Tech Market

Oracle Is a Bargain in a Bifurcated Tech Market

The bull market continues to push further into nosebleed-valuation territory, making it ever harder for investors to find bargains. But attractive buying opportunities still exist, even in the generally overbought technology sector. Here’s a tech bargain that’s a smart growth bet now: Oracle (ORCL) . You’re probably surprised, because many mega-cap blue chips are absurdly expensive right now. But even ... Read More »

Otigba: The experiment that grew into a tech market

I did my NYSC year in Lagos between 1988 and 1989, and I lived on Ola Ayinde street at Ikeja and later at the NYSC secretariat at Opebi. I knew the area very well. I saw Otigba spring up seemingly from nowhere, and it grew to become a major market for technology products. The traders there called themselves the “Lagos ... Read More »

Fitbit’s Dominance Diminishes But Wearable Tech Market Bigger Than Ever

Fitness trackers and smartwatches (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Fitbit has taken a hit with year-on-year Q4 sales but the wearable tech market is bigger than ever. They are the two main takeways from the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, which states that Fitbit shipments were down 22.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016: 6.5 million units compared to ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017) With 4G VoLTE Support, IP68 Rating Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy A (2017) Series phones bear very similar specifications The biggest differences are screen sizes and battery capacities Galaxy A5 sports a 5.2-inch display, Galaxy A7 has a 5.7-inch display Samsung on Monday launched the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphones in India. The company had first launched the smartphones in Russia ahead of CES 2017. Both ... Read More »

Samsung SMART Signage TV: Digital Signs and TV for Small Businesses

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary A turnkey solution giving you the ability to offer either business TV programming or digital signs (or both on a split screen) to your patrons, on a 40-inch or 48-inch Samsung business TV. With 200 templates, do-it-yourselfers on a small business budget can create and change digital signs quickly at no added cost. Lots of small ... Read More »

Retailers Push Back Holiday Sales Into Thanksgiving

It’s no secret that big retailers continue to push back the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Small businesses of all kinds are considering how to grab more holiday sales. As shoppers head to the stores even earlier this year, think about how you plan to capitalize on holiday shopping trends, no matter what business you happen to be in ... Read More »

New Smartphone from LG, Cloud Management Services from Staples Make Small Biz Headlines

If you want to run a mobile business, you need mobile specific tools like a smartphone and a cloud management platform. This week, small businesses got a few new options. First, Verizon called a new LG smartphone perfect for content creators. And Staples launched a new cloud management and records storage solution. You can read about these new services along ... Read More »

LG’s Four New Phones, Premium Features at a Medium Price

Very soon, some major smartphone manufacturers are going to release new models of their flagship devices. LG is getting a jump on them by announcing four new LG phones. And the company is hoping to attract customers with some mid-range price tags on those phones. The company says that the Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy smartphones will be officially unveiled ... Read More »

The First LG Laptops Are on Their Way to the U.S. Market

LG, the Korean electronics giant known for its smartphones, appliances and tablets is bringing its first laptops to the U.S. market. The company announced the release of the Gram series of laptops in a press release recently. The machines, named Gram to highlight their light weight, are available in 13-inch and 14-inch models. The 13-inch model has 128GB of storage, ... Read More »

2016 Is the Year Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps

Apps are no longer considered merely a “branding exercise” for small businesses. Business owners are becoming wise to the marketing power a well-designed, intuitive app can bring. From simplifying online purchases to providing easy-to-access information, the benefits are undeniable which is why small businesses must develop mobile apps to stay competitive. Why Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps In previous years, ... Read More »