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Omidyar Network Grants 65 Million Naira To Nigerian Social Enterprise, BudgIT

Omidyar Network announced today that it has awarded a grant of up to $400,000 USD (about 65 million NGN) to BudgIT, a Lagos-based social enterprise incubated by the Co-Creation hub that promotes civic participation and fiscal transparency in Nigeria. According to the philanthropic investment firm, the two-year grant will be used to expand the amount

Nigeria’s largest property marketplace, PrivateProperty redesigns its website

Nigeria’s largest property marketplace (in terms of listings), PrivateProperty has redesigned its website to make property search easier and faster. According to Oluwafemi Taiwo, the company’s Managing Director in a statement: “The website’s design – both visual and its underlying code – is significant and presents a market-leading innovation in Nigeria’s online property market. The interface is interactive, intuitive

Mobile internet usage soars by 67% worldwide

The use of mobile devices to access the internet has increased by 67% worldwide over the last 12 months according to StatCounter, an independent website analytics company. The report from the company’s research arm, StatCounter Global Stats, finds that while desktop remains the most popular means to access the web on 64.6%, mobile has grown

Samsung has more employees than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined

Samsung has more employees than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined, according to Ars Technica. After conducting a research of each of the company’s 10-K (or equivalent) SEC filings as at 2013, the tech site found that Samsung had over 275,000 employees, compared with Microsoft’s 99,000 employees, Apple’s 80,300 employees and Google’s 47,756 employees. [Source]

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Ampion Venture Launches ‘Adopt A Startup’ Initiative

The crowdfunding campaign for this years’ AMPION Venture Buses went live on September 23, 2014. In order to fund extensive AMPION Fellowship Programs supporting the most creative and innovative startups built on the 2014 African Venture Buses, AMPION decided to break new ground in its funding approach. While the Indiegogo campaign Change through technology in


Microsoft 4Afrika Announces AfriLabs Collaboration

Microsoft 4Afrika has announced a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs to increase knowledge sharing across the hub network in Africa and spur innovation. The challenge, officially launched at this year’s DEMO Africa event, is tasking hub members with proposing and delivering an activity, process or tool that fosters collaboration within the AfriLabs network. AfriLabs’ core

Jovago becomes official hotel partner for Africa World Airlines

Jovago has signed a white label partnership with one of West Africa’s largest regional carriers, Africa World Airlines, to provide more accessible hotel booking services to Africans. The partnership makes it easier for travellers visiting the Africa World Airlines website to find and book over 200,000 hotels around the world and 10,000 hotels specifically in Africa, already available on

Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

Millicom has unveiled Tigo Music and Africa Music Rights, two initiatives that are intended to introduce its digital music experience into Africa. Tigo Music is set to launch across Millicom’s African operations, starting in Ghana in the fourth quarter. Bundled as part of pre-paid data plans, the service will offer unlimited music streaming with instant