Mobile Phones

  • How Mobile Internet affects Doing Business in Nigeria

    With sub-US$50 smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business.Read More »

  • Alibaba's Selfie-Powered Payment Transactions Service

    This week, Alibaba founder Jack Ma spoke at the CeBit conference in Hanover, Germany and demonstrated a new service called "Smile to Pay" that would give consumers a password-free way to shop online. It is a Selfie-Powered payment transactions service. Which means, the service would allow users to make a purchase from their mobile phone, then require them to snap a selfie to authenticate the purchase using Alibaba's facial recognition technology.Read More »

  • Mobile Phone Services for Early Flood Warning

    Early flood warnings cannot be effective unless they are received, understood and responded to by the end users. This project used mobile services (Voice Message Broadcasting) to improve the communication of flood warnings from national to community level in a fast and effective manner during the 2014 floods in Sirajganj, a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division.Read More »

  • Life Lesson from Charging Mobile Phones


    You see, mobile phones are very useful but they become very useless when their batteries are not charged at all. Mobile phones are well built with all the features and functionality that will make it work any day and at any time. But the thing is, mobile phones was not built to function without a battery. Maybe in the future, there would be mobile phones without batteries or mobile phones that needs not to be charged at all.Read More »

  • Eradicating Malaria through the Use of Mobile Phones

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 25 is the World Malaria Day 2014 themed "Invest in the future. Defeat Malaria". Every 45 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria, according to Nigeria's Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Chinedu Chukwu. The situation is getting worse, following the high resistance to modern day vaccines by the malaria scourge, especially in Africa.Read More »


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