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Here are five ( 5 ) quick facts about the International Day of Girls in ICT:
The International Day of Girls in ICT was founded on April 8, 2011.
It is celebrated every fourth Thursday of April.
The day came into being after the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), adoption of Resolution 70 at its Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2010.
Resolution 70 called for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women through international communication technologies
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Twitter Inc. has officially accepted Elon Musk's bid to take over the company for a sum of $44 billion dollars, which would give control over the social-media network to the World Richest Billionaire, where he is also among its most influential users.
In celebration of this remarkable achievement he shared a tweet that read " Free Speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
I also want to make Twitter better then ever by enhancing the product with new features, Making the algorithm open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots and authenticating all humans.
Twitter has tremendous potential - I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."
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These are the list of the most recent news-making headlines in the Liberian tech sector :
On March 24, 2022, at the Mamba Point Hotel Lonestar Cell MTN launched its Momo pay API that allows businesses to connect their web applications to mobile money instantly.
Luther Jeke of iCampus Liberia joined others at the Orange Digital center in Tunis on March 26, 2022, to learn cutting-edge skills that will be shared with the next generation of Liberian innovators through the Orange Digital Center in Sinkor.
Orange Liberia launched the application for its 2022 Orange Social Venture price which aims to award the best innovative and socially responsible business project in Africa and the Middle East.
On April 4, 2022, Mobile Payment service eWallie partnered with the Monrovia City Corporation to allow citizens to make Tax Payment via their fintech mobile app.
In an effort to extend its services across Liberia, TipMe Liberia officially launched two new offices in B**g & Nimba Counties yesterday, April 5, 2022.
Topdraw IT is an IT Services Company founded by Mr. Abdoul Conde to build technology products that support people, systems, and society competitively and affordably.
After graduating from the African Methodist Episcopal Univesity, Mr. Conde fled Liberia and traveled to Thailand due to the civil unrest at the time. Being zealous with his ambition to achieve greatness, he acquired his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bangkok-based Siam University.
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We will like to congratulate Liberian Tech Entrepreneur Charles G. Kpan of CYGEC It Solutions for graduating from the BlueCrest University College Liberia with honor and distinction.
Since the launch of Mobile Money in Liberia, it's the first time in history that Lonestar Cell Mtn subscribers will be allowed to exchange US dollars for Liberian dollars.
This comes in the wake of constant constrain for MTN users to withdraw funds from their USD account due to the company's limited USD agent kiosk, Many customers have been turned down by a lot of MTN Agents on the basis that they don't deal with USD.
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Join us as we recognize the birth anniversary of our first President Joseph Jenkins Robert.
Sweatcoin is an app that rewards you for outdoor physical activity especially walking.
It is an app for iPhone and Android that tracks the outdoor steps you make throughout the day and pays you, you can redeem your price for rewards in the Marketplace, donate, or even bid for items.
Sweatcoin is the only of its kind; no other fitness app can reward physical exercise with free gifts!
Download the app here: https://bit.ly/3CCv8Oc
My Waitlist is a female lead startup that eliminates the inconvenience of queuing by allowing businesses to move thier waiting rooms online through its web-based platform.
My Waitlist CEO Hartina Cleon said during the Launched event that the startup goal is to allow businesses to efficiently and easily manage thier queue thus avoiding crowdedness.
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Tech companies have responded to the crisis in Ukraine in several ways, including cracking down on misinformation. For instance, they have gone as far as reducing the online presence of Russian state-owned media outlets like RT News and Sputnik News.
Both Twitter and Google blocked ad revenue to Russian-backed state media outlets. Additionally, Google has increased security measures for Ukrainian users and websites through the build-out of its Project Shield campaign. Additionally, Apple and Microsoft both pressed pause on new product sales in Russia, and Oracle and SAP have suspended operations.
“Like the rest of the world, we are horrified, angered, and saddened by the images and news coming from the war in Ukraine and condemn this unjustified, unprovoked and unlawful invasion by Russia,” said Brad Smith,
Microsoft president, and vice-chair, in a recent statement.
On this International Women's Day, We are spotlighting Aissata Bellé a Liberian that is using her talent and experience doing filmmaking in the US to empower other young Liberians through her Non-profit "Society of Unity". She is also an advocate for social change and has recently helped 20 Liberian Students in Ukraine to get support and travel to neighboring European countries.
Based in the US and Liberia, The Society of Unity is bringing change in local communities by using technology to capture and bring awareness with visual activism.
The institution Clara Town branch known as Creative world Art Space currently has 120 students that are being taught Filmmaking and Journalism.
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For many years, a lot of Liberians have envisioned advancing their career in technology but they are always caught with the shocking costs of taking on a career in tech within Liberia.
The are many students that drop out of tech institutions regularly on the basis of not being able to afford the college cost since a lot of families have low incomes
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Liberia’s internet pe*******on rate stood at 22.0 percent of the total population at the start of 2022.
Kepios analysis indicates that internet users in Liberia increased by 27 thousand (+2.4 percent) between 2021 and 2022.
View the full story at https://techxy.blog/2022/02/25/new-data-shows-liberias-internet-users-hit-1-15m/
The internet can be use for a lot of propose ranging from the bad to good but this Liberian by the name of Joe decided to make the motherland proud by doing good.
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TipMe Liberia and BnB Liberia new partnership promise to change the face of remittance business in Liberia, with the integration of Tipme into the BnB Mobile Cash App, that now enables a swift, safe, and convenient collection of cash from MoneyGram, Ria, Western Union, World Remit, and other remittance products into a Tipme customer account.
This means that Tipme’s existing and prospective customers, can now receive money directly from their BnB Cash App and transfer it immediately into their Tipme account, in just a few minutes.
Read the full story at https://techxy.blog/2022/02/17/tipme-launch-partnership-with-bnb-to-ease-remittance/
Julateh Mulbah is a practicing Data Scientist. She began her career as a program officer at Mercy Corps Liberia Light up Liberia program. During her time at Mercy Corps, she worked with vocational institutions in Liberia, where she helped with the development of the first Solar Energy curriculum in Liberia.
Read more at https://techxy.blog/2022/02/15/meet-the-liberian-using-data-science-to-solve-educational-problems-in-liberia/
February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This U.N.-designated day aims to accelerate gender equity and improve access to and participation in science for women and girls.
While the last few decades have produced many efforts to inspire women and girls to engage in science, a gender gap remains.
Women represent only 33% of researchers. They receive smaller research grants than their male colleagues. They tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers, and are less likely to have their work published in high-profile scientific journals.
Read full story at https://techxy.blog/2022/02/11/11-february-international-day-of-women-in-science/
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We feel safe and protected because we have our armed forces who are always on duty. Let’s show our support for all their hard work.
Happy 65th Armed Forces Flag Day Liberia !
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Shares of Facebook parent Meta closed down more than 26% Thursday after the company forecasted weaker-than-expected revenue growth in the next quarter. It also said it’s taking a big hit from Apple’s privacy changes, and showed the first quarterly decline in daily active users on record. Last year Apple brought in its App Tracking Transparency policy. It lets people choose whether or not they want to be tracked around the internet by companies, like Meta, who can then sell that information to advertisers. That is a major problem for Facebook, because finding information out about you and selling it to advertisers is exactly how it makes money.
The stock finished with its biggest one-day drop ever, ahead of the 19% plummet it saw in July 2018. Thursday’s drop shaved more than $230 billion from its market cap, bringing it to about $660 billion.
The slump in stock price has sent Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth tumbling by nearly $30bn. Even after that drop, Mr Zuckerberg has an estimated net worth of almost $90bn, which means he is still one of the richest people in the world.
Facebook’s earnings and user numbers for the fourth quarter fell short of expectations, and its quarterly revenue guidance range came in below consensus as well. Facebook is now seen by many in Silicon Valley as a poisonous brand. It's certainly not a cool place to work in the same way it was say ten years ago.
That makes attracting talents more difficult.
Meta has some serious problems going forward. This milestone could be just the beginning.
TRIBE Liberia has launched its pre- entrepreneurial academy, RE-Novate, in an effort to integrate and teach entrepreneurship in secondary schools in Liberia, thereby creating and nurturing an ecosystem of young entrepreneurs.
RE-Novate is TRIBE’s novel approach to improving learning outcomes for secondary school students in Liberia. Acumen, and non-profitable organization has invested $50,000 in RE-Novate .
The program, which is in its pilot phase, is being tested at three private secondary schools in Monrovia and Paynesville. The partner schools include B.W. Harris Episcopal High School, ELWA Academy, and Revelation SDA High School.
Results from the pilot will inform RE-Novate’s scalability and expansion. It runs in Sequence with the academic calendar as laid out by the Ministry of Education. The pilot phase is recruiting and working with 50 students from the partner schools. Students wanting to be chosen will go through a accurate application process and demonstrate their socio-emotional growth, strong character, and cognitive abilities.
Acquoi, CEO of TRIBE, said: "My life’s turning point came right before I graduated high school when I was introduced to fundamental real-world skills to think, solve problems and learn how to learn. It was not part of my school’s core curriculum. At TRIBE, we argue strongly that these skills are essential to thrive in the workforce, and they are tenets of entrepreneurship. Therefore, we believe that every student should be an entrepreneur. Our promise is to deliver a model that makes this possible".
Liberia’s state-owned mobile provider Liberia Telecommunications Corporation / LIBTELCO, have now rebranded to operate as LTC Mobile (Liberia Telecommunications Corporation Mobile).
The LIBTELCO/LTC Mobile management said the rebrand will allow them to “provide world-class telecommunications products and services at cheaper, affordable prices for all Liberians that will enable growth of various sectors, such as education, healthcare, banking, energy and serving the masses, at large, for a sustainable economic growth of our society.”
Speaking yesterday at the launched of LTC Mobile GSM service , President Weah said " The launch of this LTC Mobile service today represents one of the most important steps my administration has taken to enhance economic growth through the creation of jobs , it can also increase revenue generation and important service delivery to our people ".
In a communication to the public, the LTC Mobile management has emphasized that it aims to complement existing providers Lonestar Cell-MTN and Orange Liberia rather than seeking to replace either of them.
TeleGeography reports that LIBTELCO’s remit was expanded to include GSM in August 2020, after Liberia’s House of Representatives voted to amend the Telecommunications Act of 2007.
After receiving approval from the country’s Senate, the operator’s licence was formally issued in November 2020.
. LIBERIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION Libtelco
Social media users whose posts draw large audiences help platforms from YouTube to TikTok and Instagram generate revenue, so social networks via to be their preferred stages.
Instagram will let some content creators in the United States charge subscriptions to fans, allowing popular users to make steady money, as the platform competes for online stars.
We don't know how soon before this feature is enabled globally but this will create a very big revenue generation for creators on the platform including our Liberian influencers.
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said, " A small number of Instagram content creators in the United States will take part in a subscription test-launching this week, Over time, we hope to expand these features because subscriptions must be integrated throughout the entire Instagram experience, the selected creators will be able to sell subscriptions for access to exclusive content, including live streams".
Meta-owned Instagram believes creators should "own their relationship with subscribers," so it is also working on ways for them to be able to take their lists of paying fans to apps built by other companies, Mosseri added.
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