Thursday, August 16, 2018

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...

Visa partners Branch to grow its SME client base in Kenya

Visa and mobile financial services firm Branch have signed a deal that will see Branch offer custom financing to merchants who accept payment via Visa (Visa on mobile or Card). The...

NIBSS, MTN, banks, others relaunch mCASH

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems has relaunched its mCASH with MTN Nigeria, with sixteen banks and major mobile telcos being a part of it. mCASH is a mobile payment platform for making...
WhatsApp Business

WhatsApp Business: UBA, GTBank create additional channel for customer enquiries

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced that its chat banker, Leo has launched its pilot mode on WhatsApp and will be openly available to customers by September 2018. According to...

WhatsApp to start charging business users

Facebook Inc’s  WhatsApp Messenger service will start charging business users for sending marketing and customer service messages, it said last week, as the social network company’s flagship brand faces slowing usage...

poa! internet doubles internet speeds to home users

poa! internet, a low-cost community internet service provider in Kenya, has upgraded its home connections in Kiambu county to deliver internet speeds of up to 4Mbps, more than twice the previous...

Liquid Telecom plans to unlock its spectrum assets in South Africa

Newly appointed Liquid Telecom South Africa CEO Reshaad Sha has said that one of his top priorities is unlocking the potential of its valuable spectrum assets and he is exploring various...

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