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Apple Competing in PC Market.

APPLE PC

Apple Inc. is feeling the slowdown in global purchases of laptop and desktop computers.

Apple shipped 4 to 8 percent fewer Mac computers during the second quarter of 2016, compared with a year earlier, according to new estimates from two research firms — even while some of its bigger rivals managed to find growth in the PC business.

INAUGURAL WOMEN IN IT SUMMIT AFRICA

Screenshot-614-658x388Hosted by Siyanda Africa Communications, in partnership with It’s about people, Silicon Cape, Warpsody, Essays of Africa Magazine, ITWeb, Karabina, Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), The Umlambo Foundation and Clarins, the summit will focus on how best to integrate science and technology to transform society, creating a difference that resonates strongly with women across the continent.

African Startups To Win $150,000 At The 2016 Innovation Prize For Africa

InovationThree African startups are to win a combined amount of US$150,000 in the fifth edition of the Innovation prize for Africa organized by the African Innovation Foundation.

The 2016 edition of the competition is tagged ‘’Made in Africa’’, and aims to reward the most innovative startups in; science and technology; environment and energy; agric-business; health and well-being, ICT, as well as manufacturing and service industry.

Intel Opens Nigeria’s Developers Zone And Partnership Program In Three Nigerian Universities

intelDevelopers at three Nigerian universities are already benefiting from the partnership between their institutions and Intel Corporation. Intel partners with OAU, RSUST, FUTA as Nigeria gets Developers Zone.

Intel had last week launched the Intel Developer Zone (IDZ) and Student Partnership Program in Nigeria at a Lagos event marking the Intel Developer Day Nigeria (IDDN).

Anozim Acquires Nigerian Female-Focused Tech Blog, MissTechy

misstechyAfrican Media Works (AMW), an online publishing division of ANOZIM has acquired Nigerian female-focused technology blog, MissTechy.

The financial details of the acquisition was not made public. ANOZIM said the acquisition of the tech-blog coincides with the unveiling of African Media Works.

MyQ is Winner Of 2015 Seedstars World Lagos Pitch

myqMyQ, a mobile app that provides queue management and ticketing services for Nigeria’s transport operators emerged winner at today’s Seedstars Lagos pitch.

MyQ competed along with 11 other startups that TechCabal announced earlier.

The startup based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, will compete at the global finals of Seedstars World holding in Switzerland next February and will be up for USD 500,000 in investment.

Nigerian 8 Startups among Top 30 to pitch at 2015 Edition of DEMO Africa event.

Demo AfricaDEMO Africa released a list of the thirty technology start-ups from across Africa that will pit chat the 2015 edition of the DEMO Africa event. Last year’s giant, Nigeria, topped the list again with 8 representatives, among them Zuvaa, Smartedu, MavisComputel, CarpartsNigeria, TalkingBookz, PoshRite, iKon Tracker and OgaVenue. Kenya came in second with with 6. South Africa is third with 3 representatives while Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Zimbabwe each have two. Uganda, Tanzania and new comer, Ivory Coast, will each be represented by 1 start-up.

World Bank Appoints Nigerian Woman As Vice President

Arunma-OtehFormer director-general of the Security Exchange Commission (SEC)Arunma Oteh, has been appointed vice-president and treasurer of the World Bank.

Her appointment was confirmed by the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, in a press statement, Cable reports.

The statement reads:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Arunma Oteh as VP and Treasurer of the World Bank.

Register for 2015 Lagos startup week

lagostartupStartup Week is a five day celebration of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

CcHub is Giving out $25K To the Best Business Ideas

cchubNigerian startups solving real every-day challenges stand the chance to win US$25,000 each in funding, under the Co-Creation Hub’s (CcHub) “Call for Ideas” incubation programme.

The Call for Ideas programme aims to encourage the development of Nigerian-led technology solutions to local problems, focusing on six key areas – governance, transportation, healthcare, education, food security and the environment.

UNHabitat sets seven-point agenda to transform Nigerian cities

housingWITH debate raging, on ways to overhaul the persistent narrative of extreme poverty in the midst of growing wealth, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat) has proposed a seven-point housing and urban agenda, if adopted by the in-coming Buhari administration could transform Nigerian cities into functional, productive, equitable, resilient and safe places to live in.

Msc/Phd Scholarship scheme for Nigerians, offered by NITDA

NITDAThe National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is currently offering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015. Its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide, has since 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigeria or Foreign / Overseas Universities.

You Can Now Use Facebook Messenger For Video Calls On Android And iOS

facebookmessdengerFacebook is giving you one more option with the addition of video calling in Messenger. The new video-calling feature is launching today on iOS and Android for those in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, and Uruguay. Facebook promised to roll it out to other regions “over the coming months.

Huawei/She Leads Africa Fellowship Application for female tech entrepreneurs 2015

slaShe Leads Africa, in conjunction with Huawei Technologies is launching a fellowship program for African female tech entrepreneurs.

Interested applicants must be female tech entrepreneurs between 18-40 years old. The fellowship which is reportedly the first of its kind would provide fellows a chance to visit China and gain experience into how the Huawei works.

Nigeria’s NBC selects Inview for digital switchover

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting CommissionNigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has selected Inview Technology to provide the country’s national digital TV system, as it prepares to switch from analogue to digital. 

The agreement comprises set-top box software and integrated broadcast services for Nigeria’s Freeview and Freesat digital terrestrial and satellite networks.