A video ringtone service called Vringo has been introduced to Etisalat subscribers in Nigeria that allows users to customise their caller tunes by replacing it with a video clip of their choice, ranging from music, movie, and comedy to football and other sports.
US-based online and mobile social video marketplace, PublicVine founded by Nigerian entrepreneur, Nam Mokwunye, has received “Series A” investment of around $10 million as it plans to commence its global commercial launch in June 2014.
FunnyLeni, an emerging funny videos discovery platform that aggregates hilarious local videos has emerged one of the regional winners of the 2013 Google Cloud Developer Challenge.
So you think iROKOtv is the only online video-on-demand platform to watch movies, documentaries, TV series, soaps and shows from Africa? Here are 15 video-on-demand platforms for Africa — you’ve probably never heard of — that are worth watching in 2014.
A new online portal, CGAfrica.com is launching soon to be the leading resource for the computer graphics community in Africa.
South African Pay TV channel, DStv has announced that it has added new features to its DStv iOS app that allows its premium customers to stream or download over 350 titles of series, movies and sport highlights on their iPhones and iPads.
Online video in China is huge — second only to search — with over 450 million viewers as at January 2013, according to China Internet Watch, which could rise to around 700 million by 2016, according to industry tracker, iResearch.
YouTube has launched a new Audio Gallery for video content creators, enhancing and simplifying the process. YouTube content creators now have access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks to use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos). Users can find a link to the library in their video manager and…
In a new video commercial that shows the hurdles two guys had to face to get Samsung’s latest devices — the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear — when they eventually launch next month in Nigeria, the company wants you to avoid the rush and pre-order them now.
Leading telecommunications company, MTN has released a new television commercial set to broadcast on terrestrial and satellite TV across its 22 markets in Africa and the Middle East this month.
We go hands-on with Samsung’s latest toy, the Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that lets you make and receive calls, take photos, read messages and emails on the go.
Google announced today that it has launched its YouTube partner programme in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda allowing content creators and owners in these four African countries to monetize their videos on the world’s largest video sharing site.
Google has updated Youtube to allow more video producers to use the video sharing platform for live streaming. Google dropped the unit from 1000 channel subscribers to at least 100 to be able to live stream. In a related news, Youtube is also giving its users the ability to upload custom thumbnails for their videos,…
According to a Bloomberg report , Facebook is planning to introduce a new 15-second video ad to its news feed later this year as a new revenue slice, which is said to cost between $1million to $2.5million per day. It was also reported that the social networking site was shopping the new advertising product around to agencies…
Google has updated its Hangouts app for Android bringing it to version 1.1, which packs new added emojis, some butter to Hangouts to make it run faster and slicker and few bug fixes. The Hangouts app has been pretty useful since it replaced GTalk, with a cool/slick UI, and video calls quick access. [Source: Google…
When you ask Blackberry users why they love the smartphone, most of them would tell you that it’s because of its awesome QWERTY keyboard that allows them type easily and fast. But how many of these Blackberry faithfuls can type faster than Nigerian TV presenter, model and business woman, Eku Edewor?
NextSpeel, a new online streaming site for TV episodes and series wants to let you watch the best TV series and soap operas from Nigeria and Africa for free. With popular soap operas from Nigeria such as Super Story and AY’s Crib, the platform says it would be launching this Friday, May 3 with at…
Africa has been identified as a fast-growing smartphone market, as the world’s leading phone manufacturers are looking to build phones that are useful for consumers in the continent. For instance, Samsung touts its products to be built for Africa, yet some would argue that the fact that its smartphones run on the Android OS — widely known for its battery drain — its claims would be questionable.
We know that remembering web addresses sometimes could be an embarrassing, yet pardonable mistake. But when you can’t tell what your own organisation’s website is or you gaffe when asked, then you must be certified clueless. That’s how the Lagos State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Obafaiye Shem, seems to…
Here’s a hands-on demo with Nokia’s latest budget phones — the Nokia 105 and the Nokia 301 — showing off some of the cool features shot at the Mobile World Congress.