Weekly recap, first week of 2010
Below is the compilation of news from technology/web sector in Nigeria and around the world. This week being the first in this year, it was loaded!
Countdown to Technology Outlook 2010
Nexus-one (Google Phone) Launched
Most Visited Nigerian Site in 2009; Analyst report
This report is an excerpt from our Nigerian Internet Report to be published next month. You can join the survey here for the reports to be published alongside the paper. We recently wrote an Analyst Report on Google Zeitgeist 2009 here.
Apple Acquires Quattro
We’re hearing that Apple is buying mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless for $275 million. This jives with reports earlier this evening of a deal between the two companies. Our source says that there was initially talk of a $400 million pricetag, but that has since come down. We’ve also heard that Microsoft may have been very interested as well.
Social media strategies, fishing where the fishes are
This article is in continuation of “Corporate Web Strategies” Series… read other installments here, here.
In the beginning, the web was developed as a stateless platform and ever since it has evolved to something meaningful and social. With the advent of programming languages that helped maintain states on the web so as to have a meaningful experience, the web now mimics the normal social life.
Cybercrime Bill for Nigeria; Sign petition now!
In developed countries, there are laws protecting individials and companies using the internet. As Nigeria joins the league of Nations playing in the digital world, we need digital laws.
To protect businesses and investment there need to be an enabling law to this effect. ‘Gbenga Sesan Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria initiated the bill.
Nigeria intensifies focus on broadband connectivity
Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC), Earnest Ndukwe, has called for focus on broadband internet connectivity by emerging markets as a means of forging ahead in global competitiveness.
Top 10 resolutions for the African wireless market in 2010
2010, the year of mobility? According to Julien Blin, Principal Analyst and CEO at technologies research and consulting services company JBB Research, based in USA, the African continent will undergo a higher focus on 4G technologies, cheaper, more capable smartphones and improved mobile social networking, payment and entertainment services for its end users in the current year, with 2010 World Cup the main driver in South Africa.
The rise and rise of Jobberman.com
A Job search website launched in September 2009, and has gained widespread usage amongst job searchers and recruiters. We have written about it here.
Nigeria seeks ways to curb online crime
The president of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPN) has called on Nigeria to invest on secured internet protocol versions to curb the menace of internet scams that allegedly originate from the West African country.
Overview: Will the future look bright for telecoms in Nigeria?
That no modern economy can be sustained without an integral growth in Information Communications Technology (ICT) is widely acknowledged. The ICT penetration in Nigeria in 1999 when the transition to democratic rule occurred was very low, and less than 1 percent of the population had access to telephone.
NATCOMS accuses NCC of interconnect rate rip-off
Nigeria’s National Association of Telecommunication Subscribers (NATCOMS) believes the recent interconnect rates method as agreed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is a rip-off strategy against telecoms subscribers in the country, writes the Lagos publication the Independent.