Author: Staff Writer

Be cautious of cyber-attacks this Black Friday

  It is easy to feel overwhelmed by numerous Black Friday deals seemingly to fall out of the sky. They might be very tempting but not all of them are worth, some might be cyber traps waiting for you. John Shier, a Senior Security Advisor, from Sophos shares some tips on how to make sure Read More

We are building to ensure every home & office in Nigeria has great furniture has launched to be Nigeria’s biggest online furniture & home furnishings marketplace providing its customers with everything to need to furnish their homes and offices. According to Jude Ibodje, one of the four co-founders the one stop shop has a huge inventory of furnishings, home appliances, lighting, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, artworks and outdoors among others and… Read More

OPPO to Launch F5, its first 6-inch full screen display with A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology

OPPO is gearing to launch its first ever full screen device, the OPPO F5, on November 20th in Kenya. The device that was launched in other markets recently will sport a ‘full screen design’ with a full-HD+ resolution, which means the OPPO F5 will feature a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio – something most Read More

Here are the 11 startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Nairobi 2017

 Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has selected 11 promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Nairobi pitching event on November 10th at 4 pm at Nailab.The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are: Startup Website One liner 1 BuuPass Kenya Limited BuuPass… Read full story here Read More

OLX’s acquisition of AutoTrader warning to Ringier’s Cheki Africa

Naspers‘ owned OLX Group has officially acquired online vehicle marketplace AutoTrader after approval by South Africa authorities. According to AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, “We are excited to work with the OLX Group that is part of a global company. Our customers can stand to benefit substantially from investment in product innovation as a result.” “Our vehicle shoppers Read More

Jumia Food Hires New Managing Director to Drive Customer Acquisition

Jumia Food, a Rocket Internet-backed online food ordering and delivery firm has hired a new Managing Director to drive restaurant sign ups to its platform and drive customer acquisition as the festive season approaches. Shreenal Ruparelia has worked in Management Consulting and eCommerce across Australia, Asia and East Africa and aims to put the customer at Read More

Meet the 10 most promising startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Gaborone 2017

The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are: 1. Indie Studios Africa :  a social ecommerce consultancy Service Provider addressing the needs of the unbanked in emerging markets 2. Jobcard : a secure online recruitment application built for businesses and job seeker 3. Keakopa Explore: an advertising company that provides online business listing through a web… Read Read More

Direct Pay Online Group raises $5M from Apis to launch in Nigeria, Ghana

Kenya’s Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has received a second investment of $5M from the UK based private equity fund, Apis Partners after its initial $10M investment made last year. The firm will also use the funds to set up operations in Nigeria, Ghana, DRC and Mozambique by the end of 2017 to grow across Africa Read More

Online casinos versus live casinos

We have been thinking about live casinos for some time and started asking our readers to give us clues on when they think live casinos were invented and where. However, most of them still confuse live casinos with online casinos and today we want to explain the difference between the two and look at why Read More

Jumia takes a go at MallforAfrica with launch of Jumia Global

For several years, Africans used to send family and friends to shop for them whenever they traveled overseas, by sending them an item or two on Amazon or eBay. Later, hundreds of sites sprouted across cities to help buyers in Africa buy just about anything from hundreds of overseas eCommerce stores and have it delivered Read More

DStv dangles free internet to sign up new customers

DStv should be selling internet today apart from just movies and TV shows but someone slept on the job and the firm is being forced to lure new customers with free internet for a month. The firm has announced that all customers purchasing a full kit DStv HD decoder, at a cost of KSh 7,000 Read More

Crowdfunding platform GrowMyHustle launches to help creatives fund their dream projects

Kenya’s is a new online crowdfunding platform that aims to help youths in the creative arts industry to raise money for their dream projects in return for non-monetary rewards to backers. Like Kickstarter, the site allows users to post their projects online and ask their friends, family and the public to back them with whatever Read More

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