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Kaymu Releases White Paper on E-commerce Market Trends in Nigeria

Kaymu Releases White Paper on E-commerce Market Trends in Nigeria

Kaymu, a leading online marketplace in Nigeria has released a white paper on the e-commerce market trends in Nigeria. The white paper, tagged “E-commerce in Nigeria: Market Trends and Consumer Behavior”, is a result of a detailed research conducted for several months on the purchasing habits of e-commerce consumers in Nigeria. E-commerce research, which can


Naspers Set To Expand ShowMax Into Three Continents

Naspers, a South African-based multinational Internet and media group, is set to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, ShowMax into three continents next year as it looks to compete with NetFlix for space in the global VOD market, according to reports by Bloomberg. With the planned expansion, Naspers is targeting more than 15 million customers outside


Travel Solutions Provider, Launches Online Travel Agency In Nigeria, a fast-growing travel solutions provider in Africa has launched an online booking portal in Nigeria, offering customers flights, hotel, transfers and other travel-related services at discounted rates. The launch, which took place on November 25, 2015 at the Lagos Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, attracted over 150 invitees consisting of representatives from major airlines, travel


Uganda’s TMCG Selected for Blackbox Connect

Uganda’s The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) has been selected to take part in Blackbox Connect, a two-week intensive residential program designed to immerse international startup founders in the Silicon Valley culture of entrepreneurship. Blackbox Connect is a Silicon Valley global seed-stage accelerator focused on helping non-US startups. The Medical Concierge Group is a social enterprise


Hellofood Announces 50% Discount on Black Friday In Celebration of 3rd Anniversary in Africa

Hellofood, a leading global food delivery marketplace has announced up to 50% discount on foods ordered on Black Friday – November 27, 2015, in celebration of its 3rd anniversary in Africa. Hellofood expects foods ordered on Black Friday to be the highest ever in Africa. “We thank our customers for their support over the years

Applications open for Global Virtual Hackathon 2015

Koding Incorporated, a US-based software company has announced it is accepting applications for the 2015 edition of its Global Virtual Hackathon. The Global Virtual Hackathon is aimed at bringing together developers from around the world for the sole purpose of developing web apps. The developers, who will be grouped into teams consisting of between 4 and 5 participants,


Kenya startup, Chura wins 2015 Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa

Chura, a Kenyan startup solving mobile money interoperability bottlenecks has won the 2015 Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa. The awards recognizes trailblazing individuals who use technology to empower communities and individuals, all while working towards the goal of a fully networked society. Chura, formed by five former University of Nairobi students, impressed the judges with


TEEP is recruiting mentors for its 2016 online training programme

The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), the flagship entrepreneurship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, has announced it is recruiting mentors for the 2016 edition of its 12-week online training programme. The 12-week online training programme is aimed at steering startups in their entrepreneurial journey by assembling world class mentors from across Africa and the rest


Applications open for Global Urban Innovators

Applications have opened for the 2016 edition of the Global Urban Innovators, a competition with a mission of shaping a better urban future for all and sundry. The competition seeks cutting edge startups and social enterprises that use technology to address urban challenges in four focus areas: Urban Mobility, Health & Wellness, Placemaking and Urban


E-publishing Company, Bahati Books Wins Africa Tech Pitch LDN

Bahati Books, an e-publishing company which publishes African literature by African authors has been crowned winner of the Africa Tech Pitch LDN, a London-based Africa-focused startup competition. Africa Tech Pitch LDN provides a global platform for promising early-stage startups with Africa-impacting innovations to showcase their ideas and solutions to the London tech community as well

Sony PS4 surpasses 30 million sales

Sony has just released figures for its new generation console sales globally. According to the company, it’s in over two years sold more than 30.2 million PlayStation 4s to 124 countries and regions around the world. The Japanese tech firm sold just a shade over 10 million copies to reach this current tally in eight

Twitter rolls out native video support for Twitter Kit on iOS 8+

Twitter is currently rolling out native video support for app’s running the latest version of Twitter Kit on iOS 8 and later. What this means is, you (on iOS) wouldn’t have to launch your Twitter app or open a new tab/window just to watch a Twitter video clips or GIFs that’s within the social network.

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project to arrive early next year

Google’s new open source project Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) built to make better the performance of the mobile web will be arriving early next year, according to a report from the company yesterday. The project which already has close to 30 publishing partners including The Guardian and The Washington Post integrating it as part of

Microsoft To Layoff 18,000

Microsoft launches new fund, to nurture startups with affordable Internet access solutions

Microsoft, a US-based multinational technology company has launched a new fund to nurture startups with solutions that bring affordable Internet access to underserved market. The fund is part of its Affordable Access Initiative, which invests in new last-mile access technologies, cloud-based services and applications, and business models that can reduce the cost of Internet access

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STIC Labs of Tanzania wins Negawatt Challenge 2015

STIC Labs, a prepaid water metering system has won the 2015 edition of the Negawatt Challenge that took place at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on November 17, 2015. The Negawatt Challenge is a global competition empowering communities to innovate around local energy issues. It is an initiative aiming to transform


Apple’s authorized retailer iStore begins trade-in offers for iPhones in Nigeria

iStore, an Apple authorized retailer designed to make it convenient for Nigerians to purchase Apple products and accessories from its online or physical store has launched a “trade-in” offer to customers around the country. The offer allows customers get up to 50% off the purchase of their next iPhone when they trade in their current

Skype 6.6 for iOS arrives with better multitasking, now quickly identifies phone numbers, dates and locations

Skype for the iPhone and iPad has been bumped to version 6.6 in a new update bringing a host of new features and functionalities. It now allows users right from an instant message conversation set up calendar events, initiate calls and checkout addresses, including an improved multitasking capability. Phone numbers, times, dates and addresses now