Remember the mobile messaging service with the most audacious goal of becoming the WhatsApp for the world’s over 5 billion feature phones? The awesome app out of Ghana’s MEST that allows you to message your phone contacts, Facebook contacts and have anonymous streetchats at a go, even from a feature phone.
A new taxi-sharing service called KabuKabu (pronounced, Kah-boo-kah-boo) has launched to help you share rides and split the fares to and fro work with your colleagues, friends and others.
In a deal that underscores the importance of mobile in the retail sector, Africa’s leading price comparison service, PriceCheck and the continent’s leading mobile operator, MTN Group have launched a co-branded shopping discovery app in Nigeria, similar to the one announced in South Africa back in March.
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Volo, the cloud-based service that is bringing a significantly less expensive way to deliver high-speed broadband Internet to Africa has been launched in Gulu, a town located in Northern Uganda, about 300 km (by road) from Uganda’s capital city of Kampala.
After making great strides in the flight and hotel booking space, Africa’s leading online travel company, Wakanow is now getting into the bus ticketing space in Nigeria with the recent acquisition of online bus ticketing start-up, Oya.com.ng, Techloy has learnt.
While Google was busy throwing in the trowel on its online local classified ads product, Trader (launched in 2011) in late 2013, one of its execs, Lola Masha was eyeing the opportunity that lied in this fast-growing e-commerce space, albeit with a competitor.
Online retailer, Konga is experiencing major issues with its affiliate programme launched last October which basically allows blogs and websites to earn a commission for selling Konga products through their platforms, Techloy has learnt.
Three young developers, Zachary Collins (19), Dustin Snider (19) and Ahmad Mukoshy (24), have teamed up to build Yarnfeed, a new way to share and connect with topics that interests you in Nigeria.
DailyPost, one of the leading online newspapers in Nigeria, has began legal action against Naij over an alleged piracy of several of its news reports, TechLoy has learnt.
Raphael Afaedor, the former co-CEO of JUMIA Nigeria who officially left the Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce company in January 2014, is finally breaking his silence today with the announcement of a new venture.
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Leading global telecommunications and media company, Millicom announced today that it has launched a new technology incubator simply called “think”, to help fast track the launch of innovative digital solutions in Africa.
Tanzania-based clean technology company, Off Grid Electric, has received $7 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and Omidyar Network to deliver electricity through solar energy to millions of homes in Africa by 2025.
The poster girl of Ghana’s tech startup incubator, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Victoria Haynes is leaving the organisation to start her own venture, TechLoy has learnt
If you work in the creative, web or publishing industries in Africa, you would agree that it could be really tough getting that perfect image to use for your work. Often times, the project may require that you use an African-esque landscape or a simple, yet unique portrait image.
International money transfers via Western Union can now be received through Paga, the largest mobile payment service in Nigeria with over 1.2 million users, thanks to a new collaboration between both companies.
After announcing that it has reached over 2,000 hotel listings across Africa, leading online booking site, Jovago is now partnering with local travel agents to help them earn revenue while booking hotels on its platform.
After going through bouts of frustration over expensive email newsletter campaign services such as MailChimp, two Nigerian entrepreneurs have launched MailCliq to help you launch email campaigns at reasonable prices.
Two of Africa’s most successful seed investment companies, 88mph and L5Lab are teaming up to invest in the best mobile and Internet startups out of Nigeria, TechLoy has learnt.