YouTube’s top earners: 8-year-old tops list with $26m 8-year-old Ryan Kaji is the highest paid YouTube star in 2019 after raking in $26 million from his YouTube channel, Ryan's World.   Ryan who started un-boxing toys on camera when he was just three years old and has since expanded his YouTube empire to include experiments and educational toys, earned $26m (£20m) in...... read more
Google Bans Political Ads In Singapore Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was “kowtowing” to the tightly-controlled city’s government. The ban was imposed under controversial new rules aimed at fighting disinformation in the city-state, which critics fear could be used to stifle dissent....... read more
Google Fires 4 for ‘Repeated Violations of Security Policies’ Google has fired four employees for violating its policies on data security, Bloomberg News reported. “We’ve seen a recent increase in information being shared outside the company, including the names and details of our employees,” Google said in a company-wide internal memo Monday, Bloomberg reported. “Our teams are committed to investigating these issues,...... read more
Facebook Launches New Tool To Tackle Scam Adverts Fresh efforts to tackle scam ads across Facebook are introduced in the UK today, following action taken by Martin Lewis. A specially trained team has been tasked with investigating alerts raised by the British public who will review reports and take down violating adverts, in a bid to clamp down on...... read more
Here's How Social Media Could Ruin Your Business Whether it comes from hackers, disgruntled customers, or is simply a backlash against something you post, negative social media content can destroy trust in your brand in a matter of minutes. "Social media is the most immediate threat to your company's reputation," says Pete Knott, digital consultant at reputation management consultancy...... read more
All Is Set For Google IO Extended 2019 in Aba, Abia State In what appears to be a heightened anticipation for one of the most interactive Google yearly event, technology pioneers and enthusiasts that make up the Abia State technology community are proving beyond reasonable doubt that all is set for this year’s Google IO Extended. Established since May 2008 as an exclusive...... read more
People Who Control Data, Will Control Africa – AfDB President African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Prof. Akinwunmi Adesina, has pleaded for Africans to embrace technology, and governments to urgently move away from “investing in the jobs of the past, but rather in the jobs of the future. A future that is just around the corner.” Adesina was addressing a debate entitled: The...... read more
9mobile: Court nullifies sale of Etisalat A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the sale of telecommunication firm, Etisalat International Nigeria Limited (9mobile) to Teleology Nigeria Limited. Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling, voided all steps taken in relation to the exchange of ownership of Etisalat despite pending orders for maintenance of status quo, restraining...... read more
Abia seeks South Korea’s partnership in technology development Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said on Tuesday that the state government was seeking partnership with South Korea to promote scientific and technological advancement in the state. Ikpeazu made this known when Mr Lee In-Tae, the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Umuahia. The...... read more
Onu tasks staff on commitment to duty Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology has advised the staff in the Ministry to be more committed and patriotic in the discharge of their duties. Onu gave the advice while speaking at the 2018 Performance Award Ceremony for outstanding Staff of the Ministry on Tuesday in Abuja. The...... read more
Science, Roadmap To Transform Nigeria Into Knowledge-Based Economy – Onu   Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology has assured that a deliberate implementation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap 2016-2030 would transform Nigeria from being a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. Onu appealed to scientists in the ministry to change their orientation and embrace hard work for...... read more
Communications Minister fires aides after memo goes viral Two aides to Communications Minister Adebayo Shorty were sacked as a result of a memo addressed to him demanding payment of their emoluments. The memo, since gone viral on social media, also mentioned disclosure of the Minister’s sudden wealth. Their firings and disclaimer were contained in a statement by Deputy Director...... read more
Facebook At 14: Mark Zuckerberg share lessons he learnt from the platform Facebook clocked 14 yesterday, February 4th. The founder, Mark Zuckerberg took to the platform to share the lessons he has learnt since starting the social networking site when he was 19 years old. He wrote ''Today is Facebook's 14th birthday. It's a moment to reflect on how far we've come from that dorm room at Harvard...... read more
6 Telecom companies to lose operating licences In February - NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will impose the maximum possible penalties on any of its licensees implicated in masking of international telephone calls.   The regulatory body announced this on Monday in Lagos, in a statement by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo.  The statement said it was likely that the operating licenses...... read more
Facebook to train 50,000 Nigerian SMEs in 2018     Facebook has said it will train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria in 2018. Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Africa, Ms Ebele Okobi, during a news briefing on Wednesday in Lagos, said that the training would be through a series of digital skills, as...... read more
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