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Tony Elumelu Foundation Increases Seed Funding From 20 to 50 Tech Start-ups in Nigeria

July 31, 2013 - 12:02 pm in Gadgets & Mobile, News & Media

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) recently announced at the CcHub event that its grants to tech start-ups would be increased from 20 to 50. TEF Chairman, Mr. Tony Elumelu, made the announcement while receiving feedbacks from some of the startups that were…


Can Nigerians Get 1.2MB Internet Speed by 2017? My Thoughts on BroadBand in Nigeria

July 30, 2013 - 12:20 pm in Analysis & Opinions, Cloud & Green Tech

It's no news that challenges common to operators in the telecoms sector have been identified as; the high costs of right of way resulting in the high…

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MoneyTalks App, Community Games and Street Teenz Win Visa’s #FinLitChallenge

July 29, 2013 - 1:18 pm in Education, News & Media

Team MoneyTalks' application won the Financial Literacy App Challenge put together by Visa for programmers at the Co-Creation Hub, Lagos. Developers were…


Soft Token And OTP By Interswitch – Here Are The Things You Need To Know

July 29, 2013 - 12:53 pm in Business & Money, Gadgets & Mobile, Tips & How-To's

Token! I came across that term at a GTBank's customer care desk last year after getting my ATM card. The customer care representative said I would need one since I purchase online using my card. The device, Token, is designed to provide additional security…


#FinLitChallenge; Visa Wants Apps That Educate Financial Literacy

July 27, 2013 - 9:42 am in Gadgets & Mobile, News & Media

The global payment service provider, Visa, in its quest to educate the Nigerian populace about financial literacy wants Nigerian developers to come up with mobile apps over a period of 48 hours at the Co-Creation Hub, Lagos. Within the period, developers are…

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Tecno F7, Smartphone Redefined

July 25, 2013 - 12:37 pm in Gadgets & Mobile, Sponsored

With the recently launched Tecno F7 Phantom A, one can say that Tecno really means business in having its fair share of the mobile telephone market in Africa. Aside ground breaking features, Tecno's smartphones are cheaper compared to similar devices from…


Rocket Internet’s EasyTaxi To Expand to Africa, Already Raised $10M

July 25, 2013 - 10:04 am in Business & Money, News & Media

The Brazilian counterpart of TaxiPark Nigeria, Easy Taxi just raised $10 million round towards expanding to Africa as well as boosting its growth in Asia and Middle East. The round fund was provided by African Internet Holding and Rocket Internet. Easy Taxi…


The Quest To Improve Its Mapping Service, Apple Acquires HopStop and Locationary

The American multinational corporation, Apple Incorporation, after dumping Google Maps about a year ago recently acquired two new mapping services to reposition its mapping services. On dumping Google Maps, Apple debuted its own mapping service the same time…

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Leveraging on Social Media For Business….. Even SIM Card Registration

July 22, 2013 - 12:21 pm in Analysis & Opinions, Gadgets & Mobile

Of all that had followed the advent of internet to the world, the social media remains key as it makes people communicate, connect and even engage in business activities more easily. In a recent article, ‘it’s Called Social Media - How Your Business Depends…


Indian-Based InfoRich Set To Expand To Africa

July 21, 2013 - 6:10 pm in News & Media

Filling the innovation gap in the healthcare sector, the Indian-based InforRich Technology has announced intention to take its services to Middle East and Africa (MEA). InfoRich Technology, a provider of applications and cloud based solutions to hospitals,…