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16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month on their mobiles

16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month on their mobiles

California-based social networking giant, Facebook has announced that 16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month with 100% of them doing so through their mobile phones. A further breakdown of this figure shows 7.2 million people visit Facebook each day while 6.9 million of the daily active people access Facebook on mobile. Head of Africa for


Worldwide Windows 10 usage surpasses Windows 8.1 for the first time

According to independent web analytics company, StatCounter, Microsoft’s newest PC operating system, Windows 10 has for the first time surpassed its predecessor, Windows 8.1 in terms of global usage, in the month of January 2016. The firm’s analytics arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that Windows 10 hit 13.7% in terms of desktop Internet usage compared


CcHUB releases report on the impact of mobile technology on education in Nigeria

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a leading Lagos-based incubator and accelerator, has released a report on the impact of mobile technology on education in Nigeria. The report, which seeks to identify the unique potentials and/or challenges with the adoption of mobile tech among secondary school students, is a pilot conducted in 2013 in 3 states – Lagos,


Windows 10 now runs on over 200 million computers worldwide, says Microsoft

Redmond-based Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10, which was released just six months ago, now runs on 200 million active computers worldwide. Windows 10, which succeeded Windows 8.1, was released on July 29, 2015 and has been well received with users, hitting 50 million install count in just 2 weeks since the release – it


South Africa’s ICT Spending to Top US$26.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

As more organizations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility, IT spending has been predicted to exceed US$26.6 billion in South Africa next year. This prediction was made by global technology research and consulting services firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), which hosted an event on December


Millennials Spent The Most During 2015 Black Friday, says Kaymu

Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping event in the world, has come and gone but no one seem to be asking who wore the crown. Was it the online platforms who outdid themselves with pre-Black Friday propaganda or the millennials who actually did the bulk of the shopping in Nigeria? Kaymu, Nigeria’s leading online shopping


African Opera Mini Users Saved US$500million In Mobile Internet Data, says Opera Software

Opera Software, a Norwegian software company popularly known for its Opera browsers has reported that users of its Opera Mini mobile browser in Africa saved about US$500million in mobile Internet data up to October 2015. South African users enjoyed around a US$65 million (R905 million) saving over the ten months and Nigerians saved a whopping

L-R_ Guillame Leblond MD Hellofood, Obi Ejimiofo MD Lamudi, Sefik Bagdadioglu MD Kaymu Adaora Asala MD Easyatxi Amy Muoneke MD Carmudi

Trust is e-commerce’s greatest challenge in Nigeria, says industry experts

Although considerable progress can be said to have been made in the e-commerce world in Nigeria, trust has been identified as its greatest and biggest challenge. This much was stated by the Managing Directors of Africa Internet Group-backed Kaymu, Lamudi, Carmudi, Hellofood and EasyTaxi at the Fireside chat event hosted by iDea Nigeria, a Lagos-based

21 year-old Nigerian invents mobile medical device for surgical theatres

I remember when I got sick as a kid and I had to stay at the general hospital for some weeks. I vividly remember the general hospital didn’t have light at night and the nurses go about with kerosene lamps to check up patients. Over the years, public health system seemed to have improved in

internet_africa lets you know your ISP’s speed and much more

Only a few tech savvy guys would know that by right clicking the Internet connection icon at the bottom right of a computer’s system tray, one would be able to get information such as speed, bytes sent and received and so on of the Internet connection in use. But then that doesn’t help much, especially


Minisaving, the savings platform that allows you monitor your daily savings on-the-go

This post was updated on February 3, 2016. You see, every business that wants to grow in leaps and bounds, and be around for a long time must find a way of saving the little or big profits made from every sale or business transaction. Savings is the lifeblood of any business. This fact cannot


The 5 Biggest Entertainment Sectors In Nigeria [REPORT]

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, Nigeria’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from $4 billion USD in 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%. While noting that the Nigerian market is heavily driven by consumer spend, the report noted that Internet access will