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Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Stock Android 4.4 Update Available For Manual Download

[divider]The Google Play Edition variants of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One were released earlier this year, they were said to offer the “Nexus” experience. What this basically means is that both devices run vanilla Android OS and will receive the latest Android updates earlier than the other variants. With Android 4.4 KitKat first being rolled out for Nexus devices and then the Moto X, owners of the Google Play Edition devices had to wait a bit longer than originally anticipated. The update has now been rolled out over-the-air, but…

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BLACKBERRY LAUNCHES ITS OWN SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK!! BBM CHANNELS

Popular Smartphone makers , BlackBerry have taken a step into the world of social networking , with the launch on Wednesday of its own social network , called BBM Channels . BBM Channels , is something like the Twitter service, which allows users to follow people , celebrities , companies and other entities and receive updates and images from them . Subscribing to a Channel will let users join conversations with people who share their interests . Users can also create a BBM Channel profile and build a following of…

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Economy Technology 

Mobile phones and electronics in Nigeria: TVs, iPhones and iPads among the items most sold and bought online.

The popularity of peer-to-peer services has recently switched from computer networks to people, with apps and websites allowing users to receive services such as accommodation and traffic tips or purchase items such as clothes, electronic devices and cars not from professional service providers and shops but from other users. Users are the main characters of this “peer-to-peer economy”, and led to the extreme success of sites such as Airbnb, CourchSurfing, Waze – recently purchased by Google – and the Nigeria peer-2-peer shopping site TradeStable, on which thousands of users buy…

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Education 

THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION ON YOUR LIFE

You have probably been wondering about the “Impact of Education in your Life” and if it is important in helping you to succeed in life. In addition, if it is important, you want to know why it is so important. Well, many job seekers and readers usually want to know the reasons that make education important with regard to their careers. Some people are also looking for answers as to the ways in which education can affect the overall quality of their lives in addition to the effect that it has in their careers. Many employers may not even consider…

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Africa 

Black People with Blue Eyes: Natural Phenomenon or Genetic Mutation?

Frank Sinatra’s were legendary, Paul Newman’s melted a million hearts while Cameron Diaz’s dazzle in modern Hollywood. However, it’s generally believed that black people do not possess blue eyes. These striking eyes have always been associated with the Caucasians. However there is a small percentage of African people born with bright cerulean-blue eyes. Actress Vanessa WIlliams and actor Michael Healey are well known personalities with blue eyes. So why do some few black people have ‘blue eyes’? One answer, according to scientists, is attributed to genetic mutation or Waardenburg syndrome…

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From drug dealer to global social entrepreneur: Craig Ross shares his story

Craig Ross grew up on the Cape Flats in Cape Town, in an area notorious for crime and gangsterism. For more than eight years of his life he was part of the American Gang where he dealt drugs to members of his community. However, in 2007 he went to a rehabilitation clinic where, as part of his recovery programme, he did a social media course. Today, Ross has turned his life around and can be described as an international tech and social entrepreneur. Ross is currently the innovations manager of…

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UK finance group invests $18.1m in agribusiness in the DRC

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has announced a US$18.1m investment into Feronia, an agricultural production and processing business focused on palm oil plantations and arable farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The investment, which enabled a total capital raise of $28.6m, will support the ongoing rehabilitation of an existing 102-year- old plantation business that provides over 3,500 direct jobs. When the plantations were acquired by Feronia in 2009, they were in a state of distress due to severe under-investment during the civil conflict in the DRC ….

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Africa Business Economy 

Chinese Developer To Build ‘New York’ In South Africa

Hong Kong -listed Shanghai Zendai Property Ltd. has revealed plans to transform Modderfontein, a suburb in eastern Johannesburg, South Africa into the “New York of Africa”, with an R80 billion ($7.8 billion) investment over the next 15 years. According to the company’s Chairman, Dai Zhikang, the Chinese developer will partner with other real estate developers to build a financial hub with as many as 35,000 houses, an educational centre and a sport stadium in the 1,600 hectares (3,950 acres) of land it purchased from explosives and chemicals group, AECI Ltd. Shanghai Zendai…

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China’s Huawei holds 2013 North Africa Strategic Cooperation Forum in Ethiopia

China’s Huawei, one of global leading ICT solution providers, on Wednesdayconvened its North Africa Strategic Cooperation Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The forum was held for the first time outside Cairo, the headquarters of Huawei in North Africa, with the theme “Collaboration to Win Customer Success.” Ethiopian government officials and Chinese diplomats as well as more than 100 top-level management team members from around 60 international sub-contractors attended the forum at Sheraton International Hotel in Addis Ababa. Having established its regional headquarters in Cairo, Egypt about 13 years ago, Huawei North…

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BEFORE ALEK WEK, NAOMI CAMPBELL OR LIYA KEBEDE, THERE WAS DONYALE LUNA

It’s been almost 50 years since the first black supermodel stormed the fashion world. Donyale Luna achieved the elusive supermodel status after she landed the prestigious cover of British Vogue in 1966. The New York Times described Luna as “a stunning Negro model whose face had the hauteur and feline grace of Nefertiti,” and her queenliness reigned as the premiere model of her time.   At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Luna was the personification of integration. After being discovered in Detroit by famed photographer David McCabe, Luna…

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