The fact that 80% of cellphone users keep their mobile devices within arm’s reach, coupled with growing acceptance of pre-teen mobile use, means parenting in the age of always-on connectivity has taken on a decidedly digital edge. This is according to South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) which believes that the solution, and the challenge …

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Earlier in February, we announced that Facebook launched the Bots for Messenger challenge for developers from across the Middle East and Africa. Facebook has released names of 60 successful applicants that made it, from over 1000 applications from 64 countries. The applicants cut across Middle East and North Africa, and the Sub-Saharan Africa. 30 finalist were …

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Many African countries have continually made moves that will align them with the world trends. Countries like Rwanda have been seen to spearhead smart city development in their country, with reforms like development of Wi-Fi in public areas, including transport vehicles. They have also been able to implement cashless payment in public vehicles.  Nigeria, the proclaimed giant …

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Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) announced yesterday that Nigerian founded startup, PublicVine, will be the technology provider powering BMLG’s branded streaming media platform, Big Machine TV–the first label-operated streaming media platform is paving the way for a shift in the music industry. By choosing PublicVine as its platform-as-a-service (“PaaS”) technology provider, BMLG has launched a …

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Last week Thursday, the Lagos state government unveiled a free public Wi-Fi at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, located at Alausa. What this means is that those who decide to visit the location in question would have access to free internet services on their smartphones or laptops. Notably, Lagos state on its part has earned a …

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