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Maker of N6000 smartphone hails ‘new era’

Firefox OS

The maker of a new $33 (N5280) smartphone billed as India’s cheapest said Wednesday it aims to sell half a million in the next three months in what it called a “new era” for the market. Indian mobile phone maker Intex has teamed up with California-based Mozilla — the non-profit organisation behind the Firefox open-source […]

Sony hit by cyber attack, bomb threat


Japanese entertainment giant Sony said Monday its online music and gaming sites came under a cyber attack by a hacker group that also claimed there were explosives on a plane carrying a senior company executive. The company said a US commercial aircraft carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment had to be diverted after a […]

Globacom insures NURTW members with N1m each

Mike Adenuga Jr, Chairman, Globacom

Nigeria’s indigenous telecommunication outfit, Globacom has insured the lives of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) with N1,000,000 each. Steve Stretch, Head of Glo Gateway, said this at the official launch of the Security Verified Identity Card (SVID), an insurance scheme instituted by Globacom in partnership with the NURTW, United Bank for Africa and […]

Lenovo posts 23% jump in profit

Lenovo Smartphone

Lenovo on Thursday posted a 23 percent jump in quarterly net profit, beating market estimates as the Chinese technology giant logged strong sales of personal computers and smartphones. The world’s biggest maker of PCs said net profit for the three months ended June 30 climbed to $214 million from 174 million in the same period […]

BBM Now On Lumia Smartphones

nokia lumia

Daniels Ekugo Microsoft Mobile has announced that popular mobile messaging application, BlackBerry Messenger, BBM, is now available for download on its windows phone-based Lumia smartphones. Microsoft made this announcement following BlackBerry’s announcement on Thursday, July 31 that BBM is now open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging […]

Airtel Unveils Life Insurance Plan 


Daniels Ekugo To reward its loyal customers, telecommunications network, Airtel Nigeria, has launched a free life insurance plan in partnership with Cornerstone Insurance PLC and MicroEnsure offering Airtel customers, life insurance with benefits increasing based on airtime top up amount. The first of its kind in Nigeria, the product has been endorsed by the National […]

EFCC, NCC to sensitise public on ways to tackle corruption

EFCC Boss: Ibrahim Lamorde

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it would sensitise Nigerians on ways of tackling corruption to assist the commission in the fight against graft. Executive Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, stated this at the inauguration of the commission’s anti-corruption sensitisation programme organised for the staff of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Lamorde, who […]

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