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iDEA Launches FAST, An Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme For Tech Startups

iDEA Launches FAST, An Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme For Tech Startups

iDEA, the government-backed, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of indigenous skills and capabilities in software development has launched a new entrepreneurship programme called FAST, an acroynm for ‘Fostering and Accelerating Startups in Tech’.

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This Infographic Shows Nigerians Use PCs Mostly While Making Hotel Bookings Online

Despite the fact that Nigeria has the largest mobile phone subscriber base in Africa with mobile internet data subscriptions reaching 65 million monthly, according to the Nigeria Communications Commission, a recent report shows that Nigerians use their computers more than their mobile devices to make bookings for hotels online.

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Interswitch Launches $10 Million Fund To Grow Africa’s Payment Industry

Leading pan-African integrated payment, processing and transaction switching company, Interswitch today announced the launch of a $10 million USD ‘ePayment Growth Fund’ which has already made its first investment.

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Mobile Ad Platform, InMobi Reaches Over One Billion Mobile Devices [INFOGRAPHIC]

InMobi, a leading mobile advertising platform, today announced that it reached over one billion unique mobile devices on its network in Q4 2014, making it the only mobile-first advertising platform to reach this landmark milestone. The key InMobi network statistics show that over 100 million consumers interact with InMobi at least six times per day

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The African Blogger Awards 2015 Entries Are Now Open

The African Blogger Awards are back! The first edition of the African Blogger Awards held last year recognised the leading online and social influencers and bloggers across the African continent, in terms of their reach, resonance and relevance. Just like last year’s, the awards are open to Bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers across Africa, 

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Vigitabs Allow OAU’s Online Distance Learning Students Learn On-The-Go

With partnership from Edutech Software Solutions, a Lagos-based Education Technology company that designed and developed an indigenous and comprehensive eLearning solution for the programme, the University has made it possible for its students to learn on-the-go, from anywhere in the world, for the first time.

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Online Petition Seeks 10 Million Signatures For A Fashola/Duke Presidential Ticket

An online petition on Change.org is seeking 10 million signatures for a presidential ticket that pairs Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke to run for the office of the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria respectively.

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Meet BrianTab iw10, The First Nigerian Made Windows Tablet

For some years now, several Android tablets claiming to be locally made have been released into the African market, but most of them have hardly been tailored to the local market. By tailored, we mean the device having relevance to the needs in terms of apps and content as well as providing multiple use cases

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JUMIA Receives $150 Million In New Round Of Funding

JUMIA has received a new round of funding amounting to €120 million (about $150 million USD) from its existing shareholders — MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet — through the Africa Internet Group (AIG) to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. With this latest cash injection, it brings the company’s

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Google Brings Its Startup Launch Programme To Africa

Google has introduced its Startup Launch programme to hundreds of entrepreneurs in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa in a bid to help them fast track their tech start-ups with, yeah you guessed right, Google products. In case you don’t know, Startup Launch which was launched in June “provides startups in all stages with

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