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iROKO’s ‘Work-In-Progress’ International Offices in New York City [GALLERY]

iROKO’s ‘Work-In-Progress’ International Offices in New York City [GALLERY]

We love spotting and covering company offices here at Techloy, but really haven’t done this in a while. In the past, we’ve had to do company office tours and written up quick reviews about them. So when Jason Njoku posted photos of iROKOtv’s newly acquired international offices located in Manhattan, just off Times Square, about

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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.


4 Latino Entrepreneurs Making Waves in the South American Tech Scene

Helping to fuel the economy with small, niche driven businesses, Hispanic entrepreneurs represent one of the fastest growing minorities in the US today. Here are some young, up-and-coming Hispanic entrepreneurs that we feel deserve more recognition than they’re currently receiving.


Funda Solva Wants To Fund You Through Crowdfunding

In this year, we have witnessed a small surge in the crowdfunding space in Africa and Nigeria. The likes of PushandStart and JumpStart Africa have commenced operations and are now welcoming ideas and submissions. Now it seems one more has entered the fray. Funda Solva (Funder Solver) is a funding platform for business startups and creative projects.


Aflix Is A New Mobile Hollywood Streaming App

Aflix (pronounced Aah-Flix), a mobile online video streaming app has just launched its new service in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. Aflix enters the growing African Video-on-Demand space with a unique proposition; it provides a large library of Hollywood content at affordable prices to Africans via Android powered mobile devices. Aflix aims to place a diverse


Uber Finally Arrives In Lagos

We’ve heard speculations about Uber possibly coming to Lagos in the past, we kept it lowkey and just watched the space for upcoming developments. Now, it seems the wait has ended. According to the Uber blog, the taxi booking service launched yesterday with popular hip-hop artist Ice Prince, the first user of the popular booking