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Microsoft to Acquire Nuance Communications in ‘Biggest Deal’ Since LinkedIn

Microsoft is set to acquire AI software company Nuance Communications – marking Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition ever. The “Nuance deal would...

Facebook, Instagram users can now ask ‘oversight’ panel to review decisions not to remove content

Facebook’s self-styled ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has announced an operational change that looks intended to respond to criticism of the limits of the self-regulatory content-moderation...

Rwandan startup Ampersand raises $3.5M, largest-ever e-mobility investment in sub-Saharan Africa

Last week, Ampersand, Africa’s first electric motorcycle company, secured a $3.5 million investment from the Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF). This is the...

MTN is talking up its mobile money business in hopes of a future IPO

MTN Group has big ambitions for its mobile money business and is presently considering publicly listing that side of the business in...

#Akwaaba – Twitter’s first Africa office will be in Ghana

Social media giant, Twitter is setting up its first African office and it will be in Ghana.  The announcement...

Nigerian fintech Appzone raises $10M for expansion and proprietary technology

Africa’s fintech space has gained proper attention over the past few years in investments but it is not news that startups still...

Tanda Secures Funding for East African Expansion

Kenyan-based startup Tanda is expanding its operations after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota...

How Telematics is Driving eCommerce during COVID-19

If ever there was a time for the eCommerce sector to adopt telematics technology, it would be now: COVID-19 has disrupted the...

Huawei Partners with Mondia to Expand Contactless Payments Across Africa

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has teamed up with Mondia Pay, a digital payments company, to roll out seamless and contactless payments solutions...

Paymob raises $18.5m in largest Series A for an Egyptian fintech

In August 2020, Egyptian fintech Paymob announced that it raised $3.5 million to improve its capacity and acquire more merchants to use...

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Facebook’s self-styled ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has announced an operational change that looks intended to respond to criticism of the limits of the self-regulatory content-moderation...

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