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uKheshe, a South African micro-transaction startup raises funding

uKheshe, a South African micro transaction platform that allows card holders to pay and get paid, has announced the completion of its first seed investment round from Fitech Ventures and the Ocean on 76 Group. Ukeshe was under incubation as a CSI initiative within software development house Jini.Guru. In a statement, Clayton Hayward, co-founder...

How Social Media Is Harming Young People

We are all guilty of spending a lot of time on social media. The first thing I do when I wake up is check my Instagram, regardless of whatever time it is I will always have to check my social media. Though we appreciate the convenience social media has brought...

TECNO T901|TECNO’s first device running KaiOS

TECNO T901, is the first TECNO device running on KaiOS, the mobile operating system for smart feature phones set to close the digital divide by bringing users–previously inhibited by device affordability–online for the first time. The T901 is available in gold, black and blue and runs WhatsApp, YouTube, Google Maps.it also...

Zeelo, UK’s shuttle service raises £4.25m & officially launches in SA

Zeelo, a UK online shuttle booking service has officially launched in South Africa after a series of months of beta testing its data analytics platform and ramping up its operations in readiness for a nationwide expansion. With £4.25m in funding, Zeelo quietly launched in Durban in South Africa in mid-2018...

Huawei technicians aided governments spy on political opponents

Huawei technicians aided the Ugandan and Zambian governments spy on their political opponents, leading to their arrest, according to The Wall Street Journal. Technicians working for Huawei aided members of the government in Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The report cites...

An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits

<!-- Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. The book suggests that An atomic habit is a little habit which is part of a larger system, a building block to remarkable results.Atomic...

Twitter is testing a new feature that lets you follow topics

Twitter has begun testing a new feature that lets you follow topics in addition to people. There will be a list of topics curated by Twitter which you’ll have to pick from, starting with sports, but it should expand to include celebrities, TV shows, and other common discussions. On Tuesday,...

Bad Blood-Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

<!-- Bad Blood-Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup The book starts around the time Theranos is testing its Edison device and pitching it to Switzerland-based Norvatis. To Elizabeth, the demo was a success but to the firm's senior executives, the demo was a failure and a warning...

Bad Blood – TechMoran

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OnePlus’ smart TV ‘OnePlus TV’ set to launch in September

OnePlus today announced that it will launch a smart TV and it’s called OnePlus TV. The Chinese phone brand is now moving on to TVs having won over smartphone users around the globe. The smartphone maker didn’t provide any other detail regarding the device, but said it’ll follow its...

Seedstars opens applications for the “$10K DOEN Land Restoration Prize”

Seedstars​, together with the DOEN ​Foundation (Stichting DOEN), a Dutch fund supporting green initiatives, has launched the DOEN​ Land Restoration Prize to find and award startups in the land restoration and land degradation space. According to Saskia​ Werther, Program Manager at the DOEN Foundation, “Landscape restoration is a vital...

Jack Ma’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Selects 7 Icons as 2019 Judges

Jack Ma’s Africa Netpreneur Prize, a prize competition for African entrepreneurs has selected 7 esteemed entrepreneurs, investors, and businesspeople from across the continent to evaluate the semi-finalists and select the top ten startup finalists for the ANPI. The Africa Netpreneur Prize judges include Fred Swaniker, Marième Diop, Bethlehem Tilahun, Fatoumata...

LinkedIn mobile app could soon get a dark mode makeover

LinkedIn will soon be getting a dark mode makeover for its mobile app, and all this was uncovered by renowned leaker and app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. Wong, who is famous for leaking upcoming app features before they’re announced, fiddled with the app’s code to uncover an unfinished dark mode,...

Nigeria’s Inlaks Launches ‘thehatch’ Innovation Lab for Fintech Startups

Nigeria’s Inlaks, a 1982-established systems integrator in the Banking, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Power, Utilities and the Distribution sectors has launched a fintech focused “thehatch” to build and scale fintech startups in Nigeria. The innovation lab will give local startups a level playing field through programs designed to identify, nurture...

Naspers leads a $125m round into India’s Social Commerce Firm Meesho

Naspers, the South African ecommerce and media conglomerate, has led a $125 million funding round into social commerce marketplace Meesho with participation from Facebook and existing investors SAIF, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, RPS and Venture Highway. Former Vodafone Group CEO Sir Arun Sarin also participated in the round. “Globally, Naspers...

Bosch & Founders Factory to inject $30K into Africa’s Mobility Startups

Bosch Africa and Founders Factory, have launched a smart mobility challenge targeting Africa’s top startups in the sector. The two firms are looking for ten smart mobility startups operating from across Africa to pitch and stand a chance to win a share of a cash prize of $30,000 and join...

Uber Eats adds bicycle, roller skaters and skateboarders delivery options

Uber Eats, which was launched last year in Nairobi has introduced food delivery on bicycles, roller skates and skateboards just weeks after competitor Glovo unveiled the same. The move, according to Uber Eats would allow users to earn an extra income as they do their day-to-day activities or exercise or...

Kobo360 raises $30m to enter 10 new countries across Africa

Kobo360, a digital marketplace for long distance hauliers connecting cargo owners to vetted and reliable trucks, has raised $30 million to build a Global Logistics Operating System powering trade and commerce across Africa and emerging markets.  In this, $20M Series A equity round was led by Goldman Sachs,...

Lumkani gets GSMA backing to install 20,000 fire detectors in South Africa

Lumkani, a South African startup has installed its early warning fire detection system in 20,000 homes across South Africa. To date, Lumkani has equipped 40,000 high fire risk homes in several of the country’s informal settlements with this system. The project was funded by the GSMA Mobile for Development Programme,...

Zolango, inspired by a slum in Kenya, is a Marketplace for Bitcoin lovers

 Founded by Amit Aggarwal, Andrei Kaleis and MVK, Zolango, an ecommerce marketplace has gone live and is offering to buy and sell their products using Bitcoin. The platform offers more than 1,000 items for sale such as sports equipment, office supplies, jewelry, freelancer services, fashion, electronic accessories, gift cards...

Mettā & HIVOS select 5 startups for the 3rd Fashion Product Lab

Mettā has selected 5 startups into its third fashion product lab cohort powered by HIVOS East Africa after a rigorous multi-phase selection process. Mettā Nairobi, in partnership with HIVOS East Africa, will bring the five fashion startups to Nairobi for its third bootcamp programme – Fashion Product Lab 3.0, an 8-week...

Your Business Needs Blockchain – TechMoran

The conversation about the versatile possibilities of the Blockchain does not cease, and every day, there are more and more projects that use technology in various fields. However, it is still difficult for many to imagine how the popularization of Blockchain will affect everyday life. But what are the opportunities for your business? To start...

OPay launches tricycle hailing services OTrike in Nigeria

Opay, Opera’s Africa’s focused payments and everything platform has added OTrike, a tricycle hailing service to its portfolio, as it moves to become Africa’s biggest super-app. Use cases for its payments platform and data collection OTrike comes just a few months after Opay launched ORide in Nigeria in a move...

Your Canon DSLR camera is vulnerable to ransomware attacks

Canon DSLR Cameras which are renowned among professional photographers are said to be vulnerable to ransomware attacks over the air. Every other day more and more devices grow dependent on the internet connectivity to function and the threat of cyberattacks grow with it. Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people...

Raino Tech4Impact receives $100K from Samurai Incubate Africa

Raino Tech4Impact, a Kenyan Social enterprise startup you have probably never heard of has received $100,000 in equity investments after emerging the best startup at the recently held pitch event organized by Samurai Incubate Africa and Growth Africa. Raino was among the 10 startups selected to pitch at the Samurai Incubate Africa pitch...

Tech YouTuber MKBHD Launches ‘Waveform’ Podcast Alongside Studio71

Marques Brownlee who is otherwise known as MKBHD recently launched a podcast named Waveform with the help of friend and MKBHD producer Andrew Manganelli. Waveform, which is being produced in conjunction with the influencer agency Studio 71, marks one of the first major non-YouTube projects Brownlee has taken on. Brownlee...

Samsung and Xiaomi surge in European smartphone market in Q2-report

Samsung rocketed to over a 40% market share in Europe in Q2, its highest for five years, as it shipped 18.3 million smartphones., according to a new report from research firm Canalys. Samsung shipped over 12 million A series units and it shipped more A Series units than any other...

Trella joins YC to disrupt MENAs fragmented trucking industry

​Trella​, the Cairo-based trucking marketplace, which recently raised $600k+ in a pre-seed funding led by Algebra Ventures, has joined ​Y Combinator​’s S19 batch, to disrupt the fragmented trucking industry in MENA. Trella is in the right hands as YC has helped built companies including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, and...

Huawei launches Honor brand’s first Smart TV with HarmonyOS

It’s the first HarmonyOS device. Huawei launched the Honor brand’s first smart TV, which is also the first product powered by the Android alternative (HarmonyOS) that the company launched at its developer conference in Dongguan over the weekend. HarmonyOS can be used in various products from home appliances and wearable technology to...

Cannabis firm Bangi, Inc. banking on M-PESA to woo Kenyan investors

BANGI, Inc. a US-based firm that acquires and leases specialized real estate assets in the cannabis, hemp and CBD industries is set to cross list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), in a move to take advantage of the growing investor interest and the ability to use seamless payment...
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