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Apple announces four million iPhone pre-orders in 24 hours

Apple Inc today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million units in the first 24 hours. The company’s latest smartphones released on September 9 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning this

NCC Boss, Juwah elected chairman of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Telecommunications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah has been elected as the Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO). Prior to his election, Juwah was the first Vice-Chairman of the CTO with about thirty years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors. Juwah is replacing Juma Kandie, Director for

E-commerce review platform for emerging markets, TrustedCompany raises $1million to expand into Africa

TrustedCompany.com, a review platform for e-commerce businesses in emerging markets has raised a Series A round of $1 million led by Tengelmann Ventures, with participation from 500 Startups and returning investor Asia Venture Group, reports TechCrunch. The company is expected to use the funding to continue its expansion in Southeast Asia, with plans to enter Africa

French-based smartphone maker to enter Kenyan market

French-based smartphone manufacturer, Wiko Mobile, is eyeing the Kenyan market as part of an Africa-entry strategy to boost its sales in the region, according to Business Daily Africa. The firm which started its operations in France nearly four years ago said on Friday that it is seeking a share of the Kenyan smartphones market in addition

Jovago.com nominated as “best online hotel booking company” in Nigeria

Leading online hotel booking platform, Jovago has been nominated for two awards in view of their excellent service delivery. Jovago.com has been nominated for the award of “A leading On-Line Hotel booking company in Nigeria for the year 2014” by the Nigerian Hospitality Security Workshop and also for the 2014 Nigeria Customer Service Excellence Awards.  

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

Samsung has announced the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby. The smart watch, Gear S running on the Tizen OS, instead of Android, has a 2-inch Super AMOLED curved display, powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, and has an internal storage of 4GB with support for bluetooth,

Nigeria starts rolling out smart national ID cards powered by MasterCard

Nigeria has officially began roll out of a national smart identity (ID) card powered by international electronics payment company, MasterCard. According to Daniel Monehin, division president for sub-Saharan Africa at MasterCard, national ID card holders will be able to transact and receive payments from government and individuals. The pilot phase of the project would see 13

News24 Mobile emerges the top mobile website in South Africa

The IAB SA and Effective Measure have released their July 2014 website statistics, which showed that News24 Mobile is the top mobile website in South Africa. According to the July 2014 Effective Measure statistics, News24 Mobile attracted 1,674,738 unique mobile browsers, while SuperSport Mobile came second with 627,325 unique browsers, and Kick Off Mobile came third

WhatsApp reaches 600 million active users worldwide

WhatsApp has surpassed 600 million monthly active users, according to CEO and founder Jan Koum. In Twitter update on Monday, Koum said: “Now serving 600,000,000 monthly active users. Yes, active and registered are very different types of numbers.” The messaging service, which crossed the half a billion user milestone in April this year, was acquired by

PayPal reaches 1 million active users in South Africa

PayPal has revealed that over a million South African consumers now have active PayPal accounts across the country, thanks to a deal signed with SA’s First National Bank four years ago, reports ITNewsAfrica. The payment company now has over 152 million active accounts in 203 markets around the world.

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