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Dell Brings Tech to New Heights with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

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Dell is proud to announce it has teamed up with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” this summer.

With similar fan bases, the two companies will come together to bring excitement around technology into pop culture. From Ant-Man’s and The Wasp’s suits to Hank Pym’s Lab, technology plays a lead role throughout the film.

“What’s great about this partnership is that it allows our on-screen tech to become a bit more tangible to viewers. We might not be able to replicate Hank Pym’s advancements quite yet, but we hope that the film inspires people to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible just like our heroes do,” said Mindy Hamilton, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships & Marketing.

This exciting collaboration extends behind the camera, where Dell hardware plays a vital role in creating the visual effects in the film. Marvel Studios enlisted VFX vendors, several of which utilised a breadth of Dell technologies, including Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, and Dell Precision workstations, as the core infrastructure to provide the immense computing power and storage capacity necessary for visual effects designers to bring the movie’s characters and places to life.

Technology plays an integral role in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” so it’s fitting that fans will be able to see the new Dell G5 15, a powerful gaming laptop that enables great in game-performance and stunning visuals, and the award-winning XPS 13, on the big screen when the film hits theatres this summer.

In the film, Dell devices make several appearances in settings like Hank Pym’s lab and at the X-CON security offices.

“We are thrilled to team up with Marvel Studios on Ant-Man and The Wasp and demonstrate the super powers of technology.

There are a lot of similarities between our brands and fan bases. For example, our goal is to empower our customers, from gamers to visual effects artists, with high-performance technology to drive human progress just like Ant-Man and The Wasp rely on tech to make the world a better place,” said Gerri Tunnell,senior vice president, Client Solutions Marketing at Dell.

Based on Dell’s 2030 research findings, Computer Science and Computational Thinking will be a needed skill in the workplace, however, Dell sees gaps in supply to meet this demand.

To support the next generation, Dell has committed more than $50 million to science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – initiatives globally since 2014.

Through partnerships and customer collaborations, millions of children and underserved youth have access to the technology and resources needed to explore STEM fields.

Dell plans to leverage Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” to encourage Boys & Girls Clubs members to explore STEM with a focus on computer science and computational thinking.

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Africa.com Acquires iAfrica

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Media holding company Africa.com has today announced its acquisition of Primedia and MTN-owned news portal, iAfrica.com. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In a statement, Africa.com says the acquisition builds on the company’s strength in running the news Web site and the business publisher’s network, a group of nearly fifty business content publishers on the continent who have joined Africa.com to create a digital audience of over 15 million influential business people.

Africa.com chairman and CEO, Teresa Clarke, will serve as executive editor of iAfrica.

“The acquisition of iAfrica creates a next generation South African media platform with a global reach,” says Clarke. “By acquiring iAfrica, we are able to combine editorial, technology, and marketing resources, bringing the benefits of more original content and better site performance to readers of both iAfrica and Africa.com.”

Laura Joseph Africa.com’s MD, adds: “We are fusing a legendary African news portal with an innovative and dynamic management team under one umbrella. With combined resources, we will continue to make each site better and better.”

According to the statement, Africa.com has already started its re-branding of the iAfrica.com news portal.

“Africa.com is known for its creative content in the form of slideshows, videos, and infographics, and we will bring these content forms to iAfrica,” notes Debra Winter, COO of Africa.com.

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Konga Acquires 2 Mega Warehouses in Abuja, PH

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Konga, Nigeria’s e-commerce giant, is set to roll out two mega warehouses in Abuja and Port Harcourt next month, in line with its ambition to take e-commerce in Nigeria to the next level, ensure same day delivery to its teeming customers and accommodate first rate merchants.

 

The Abuja warehouse which is centrally located and about 78,000 square feet in size will serve the Northern region while that of Port Harcourt which is about 147,000 square feet will function as a major hub for the South/South and South Eastern parts of the country.

 

While the newly refurbished warehouse in Lagos is expected to serve Lagos and other Western states, new warehousing facilities are also being developed in Owerri, Enugu, Ibadan and Uyo to bring the Konga brand closest to customers and merchants as it plans to roll out same day delivery and relaunch Pay On Delivery in major cities.

 

Described as the first of its kind on this side of the Atlantic, the warehouses have been certified by global IT warehousing/logistics agencies as best in class in Africa and equipped with state-of-the-art security, automation and Cloud infrastructure.

Both warehouses, highly secure structures and comprehensively insured by a leading insurance company, will provide much-needed and in demand storage spaces for Konga’s growing merchants, enabling these partners who sell on Konga’s platform to stock their goods for instant access and order fulfilment to customers.

 

In addition, the warehouses will go a long way in helping Konga carry out physical inspection of product quality, achieve same day delivery and meet global standards in e-commerce.

 

Nick Imudia, chief executive officer (CEO) Online, noted that the set-up of the warehouses and upgrading of our technologies some of the many innovative strategies the company is unveiling to uplift standards in the e-commerce sector.

 

“At Konga, we are passionate about customer satisfaction. With these warehouses in Abuja and Port Harcourt, our customers will enjoy the added luxury of same day delivery of their items irrespective of their locations within the regions. For our merchants, it is also a chance to take advantage of greater storage capacity for their goods and products, allowing them to do larger volumes and grow their business.

 

“We are constantly working round the clock behind the scenes to set new standards and raise the bar of service excellence in the e-commerce industry. Some of our innovations and world-class strategies are gradually being unveiled and these massive warehousing facilities are one of such innovations. More of them will be unveiled in August and the coming months,” he enthused.

 

Widely renowned for genuine products, secure payment options and swift delivery, Konga is keen to revolutionize the e-commerce space in Nigeria and beyond – a factor that has seen the new management of the company working hard behind the scenes to leverage its composite structure and fusion of online and offline in ensuring an unprecedented level of world class customer experience, improved standards and growth in the Nigerian and African e-commerce eco-system.

 

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TFhost Bags Best Local Hosting Company of the Year

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TFhost, the leading Domain Name registrar and Hosting Service Company emerges as the best local hosting company in Nigeria for the year 2018.

 

This award meant for companies physically hosting websites and domains in Nigeria, was given at a gala dinner hosted by Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) at Celebration Garden, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, July 6, 2018,

 

The Nigerian Internet Registrars Associations (NiRA) .ng Awards is aimed at celebrating the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives. The awards are also aimed in rewarding creativity and showcasing ingenuity among industries.

 

Other than emerging as the best local hosting company of the year, TFhost was also recognized for innovation and creativity by the public which led to the nomination of the following awards.

 

TFhost four awards categories nomination includes,

  • .ng company of the Year
  • Best Local Hosting company
  • Most Innovative Service Provider online
  • Startup Company of the year.

 

TFhost offers Nigerians and the world premium, affordable, fast, local hosting services which includes; domain names, virtual private servers, cloud servers, web hosting, web security, and cloud solutions.

 

According to Mr. Chibuike Duru, manager, TFhost “TFhost has redefined the hosting Landscape in Nigeria for good and will continue to exceed the high expectations that will follow this award. TFhost promises to uphold high standards and continue to bring to the public the best hosting services.”

 

TFhost is a division of Trefoil Networks Limited. TFhost provides domain name registration, web hosting, and website design services.

 

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