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Telco giants are on high alert to regulatory fines – tech news The 2017 edition of BDO’s annual Telecommunications Risk Factor Survey reveals that the number of telecoms giants concerned with regulatory constraints have almost doubled, from 42% to 80% in one year. This contrasts with the 2016 survey results, when currency fluctuations, interest rates and liquidity were what was concerning telecoms executives. The five main

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to counter terrorism – tech news On Monday, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will help the giants to continue to make their hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists. “The spread of terrorism and violent extremism is a pressing global problem and a critical challenge

You can now control who can download and share your Facebook profile pictures – tech news Facebook is piloting new tools that give people starting from India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. In addition, the company is exploring ways people can more easily add designs to profile pictures. “Profile pictures are an important part of building community on Facebook because they help people

Etisalat’s loans could have negative implications on Nigeria’s banking system – CBN – tech news The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained why it is intervening in the issues surrounding the syndicated loans obtained by Etisalat Nigeria from a conglomerate of 13 Nigerian banks. This is the first time the regulator would be confirming that the Etisalat could potentially affect the Nigerian economy particularly the banking sector.

Omobola Johnson’s TLcom Capital announce $40m funding for African startups – tech news Two years after opening the Lagos office and appointing former minister of Communications, Omobola Johnson as general partner, TLcom Capital announced that it has raised $40 million to fund business and startups in Africa. With a target funding size of $100 million dollars, TLcom venture capital funding will focus on providing capital for

Microsoft exhibits Achievements of #Insiders4Good Fellows at Graduation Ceremony – tech news Recently, Microsoft honored the achievements of 25 Nigerian entrepreneurs who graduated from the #Insiders4Good Fellowship, at a ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel in Lagos. The #Insiders4Good Fellowship is a program launched by Microsoft in partnership with Co-Creation Hub. At the ceremony, the entrepreneurs also pitched their business ideas to Microsoft executives and

SWITCH! LAUNCHES MENTORSHIP-LIKE SERVICE “MVP” TO IMPROVE TECH PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA – tech news Tech innovation company, SWITCH! was established in November 2016 by a team of developers whose main aim is to develop world-class developers, build world-class software, websites and apps. This year, they launch a service for potential tech-preneurs which will see them benefit immensely from guidance/mentorship the SWITCH! team promise to give. Deets below: Do

Yummy pictures from the Microsoft #Insiders4Good Graduation Ceremony – tech news Microsoft honored the achievements of 25 Nigerian entrepreneurs who graduated from the #Insiders4Good Fellowship 2017, at a graduation ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel in Lagos. Here are some pictures from the event…grab some popcorn and enjoy: Oya change ya style… Na gbedu be dis? Hello Mr Reekado! And the chow is here…