Posts Tagged ‘united states’
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]

Featured: The Kenyan Boys Choir
Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Running an e-commerce enterprise from Africa is anything but easy. This makes my week days unenviable and so I make it a duty to relax on weekends, and start my Saturdays with cool music videos. This Saturday morning was no exception. I was flipping through the music TV channels offered by DStv when I stumbled on an unfamiliar rendition of Paul Simon's Homeless. The group singing was obviously youthful and certainly didn't look like LadySmith ...  [Read more]

Abuja Cable leaks: the innermost thoughts of President Goodluck Jonathan
Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Wikileaks has recently been releasing secret diplomatic cables sent from American diplomats to the State Department in the USA, causing a wild storm globally. What is WikiLeaks? WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most ...  [Read more]

My 3 top annoyances with using a BlackBerry
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Note: the information I am sharing below is based on my personal experience only. Other BlackBerry users in better circumstances might not experience all or any of the annoyances elucidated in this blog post. The BlackBerry is a great smartphone, no doubt. Along with the device comes a bouquet of services that keep a user connected, in today's world of electronic communication. However, after 4 months of steady use, there are some annoying ...  [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], an all african forum aimed at providing a platform for Africans
Friday, August 20th, 2010

I recently had a short interview with Chris-Vincent, founder of, an all african forum aimed at providing a platform for Africans and those of interest in Africa to discuss issues of common concern. Enjoy. Chris-Vincent: I am Chris-Vincent a law student at the University of East London in the UK. I am a Ghanaian and a full time blogger. I am also the founder of and now trying to push and ...  [Read more]

SMS messaging gets to work
Monday, July 5th, 2010

By: Dr Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of SMS, the happy accident of mobile technology that turns 17 this year, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, maintains Pieter Streicher, managing director of, if anything SMS is going to accelerate its stellar trajectory thanks to increased business adoption. Figures released recently by mobile maven Tomi Ahonen show that SMS is the most widely used data application on ...  [Read more]

iPhone users flock to Opera Mini
Friday, May 28th, 2010

Oslo, Norway — May 28, 2010 — More than 2.6 million people used Opera Mini on their iPhones, in the two weeks following April's mid-month launch. This surge in new Opera Mini users reshaped both the top 10 countries and the top handsets for mobile Web usage, according to Opera's State of the Mobile Web Report, issued today. The United States jumped two spots in the top 10 country ranking, displacing South Africa and Nigeria. Globally, the ...  [Read more]

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Goodluck Jonathan, (Acting President, Federal Republic of Nigeria) recently had a conversation with the Council on Foreign Relations on his recent official visit to the United States of America. The conversation was presided over by Howard F. Jeter, Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria on April 12, 2010. Video republished by kind permission of ...  [Read more]

The “Sick” Attah Mills still lives while…
Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This is a guest post by Nunya  Akumey-Affizie. Presidents do fall ill all the time. Sometime in 2004, former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, was whisked to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties as he addressed a political rally. Not quite long after that incident, former president of Tanzanian Benjamin Mkapa took ill for several months and even jetted out of his country for medical treatment. The former Zambian leader, ...  [Read more]