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Apple remains the BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand for 2013, worth $185 billion. Apple grew just +1% in the last year compared to a +51% growth for its closest competitor, Samsung, which is now no.30 in the global ranking with a brand value of $21 billion.
Google is also a serious challenger for the no.1 spot, reversing last year’s decline to grow +5% in brand value this year. The brand is no.2 in the ranking with a value of $114 billion. IBM is no.3 in the ranking with a brand value of $112 billion.
World’s largest video sharing platform, YouTube turns eight this week with a record 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. The portal was developed in 2005 by three American techies Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim and later acquired by Internet giant Google a year later.
Kenya and Uganda are the only East African states that have a dedicated YouTube country channel that was launched in 2011 to encourage users to load local video content.
BuyCommonThings.com, Nigeria’s foremost online retailer is partnering with leading consumer goods company – Procter & Gamble Nigeria. This partnership is aimed at making P&G’s products easily accessible to consumers on BuyCommonThings.com’s very convenient online retail platform.
Dr. Olumide Olusanya, Chief Execution Officer for BuyCommonThings.com, in a statement disclosed that the partnership was a natural fit as online retailing is set to play a critical role in the future of the FMCG industry in Nigeria. This is due to the ease with which consumers can procure their essential FMCG products through platforms such as BuyCommonThings.com.
BlackBerry yesterday unveiled BlackBerry Enterprise Instant Messaging (Enterprise IM) 3.0, a free update of the company’s enterprise instant messaging solution, enabling customers with BlackBerry 10 smartphones to securely communicate over Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Communication Server or IBM Lotus Sametime.
BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 works with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1, BlackBerry’s multi-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, and BlackBerry 10 smartphones to protect Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Communication Server or IBM Lotus Sametime communications by encrypting data from end-to-end. It optimizes communications and collaboration allowing enterprise customers to be more productive while mobile. The client app supports presence, real-time one-to-one and multi-party instant messaging, the ability for a user to update their profile and change their status, as well as to instantly switch from a text chat to a voice call. Messages are integrated within the BlackBerry Hub for convenience, and the solution supports the separation of enterprise IMs from personal apps and content with BlackBerry Balance™.
“To be competitive in today’s fast-paced marketplace, you need to enable your workers with tools that let them collaborate in real time,” said Frank Cotter, Vice President, Mobile Computing at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 mobilizes enterprise IM communications in a secure, manageable way through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1, while making it easy and convenient for end users to collaborate while on the go.”
“Mobility and real-time demands have dramatically changed how workers communicate and have pushed the adoption of a variety and often disparate collaboration mechanisms,” said Kevin Burden, Director, Mobility, Strategy Analytics. “Today’s mobile worker requires a flexible solution that gives them access to various systems allowing them to be more timely and responsive to their co-workers, which is the principal of BlackBerry Enterprise IM.”
BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 is available now at no charge for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones and can be downloaded at: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D47BF0AF618A3523A226ED7CADA85CE3
It supports Microsoft Lync 2010 and 2013, Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 and IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5 and 8.5.2.
For more information, please visit www.blackberry.com/EnterpriseIM
To give developers in Africa the opportunity to create applications that suite the trending and emerging social media landscape, Yookos a social network site that focuses on providing users the best platform to connect, share and interact has launched their Application Programming Interface (API) at the World Mobile Web West Africa 2013 Conference in Lagos.
The announcement was made during the company’s presentation to key industry leaders as well as various sponsors from every part of the continent.