I have used this site literally 100’s of times and had no idea a brother created it. Hit the cut for a video on this brother and more info about his burgeoning tech portfolio of businesses he has founded. #BlacksinTech
Echeruo is a Tech entrepreneur and founder of HopStop.com which he reportedly sold to Apple in the “billion” dollar range. HopStop.com is a mobile and online application that provides mass transit directions door-to-door mass transit, taxi, walking, biking and hourly car rental directions in major metropolitan markets throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K, France, Australia, New Zealand and Russia.
In 2001, HopStop was named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the US by Inc. magazine. Chinedu also founded Tripology.com, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with travel specialists which was later acquired by USA Today Travel Media Group. Echeruo obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S from Syracuse University.
Hit the jump to see his thoughts on the #BringOurGirlsBack campaign which seems to the coolest thing to do this week across the internet from some of our biggest celebrities.
Great story and watch the interview it may provide some inspiration and spur you to build your own empire and employ alot of great people along the way.
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Thousands of soccer fans stampeded outside a stadium Sunday before an exhibition game between Nigeria and North Korea, leaving 15 people injured, including one police officer who was seriously hurt.
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If you are a TV junkie like me, then you probably laughed at this commercial when it started airing a few weeks ago. Well we are in the minority because Nigeria has taken offense to the jab and demands a huge apology from Sony.
In case you are a little dense the commercial pokes fun at the constant spam email proclaiming that its recipient has just been sent millions of dollars from a Nigerian bank account. Official account below:
In the ad, a corporate rumor-squasher (read: PR spokesbot) responds to a rumor-mongrel’s (read: pudgy gadget blogger) request for comment about a tip he got about a PS3 price-drop. “You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Otherwise I’d be a Nigerian millionaire by now.”
In response to this false, defamatory and confidential claim, Nigeria demanded an immediate recant. “Nigeria also demands an unconditional apology from Sony Corporation for this deliberate negative campaign against the country’s image and reputation,” said a spokesman for the Nigerian government.
(CNN) — Christian Eshiett was a rambunctious pre-teen who spent a lot of time cavorting with his friends in southern Nigeria. He would skip school and run away from home for days, frustrating his grandfather, who oversaw the boy’s care.
“I beat him severely with canes until they broke, yet he never shed a tear,” said Eshiett Nelson Eshiett, 76. “One day, I took a broom to hit him and he started crying. Then I knew he was possessed by demons. … Nigerian witches are terrified of brooms.”
From that day two years ago, Christian, now 14, was branded a witch. The abuse intensified.
“They would take my clothes off, tie me up and beat me,” he told CNN in a telephone interview.
The teen is one of the so-called witch children in Eket, a city in oil-rich Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria. Continue reading
Ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell has joined a hip-hop band on stage in London to dance and sing in a celebration of African culture.
America’s former top diplomat took centre stage along with Nigerian performer Olu Maintain, who sang his hit Yahoozee.
It is not clear if Mr Powell was aware that the song was about Nigeria’s notorious internet fraudsters.
The song tells of an easy-money lifestyle of women, cars and alcohol. Continue reading
Nigerian rebels who are waging war against American and British interests in the form of oil conglomerates Royal Dutch Shelland Exxon Mobil
said they are strongly considering appeals by presidential hopeful Barack Obama to enact a cease fire. It isn’t clear when or how Obama appealed to the militants to put their arms up but they have stated that due to the high level of respect they have for the Illinois Senator they are strongly considering complying with his requests.
“The MEND command is seriously considering a temporary cease fire appeal by Senator Barack Obama. Obama is someone we respect and hold in high esteem,” the militant group said in an e-mailed statement.
The rebels which go by the moniker The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) are waging a campaign to gain greater control over oil revenues. They have succeeded in shutting down the Shell plant which was responsible for pumping 164,000 barrels of oil a day into the international market, subsequently crippling output and driving global oil prices through the roof.
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Editor’s Note: If this is any indication of how global diplomacy will improve just by Sen. Obama exerting his international appeal than America needs to be thankful that such a figure can came along and non-violently mend some of the wounds the US has historically caused for herself at the hands of cowboys and madmen.