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Russian Trump Fan Celebrates By Successfully Hacking Google Analytics
A Russian Trump fan, Vitaly Popov, who has has been hacking Google since 2015 has again successfully hacked google analytics with a referral spam link on every user's dashboard.
Google Advocates Creative Content On Social Media
The importance of producing original content has, again, been emphasised; as Google has advised Nigerian youths to take content creation seriously, stating that it can create far-reaching exposure.
whatsapp
Whatsapp Extends Support For Blackberry, Nokia
The Facebook-owned messaging app announced that its support for blackberry and Nokia S40 platforms will be extended till 2017. However, Android 2.1, 2.2 and Windows 7 will end at the beginning of 2017.
Snapchat
Snapchat Files Confidentially At SEC, Set For IPO
The messaging app secretly filed for an IPO under the U.S. Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act to quietly test investor appetite while keeping financials confidential.
wha
Whatsapp Video Call Launches; To Be Available On Android, iOS Next Few Days
Whatsapp parent company, Facebook, has announced the launch of the video calling features which will see it compete with skype and facetime.
Ericsson Nigeria
Ericsson Nigeria To Sack Nigerian Workers, Shift To Indians
The affected workers, who work with the Network Operating Centre (NOC) of the company are required to transfer their knowledge to Indians who will take over their jobs.
Whatsapp
Whatsapp Launches Two Factor Authentication
The feature is live in the most recent betas of the app (2.16.341 and above)and also Windows Phone beta. The app will prompt a user for a static six-digit passcode every time a new phone is registered to the account.
Digitalisation
No Going Back On Digitisation -Mohammed
The minister also explained why the country’s communications satellite is still idle despite over N144bn spent on its building and more on the construction of ground station infrastructure.
Facebook To Be Fined $55,000 Per Offensive Post
The hate incitement suit filed against Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg and other top staff of the social media giant is being probed by German prosecutors.
Galaxy S8
Samsung Bank On Galaxy Note 8 For Revival
Samsung is counting on the Galaxy S8 to help revive smartphone momentum after Note 7, which will hit its profit by $5.4 billion over three quarters through the first quarter of 2017
oracle
Oracle Finally Acquires NetSuite For $9.3 bn
According to the company, a majority of shares, 53 per cent, owned by eligible stockholders in the vote had been tendered. It expects the acquisition to be finalised Monday.
Android
Google’s Android Dominates Smartphone Market
According to survey by Strategy Analytics, Google's Android has a record-high 87.5% of the global smartphone market in the third quarter. Apple’s iOS dropped to 12.1% while Blackberry and Windows shrunk to a record low of 0.3%
ICT
FG To Set Up First ICT University
Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said this became imperative as the present standard of education in the universities do not meet the needs of industry operators.
Samsung
Samsung Boss’ Son Gains Promotion
Son of 74 year old Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Jae Yong has been promoted to the company's board of directors
Google
Google Suspends Fibre Optic Expansion
Alphabet, the parent of internet giant Google announced that aid work will press ahead in cities where service started or is being developed but other possible expansion will be on hold.
Samsung
Samsung Offers Koreans 50% Reduction For Note 8
In its latest efforts to keep brand loyalty, the company will offer Koreans a half the price upgrade to Note 8. This shows the company will continue the Note line after the disaster of Note 7 which has been discontinued.
Cyber-Attack
Wide Scale Cyber-Attack Cripple US Internet
Dyn, an infrastructure company that directs users to different websites and routes traffic from server to server in a complex way suffered multiple attacks leaving several popular sites inaccessible in parts of the US
Lai Mohammed
Lai Muhammed Applauds Digitization Of Broadcast Industry
Alhaji Lai Mohammed calls for the full digitization of the broadcast industry in Nigeria saying it has the capacity to generate $1bn annually. He said this while declaring AFRICAST 2016 open.
Note 7
Note 7: Samsung To Compensate Affected Suppliers
South Korean electronic giants, Samsung has said it will give compensation to suppliers hit by the crisis on the Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones. This is in a bid to cushion the effect of the losses incurred amid the crises.
Google Includes Fact-checking To News Reports
The search engine website is adding ''fact-check'' feature to its news articles aimed at addressing disputes over accuracy of information. The company announced that readers can also use it to verify factual information within the social media space.
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