The e-commerce space in Nigeria just accommodated ‘YANDI’ joining the likes of Jumia, Kaymu, Konga et al. Yandi, the new online shopping platform is set for online retailing in Nigeria come November 25th, 2016. Yandi according to its initiators, represents the phrase YOU AND I (Y-AND-I), with the theme “connecting U and I to everything”. … Continue reading [DIGITAL]#ECOMMERCE: YANDI IS THE NEWEST ONLINE RETAIL STORE IN NIGERIA.
MediaTek has announced its collaboration with Ericsson to make Long-Term Evolution-Advanced features available in mainstream mobile devices. According to MediaTek, the partnership will ensure the affordability of devices that support the LTE-Advanced technology to consumers across the region. The announcement was made at the AfricaCom 2016, Africa’s annual telecoms conference and exhibition for promotion of… Continue reading [BRANDS]#TELCOS: MEDIATEK IS PARTNERING ERICSSON ON ADVANCE LTE TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA.
It’s a special bottle with a built-in camera that, when tilted at 70 degrees, automatically takes a picture and posts it to the user’s Snapchat, as well as Coca-Cola Israel’s Facebook page and Instagram. The special bottle was developed by Gefen Team in Israel for Coca Cola’s big “Summer Love” event in Israel. The same… Continue reading [BRAND GENIUS]#COKESELFIE: COCA-COLA ISRAEL DEVELOPS ‘SELFIE-SNAP’ BOTTLE. TAKE A LOOK:
Via Adweek: In this changing TV landscape, marketers are still unsure how people are seeing their messages, at least until Nielsen completes its total audience measurement rollout in March, but they now have a way to track all visual and verbal mentions of their brands on television. Media measurement company iQ Media has released a… Continue reading [ADVERTISING]#INSIGHT:VIDEO ANALYTICS IS NOW ON TV, IQ MEDIA CAN NOW TRACK EACH TIME A BRAND IS SHOWN OR MENTIONED. TAKE A LOOK:
Leonardo DiCaprio is a stickler for detail when playing the part of a new movie character and it seems like the Hollywood star is just as obsessive when it comes to hotel design. The artists’ renderings for his new resort on a small island off the coast of Belize – slated for opening in 2018… Continue reading [LUXURY]#LIFESTYLE: LEONARDO DICARPRIO’S 104 ACRE PRIVATE ECO-ISLAND RESORT OFF BELIZE. TAKE A LOOK:
Tomisin Jasmin Ogunnubi, a 12 year old pupil of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Oregun, Lagos, under the tutelage of an ICT partnership between the school and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre, has developed an Android mobile tracking application called My Locator. The app helps a user to know his geographic location, view it… Continue reading [SMART KIDS]#TECH: 12 YEAR OLD VIVIAN FOWLER SCHOOL GIRL DEVELOPED A MOBILE APP. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE APP DOES:
Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash. The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said. Nichols said the issue is caused by a connecting pin… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#NEWS: VOLVO IS RECALLING 74,000 UNITS OF ITS’ SEDANS DUE TO FAULTY SEAT BELTS. READ:
GoPro on Tuesday recalled several units of its Karma drone following the discovery that, in a small number of cases, the quadcopters lost power during operation. The camera maker sold approximately 2,500 Karma drones to consumers since October 23. In the recall announcement , GoPro said there have been no related injuries or property damage… Continue reading [FILM MAKING]#TECH: GOPRO RECALLS ITS KARMA DRONES DUE TO FLIGHT FAULTS. READ:
Sony Corp. said its PlayStation Vue streaming TV service will stop carrying all of Viacom Inc.’s channels on Nov. 11 in order to “continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans.” Sony’s head of PlayStation Vue, Dwayne Benefield, said the service will launch AMC Networks Inc.’s part-owned BBC America and NBA TV, and… Continue reading [TELEVISION]#CABLE: SONY IS DROPPING ALL VIACOM CHANNELS FROM ITS VUE/PLAYSTATION PLATFORMS.
Toyota has moved and consolidated its European advertising and media businesses into The & Partnership from Publicis Groupe agencies without a pitch. The & Partnership has been appointed as the lead creative, media and content agency for Toyota Motors Europe and will set up a bespoke integrated network for the brand called &Toyota. The agency… Continue reading [ADVERTISING]#PITCH: TOYOTA IS PITCHING TENT WITH THE & PARTNERSHIP IN EUROPE.
Innoson Group, Nigeria’s foremost indigenous motor manufacturing company has raised the alarm over what it described as sponsored and calculated smear campaign against it and its Executive Chairman, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, by some unscrupulous interest group. In a statement signed by Mr. Cornel Osigwe, Public Relations and Media Manager of Innoson Group, the company said… Continue reading [BRAND WAR]#AUTONEWS: INNOSON MOTORS IS AT WAR WITH GTBANK; LAMENTS BAD PR FROM RIVAL FIRM.
A US court has approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record forcing German carmaker Volkswagen to pay $14.7 billion over the diesel emissions scandal. Under the settlement, Volkswagen (VW) agrees to spend up to $10 billion on buybacks and owner compensation. An additional $4.7 billion will go to programs to offset excess emissions… Continue reading [BRAND]#FAIL: VOLKSWAGEN HAS AGREED TO PAY $14.7 BILLION ON DIESELGATE SCANDAL, FACES ANOTHER €8.2BILLION LAW SUIT FROM INVESTORS!