Friday, August 17, 2018

WorldRemit partners with Safaricom for digital money transfers

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has signed a direct partnership with Safaricom to enable instant cross-border money transfers to 28.6 million M-PESA mobile money accounts in Kenya. The direct partnership marks the...

GirlCode announces winning team, and Women in Technology Conference

Girlcode, a social enterprise aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology, has announced the national winners of its 5th annual Hackathon. The grand prize-winning team, ‘Lightbulb’ from, Johannesburg, will...

NCC: Broadband penetration minimum target of 20% by 2017 reached

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that Nigeria’s broadband penetration, according to the ITU/UNESCO policy forum, is currently at 22%,...

Nigerian girls win 2018 Technovation World Pitch

A team of Nigerian female teenagers on Thursday emerged winners of the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California, United States. The team, Save-A-Soul, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to...
Galaxy Note 9

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 9 with a 6.4-inch screen and powerful S Pen

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at a special event in New York – calling it the world’s most advanced smartphone. Pre-orders for the Note 9 begin on 9 August in...

Alibaba Group to donate $10 Million USD to establish Africa Entrepreneur Prize

Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma through his Jack Ma Foundation has launched $10m Netpreneur Prize, a new program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs who are working...

Honeywell’s Itanna to roll out four-month innovation programmes for tech-enabled Nigerian startups

Honeywell Group has officially launched its new accelerator and investment vehicle, Itanna.  Itanna will roll out four-month innovation programmes for tech-enabled Nigerian startups from its newly built Enterprise Factory in Lagos;...

CarXie: new taxi service app debuts in Nigeria

A new mobile driver-rider app, CarXie, was recently launched in Nigeria. The app boasts of having hundreds of cab owners and commuters in Nigeria downloading it, claiming that the indigenous app will...

Zoomed: Africa’s first SMS car tracking app

Zoomed is a car tracking application that uses cheap and affordable SMS technology to locate any Zoomed-equipped vehicle in real-time without the need for Internet connectivity. Zuo Bruno is the founder of Zuoix...

Facebook redesigns business pages to interact with small businesses

Facebook on Monday announced a few tweaks to the design and features of small business pages on mobile. The social media company hopes that the new changes will make it easier...

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