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Ringier AG chairman meets with corporate giants in Nigeria

Ringier AG chairman meets with corporate giants in Nigeria

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The Ringier AG team met with corporate guests at Shiro Restaurant & Bar in Lagos on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Michael Ringier, the Chairman of Swiss media group, Ringier AG, wrapped up a very eventful day in Lagos with a meet and greet involving top giants in the corporate sector on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The Ringier AG chairman arrived in Nigeria for his first visit on Monday, May 14, years after his group dug roots in the African market. He was accompanied by Ringier AG CEO, Marc Walder, Deputy Chairman of Board of Directors Ringier AG, Dr Uli Sigg, and member of the group’s executive board, Robin Lingg.

With the operations of the Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) and Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) in African countries, the team’s visit is aimed at showcasing and engaging the local teams on the current business of Ringier in Nigeria and Africa.

The team had dinner with international Ringier Africa managing directors late on Monday at the Eko Hotel – Sky Bar in Lagos, before proceeding to the RADP HQ in Lekki on Tuesday.

During the meet and greet on Tuesday, …read more

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In Partnership with CcHub, Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos – its First Hub Space in Africa

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The launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria, the launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas.

With creativity and excellence existing across all of Nigeria, Facebook also announced partnerships with seven other hubs across the country including in Abuja (Ventures Platform), Jos (nHub), Kaduna (Colab Hub), Kano (DI Hub), Uyo (Start Innovation Hub), Enugu (Roar Hub) and Port Harcourt (Ken Saro Wiwa Hub). These will serve as centres of excellence and will feature dedicated Facebook spaces, where many of Facebook’s training sessions will take place, and a space where creatives and developers can book to help them advance their skills.

Featuring bespoke works of art from local artists in Nigeria, the NG_Hub space, which …read more

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Fix Poor Cell Reception in Nexus 5

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Android Nexus 5 users are facing the issue of poor cell reception on their phone. The phone is excellent and users are enjoying using it but they feel like the cell reception is not as good as other phones. They are not sure if it is a hardware issue or a software issue. Below are the solutions users can play with to fix poor cell reception in Nexus 5.

RMA

You can try to undergo through the process of Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) in which you can return your Nexus 5 back to the company so that they can replace it with a new phone. To go through the RMA procedure, call the technical support office and speak to the technician. The technician will help you to determine whether the phone is defective or not by asking several questions. If the technician feels that your phone is defective, he will issue you an RMA number. Now you can ship your product to the company. While shipping your product to the company for return, you must write your RMA number outside the box. The further processing will be …read more

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Cannes Lions Launches its First “Change for Good” Hackathon with Amazon and Huge

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Together with Global Citizen, invites people from all disciplines to design solutions that will help solve some of the biggest challenges of our time

Cannes Lions has announced it will host a two-day “Change for Good” Hackathon, to be held live on 19-20 June at the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Together with Amazon, Huge and international advocacy platform Global Citizen, Cannes Lions will invite teams from across the globe to join forces and imagine and build solutions that will further six Global Citizen campaigns, including: No Poverty, Food & Hunger, Health, Education, Gender Equality, and Clean Water & Sanitation.

Ascential Events CEO and Chairman-Elect of Cannes Lions Philip Thomas, commented, “Launching an initiative like this is exciting on many levels. It perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the Festival – bringing together creative experts from across our industry to innovate as a positive force for good – that’s the kind of creative magic that happens at Cannes Lions. We can’t wait to develop this with Amazon, Huge and Global Citizen.”

Cross-disciplinary teams with strong creative, strategy and technology representation are encouraged to apply …read more

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Microsoft launches Xbox Adaptive Controller to removes barriers to gaming for gamers with limited mobility

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Now, when it comes to Xbox console gaming, Microsoft says disability is no longer an inability. Thanks to the newest family members of Xbox controllers and devices dubbed the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Introduced on March 16 by Phil Spencer, the Head of Xbox, Microsoft has launched its newest set of gaming controller designed to enable and empower gamers with limited mobility enjoy the Xbox One and Windows 10 gaming just like everyone else.

We have been on a journey of inclusive design, which celebrates and draws inspiration from people who are often overlooked in the typical design process,” said Spencer.

That is not to say that people with limited mobility were previously totally unable to play their favorite titles on the Xbox or any other gaming console. The controllers that were in the market were often expensive, hard to get your hands on, and required quite a lot of technical skills to create.

There were already a number of third-party players who were creating custom controllers for the various gaming console. However, it has proved difficult for them to scale their production as the …read more

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Uber Movement, the data sharing portal by Uber now available to the public in Kenya

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The taxi-hailing service Uber has introduced its digital data sharing website – Uber Movement – to urban planners, city leaders, and any other third parties in Kenya.

The publicly accessible portal will help any interested party in Kenya get raw data about traffic in cities where Uber services are available; mainly Nairobi and Mombasa. The data therein will help the user make informed decisions based on data on traffic at different times of the day across different roads in and around the city.

Uber Movement gives users the ability to filter the data down to specific dates and times. Enabling users to investigate the impact of traffic occurrences such as road closure due to maintenance or security reasons, floods, and electoral process among others.

Uber assures users that all information aggregated on Uber Movement will be anonymized. The main mission of the site is to provide users, such as urban planners, accurate data on the flow of vehicle traffic in and around the cities.

This information could be beneficial to arms of government dealing with traffic management and planning of roads construction. The data will enable …read more

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Working from home? How to stay focused on working with a Virtual Coworker on FocusMate

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When you are in your 9-5 (or 8-9) job, you fantasize about how great it will be working from home. How your productivity will go off the roof because you no longer waste time in traffic while commuting to work.

Well, the reality is, working from home comes with all sorts of challenges, and your productivity could take a severe beating if you’re not careful. When you sit down at your computer desk at 8 AM, you suddenly remember all the ‘little’ house chores you can do quickly before you embark on your work.

So you move away from your computer and go off to do the ‘little’ chores. When you are done and come back on your computer desk, you realized it is almost midday by your computer clock. You start panicking because the day is almost half-gone, but you haven’t really started your work.

Sure, commuting to the office comes with its fair share of hustle and bustle; especially with traffic as crazy as Nairobi’s. However, once you are at the office, the ambiance is set for work, plus you always have help at the office …read more

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Where Do I Find the Clip Tray in an LG Android Phone?

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LG Android phone users are finding difficulty in finding the clip tray, also known as clipboard, in their phone. They want to clear the clip tray or transfer things on it onto Facebook or some other social media apps to share things with their friends. You can easily access the contents you stored in the clip tray whenever and wherever you want. You can copy images or texts and keep them in the clip tray. Then, you can paste them whenever and wherever you want to. Below is how you can find the clip tray in an LG Android phone and transfer data onto Facebook.

Where Do I Find the Clip Tray in an LG Android Phone

Overwriting the Clip Tray

On LG Android phone, the clip tray is an area of memory or storage on which you can save small items. It can’t be directly accessed or opened as it is not an App but you can retrieve items saved onto it by long-pressing a blank area of a text field and then tapping paste. The problem with clip tray is that on some phones you can …read more

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Kenya to play host to the inaugural Africa Cyber Defense Summit | July 9-10, 2018

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Africa like the rest of the world is increasingly facing cybersecurity concerns, with reports of alleged spying on the African Union installation in Ethiopia by the Chinese and North Korea’s clandestine activities in Kenya and other Asian countries.

To talk about these concerns and how to strengthen the continent protection against these online threats, the continent is set to hold its first Africa Cyber Defense Summit come July this year. The East African nation Kenya will play host to this inaugural event.

Global cybersecurity experts and government representatives from various countries will converge in Kenya for the Summit. The Kenyan government has partnered with other stakeholders including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Africa Cyberspace Network, and the African Union (AU) in partnership with NASEBA to organize the summit.

According to Kenya’s ICT Secretary Dr. Kate Getao, the country is one of Africa’s most connected countries, with a 78% broadband connectivity penetration. While that should be a good thing, it also makes Kenya a target for hackers looking for victims from the African cyberspace.

Related: Microsoft warns Kenyan business to take …read more

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Installing Solar Energy system in Nigeria set to rise following a change in government directive to impose Import Duty

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The West African nation of Nigeria is full of irony when it comes to power generation. For a country blessed with oil, so much so that it is one of the major world producers, having power shortage and frequent blackout sure seems ironical.

The typical small businesses and households in Nigerian cities must factor in the price of generators and fuel in their monthly budget if they are to continue running their business without interruption from the chronic main national grid power blackout. Sometimes these blackouts can go for days in a row; not just couple of hours.

Needless to say, the cost of running power generators is high when you factor in the high initial cost of acquiring the machine, its regular maintenance, and the high fuel consumption. The generators are also very noisy and emit a lot of dark smoke thereby defacing the environment they are installed in.

So some small companies across Nigeria have come up buying solar panels and retailing it to the small businesses and homes. These startups are importing solar cells, assembling them, and configuring them before selling to the local market …read more

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