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YouTube Hints At Potential NFT Features

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YouTube Hints At Potential NFT Features

YouTube NFTs may be in the works. In a letter published today, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki suggested the company is looking to branch into NFTs in the future as another source of revenue for creators.

“We’re always focused on expanding the YouTube ecosystem to help creators capitalize on emerging technologies, including things like NFTs, while continuing to strengthen and enhance the experiences creators and fans have on YouTube,” the letter reads.

The detail was part of Wojcicki’s latest letter to the YouTube community, which outlines areas the company plans to invest in, like gaming and shopping, and how it plans to support creators. Wojcicki said YouTube is looking to Web3 “as a source of inspiration,” specifically noting the opportunities with crypto, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and NFTs.

YouTube Hints At Potential NFT Features

YouTube’s hints at possible NFTs are in line with other platforms that have recently rolled out their own versions or are rumored to be considering an NFT feature. Twitter now offers a way for users who own a special JPEG to “show off your prized possessions” via a hexagonal profile picture. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is said to be preparing something similar where users can display the tokens they own. A marketplace for NFTs is also reportedly in the works.

YouTube did not provide additional details on what NFT features could look like at the company.

Creators of a few viral YouTube videos have already made them into NFTs and sold them on their own. The Charlie Bit Me NFT, depicting a baby biting his brother’s finger, was auctioned off last year, selling for $761,000. David After Dentist, a video of a disoriented child post-anesthesia, was sold as an NFT for over $11,000.

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Oraimo Mobile Technologies Build Africa’s Largest Mobile Technology Factory in Nigeria

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The laudable Economic strides of the Administration of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR gained momentum at the Grand Opening of the flagship showroom of Oraimo Mobile Technologies Experience Centre called THE GREEN WORLD at Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja on Sunday, 15th of May, 2022.

Oraimo Mobile Technologies is the leading manufacturer of High Tech Smart Phones Accessories in Africa, and the company has conspicuously dominated the Nigerian market regarded as the largest in Africa. While welcoming various dignitaries who graced the occasion, the Managing Director of Oraimo Mobile Technologies, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo, emphasized the commitment of the company to first rate products that are not just durable but affordable for all Nigerians. He emphasized that Nigeria has come of age with a teeming population of Tech savvy young professionals and educated youth dominated population that can accommodate the siting of the largest Mobile Technologies Production factory in Africa.

Among the dignitaries that attended the occasion are Mr. Emeka Offor, Acting Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC); the team of the Corp Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi; Nigeria Foreign Investors Forum led by Mr. Coker Yu-Du as well as friends and partners of Mr. Olusegun Adebayo who is the Promoter of the Flagship Showroom.

While responding, the Acting Executive Secretary of NIPC, Mr. Emeka Offor, commended the laudable contribution of Oraimo Mobile Technologies to Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Human Capital Development through direct foreign investments which has led to massive job creation. He further affirmed the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria to sustained reviews and implementation of sound Corporate and Financial Acts that will keep Nigeria as the Investment Hub of Choice in Africa.

Furthermore, he stated that the Administration of His Excellency, President Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR has provided the enabling environment for Investors around the world to thrive in Nigeria, and by implications, the NIPC is ready to support Oraimo Mobile Technologies to site their Production Factories in Nigeria and take advantage of the windows of opportunity that abound as incentives from NIPC. While boasting about the readiness of Nigeria to host oraimo factory, he said, “it is high time we stopped the importation of commodities into Nigeria. The time has come for production to be predominant in Nigeria, and from here, we will export to other African nations and the entire world. This is the aspiration of President Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR and we will give it every support required.

It was an amazement that the entrance of the showroom was completely blocked by hundreds of Loyalty Customers who thronged to Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja to await the opening of the Flagship Showroom. The crowd were entertained by Performances from the sensational Pheelz who thrilled everyone with the hit-song Finesse as well as the Prodigy Saxophonist, Temilayo Abodunrin, a talented teenager who showcased mastery as she played several songs with precise rendition. Several gifts such as Power Banks, Air Pods, Wireless Speakers, Smart Watches, Phone Chargers and a long list of items were given away to customers who indeed had a memorable experience.

 

 

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Aregbesola Makes Case For Innovative Solutions To Nigeria’s Housing Deficit

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Professionals in the engineering field have been advised to up their game by proffering solutions to the many challenges facing society including its housing deficits.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, gave the advice at the 29th Founders’ Day Celebration of the Ikeja, Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the commissioning of the Engineering Resource Centre named in his honour, held at Ralph Alabi Engineering Centre, Ogba, Lagos, on Monday, January 31, 2022.

“I will urge engineers, in spite of the giant strides they have made, not to relent in their efforts at human development and progress in order to live up to the billing as merchants of applied knowledge. The best research and innovations will still take engineers to convert to reality.

“One major challenge of an urban centre like Lagos is housing shortage. According to the latest estimate, Lagos has 2.5 million housing deficits. This creates other problems of health, the environment and security.

“The overcrowding and high population density in some areas is a ticking time bomb in epidemics and pandemics of the future. Engineers should begin to design and construct low-cost houses that use less concrete and blocks and can be produced at very fast rate in order to decongest and restore sanity to these areas,” the Minister stated.

Speaking further on the role of professionals in setting minimum standards for development in the country, Ogbeni Aregbesola stated that professional bodies should put themselves in the position to ensure that the government is getting value for money on projects and that the public feel their impact on the way government conducts its business, so they can gain the respect and admiration of the public.

Aregbesola Makes Case For Innovative Solutions To Nigeria’s Housing Deficit

“More than anything, engineers and professionals in general, should re-horn their sense of role and responsibility to the society in a developing economy like ours. On roads, for instance, engineers and other professionals should come up on an annual basis the requirements and the cost of constructing different categories of roads in the different regions of the country.

“This will prevent just anyone from coming up with arbitrary figures that aid corruption and deplete public resources. Such template should be available on any public works. We need to entrench a culture of government officials and contractors being conscious that they are being watched and scrutinised and that they will be held accountable.

“Unless these professional bodies put themselves in the position to ensure that the government is getting value for money on projects and the public feel their impact on the way government conducts its business, they will find it difficult to gain the respect and admiration of the public and will be seen as part of the scams going on. In the developed world, it is these professional bodies that keep society in check and prevent people from going astray. Nigerian engineers therefore should be involved in the entrenchment of values – of works and service to the community,” Ogbeni Aregbesola stated.

The Minister also challenged engineers in the country to come up with creative ideas to provide energy and reduce the cost of electricity and petroleum products in the country.

“One other major national challenge is energy – for homes, vehicles and industrial uses. We have had enough talk on the energy deficits and challenges. Engineers should now take the lead. There should be new approaches to providing cheaper and affordable alternative sources of energy and conversion of our machines, vehicles and appliances to function with these innovations.

“When I visited Egypt some 10 to 15 years ago, I found out that most of their taxis were very old vehicles, none of them caused toxic pollution on the roads. That society as at then had perfected the use of gas to power their vehicles with the use of simple engineering equipment.

“I am therefore using this occasion to challenge our engineers to come up with very creative ideas to help the country reduce its cost of subsidising petroleum for Nigerians,” the Minister requested.

Speaking at the event, chairman of the occasion, Engr. T.S.G. Wudil, who is also the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, celebrated and appreciated the Ikeja Branch of the NSE for the visionary project, stating that when last he visited in 2015, many meaningful projects and contributions have been made to the Society by the branch.

“Since I came here in 2015, the branch has continued to grow and contribute to the professional development of Engineers in Nigeria.

“I can promise you that the national body will continue to support the growth of the branches and especially the Ikeja branch for its commitment to ensuring the professional development of her members,” the President stated.

Also speaking at the event, the special guest of honour, Dr. Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi, stated that he supported the project to ensure the growth of the Engineering profession.

“I personally supported this project to help bridge the gap between the classroom and the practising field. I’m sure with the opening of this building, the Rauf Aregbesola Engineering Resource Centre, the centre will help advance the cause of the Engineering profession in Nigeria,” Dr. Afolabi stated.

Also at the event were: former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Lasun Yusuf; Chairman of the SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi; former Commissioner for Education in the State of Osun, Engr. Kola-Omotunde Young; Special Adviser to the Minister, Hon. Bola Ilori; Deputy President of the NSE, Engr. Mrs. Oguntala, FNSE; Chairman of the Nigeria Mechanical Engineers, Engr. Funmi Akingbagbohun, FNSE; the oldest living Past Chairman of the NSE, Ikeja Branch, Engr Francis Oguamanam, current Ikeja Branch Chairman of the NSE and Chief Host, Engr. Olutosin Ogunmola amongst other special guests.

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Vivo Unveils Y33s Now Available For Purchase Nationwide

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Living in today’s rapidly evolving world may feel more stressful and less fun than it previously was. The numerous restraints can make it seem like we have lost the ability to express ourselves.

Here is where vivo’s brand new Y33s makes all the difference in helping us to exhibit our individual outlook in life. The latest addition to the vivo Y-series – reputed for its ultra-clear images, trendy appearances, and stellar entertaining user experience – the Y33s rides on the earlier successful launches of both the V21 series and Y53s, armed with an ultimate photography experience to capture every valuable moment in life.

From young students to self-employed individuals and general employees, life is no longer mundane as there’s much more fun with vivid pictures to look back on. Taking clearer shots has never been easier than with the Y33s.

A good photo needs to be ultra-clear, high in definition and focus, and with a sharp capture to adapt to any and every setting. This is where vivo’s Y33s cuts the edge with a 50MP Ultra Clear Main Camera. Whether zoom in, crop, or still, the 50MP main rear camera sensor effortlessly captures all of life’s memorable moments with pristine clarity.

The in-built Electronic Imaging Stabilization (EIS) Ultra Stable Video feature, Eye Autofocus, and Super HDR function also eliminate the worry of photos coming out blurry or with wrong focuses!

While the exceptional 50MP Ultra Clear Main Camera serves as the centrepiece photography feature of the Y33s, the smartphone also comes armed with a wide range of camera functions tailored to every occasion.

The 16MP Front Camera has a unique portrait algorithm, Super Night Selfie noise-cancelling technology, and Smart Screen Flash to make taking selfies in any setting breezy, even in low-light environments. Add another layer of customization through specially designed filters with the unique 2MP Bokeh camera to enhance filter effects and help capture that special moment.

Vivo Unveils Y33s Now Available For Purchase Nationwide

It works in tandem with the other cameras, ensuring that you will always have the right focus at the right time while everything else becomes unimportant. Be spoiled for choice with not one but four sets of Stylish Night Filters designed exclusively for vivo.

Special moments do not necessarily feature people; sometimes, an image of a place can invoke memories or feelings that we treasure. Here is where a phone with a macro or wide-angle lens makes all the difference. vivo’s Y33s also has a 2MP macro lens to capture more details as part of its configuration. This advantage will give you a more flexible platform to improve your photography skills, no matter where you are starting from.

The Y33s features combined a fearsome repertoire of cameras suitable for every occasion and environment, ensuring that the photos you take will always be on point every time. When it comes to perfection in photography and leading-edge technology, none comes as close as vivo’s Y33s.

The Y33s is the perfect phone for whichever camera and imaging needs you may require from zoom, to video, to anti-shake, and autofocus. On top of the stellar photography functions, it also comes with a convenient Side Fingerprint function to unlock the phone in one seamless motion. Its mega storage (4GB +128GB) can store up to 32,000 images, and over 6,000 songs, all of the best quality.

Not to forget, the extended RAM of 4GB + 1GB will allow you to toggle between your favourite apps smoothly with minimal disruptions, so you don’t have to worry about laggy apps on your phone anymore. Imagine all these functions projected onto the 6.58-inch 1080P Ultra Clear Display of the Y33s, can life get any brighter and more vivid?

Coupled with its powerful performance of 5000mAh Large Battery and 18W Fast Charge, and 8mm Trendy Sleek Design, be prepared to wow your friends with this next new talk of the town. Pick from either the Midday Dream or Mirror Black, two eye-catching and trendy colour designs that will let you be the centre of attention no matter where you are. Unlock more fun, unlock greater companions, and unlock vivid memories with stronger connections through the Y33s; there is no better way to express and showcase yourself than this.

The vivo Y33s is available in authorized retail stores nationwide at N109,000 only. Head over to the official Jumia store for online purchases. Visit @vivo_nigeria on Instagram, Facebook @vivo, or our website for more information!

About vivo

Vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life.

Following the company’s core values, which include Benfen*, design-driven value, user-orientation, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.

While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of 10 R&D centres in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Taipei, Tokyo and San Diego, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, photography and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set up seven production bases (including brand-authorized manufacturing centres) across China, South and Southeast Asia, and more regions, with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 50 countries and regions, and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

“Benfen” is a term describing the attitude on doing the right things and doing things right – which is the ideal description of vivo’s mission to create value for society.

Stay informed of the latest vivo news at https://www.vivo.com/en/about-vivo/news.

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