News articles

ebola

Man Sells Ebola.com for $200,000

Man Sells Ebola.com for $200,000

While most people’s reaction to the Ebola outbreak is at least fear and at most, well anything upwards from fear, one man has managed to make money. Businessman, Jon Schultz of Blue String Ventures, who bought Ebola.com for $13,500 in 2008 [I can’t imagine why] has now capitalized on news headlines around the globe and flipped

Social Media Awards 2014 To Honor Platforms

Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative established to recognize and celebrate excellence, creativity and impact of social media and the maiden edition is set to hold this year. The SMAA features 4 categories and 15 awards targeted at personalities, platforms, institutions and indigenous initiatives that have demonstrated far-reaching impact on human socio-economic development in digital

Pedal To The Metal: Jovago.com Reaches 5000 listings

Jovago.com, an online hotel booking platform has expanded its coverage, as it recently announced that a total of 5000 hotels has been listed on its booking platform. According to a tweet by the Managing Director, Jovago, Marek Zmyslowski, the online hotel booking platform has now surpassed the 5000 milestone and will be looking to increase

MTN Nigeria Loses 80,000 Subscribers

MTN, Nigeria’s largest mobile operator with more than 58 million subscribers, reportedly lost more than 80,000 Nigerian subscribers for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014. The quarterly update which was released last week Thursday shows that the Telco firm’s operation in Nigeria has suffered a decline. The company recorded 58.363,000 million subscribers, a figure

TechNigeria: A New Technology News Aggregator

Technigeria.com.ng is an African technology news aggregator. It aims to collect news and important information about the African technology ecosystem from various sources and aggregate these news on its platform. TechNigeria is founded by Dimgba Kalu and is built in a way that it uses an automatic aggregation algorithm and human editors to curate news

FirstBank partners MoneyGram to launch outbound money transfer service from Nigeria

Since money transfers began in Nigeria in 1998, consumers in the country have only been able to receive funds via MoneyGram’s money transfer services. Today, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and MoneyGram International announced the launch of outbound remittance service in Nigeria that would enable customers to send funds to family and friends around the globe

Facebook launches Safety Check

Facebook has launched Safety Check, a useful tool that people can use when major disasters strike to say tell their loved ones they’re safe as well as check on others. The service is much like Ushahidi’s recently launched group messaging service, Ping that help users quickly find out whether their families, friends, and teams are safe anywhere

Somalia’s first-ever cash withdrawal machine installed in Mogadishu

Somalia has installed its first-ever cash withdrawal machine in the capital city of Mogadishu, according to the BBC. The machine, which was installed by Salaam Somali Bank in an upmarket hotel, allows customers to withdraw US dollars, in a country where many people rely on remittances from friends and relatives living abroad. The country’s capital city has

Samsung introduces global enterprise services to accelerate business innovation

South Korean electronics giant, Samsung on Tuesday unveiled Samsung 360 Services for Business, a one-stop shop for enterprise customers who need technical help as more of their employees bring their own devices to work and as the company supports more technology vendors. “We’ve listened closely to our customers when they talk about their pain points.

Nitel, Mtel ready for privatisation, says BPE

The Nigeria Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) has revealed confirmation for the appointment of a guided liquidator for the privatisation of Nigeria Telecommunications (Nitel) as well as its mobile counter-part, MTel. According to ITNewsAfrica, the Director General of the BPE, Benjamin Dikki revealed that the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) had approved the appointment of

Top