On January 9th, 2021, EDequity Global launched the virtual training of youth from across the globe at the Global Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge. The free, online 5-week artificial intelligence (AI) short-course is open to women, underrepresented college/university students and entrepreneurs (ages 18+) to help kickstart their AI journey and the economy. The program is designed to provide beginner-level builders with cloud education, live mentoring/coaching and access to scholarships, apprenticeships, job opportunities, startup accelerators, funding and more. In rapid response to COVID-19, it is […]

In Nigeria, Digify Africa, a non-profit organization with support from Facebook last week graduated another set of 20 young graduates equipped with skills to contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s digital economy. The 20 new graduates, Cohort 6.0, joined the 100 trained graduates from the programme since its inception in 2018. DigifyPRO Initiative of Digify Africa is an eight-week intensive digital skills training programme including paid internship is supported by Facebook. The initiative is geared towards equipping 20 smart youngsters […]

Facebook will begin to limit the number of ads a page can run in February of 2021. Limits will be based on the highest ad spend of a month in the previous year. NG Times will continue to follow the development of this new roll-out. Facebook’s official announcement is here, and the help documentation can be found here. Facebook has announced a new initiative around the number of ads that can be shown by Pages based on their spend size. This new […]

Apple iPhone 12 is seemingly closer to its launch date, keeping in line with the approximate timeline of when Apple launches its iPhones every year. This time, the new iPhones will make for Apple’s first 5G iPhones, and alongside the latest generation connectivity tech inside, the iPhone 12 lineup is also expected to give the iPhones an eagerly awaited redesign. Also expected are four variants of the iPhone 12 instead of three, which are expected to bring four screen sizes ranging from […]

Instagram hashtags is one of the best ways to grow your followers, it can make or break your Instagram strategy. The proper use of hashtags is a strategic and organic way of doing brand awareness, it will get your posts across more people likely to be interested in your products or brand. There has been divergent views regarding where to add the Instagram hashtags, while some have argued that it should go just a little below the post, others are […]

Microsoft had on Sunday confirmed it is holding talks with Chinese-based ByteDance to buy the U.S. operations of its TikTok unit. Microsoft said that its CEO, Satya Nadella, has discussed the situation with President Donald Trump, who has previously threatened to ban the service in the U.S. over security concerns. “Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the president’s concerns,” the company said in a blog post. “It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and […]

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