Posts Tagged ‘google’
Google introduces Hotel Finder
Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Google, despite being the number 1 destination on the web today, keeps diversifying so much that its hard to keep up with all the real estate it owns on the Internet. Over its 13 years of existence, Google has evolved from being a simple search engine, into being the monolithic juggernaut that dominates all the key aspects of the Internet: search, email, chat, maps, advertisement, social networking, video streaming, photo hosting, blogging, ...  [Read more]

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Vilnius, 1st of June 2011, mobile flirting community Eskimi celebrated second million users just 2 months after the first million user mark was reached. “We are focusing on creating a fun and sticky mobile flirting community for people to chat, blog, share photos and experiences, vote. We expanded the product with interest likes function that help customers express their interests and find new people who share the same interests. This ...  [Read more]

Google Plus, a new social networking website
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Google Plus is Google's latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google's previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut etc. I got an invitation to join Google Plus from a good friend, and I am loving it so far. It comes with a lot of features that scream "Facebook-lookalike" while other features are new innovations from the search engine giant. I like the minimalist interface ...  [Read more]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries
Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Google recently announced that more smartphone users on the Android platform in some 99 countries now have access to paid apps in their official apps store, Android Market. The newly-added countries include 26 African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Android users in this category had hitherto been restricted to free apps only, from the Android Market. From the official press release: Today ...  [Read more]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

If you are interested in making money online from Nigeria, there are some big lies you should be aware of. I never knew some of these things were big lies until I started my journey online 2 years ago and discovered for myself what worked and the real truth online. Here are a few of popular ones: 1.       You Need A Paypal Account To Make Money From Nigeria Although this is a big lie many Nigerians spend time, money to look for ways to ...  [Read more]

Google announces Nexus S
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Google Inc has announced the latest iteration of its Nexus flagship smartphone, the Nexus S. The new smartphone is a product of a collaboration between Google and Samsung. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), operates faster, comes with a brilliant contour display that is powered by AMOLED screen technology, and also comes with the latest Google Mobile apps. Availability After December 16, Nexus S will be sold ...  [Read more]

Interview: Oluniyi featured on
Monday, November 22nd, 2010

An interview conducted with me has been published. In their own words: In this interview, Mr. Ajao reveals: How to take on the unique challenges of growing an Internet business in Africa. The secret competitive advantage easily available to every business in Africa… but ignored by most entrepreneurs. How to become a market leader based off of word-of-mouth advertising. Why “get-rich-quick” thinking is what ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I received an email a few days ago, from one of the readers of this blog. I have reproduced the entire message below, and edited it a bit for the sake of clarity: Hi, I have been looking for how to accept payment online in Nigeria, without necessarily going through Interswitch. I have been reading about Google Checkout accepting Nigerian cards. I would like to know if this means that they will accept Nigerian Mastercards and Visa cards? Do I ...  [Read more]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

.ng is the country-code Top Level Domain (cc-TLD) for Nigeria. In plain English, it is Nigeria's domain name system that identifies websites related to Nigeria. It is currently available for registration only in the following variants, with most of them being restricted to Nigerian entities: – open domain, commercial entities and businesses – semi-open domain, non-commercial organizations – governmental ...  [Read more]

Google Adsense extends Western Union payouts to 4 African countries
Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Web publishers and bloggers in some selected African countries who display Google Adsense ads on their websites as a way of monetizing their web traffic now have some relief. The web publishers who have hitherto been limited to receiving payment via cheques now have the option of receiving their earnings from Google Adsense via Western Union. The ad network announced in a blog post on Friday: We're excited to announce the launch of Western Union ...  [Read more]