In what appears to, largely, be an experiment of sorts, iROKOtv is on the verge of killing off its streaming service in Africa and focus on a mobile download experience for the continent’s movie subscribers.
It was just about a year ago that local payment startup, Paga reached 2 million registered users with over 11 million transactions processed amounting to over 120 billion Naira (US$ 750 million) as at June 2014.
MasterStart, a new and interactive e-commerce course created by a team of local entrepreneurs based in South Africa, has launched to help African entrepreneurs to start and manage their own online stores.
Yudala, a new and emerging online and retail chain with the ambition to become the market leader in trade and commerce in Africa is launching soon, Techloy has learnt.
What if there was a map that shows you startups, accelerators, co-working spaces, incubators et al based in a particular city in West Africa crowd sourced from data on Google Maps?
It has been said that one of the key factors, perhaps the most important in building successful e-commerce ecosystems in any market boils down to one word: Logistics. That’s why e-commerce players in Africa such as Konga’s KExpress and ACE (founded by former Rocket Internet directors) have begun keying into that area in order to…
Just how much do you know about Nigerian food, music, Nollywood, fashion or political history? Well, this new fast-paced game, Union Vibe Quiz, from the guys at Maliyo Games, a gaming company based out of Lagos wants to let you think on your feet as it challenges your knowledge on popular topics from a cultural…
The world’s leading technology site, TechCrunch is said to be bringing its legendary Meetup + Pitch-Off event to Lagos in July 2015 and are looking to find Nigerian early-stage start-ups that could feature at its Disrupt conference in San Francisco, this September.
Facebook is said to be working to bring its Internet.org app to Nigeria by May 2015, according to Ebele Okobi, the company’s Head of Public Policy in Africa.
IROKOtv has signed a deal with Netflix to support the launch of a dedicated African section on the world’s leading Internet TV service, according to CEO Jason Njoku.
The last time Eskimi was in the news in relation to its user base was way back in December 2012, when it reached 10 million users globally — 5 million of them coming from Nigeria, a figure which it reached in just 24 months.
In a move that poses a huge threat to Multichoice’s pay-TV channel, DStv, online video streaming service iROKOtv is diversifying its distribution model and expanding into the Linear TV market, the company announced on Monday.
Texting can be enjoyable. Especially since you can rewrite your message or edit them before sending them to avoid mistakes and typos. That’s why this good old way of communication can never be replaced, even with chat apps that tend to promote a faster way to communicate, instead of a better way to communicate. Sans…
After introducing an auction process that put generic domains at a premium price, the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the country’s official TLD registrar, has decided to make 1,851 so-called ‘premium’ domain names available for sale publicly at the regular price of N15,000 only.
If you’ve always wanted to download Nollywood movies, TV series, etc and watch them later offline, today’s announcement from iROKOtv should make you smile as the online movie streaming service now lets you do so starting from today.
In a bid to understand and engage with digital audiences across Africa, the British Broadcasting Corporation through its international news service, BBC World Service and it’s digital innovations team, Connected Studio, recently held a two-day hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.
These startups cater to local problems, such as Poeyek’s specifically designed tablet for informal economies, Green Energy’s car and generator ready petrol derived from plastic waste and Lumkani’s smoke detector for slums or densely populated areas.
In this post in the Innovation in Africa series, we take a critical look at how big data is helping BIOFEM to fight counterfeit drugs using a mobile-based solution.
The Innovation in Africa series explores how big data and other key technologies are creating huge opportunities for a smarter life in Africa. Interestingly, a convergence of these technologies is now a key source of competitive advantage for organisations around the world.