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Kiss and tell : Vals Game by ChopUP

In the spirit of the valentine’s season, the ChopUp guys decided to make a very simple game where you try to kiss your true love as many times as possible before an interloper gets in-between.

The game is available here

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Support HealthMobile this season on Indiegogo

HealthMobile is an android phone application focused on preventive healthcare solutions for Africa. The app also contains content that allows its usage in the global community feasible. The developers of HealthMobile is NIXIT, a technology start-up based in the city of Calabar in Cross River State Nigeria.

The company has today launched an Indiegogo Trust campaign to raise funds for the coming 2014 year. NIXIT is seeking to use funds raised from the campaign to make HealthMobile available on the Windows, Blackberry and iOS platforms, as well as to create a web server, that would make their content easily available through the web, on all devices.

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Perhaps most importantly though, the company is seeking to fund a ‘Symptom Checker’ app that it says would help users in Africa diagnose accurately between the top three water and air borne diseases in Africa, of which malaria is chief.

You can support this campaign, by visiting their Indiegogo page here. You can make contributions using your local ATM or debit card.

Contact the developers: nixithealthmobile@gmail.com or follow them on different platforms: TumblrFacebookTwitter or call: +2347030951502 for any further inquiries.

A Christmas Opportunity For Tech Entrepreneurs – 88mph

While average people are using the holidays to enjoy family and down time, entrepreneurs just cant seem to sit still.

If you would like something to do, and you’ve got an exciting, scalable mobile or web idea, 88mph would love to hear from you. Applications for the Cape Town 2014 program are still open for the next 7 days.

Apply here for funding with your startup idea.

Merry Christmas.

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BlackBerry Announces Loss And Partnership With Foxconn

BlackBerry Limited today reported financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2013 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated). It also announced it 5 year partnership with Foxconn.

Q3 Results

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was approximately $1.2 billion, down $380 million or 24% from approximately $1.6 billion in the previous quarter and down 56% from $2.7 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2013. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 40% for hardware, 53% for services and 7% for software and other revenue. During the third quarter, the Company recognized hardware revenue on approximately 1.9 million BlackBerry smartphones compared to approximately 3.7 million BlackBerry smartphones in the previous quarter.

Most of the units recognized were BlackBerry 7 devices. During the quarter, approximately 4.3 million BlackBerry smartphones were sold through to end customers, which included shipments made and recognized prior to the third quarter and which reduced the Company’s inventory in channel. Of the BlackBerry smartphones sold through to end customers in the third quarter, approximately 3.2 million were BlackBerry 7 devices.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $3.2 billion as of November 30, 2013, compared to $2.6 billion at the end of the previous quarter. Cash flow used in operations in the third quarter was approximately $77 million. Cash flows provided by financing activities in the third quarter were approximately $991 million, including the proceeds from the issuance of debt. Uses of cash included intangible asset additions of approximately $234 million and capital expenditures of approximately $46 million. Purchase obligations and commitments amounted to approximately $2.1 billion as at November 30, 2013, with purchase orders with contract manufacturers representing approximately $664 million of the total.

BlackBerry Announces Five-Year Strategic Partnership with Foxconn

The Company announced today that it has entered into a five-year strategic partnership with Foxconn, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronic products and components. Under this new relationship, Foxconn will jointly develop and manufacture certain new BlackBerry devices and manage the inventory associated with those devices. The initial focus of the partnership will be a smartphone for Indonesia and other fast-growing markets targeting early 2014.

BlackBerry will own all of its intellectual property and perform product assurance on devices through the Foxconn partnership, as it does currently with all third-party manufacturers.

BlackBerry will focus heavily, via internal development, on market segments where its continuous innovations in secure hardware, software and services remain critical and integral to enterprise and government customers. BlackBerry also intends to drive adoption of its multi-platform BBM, deliver real-time, reliable and secure messaging through its Network Operations Center (NOC), and grow its enterprise mobility and mobile device management business through on-premise and cloud-based solutions for cross-platform devices as well as its own.

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MTN Group To Invest N65Bn Into Africa And Middle East Internet Holding

MTN Group today announced a partnership with Rocket Internet, one of the world’s leading internet incubators, to extend online retail and other essential digital services in the Middle East.

The agreement with Rocket Internet follows a similar partnership, concluded earlier this week, between MTN, Rocket Internet and Millicom International Cellular, to develop internet businesses in Africa through Africa Internet Holding (AIH).

MTN and Rocket Internet will create a joint venture to develop internet businesses in the Middle East, with MTN and Rocket as 50% shareholders in Middle East Internet Holding (MEIH).

Rocket Internet already has a presence in several Middle Eastern countries, and has rolled out a series of high-growth online businesses, including Easytaxi, Lamudi, Namshi and Hellofood.

“The agreement with Rocket marks yet another important milestone in our journey of pursuing digital business adjacencies as one of our key strategic priorities, to drive growth and value for our customers,” said Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group President and CEO.

The partnership brings together Rocket Internet’s expertise in developing successful global internet business models, and MTN’s leadership position and unique knowledge of the local telecom markets.

Commenting on the partnership, co-founder of Rocket Internet, Oliver Samwer said: “I am very confident that the strategic partnership between MTN and Rocket Internet is going to accelerate the online shift in the Middle East. With joint forces, Middle East Internet Holding will develop its already existing ventures even better and will launch new companies even faster and more successfully.”

MTN expects to invest approximately EUR300million over the next two to four years into AIH and MEIH. The investments are subject to regulatory approval, and the two transactions are expected to close during the first and second quarter of 2014 respectively.

“Through MEIH, MTN and Rocket aim to accelerate and further develop the nascent e-commerce market in the Middle East region,” added Dabengwa.

Source – MTN Group Corporate Affairs

Tecno Live Smart Watch & Win Promo

Tecno Mobile recently released a set of smart hi-tech devices popularly known as the Smart Family. The Smart family members include the amazing Phantom AIII, the portable Phantom Pad mini, the unique M7, the solid P5, the beautiful M5, and the super-fast Phantom A+. These devices are the latest in town and have caught the eye of every lover of technology, keeping everyone talking about Tecno Mobile.

The demand for the members of the Smart Family has been outstanding and has taken a large market share barely weeks after release. In addition to the massive success of the brand, Tecno Mobile has enjoyed a massive growth online and enjoys one of the highest Facebook interaction rates in the country.

To reward its loyal fans, Tecno mobile launched a watch & win promo which requires the participants to watch a series of videos and answer a few questions from what they watched under a very free and fair system. Participants have the opportunity to monitor their progress against others’ by viewing the leader board from time to time. The promo is open to everyone and all participants in this promo stand a chance to win BIG this season.

To WIN BIG on the Tecno Watch & Win Promo, visit tecnolivesmart.com and watch the animated videos. After watching the released episode, take the quiz which is centred on the video you just watched. Each released video comes with its own quiz; therefore you can take part in the quiz simply by watching the videos, sharing with your friends and taking the quiz.

The quiz has 5 questions which carry 2 points each; therefore there is a maximum of 10 points to be earned. In addition, you can earn more points by taking a survey and sharing with friends. You earn 5 bonus points when you complete a survey, 1 bonus point when you share the video and additional points when your friends click your shared link. The more you share, the more your friends click the links, the more bonus points you earn. WINNING BIG has never been easy and fun. Join the league of people who enjoy the unique animated videos.

Be cool…Be informed and #LiveSmart.

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Nokia Wins Most Innovative Smartphone At The 2013 African Product Awards

Country Director, Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology, Ambassador Moses Essien explains that in a research conducted amongst various mobile phones using the parameters of “product high quality, value creation, track record and efficacy; product availability, affordability, acceptability and reliability; conformity with global quality for a good smart mobile phone brand; compliance with government regulatory laws and guidelines” amongst others, Nokia outperformed its competitors.

Speaking on this, Managing Director, Nokia West and Central Africa, Nick Imudia, said “It is an honor receiving such award. We are happy to know that our customers appreciate our products and acknowledge the value that it brings to them. It has been an interesting year, winning awards, which show that we are living up to our promise of providing our customers with innovative mobile products that connect them to what matters most. Nokia is well known for its ability to produce cool, colorful, trendy, affordable and most importantly, reliable devices to its numerous customers in Nigeria and beyond, we thank Nigerians for their patronage of the Nokia brand.”

The African Product Forum is an annual event organized to contribute to the expansion and increment of knowledge with the aim of encouraging businesses through sponsorship of trainings, seminars and public enlightenments in respect of product development. The 2013 edition of the forum held with notable guests and experts from various fields present to impact knowledge to business owners and potential entrepreneurs while also featuring product exhibitions, music and dance.

Earlier in 2013, Nokia received two awards namely the Coolest Phone Brand Award at the maiden edition of The Businessday Generation Next Survey Awards and Mobile Phone Brand of the Year Award at the 2013 Marketing World Awards.

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ESKIMI Partners With NOKIA Nigeria To Launch New App

ESKIMI, one of the largest social media and entertainment platforms counting 14 million members, partnered with NOKIA to launch a new Eskimi app for Asha device range. The new application can now be downloaded from Nokia Store.

Mr. Povilas Skrebutenas, Head of Product from Eskimi says: “The new application will have an improved instant chat experience and new friend matching functionality. This will make it easier to connect with your friends every day and also constantly find new friends to have fun. NOKIA is a dominant device our users use to access Eskimi and we are very happy to release this new application to even more improve the experience for our Nokia consumers”.

Mr. Emmanuel Oluwatosin, Partner Manager, Nokia West and Central Africa, says: “It’s great to have Eskimi on board of Nokia store. Eskimi has taken Nigerian market by storm and we want our customers to have all the local and relevant content through the application store. Exclusively on the new Nokia app, new Eskimi users who will start to use the app, will get Eskimi coins as a gift from Nokia”.

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The new application will also have an Eskimi Ask function, where people can communicate to each other through questions. It was a very popular on other platforms, therefore was included on the new app.

Mr. Vytas Paukstys, Eskimi CEO says: “Our new Nokia application is also a part of our strategy to offer affordable social media services to users in Africa. They will not only have more fun with the new NOKIA app, but will also save data costs. As part of the same strategy, ESKIMI has also recently partnered with MTN in Nigeria to launch a data bundle that allows users to browse Eskimi cheaper”.

Are You Ready To #GoSolo?

On November 22nd, SOLO launched its brand with a bang into the Nigerian market. The company is, “a global device manufacturing company with a mission to develop and market affordable smartphones combined with THE best entertainment and consumer experience to emerging market consumers starting right here, in Nigeria.”

The SOLO team has launched two devices into the market, the SOLO S350 which is currently available for sale for N18,500 and the SOLO S450, which will arrive in the markets soon.

SOLO believes that it has, hands down, put together the best consumer experience in the Nigerian market today: the purchase of a SOLO device allows for unlimited streaming and downloading of up to 20 million local and international songs for the life of the device and has partnered with leading operators to offer consumers amazing FREE data bundles to complete the experience–some are even offering up to 500MB/month for 12 months, FREE!!!*

IYANYA has signed on to SOLO as their Brand ambassador–as long as you have a SOLO device, you always have FREE music….so you can stream or download Iyanya’s album and your choice of other Nigerian and International songs from SOLO’s up to 20 million song catalog for FREE!

Buy your SOLO smartphone now with FREE Music + FREE Data for up to 12 months.

The SOLO S350 comes with a 3.5 ” HVGA and runs on the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It has 4GB of internal memory (512 MB RAM) and an expandable 8GB SD card and a 3MP camera. The SOLO S450 will come fully loaded with even more features–a 4.5’ FWVGA IPS display, 16GB eMMC ROM and 1GB RAM and a 5MP Main + VGA Front camera.

SOLO devices come ready to go, right out of the box, with all of your favourite apps pre-installed: BBM, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & more!

Are you ready to #GoSolo?

Follow SOLO on Twitter @SOLO_Phone and on Facebook at SOLOPhone. For more information, visit their website at gosolo.ng

*(minimum monthly recharge conditions may apply)

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