oTekBrief – Weekly Review

Are you are Geek and find yourself at the crossroads of making a critical decision? You are not alone. Perhaps getting to read from a fellow geek will make your options clearer and making you take that decision easier. Here’s a share on how brands like Apple, Nokia, and Google handle such moments.

Keeping up with the Kardasians may be fun, but keeping up with Silicon Valley could be fun too, especially with the recent takedown of MegaUpload. Sure looks like other online sharing platforms are on thier toes. FileSonic a popular sharing site in the rakings of rapidshare, disabled file sharing in reaction. ‘Who goes down next?’ is what is on everyone’s mind now.

Remember the grammatical blunders you made back in high school? Well we decided to share a technological one that is made so often. Segun Olojo-Kosoko of oTekbits addressed the common error – “Android Phone“. This one is for both techies and tech-users.

Sill on Android, Segun shares Ovum’s second annual developer survey,showing that Android could replace iOS in terms of importance to developers within the next 12 months, and that momentum is growing behind BlackBerry OS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. We’d definitely be watching this closely in the African and Nigerian markets.

Let’s talk event. Today is Developers Parapo hosted by Co-Creation Hub and sponsored by Google. Emeka Afigbo (Google Outreach Program Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa) will be talking: Google tools and APIs, Youtube in Nigeria and opportunities in New media, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Nigeria with Small and Medium scale businesses using Google tools, The Google Technology User Group and What to expect in 2012.

Can’t make the Developers Parapo, then find your way to Bogobiri for the first Mobile Monday (MoMo Nigeria) in 2012. It is going to take place Jan 30th, at 5.30pm. ‘Start a technology business in Nigeria‘ is the theme for the event, so if you want to cash-in this year in the technology or related sectors, you have to be there. Click here to Register.

If that is short notice, then don’t panic. MobileMoney West Africa Summit is scheduled for March 5-6, 2012, and First Round speakers have been announced. The speakers hail from the UK, Kenya, Nigeria, US, Egypt, and Ghana. Mobile money is speculated to be the future of business transaction in Africa, and this event should be in your diary.

Enough about events already. Twinpine Networks – a wholly owned Nigerian mobile advertising network sends out some shocking reports on reach in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. This includes 245 million impressions served on its platform in Nigeria over a period of 3 months.

What are your plans after reading this piece? Well, if you an Etisalat user, you may want to check out the new music streaming app courtesy UrFilez.com. You can get it directly from the UrFilez website, as well as the Android market place and Apple Appstore. According to my review, it is really cool app, so do check it out.

That’s it for this week’s brief. Do have a nice weekend and do keep it techie.