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Microsoft upskills 82 Nigerian start-ups 

Eighty two Nigerian start-ups have grown their ventures, just as 800,000 Africans have been upskilled by 4Afrika, a Microsoft initiative, since the past five years.

The 4Africa initiative further launched 15 TV white spaces connectivity pilots, brought over 500,000 Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, online.

The programme’s focal point is to accelerate Africa’s economic development and improve its global competitiveness.

Launched in February 2013, with intent to move Africa’s digital transformation forward, 4Afrika has empowered people across the continent, while giving them the tools to turn great Speaking at a media chat with some of the Nigerian beneficiaries of the 4Africa initiative, at Microsoft office, Victoria Island , Lagos, Microsoft 4Afrika’s Innovation Lead, Djiba Diallo, stated that Start-ups are very dear to Microsoft’s heart.

The beneficiaries are: MAX, a technology company that connects businesses and consumers to safe motorcycle taxis on-demand – in an area notorious of difficult transport and traffic congestion.

Riby and Flutterwave, both startups promoting financial inclusion and participation through their digital payment services.

Diallo affirmed that they are engaged to understand the challenges that the start-ups encounter and support them to bridge some of these gaps.

Microsoft’s 4Afrika programme provides grants, upskilling workers, educating people, mentoring and training start-ups and NGOs, and working with African businesses on the ground to support them.

According to him, through deliberate skills transfer and access to cloud services, startups can innovate and compete on a global scale.

He affirmed that a thriving start-up culture can have a tangible, immediate economic impact also, particularly those in the technology, mobile, and digital transformation fields.

Diallo also said that It is estimated that just a 25% increase in country-level ICT investment can grow GDP by 1%.And by 2020, researchers believe the mobile industry in sub-Saharan Africa will generate around 8% of GDP and support 2.7 million jobs.

“We have seen first-hand the transformative power of technical skills transfer, mentorship, funding, innovation, and access. For the past five years, Microsoft’s 4Afrika programme has invested time and money into the digital transformation of Africa –providing grants, upskilling workers, educating people, mentoring and training startups and NGOs, and working with African businesses on the ground to support them in their endeavours, he said

“Our close relationships with start-ups has influenced how we have engaged with them – they have learnt from us, and we have learnt from them, fine tuning the guidance and support that we have offered and continue to offer over time. We understand startups; and their successes have underlined our belief in the need to focus energies here. This is a beneficial relationship for all, and one that also unlocks several significant benefits on a micro and macro level.

“Startups provide employment and purpose for an individual or small group, and this often ripples into broader employment as the start-up grows. The ability for a start-up to scale up is critical as it plays a pivotal role in providing employment opportunities and subsequently enhancing economic growth.

He added : “The employment potential created through this is enormous. In the United States in 2015, for example, startup firms created 2.5 million new jobs. In Africa’s emerging markets, the 2017 Venture Finance in Africa report found that the average number of jobs per new company was seven.

“ Multiplied by thousands of startups, across the continent, this is a significant source of meaningful income and employment. In fact, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for 80% of Africa’s employment.

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Welcome to the big Screens! Apple launches iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max in Nigeria

Apple, the world’s leading smartphone maker, on Friday, launched iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max in Nigeria at the Villa Medici, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Popularly referred to as ‘The Big Screens’, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are Apple’s most recent products right after the iPhone X and iPhone 8 plus. It is a worthy upgrade to the iPhone X with a handful of remarkable improvements.

Sivadoss Vijayakumar, Regional Head, West Africa Operations, Redington, spoke on the need for continued innovation and unique additions in creating devices that cater to the demands of users through applicative and emotive value.

“It has been a commendable journey for Apple in Nigeria and last year, iPhone X was a game changer for us all. Year by year, Redington is going strong and is continually committed to making this relationship stronger with your continuous support and trust,” he said.

This year marks the largest displays ever included on iPhones, with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max each featuring 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina displays with custom-built OLED panels that provide the industry’s best colour accuracy, true blacks, and remarkable brightness. The devices also offer True Tone technology, which uses an ambient light sensor to adjust the white balance of the display to match the ambient lighting in any room.

The iPhone Xs and Xs Max come with unrivalled technology as Apple looks to further cement its place as the leader in mobile device manufacturing.

See below the iPhone Xs key specs and features;

• 5.8-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR

• IP68 dust and water resistant (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes)

• 12MP dual cameras with dual OIS and 7MP TrueDepth front camera—Portrait mode,

Portrait Lighting, Depth Control, and Smart HDR

• Face ID for secure authentication

• A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine

• Wireless charging—works with Qi chargers

• iOS 12 with Memoji, Screen Time, and Group FaceTime

iPhone Xs Max key specs and features;

• 6.5-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR

• IP68 dust and water resistant (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes)

• 12MP dual cameras with dual OIS and 7MP TrueDepth front camera—Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control, and Smart HDR

• Face ID for secure authentication

• A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine

• Wireless charging—works with Qi chargers

• iOS 12 with Memoji, Screen Time, and Group FaceTime

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HOW TO GET 1.2GB FROM MTN WITH #150 For A Month

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