Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called click bait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of ads and business platform, told newsmen that the downgrade of the links was expected...... read more
Nigeria requires 80,000 base stations to join `Smart World’ — NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria needs at least 80,000 telecommunication base stations to actualise its dream of being a smart country. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta said on Thursday in Lagos that such number of base stations would spur Nigeria to join countries working toward...... read more
Google rewrites algorithm to bury 'fake news' Google has Kickstarted moves to make sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine so that purported “fake news” does not appear at the top of search results. Google parent company, Alphabet Inc. recently announced a “rare, sweeping” change to its search function intended to bury “misleading, false and...... read more
#SW Abia: Internet world provides limitless opportunities- women Affairs commissioner The commissioner for Women Affairs and social development, Abia state, Mrs Chinedu Brown says the internet world provides limitless opportunities to bridge existing learning gas which were hitherto a problem to self development.   Brown who was a guest at the Start-up weekend Abia, added that it is encouraging to see...... read more
Nigeria, China To Partner On Science And Technology Development   The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has expressed Nige­ria’s readiness strengthen diplo­matic ties with China in order to advance technological develop­ment in the country. Speaking during a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. GU Xiaojie, Onu highlighted the importance of tech­nology on creating increased wealth...... read more
Africa’s 70 Percent Telecommunications Subscription Controlled By Nigeria Latest reports reveal that 70 percent of Africa’s telecommunications subscription is controlled by Nigeria, leaving the nation as the largest telecoms market in the continent.   Chief executive officer of NTEL, Kamar Abass who disclosed this said that Nigeria has over 150 million active mobile subscribers, noting that the voice market...... read more
Governor T.A Orji commissions the new Abia State e-library The Abia State Digital Library, commissioned on Friday the 23rd 2015, by His Excellency, Governor T.A Orji, (Ochendo) in company of the incoming Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and HE Peter Obi is a landmark project that will serve as a gateway to usher Abia state into an era of digital excellence.The Library...... read more
Microsoft hits out at Google team over bug report Google has been criticised by Microsoft after the search giant publicised a security flaw in Windows - which some said put users at risk. Microsoft reacted angrily when Google posted details of the bug online before a patch to fix the issue was released. The disclosure was part of Google's Project Zero initiative...... read more
The return of NITEL and other tech surprises 2015 might bring It is often said that  because it is a new year doesn’t mean everything will automatically become new. That might be true for some sectors, but Nigeria’s tech world, there is bound to be a lot of new changes come 2015. Glamtech sheds light on juicy surprises to expect in the...... read more
Facebook offers solution to end drunken post (BBC)Facebook is working on software that could prevent users posting unflattering photos of themselves.Combining image recognition and artificial intelligence, the system would be able to distinguish between drunk and sober pictures.It would ask: "Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?"The plan was revealed by the...... read more
Microsoft ditching the Nokia name on smartphones Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm. New Nokia Lumia smartphones will instead by known as Microsoft Lumia, the company said. Nokia's non-mobile division, which is not owned by Microsoft, will continue to use the name. The mobile...... read more
Zuckerberg in Indonesia for internet push ON his first visit to Facebook-crazy Indonesia, Mark Zuckerberg has met the president-elect, spread the word about his company's global Internet-access initiative and posted a photo of himself at an ancient Buddhist temple.  THE Facebook CEO arrived Sunday, when he climbed Borobudur temple in Central Java and posted a widely shared photo...... read more
Windows 10 release: Microsoft bypasses 'Windows 9' with new operating system Microsoft has revealed that its latest operating system will be called Windows 10 – skipping 'Windows 9' in an apparent attempt to emphasise a shift in focus towards mobile devices and the Internet. The system will run on a wide range of devices, including phones, tablets, PCs and Xbox games consoles,...... read more
MTN slashes rates for Hajj pilgrims In a bid to making sure that Muslims and other people traveling to Saudi Arabia do not lose contact with their loved ones during this season of Hajj which falls on October 1-6, the leading telecommunications network MTN has slashed its data. By the slashed data, voice and message rates would be...... read more
Apple sells 10m new iPhones in first three days on sale Despite not being available in China, sales of new larger devices set record Apple says it sold more than 10m of its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in the three days after they went on sale on Friday, setting a new record despite the phones not being available in...... read more
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