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The World’s 10 Most Powerful Women In Technology

The World’s 10 Most Powerful Women In Technology

Forbes Magazine has released this year’s list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women which features 18 technology power women, who are executives in the world’s top technology companies.


Opera Software launches Opera Max with Data saving, Wi-Fi management and App Blocking features

Opera Software, the company that developed Opera Mini, Africa’s most popular mobile browser, has today launched the new Opera Max, a data compression tool that has seen huge popularity amongst Nigerians. Opera Max compresses all data sent through Android smartphones with world leading image and video compression technology, so users can get the most from their


Team RLabs wins BBC Hackathon in South Africa

South African innovators from RLabs have been selected to develop an innovative idea which will help the British Broadcasting Coporation (BBC) to reach young African audiences through digital platforms. The Cape Town-based team was chosen from 12 teams which took part in the BBC development studio held in South Africa last month aimed at making


Nigeria’s GTBank Launches USSD-Based Money Transfer Service

Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, one of the leading banks in Nigeria has introduced an USSD-based service which enables money transfer via the mobile phone for its customers. The service allows GTBank customers to perform third party transfers to both GTBank and other bank account holders in Nigeria, via their mobile phones, by simply dialing the


Nigeria’s President Jonathan Signs the Cybercrime Bill Into Law

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the Cybercrime Bill into law, according to a report from ITRealms, citing an unnamed source who revealed that the President signed it into law late afternoon on Friday at Aso Villa, Abuja. The news comes just about 14 days before the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari-led government comes into power on

Techloy_African_Blogger_Awards Wins The 2015 African Blogger Award For Marketing and Media, one of the leading technology blogs in Africa, has won a 2015 African Blogger Award for the Marketing and Media category and emerged runner-up for the 2015 Best Technology and Gadgets Blog in the 2nd annual African Blogger Awards. The announcement was made during a Twitter Award ceremony today by the organisers of the


eTranzact Is Totally Rethinking Mobile Payments In Nigeria With Its New PocketMoni Service

eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa is attempting to rethink mobile payments in Nigeria with a new PocketMoni service that claims to better understand the needs of the marketplace. The company says it “has done a retake of what mobile money can be with a recreated game changing mobile