Facebook Announces Focus Areas For 2018, Users To See Less Public Content

Facebook Announces Focus Areas For 2018, Users To See Less Public Content

Facebook has announced a new development to it’s products. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, the social media platform is now making adjustments to help users enjoy the time spent on the platform. The new developments will ensure users see more of content from family and friends and less public content. Mark released a statement on his verified Facebook page with regards to this. Read below: One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent. We built…

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Glo Denies Acquiring 9Mobile

Glo Denies Acquiring 9Mobile

Telecommunications giant Globacom, has distanced itself from media reports which insinuated that it was the preferred bidder to acquire telecommunications company, 9Mobile. A press statement issued in Lagos on Friday said: “Globacom has not acquired 9Mobile as widely reported in the media.” According to the company; “We are bound by the terms of the acquisition process as stipulated by the authorities handling it and we will not in any way sway or deviate from the rules”. “We repose confidence in Barclays Africa, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central…

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Mark Zuckerberg Vows To ‘Fix’ Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Vows To ‘Fix’ Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to “fix” Facebook, in what he described as his personal challenge for 2018. In a post on his page on the social network, he said it was making too many errors enforcing policies and preventing misuse of its tools. Mr Zuckerberg has famously set himself challenges every year since 2009. Facebook launched in 2004. Social media firms have come under fire for allowing so-called fake news ahead of US and other elections to spread. Facebook in particular has been criticised for allowing Russia-linked political…

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Airtel, Smile, Glo Make Final Five To Buy 9mobile

Airtel, Smile, Glo Make Final Five To Buy 9mobile

9mobile network now has compainies awaiting to acquire the network. Smile, Globacom, Airtel, Helios and Teleolgy Holdings Limited are now the top five bidders. Meanwhile, MTN group did not make it to the final bid So, out of the five bidders, who will be the eventual buyer in a matter of weeks? As 9mobile company gets closer to its final bidder, Boye Onasanya, the CEO of 9mobile said it will have more extensive discussions with the shortlisted parties. “We are now moving on to the next phase, with plans for…

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Apple Sells Gaming Robots Built By Nigerian

Apple Sells Gaming Robots Built By Nigerian

Apple Stores in the United States and United Kingdom have begun the sale of gaming robots, MekaMons, built by a Nigerian-British, Silas Adekunle. Adekunle’s company, Reach Robotics struck the deal with Apple recently. The product with a price tag of $299.95 went on sale from 16 November in the shops and online. The robots can be operated with an iPhone and other smartphones. Reach Robotics, an augmented reality gaming company creates robots for both fun and STEM education. Adekunle, who was born in Nigeria moved to the UK when he…

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TStv begins distribution, installation of decoders nationwide

TStv begins distribution, installation of decoders nationwide

Telcomm Satellite, operator of TStv Africa, the newly inaugurated indiginous pay satellite TV in Nigeria, has commenced distribution and installation of decoders free of charge nationwide. A Statement by Mr Ugo Madu, Head, Corporate Communications, TStv, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the action was in line with its promise to commence full commercial sales and operations on November 1 nationwide. Madu said the exercise was to ensure the proper monitoring and evaluation of the signal strength and quality of their channels and programmes nationwide. He said the accreditation of selected…

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Kante Set To Miss Out With Hamstring Injury

Kante Set To Miss Out With Hamstring Injury

N’Golo Kante is set to miss the rest of the month after limping off the pitch during international duty last weekend. The Premier League’s Player of the Year suffered a hamstring injury, just days before it was announced he’d made the Ballon d’Or shortlist. Trailing six points behind table-toppers Manchester City, Kante’s layoff is no doubt a worry for Antonio Conte, not least because he joins Alvaro Morata on the side-lines. That said, they only have to see off Crystal Palace, Watford and Bournemouth in the league before the month…

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Yahoo acquired by Verizon for $4.48 billion

Yahoo acquired by Verizon for $4.48 billion

Yahoo will be combined with AOL, another faded web pioneer, into a new division of Verizon called Oath, under the leadership of AOL’s chief executive, Tim Armstrong. Oath has about 1.3 billion users who visit at least once a month, and Verizon hopes to use its range of content and create new forms of advertising to attract more viewers and marketers to the platform. The company also intends to cut costs, with plans to lay off about 2,100 people, or about 15 percent of Oath’s staff. Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa…

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Etisalat Recorded The Highest Incoming Porting Activities In Q1 2017 – NCC

Etisalat Recorded The Highest Incoming Porting Activities In Q1 2017 – NCC

There was a total of 41,419 incoming porters in the first quarter of 2017 (across all three months). This compares with a total of 49,547 in the final quarter of 2016, and 51,301 in the first quarter of 2016, decreases of 16.40% and 19.26% respectively. Quarter on quarter, Airtel and MTN recorded increases, whereas Etisalat and Globacom recorded decreases. In contrast to the previous two quarters in which Airtel recorded the largest decreases in percentage terms, the number of porters switching to Airtel nearly doubled, increasing by 99.07%. However, this…

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Lumos alongside MTN to launch mobile solar electricity system

Lumos alongside MTN to launch mobile solar electricity system

MTN Nigeria has partnered Lumos, a global solar firm to launch mobile solar electricity systems for the benefit of families and businesses nationwide. The national roll-out billed for the 20th of this month in Abuja, would formally announce the presence of the innovative product in the country. Termed Lumos Mobile Electricity Service and powered by MTN, the solution promises to catalyse growth and improve the daily living of Nigerians. With the new product, people can enjoy accessible, noise and fume-free electricity for daily use and pay with airtime from an…

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