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Google, Google updates user tools after probe against privacy rights, Experts laud Google’s decision to offer banking services , Google sacks workers over data violations on security policies 

Google updates user tools after probe against privacy rights

Google has updated privacy tools on its video streaming platform, YouTube and Google Maps.

WhatsApp to start charging some users soon

WhatsApp has announced plans to launch a new pay-to-use tool for businesses to communicate with their customers.
Computer Village, Phone Swap

Phone Swap: Phone retailers losing business segment to black market

Before you walk into a phone retail shop for a phone swap, ensure that you are not quick to anger and you are an individual with few words, because the response of the staff in charge will probably push you over the edge.

Konga CEO explains recent cost cutting measures

E-commerce firm Konga has reportedly downsized about 60% of its work force.  The company has also stopped the pay on delivery option and warehousing...

Artificial Intelligence, Andela and Africa’s looming technology slavery

Globalization, software and the Internet are changing the world faster than we all can catch up. From election hacking to disruption of transportation to...
Cameroon shutdown: Techpreneur picks holes in Jumia’s operations, Jumia Technologies, Rocket Internet

Cameroon shutdown: Techpreneur picks holes in Jumia’s operations

The owner of the office space where Jumia operated in Cameroon has ridiculed the company’s operational method.

Truecaller records 100 million daily active users, 20% reside in Africa

Swedish call filtering service Truecaller has announced that it has reached over 100 million daily active users. According to the company, it grew to its...
UK demonstrates commitment to the advancement of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

UK demonstrates commitment to the advancement of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

The United Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural edition of the UK-West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade.
Nigerian Mobile Internet Users

Why Glo and 9mobile are losing their internet mobile subscribers

Nigeria's active mobile telephone users increased to 160 million in April, with internet users reaching 101.2 million in the same period, up from 100.6...

Piggybank.ng grows savings by 3000% to N1 billion in 2017

Piggybank.ng, a Nigerian fintech company, had a solid 2017 performance despite the economic challenges Nigeria faced last year. In an overview  for last year, posted ...
Truecaller records 130% growth so far this year, Truecaller responds to breaching Nigerian’s privacy rights , Nigeria ranked among top 20 countries affected by spams calls, SMS - Truecaller 

Nigeria ranked among top 20 countries affected by spam calls, SMS – Truecaller 

The volume of unsolicited calls and messages, otherwise called spam has increased globally. This is according to Truecaller’s annual report.
Africa Fintech Foundry, AFF conference in Nigeria, Tech innovators

$10,000 up for grabs as AFF gathers tech innovators

The biggest innovation conference in Africa, Africa Fintech Foundry (@AFFoundry) will be held next week in Nigeria. The tech startup with the best initiative will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000.
Google’s CEO becomes CEO of Alphabet as founders, Page and Brin step down, Google is facing another probe for its $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition 

Google’s CEO becomes CEO of Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that they would be stepping down from the post of CEO and President of Alphabet respectively. 

These are the top money lending apps to watch in 2018

Access to loans from traditional Nigerian financial institutions is difficult for individuals and small entrepreneurs, if not almost impossible. On rare occasions where available,...

Why the M-Pesa miracle has failed to work in Nigeria

Funds transfer in Nigeria has come a very long way. Today, if you want to transfer money to your kid in a University located...
Fintech

Banks Vs Fintechs – Who should be Afraid?

On the 6th of April, 2016 while addressing a church congregation at This Present House (TPH) in Lekki, Lagos, the CEO of Guaranty Trust...

Nigeria ranks 156th in 2018 worldwide broadband speed report

The report findings are based on more than 163 million speed tests conducted in 200 countries around the world.
Harsh reviews trail FinTech Apps on popular app store.

Nigeria Fintechs take lead in Africa, attract $122 million fund in 2019

The Financial Technology (Fintech) industry in Nigeria has come to stay, as it took the lead in Africa attracting $122 million in funds in 2019.

Jumia goes tough on its vendors

E commerce giant Jumia, has rolled out new standards vendors on its platform are expected to adhere to.  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company,...

When a mature company pivots – A case study of Jumia!

Again, let me say, I don’t like jargons, but the word “Pivot” is some word we can’t avoid in this tech business. When a...

So, who is Supporting the Non-Tech Ecosystem?

Nairametrics| I have been thinking about this topic for some time now. In fact, what got me to think is the use of the...
Interswitch

Top 7 facts about the new Interswitch Block Chain Service (Supply Chain Financing Module)

The demand for blockchain-based services is on the increase globally, while the technology powering these services is growing at a rapid pace. The potential applications for blockchain technology are almost without limit
Apple warns iPhone, iPad will lose internet this weekend if users don’t make certain change 

Apple warns iPhone, iPad will lose internet this weekend if users don’t make certain...

Some iPhone and iPad users will lose their internet this weekend if a certain change is not made on their devices.

My experience with Tanjalo cryptocurrency exchange

The 6 months I have spent trading cryptocurrencies have been a roller coaster ride. Cryptocurrencies are a 24/7 market easily swayed by the smallest...
Nigeria must embrace technology to remain relevant – Zinox boss 

Nigeria must embrace technology to remain relevant – Zinox boss 

Technology innovation represents a way for developing nations to foster economic development, improve levels of education, training and way of life.
NIBSS

NIBSS reveals new TAT for reversals, transfers, and transaction timeouts

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), says banks are working towards attaining shorter time for electronic payment (e-payment) transactions.
MTN Group Limited, MTN Nigeria to raise N100 billion through commercial paper , Will October be a month not to remember for MTN Nigeria? , Why MTN is being dragged to court by families of American soldiers ,MTN Group Ltd is confident its FY 2019 earnings will rise by 50% 

MTN Nigeria to raise N100 billion through commercial paper 

MTN Nigeria is seeking to raise a N100 billion through Commercial Paper (CP). The company's Head, Frontier Research, EFG Hermes, Kato Mukuru disclosed this during an interview with CNBC. 
MTN Nigeria, MTN gets CBN licence

MTN builds partner ecosystem

MTN Nigeria along with hundreds of Nigerian businesses; large-scale to SMEs, came together for the ICT Company’s maiden Partner Summit, themed ‘MTN Fusion’.
FairMoney secures EUR 10 million seed funding, to widen mobile banking services in Nigeria 

FairMoney secures EUR 10 million seed funding, to widen mobile banking services in Nigeria 

A Paris-based fintech, FairMoney has just secured the sum of 10 million euros in seed funding to widen the company’s online lending services to more customers with the aim of becoming a holistic financial platform for underserved customers, in Nigeria. 

Facebook hypes UBA chat bot, Leo

Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg showcased UBA's AI platform, Leo, at the recently concluded Facebook Developer Conference F8 which was held at the McEnery Convention...