‘Nigerian mobile money transactions to hit N151bn by 2015’

Total mobile money transactions in Nigeria are forecast to grow from N228 million in 2012 to N151 billion by the end of 2015, according to statistics released by the country’s government. read more

2013 the year of the ‘phablet’

“We expect 2013 to be the year of the phablet,” said Neil Mawston, UK-based executive director of Strategy Analytics’ global wireless practice. While Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has blazed a trail with its once-mocked Galaxy Note devices, now other manufacturers are scurrying to catch up. more

The Year of the Mobile Internet Revolution

or those who were living under a rock during the past few weeks, online sales are skyrocketing this holiday season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone represent the No. 1 and No. 3 all-time highest days for online sales, totaling a combined $3.28 billion, according to Adobe’s Digital Index. To put that into perspective, it’s more than the annual profits of Coca-Cola, Xerox, Radioshack, CBS, Southwest Airlines, JC Penny, and Petsmart — combined. read more

Smartphones: Major top targets for cyber attacks

Hackers at a notorious Def Con gathering that ends here Sunday have come up with ways to reach into digital wallets. Smartphones at the heart of modern lifestyles are becoming top targets for cyber attacks, according to security specialists and hackers who flocked to Las Vegas this week for back-to-back Def Con and Black Hat conferences. read more