Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa Informal transactions through Facebook groups are threatening the success of e-commerce giants in Africa according to a recent straw poll conducted by Geopoll on the impact of the Black Friday sale promotion on this fledgling industry. According to the Black Friday Straw Poll, which… Read more Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Facebook trains 50,000 Nigerian tech start-ups, entrepreneurs

Facebook has said it will train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria in 2018. Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s public policy director, Africa, during a news briefing on Wednesday in Lagos, said that the training would be through a series of digital skills, as well as long-term impact programmes. Okobi said… Read more Facebook trains 50,000 Nigerian tech start-ups, entrepreneurs

Tizeti partners with Facebook to expand Express WiFi in Nigeria

Despite weak infrastructure and poor power supply, Nigeria stands out as one of Africa’s top tech hubs — something that was confirmed last year when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the capital, Lagos. But to boost innovation even further, the country desperately needs a well-functioning WiFi system, which Tizeti has been trying to provide through… Read more Tizeti partners with Facebook to expand Express WiFi in Nigeria

Would You Post Your CV on Facebook? Facebook Tests a CV Feature (To Probably Take On LinkedIn).

Facebook wants to have it all!   After announcing a job posting feature earlier this year (Albeit not in this part of the world), Facebook is reportedly testing a feature that would allow you to upload your CV on Facebook just like you would on LinkedIn. At the moment, it is possible for you to… Read more Would You Post Your CV on Facebook? Facebook Tests a CV Feature (To Probably Take On LinkedIn).

Nigeria: Facebook, Google, Others Confirm Nigeria’s Requests for User Information

By Tobi Soniyi A new report has confirmed what many Nigerians have long suspected to be true: that the federal government is spying on its citizens through the social media and email accounts. The report titled, “The Growing Trend of African Government’s Requests for User Information and Content Removal from Internet and Telecoms Companies,” was… Read more Nigeria: Facebook, Google, Others Confirm Nigeria’s Requests for User Information

Africa: Facebook Lambasted Over Ransom Video of Traffickers Abusing Migrants

By Emma Batha and Ros Russell U.N. migration agency said it was inappropriate for Facebook to host a video showing the faces of vulnerable people being abused People smugglers are using Facebook to broadcast the abuse and torture of migrants in order to extort ransom money from their families, the U.N. migration agency said on… Read more Africa: Facebook Lambasted Over Ransom Video of Traffickers Abusing Migrants

What Features Do You Look For In A Keyboard App?

On any computing device, we want the easiest and most efficient way of communicating. This communication encompasses both information that we feed into the device, and the one we get out. The effectiveness of this interface between human and machine determines if we are “getting our pound of flesh” from our “investment” I shall be… Read more What Features Do You Look For In A Keyboard App?

Are Nigerian Mobile Networks Heading For Financial Crisis?

Recently, one of Nigeria’s four GSM Service Providers, Etisalat Nigeria, rolled out a unique bundle offering  called EasyFlex. In this offering, you get to choose a bundle comprising of Short Messaging Service (SMS), voice and data services. For N1000, one of the plans offer you 100 minutes of talk time to any local network, 100… Read more Are Nigerian Mobile Networks Heading For Financial Crisis?