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Apple Music faces antitrust scrutiny in NY, Connecticut

The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are investigating Apple Inc’s negotiations with music companies to look for signs of potential antitrust violations. The attorneys general want to know whether music labels colluded or were pressured into favoring Apple’s paid music subscription service, which was released on Monday. Apple launched Apple Music on Monday, a $9.99-a-month streaming music service ... Read More »

Microsoft Mobile offers N3.5m support to young Nigerians

As part of its efforts at empowering consumers to achieve more, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services is set to award N3.5 million to 5 Nigerians with brilliant business ideas in the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM activation campaign tagged ‘From Passion to Empire’, which runs from February 16, 2015 to March 31, 2015. According to the General Manager, Microsoft Mobile ... Read More »

Hackers Steal $1bn From Banks

Kaspersky said Sunday it has uncovered how hackers surreptitiously installed spying software on bank computers, eventually learned how to mimic bank employee workflows and used the knowledge to make transfers into bank accounts they had created for this theft. More than 100 banks were hit, Kaspersky said, and based on the hackers’ practice of stealing between $2.5 million and $10 ... Read More »

NIGCOMSAT Set For Privatisation

The federal government on Thursday confirmed that the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) would soon be privatised. The confirmation came just as winners were announced in the keenly contested Infrastructure Company licence bid, also known as InfraCo licence, that will facilitate further broadband penetration to every nook and cranny of the country. The Minister of Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, ... Read More »

Konga.com Now Most Visited Nigerian Site

One of Nigeria’s largest online shopping sites, Konga.com, has been ranked as the most visited website in Nigeria in the latest Alexa rankings. This puts Konga.com ahead of the widely read Nairaland forum, the Linda Ikeji blog and other e-commerce players in Nigeria today, according to Business Week. Konga is ranked at number 8 on Alexa.com and number 7 on ... Read More »

Improving Your Website Traffic: Buying Pageviews

MaxVisits is one of the most popular websites on the internet where users can buy visitors to their site. Whether you want to buy traffic to increase your Alexa rank, Google analytics, or even to increase your sales (like we did in our tests!) you need a store with real traffic. In this lens, we’ll review MaxVisits.com and tell you ... Read More »

Pirate Bay Mystery Puzzle Unlocked

While everyone knows it’s often used for shady purposes, there’s nothing inherently illegal about the act of torrenting itself. So when BitTorrent juggernaut The Pirate Bay was fully taken down by Swedish police last December after over a decade of occasionally interrupted service, you didn’t necessarily know who to root for. But it looks like the battle is far from ... Read More »

Tesla’s New Automated Robotic Snake Charger

esla Motors is developing a robotic snake arm that would emerge from the wall and connect itself to the battery port on the Model S sedan.  Such an advancement would essentially create a hands-free car charging system for owners of these sleek electric vehicles. CEO and chief product architect, Elon Musk made the announcement, promising a ‘solid metal snake’ that ... Read More »

The USB Cable To End All USB Cables

Look around your house and chances are you that have a least a few devices equipped with Universal Serial Bus (USB) cables. On average, some 3 billion USB ports are shipped each year, by far the most successful type of peripheral connection. In years, though, USB is getting competition and it now trails behind the new Thunderbolt standard both in ... Read More »

India Bans Websites Showing ISIS Content

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issued the ban Wednesday, requiring broadband providers to block access to the sites, according to a government advisory made public by Pranesh Prakash, director of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore. Arvind Gupta, an IT official with India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, tweeted that the banned websites “were carrying Anti India content ... Read More »