Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?

A BlackBerry Curve 8900

…You can thus understand how frustrating it has been in the past 10 days that I have been without the full benefits of my BlackBerry smartphone. Most personal emails remain unread, I’m struggling with a piling workload, over 150 comments are pending moderation on my personal blog alone, I’m out of touch with friends I normally chat with regularly.

Mobile flirting community “Eskimi” celebrates 2 million customers, announces API for developers

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 […]

Cell C wins global telecoms award

Cell C

“MyTools”, a groundbreaking service was awarded the Global Telecoms Business innovation award Cell C and development partner fonYou have put South Africa’s innovation capability on the map by scooping the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the consumer services category for its innovative cloud telephony service “MyTools”. Cell C was the first mobile provider globally […]

Tayo Aderinokun, MD of GTBank, passes away

GTBank's Tayo Aderinokun

GTBank announced the passing of their former Managing Director a few minutes ago, via Facebook and Twitter: We regret to announce the passing on of our CEO, Tayo Aderinokun, today, aged 56. As MD, Mr. Aderinokun led the Bank to the top of the banking industry and the Bank became the 1st sub-saharan bank to […]

Interview: ‘Gbenga Sesan speaks on the role of Social Media in Nigeria’s 2011 General Elections & more

An EiE Nigeria billboard in Lagos Nigeria

The following interview was conducted on behalf of Global Voices Online, an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world. Nigeria’s Golden Opportunity for a Social Revolution through the Ballot Box Oluniyi: Thanks for agreeing to speak with Global Voices Online. Could you introduce yourself to our international […]

A look at Vodafone’s BlackBerry Internet Service offer

Vodafone Ghana offers BlackBerry Internet Service

Vodafone launched its Blackberry services a few weeks ago, targetted at individuals, small businesses and large enterprises in Ghana. The telco announced BlackBerry service packages that were different from that of its main competitors – MTN and Zain. Currently, both MTN and Zain offer very similar BlackBerry services. They both offer a flat monthly fee. […]

Would you use a .ng domain name for your website? Why?

.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: com.ng – open domain, commercial entities and businesses org.ng – […]

Facebook outage: the funny side of it all

Facebook down

It was near my bedtime last night when I decided to punch the magical www.facebook.com into the address bar of my favourite web browser. Loh, I got an error message reading something like “peer connection reset”. “My ISP has gone bonkers again”, I thought to myself. Then, I decided to take a peep at another […]

Is blogging a calling? Why do so many blogs fail?

A recent observation has compelled me to reflect on the title of this blog post: Is Blogging A Calling? Who said blogging was easy? Why do so many blogs fail? The focus of my observation is on the multitudes of personal blogs that have closed shop and those on indefinite leave of absence. For the […]

Meet a new and improved Digg.com

The new Digg is more personal

Have you seen the new Digg.com? It not only spots a new interface but has also added multitudes of new functionalities. The new Digg offers its users a much-more fulfilling experience by making the business of sharing news very easy and straight-forward. Digg was the place to watch for the trending news from across the […]