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Suba Partners With TCP Engines For Faster Mobile Photo Sharing

Suba, a leading mobile app platform which enables Africans to collect, discover and share photo streams seamlessly with others, has announced its licensing of the TCPEngines’ innovative congestion control solution. One of the features of the user experience of the Suba application is the ability to upload and view photos quickly across the challenging mobile


Nigeria’s social news aggregator, QwikGist launches Android app

QwikGist, a web & mobile social news platform that allows users to bring all the stories they enjoy from different sources into one place and create conversations with others has launched its Android app, available on the Play Store. Launched in 2013 by former Rocket Internet employees, Onyeka Akumah and Pelumi Aboluwarin, the app reportedly grew over 200,000 users

Africa’s first Bitcoin exchange, BitX launches in Kenya

Africa’s first Bitcoin exchange, BitX has launched in Kenya. In an interview, Timothy Stranex of BitX told HumanIPO that the company customizes its service for the local audience when launching in new markets to ensure the service can be used efficiently. This could mean supporting the most popular local payment systems in each country, which for Kenya

Kenya’s Safaricom cuts m-Pesa transaction fees

Kenya’s leading mobile operator, Safaricom is cutting transaction fees for its mobile money service, m-Pesa, reports local media. According to HumanIPO, the company announced that transactions between KSh.10 (US$0.1) and Ksh.1,500 (US$16.97) will see charges drop by 67 per cent; while fees levied on transactions above KSh.1,501 (US$16.98) have been rationalised to an average of

McAfee appoints new regional director for Sub Saharan Africa

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has revealed the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Coetzee’s  primary responsibilities will be the overall guidance and direction of the South African and Sub Saharan African region and promoting the McAfee brand. Prior to joining McAfee, Coetzee was in a senior


ALN Invites Applicants To Its Accelerator Program

African Leadership Network (ALN) is inviting interested applicants to its accelerator program which starts in January 2015. The African Leadership Network is all about developing and promoting African Entrepreneurs through its annual pan-African and regional gatherings which has been aimed to catalyze prosperity in the continent. Hence, the formation of the African Leadership Network Ventures,

Former Microsoft CEO, Steve Balmer is leaving the company

After 34 years at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, the software company’s former CEO is leaving. In a letter to Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, Ballmer explained that he’s leaving the company’s board of directors effective immediately. “I have become very busy,” he says, “I see a combination of Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking up a

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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana’s Mobile Messaging Service, Saya Gets Acquired

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.