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How Technology Is Improving Financial Inclusion

One-fifth of the world’s population are unbanked. Historically, it hasn’t been economically viable to provide financial services for these individuals, as they didn’t meet the minimum profitable threshold for most financial institutions. A number of reasons have combined to produce this situation, not just in developing economies but also in developed ones such as the




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Putin Takes Inaugural Ride In Russian-Made Limousine

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin traveled to his inauguration on Monday for a new six-year term in a Russian-made limousine, ditching his old stretch Mercedes to send a patriotic message of self-sufficiency amid increased tensions with the West. Putin, in power since 2000, wants Russia to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a




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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Edition 1 breaks cover at Nurburgring 24h

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe isn’t even on sale in America yet, and already the wunderkinder at the Mercedes marketing department are cooking up special editions to excite and titillate us. Enter the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Edition 1. The Edition 1 package features a number of aesthetic changes — one might say upgrades




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Facebook Hopes To Write The Security ‘Playbook’ For Others To Follow

It was only back in March that Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, was rumored to be leaving the company after reportedly clashing with other execs over its disclosure of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. But, that clearly never happened (though he did say his role “changed”), and Facebook has been dealing




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NCS Urges Workers To Adapt, Drive Change In Digital Era

THE Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) on Tuesday urged workers to be willing to learn and constantly adapt and drive change in the digital era. Dr Jide Awe, Chairman, Conferences Committee, NCS made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Awe said that the nature and world of work




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Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California’s most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities have said the DNA tied former police officer Joseph James




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Consumers will soon expect digital technology to operate on human terms – Ericsson

A multinational networking and telecommunications company, Ericsson, has predicted that consumers would soon expect digital technology to increasingly operate on human terms. In a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, Ericsson said that body language, facial expressions and intonation would augment voice and touch to control consumer interaction with technology devices. The News Agency of Nigeria




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Google Go launches in Nigeria

Poised to incessantly give users a faster and lighter way to search and access the internet, Google has launched Google Go in Nigeria and 29 other countries in Africa. According to Google, the application is designed to solve existing problems faced by 73% of smart phone users who use devices with low memory space and




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Nigeria’s emerging ICT industry is ripe for recognition and investment

By Frank Tomori The upcoming US-Nigeria Investment Summit offers an opportunity for Nigerian politicians, business leaders and diplomats to highlight the investment potentials in the country’s emerging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. In recent years, ICT has become one of the most vibrant industries in Nigeria, and the reason is not farfetched. According to




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