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Google Brings Its Startup Launch Programme To Africa

Google has introduced its Startup Launch programme to hundreds of entrepreneurs in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa in a bid to help them fast track their tech start-ups with, yeah you guessed right, Google products. In case you don’t know, Startup Launch which was launched in June “provides startups in all stages with

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Meet BrianTab iw10, The First Nigerian Made Windows Tablet

For some years now, several Android tablets claiming to be locally made have been released into the African market, but most of them have hardly been tailored to the local market. By tailored, we mean the device having relevance to the needs in terms of apps and content as well as providing multiple use cases

Social

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This App Will Tell You How Much You Will Be Worth In 20 Years

Remember the BridePrice app? Well you should. It is a web site/app that invites visitors to calculate a person’s Brideprice. For themselves, their friends, or even their enemies. Well now there’s a new web app designed to make you feel bad – or good – about yourself in town. The app called TakeTomorrow will to

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Business

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JUMIA Receives $150 Million In New Round Of Funding

JUMIA has received a new round of funding amounting to €120 million (about $150 million USD) from its existing shareholders — MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet — through the Africa Internet Group (AIG) to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. With this latest cash injection, it brings the company’s

Entertainment

Web

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Online Marketing Essentials for Every Startup

“Consumers Will Punish Brands that Fail to Respond on Twitter Quickly.” Startups are often in need of cash and time, and overwhelmed with tasks. They cannot carry out every marketing activity in the book, and certainly don’t have the finances to spend all the money they want. But they still need to do marketing. How? Adapted

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Digital

Enterprise IT

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Mobile Payment Service, Paga Crosses 2 Million Users

Tayo Oviosu’s mobile payment service, Paga launched in Nigeria in April 2009, about 5 years ago. It hasn’t been an easy journey because it took Paga 2 years, after launch, to get a CBN operating license. But since then, the platform has grown to working with a network of over 4,470 agents in 25 states, and

Venture Capital

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JUMIA Receives $150 Million In New Round Of Funding

JUMIA has received a new round of funding amounting to €120 million (about $150 million USD) from its existing shareholders — MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet — through the Africa Internet Group (AIG) to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. With this latest cash injection, it brings the company’s

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Broadband

Google is reportedly testing new high-speed wireless connections

Google is said to be preparing to test a new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed “Fiber” Internet service, according to the company’s regulatory filings. It is uncertain what exactly Google intends to do, but it appears that the technology it seeks to test could form the basis of

Cloud

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EMC To Hold Annual Forum in Lagos on November 25

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. To this end, the EMC corporation is holding a forum in an effort to catalyze the growth and development of Nigeria’s IT sector. This follows the successful edition which held last year. Aimed

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IBM Earnings Show How Difficult Transformation To Cloud Really Is

Last week, it was reported that IBM’s most recent quarterly update was as bad as the former. This, unfortunately, for IBM is the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, representative that maybe something’s not quite right. IBM’s earnings perhaps illustrate the challenge they face as they transform themselves into a cloud-centric company. This is perhaps a deep

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News

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Meet BrianTab iw10, The First Nigerian Made Windows Tablet

For some years now, several Android tablets claiming to be locally made have been released into the African market, but most of them have hardly been tailored to the local market. By tailored, we mean the device having relevance to the needs in terms of apps and content as well as providing multiple use cases

Features

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How MTN Wants To Fight The Ebola Epidemic

MTN Group has invited 219 million customers across Africa and the Middle East to join hands with the company in a 3-month campaign, starting 1 December, to raise funds for a “United Against Ebola” initiative. In response an appeal from the African Union (AU), MTN and other leading companies in Africa committed logistical support and

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