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How FG Delegation To Silicon Valley Benefited Nigerian Startups – Osinbajo
Politics

How FG Delegation To Silicon Valley Benefited Nigerian Startups – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has outlined how is trip to the Silicon Valley in the United States has benefitted Nigerian start-ups, some of whom have gotten funds to grow their business. Osinbajo disclosed this milestone when he spoke on the Fire Side Chat with Nick Clegg, Facebook VP of Policy and Communication, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He explained that there have been active partnerships between Nigerian start-ups and some US tech firms, assuring Nigerians that more investment is expected to pour in. “Both tours were extremely successful. At the Silicon Valley, Nigerian start-ups got a chance to pitch their products to tech sector investors, that was very good, in fact before we left Silicon Valley, one of our venture platforms was able to sign ...
Photos of Lady Gaga’s Tummy Sparks Pregnancy Speculations
Celebs

Photos of Lady Gaga’s Tummy Sparks Pregnancy Speculations

There are speculations Lady Gaga is pregnant after she was pictured with a slightly rounder tummy. The singer is dating Silicon Valley socialite Michael Polansky and there have been rumours that she is trying to get pregnant. A few months ago, a source close to Lady Gaga told Radar Online that the star had baby fever, but apparently doesn’t want to wait around for a man. “She had an epiphany in the hospital, after she and a fan fell off stage in Las Vegas,” the source said. Now, with a man in the picture and a round tummy, fans are speculating on Twitter that she's pregnant after her new photos were shared online.
Apple Set To Return Workforce To The Office By Summer
Business

Apple Set To Return Workforce To The Office By Summer

The tech giant was one of the first to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. Now it’s becoming one of the first to return to its offices. Companies around Silicon Valley are reconsidering their work-from-home strategies amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling employees they can work remotely after the crisis subsides. Apple is reportedly taking a different tack, sharing plans to potentially bring employees back to its offices by the summer. The iPhone maker is planning to open its offices in phases, according to a report in Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the plan. The phase, which “has already begun in some regions globally,” focuses on staff who can’t work remotely or have faced challenges working away from the office. In July, the company plans to open offices more...
Inside Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s $7 Million Malibu Mansion
Lifestyle

Inside Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s $7 Million Malibu Mansion

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly eyeing up a stylish $7million Malibu mansion in the countdown to 'Megxit', when the couple will end all official royal duties on March 31. The Sussexes stated they would be splitting their time between the UK and the US, and spent their six-week Christmas holiday at a luxurious £14.1million waterside mansion on Vancouver Island. While they are currently residing in Canada, there are now reports the couple are keen to relocate to California, where they would be close to Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. The pair are said to be considering a spectacular house currently owned by Baywatch star David Charvet and his wife Brooke Burke, which boasts eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a home cinema and stylish wine cell...
Check Out 11 Nigerians Who Work At Twitter Headquarters, San Francisco
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Check Out 11 Nigerians Who Work At Twitter Headquarters, San Francisco

According to Terragon’s Digital Trends for Nigeria in 2018 report (PDF), about 6 million Nigerians use Twitter actively every month. Over the years, the social media platform has changed the way Nigerians interact with one another online and with other users all over the world. It has also bridged the gap between citizens and the Nigerian government as many government officials and agencies have active Twitter accounts. In Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California, the tech giant’s headquarters, various teams of diverse specialities, educational backgrounds and race work together to ensure that users of the platform all over the world are able to use it seamlessly. You can bet that a few of them of them are from Nigeria — some Native Nigerians while others are Nigerians by heritag...
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Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba Has Pedestrian Bridges That Nobody Uses

Herbert Macaulay Road is a prime road in Yaba, Lagos. It has a length of about 5.13 kilometers. The road is gradually earning the status of Nigeria’s version of Silicon Valley. This is so because it is home to a growing number of tech companies. Note that Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, was Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, first port of call during his visit to Nigeria in August 2016. Now that entire aside, Herbert Macaulay Road also has some very interesting landmarks. For instance, the stretch of Herbert Macaulay road, starting from Adekunle Bus-stop to Jibowu, lies 8 very conspicuous pedestrian bridges. Arguably, this is the highest number of pedestrian bridges on a single road in Nigeria. Interestingly, the 8 pedestrian bridges are relevant on that road only as landma...
Trump Signs Law To Punish Websites For Sex Trafficking
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Trump Signs Law To Punish Websites For Sex Trafficking

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a legislation aimed at penalising website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking and chipping away at a legal protection for the technology industry. The law is intended to make it easier for state prosecutors and sex-trafficking victims to sue social media networks, advertisers and others that kept exploitative material on their platforms, although victims would be required to show websites knowingly facilitated sex trafficking. The signing occurred as Washington sharpens its scrutiny on technology companies, which have largely evaded regulation, for their use of privacy protections and consumer data. Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive of Facebook Inc, has been testifying before lawmakers this week. Silicon Valley has l...
Ex-Google Engineer James Damore Sues For Discrimination
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Ex-Google Engineer James Damore Sues For Discrimination

A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views. James Damore last year caused an uproar in Silicon Valley and beyond when he wrote the internal memo, which later became public. Google said he had perpetuated gender stereotypes and fired him in August. In the months since, his firing has become a popular cause among right-leaning U.S. bloggers, and Damore hired a Republican Party official as his attorney. Damore and another white male former Google engineer, David Gudeman, filed the lawsuit as a proposed class action in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California. The lawsuit alleg...
Google Cancels Diversity Debate Town Hall
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Google Cancels Diversity Debate Town Hall

Google Thursday cancelled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns. “We’ll find a better way to help our employees connect and discuss these important issues further,” a Google spokesperson said in response to an AFP inquiry. The employee gathering was scheduled to air viewpoints swirling in after the dismissal of a Google engineer over a memo defending the Silicon Valley gender gap. The “manifesto” published as an internal memo by James Damore claimed “biological differences” were a key factor in the low percentage of women in technology jobs and sparked outcry from those claiming it perpetuated stereotypes and discrimination. Then Damore was fired — according to media reports and his own email to the far-right ...
Google Fires Defender Of Tech Gender Gap
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Google Fires Defender Of Tech Gender Gap

Google on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports. The move, which was not officially confirmed by Google, splashed fuel on a burning controversy about whether “political correctness” at the company was stifling free speech. Google told AFP that the company “can’t comment on individual employee cases.” In an email to employees, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai supported the right of employees to express themselves, saying that much of what was in the memo is fair to debate, according to a copy of the message obtained by AFP. “However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace,” Pichai s...
Utomi Should First Run For Councillor – Uduaghan
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Utomi Should First Run For Councillor – Uduaghan

​Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan​,​ has ​lambasted Prof. Pat Utomi, describing him as a man who knows nothing about governance. He debunked ​Utomi’s ​allegations of financial mismanagement against the state government​,​ ​advising the Director of Lagos Business School (LBS) to​ first run for Councillorship position to ​understand issues affecting governance ​in Delta. The former governor said Utomi and others aspiring for political offices ​should ​not to be blinded by their political ambitions as to resort to peddling falsehood against government but should rather concentrate on facts​. ​ Uduaghan spoke in Asaba on Friday at a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State​. His words, ​“​E​very man has a right to aspire to a...
Tech Startups Fight Sexual Harassment With Tougher Policies
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Tech Startups Fight Sexual Harassment With Tougher Policies

Kristina Bergman made an unusual decision when she founded Integris Software in early 2016: she included an anti-sexual harassment clause firmly in her company’s voting agreement with investors. The clause calls for an investigation should any board director be accused of sexual harassment. If it is found that there was “reasonable probability” that an incident occurred, the director would be removed. Sexual harassment by startup investors is in the spotlight in Silicon Valley after revelations of sexual misconduct led to the resignation of top partners at venture firms 500 Startups and Binary Capital. “We wanted to create a culture of inclusion and respect supported by board members who shared those values,” said Bergman, whose company’s technology helps companies meet compliance...