Author Archives: TechLoy Reporter

Facebook now has 100 million active users in India

Facebook has hit a major milestone as it crosses 100 million active users in India, with 84 percent of those accessing the social network via mobile. But despite Facebook’s huge growth in India, it still faces strong competition from rival messaging apps like WeChat and Line. The news comes after it recently acquired WhatsApp which reportedly

Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago launches in Pakistan

Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago, which launched about a year ago in Nigeria and recently in Kenya and Senegal, has launched in Pakistan. The service currently has 50 hotels in Karachi and Lahore, while hotels in Islamabad would be added to the site soon, according to Zoha Sohail, Jovago Pakistan’s business development manager. With this

Nigerian government plans price cut on mobile phones

The Nigerian government has said that it plans to reduce the cost of Internet-enabled mobile phones, in a bid to help more Nigerians have access to the Internet, according to lcoal media reports, citing Omobola Johnson, the country’s Minister of Communications Technology. But just how the Ministry plans to do that remains to be seen.

Ghanaian government receives $3.8 million grant from Rockefeller Foundation to help accelerate ICT job growth

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $3.8 million grant to the Ghanaian government in partnership with the World Bank to support the establishment of world class facilities that will attract IT and IT enabled firms, including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms to Ghana and create jobs for Ghanaian youth. The grant complements the World Bank’s