posts To Your Feedburner Email Subscribers
      If you are using Feedburner to send your latest blog posts to the inbox of your email subscribers, you can offer a short summary that will include links that can redirect subscribers to read the full...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 11 days ago 14 Feb 17, 7:05am -
    • How To Stop Facebook From Posting Automatically To Your Twitter
      If you notice that whatever update you post on your Facebook timeline or Facebook page automatically appears as a tweet on your Twitter, then it's more likelythat you've linked your Facebook...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link…
      - 11 days ago 14 Feb 17, 5:17am -
    • The Gionee M6 Is The New Way To A Man's Heart
      Smartphones are everywhere, but one with features as alluring as the Gionee M6 will always stand the test of time. If you think the way to a man’s heart is food, trust me, the new Gionee M6 will...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the li…
      - 11 days ago 13 Feb 17, 4:29pm -
    • Flutterwave Developer Program Starts On March 1, 2017
      Flutterwave is partnering with Heroku, Trustwave and NIBBS to organise a developer program this March, for African developers. The Flutterwave Developer Program is for passionate, innovative,...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link(s)…
      - 11 days ago 13 Feb 17, 4:20pm -
    • Connect Nigeria E-Business Fair 2017 Holds On 18th of Feb 2017 @ Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos
      Connect Nigeria has announced the 2017 edition of its annual business fair. The E-Business fair, Africa’s largest business fair that connects micro, small and medium enterprises on the biggest scale...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on th…
      - 11 days ago 13 Feb 17, 3:40pm -
    • 6 Ways Fraudsters Can Access and Hack Your Bank Account
      With current attempts by fraudsters to access people’s bank accounts through text messages, emails, phone calls etc., it is important we are armed with the knowledge of the different ways our bank...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 12 days ago 12 Feb 17, 3:52pm -
    • DomainKing.Ng Technically Down, Now Requires Government Issued Photo ID To Complete Transactions
      Wondering what happened to domainking.ng?Well, the domain name registrar and web hosting provider is technically down. The domainking.ng website is opening fine, you can pay for services but you...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 12 days ago 12 Feb 17, 12:25pm -
    • PayU Nigeria Lets You Pay For Facebook Ads In Naira With GTBank MasterCard and Other Nigerian Debit Cards
      PayU Nigeria payment gateway has been integrated with Facebook ads billing system, thereby making it easy for Nigerians to pay for Facebook ads in Naira.You no longer have to worry about getting...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 12 days ago 12 Feb 17, 12:19pm -
    • Can't Find Contact Form DB Plugin In WordPress Repository? Download It Here
      As at the time of publishing this post, the contact-form-7-to-database-extension aka contact form db plugin is missing in the WordPress repository. According to the plugin author, WordPress removed...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the l…
      - 19 days ago 6 Feb 17, 11:10am -
    • How To Turn Off Posts Views Count In Flex Mag WordPress Theme
      If you install and activate Flex Mag theme for your WordPress blog, post views count will display by default, on the home page and category pages.Unfortunately, there is no way to disable this in...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 20 days ago 4 Feb 17, 10:41pm -
    • Fatal error : Allowed Memory Size of 134217728 bytes Exhausted On Wordpress - How I Fixed it
      A web page on one of my websites powered by WordPress has not been accessible for some weeks now. So yesterday, I decided to check what might be the cause. I signed in to cPanel, checked the error...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the li…
      - 20 days ago 4 Feb 17, 10:29pm -
    • Konga.com Empowers Franchisees and Merchants in Nigeria
      Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com’s commitment to deepening commerce and trade in Africa is bearing commendable results as some of its franchisees and merchants have benefited from the Lagos...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on t…
      - 26 days ago 30 Jan 17, 9:15am -
    • How I Use Feedburner To Auto Post From My Blog To Twitter
      I auto post from this Blogger blog to Twitter account of the blog by making use of Feedburner Socialize feature. The service makes it easy to distribute your content to interested subscribers or...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the link…
      - 26 days ago 29 Jan 17, 12:23pm -
    • Zamzar Lets You Convert Files Online For Free
      Zamzar is a web-based file conversion tool that converts a large variety of files from one format to nearly any format you like.  It converts between many document, image, video, archive, audio,...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the lin…
      - 27 days ago 29 Jan 17, 10:39am -
    • Unveiling The Gionee M6 Mirror : A Phone Bigger Than Your Needs
      In the scheme of things, the word ‘BIG’ is a recurring decimal. We dream to make it big, ride big cars, live in big houses and buy big phones. The Gionee Family in response to our big desires creates...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on…
      - 27 days ago 28 Jan 17, 5:06pm -
    • Add "Save As PDF" Option To Microsoft Office 2007 With This Add-In
      If you have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on your computer, there is no need installing a third-party ms office to pdf converter on the computer. No need wasting your data uploading files to sites...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 27 days ago 28 Jan 17, 3:42pm -
    • Infinix Note 3 Is The Most Searched for Android Smartphone of 2016 in Nigeria
      According to Google’s year in search 2016, Infinix Note 3 was the most searched for Android smartphone in Nigeria. The smartphone following the lead of  Apple’s iPhone 7, beat Samsung Galaxy S7...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 29 days ago 27 Jan 17, 12:17am -
    • Benue Tech Forum Holds On 21st Of January at Makurdi Benue State
      Over the years, tech experts in various states have thought it needful to create platforms/forums that bring them together in order to share ideas for self-development as well as nation building....[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the lin…
      - 32 days ago 23 Jan 17, 2:01pm -