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Why Cybersecurity is Crucial in the Age of Tap-to-Pay

Tap-to-Pay is by no means a new technological development, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly popular as a...

African talent recruitment company TalentQL joins Techstars to further global ambition

African-focused talent recruitment and outsourcing company TalentQL today announced that it has been accepted into Techstars Toronto. The company will join nine other...

Visa accepts crypto, Kenyan fintech’s expansion plans, XTC for Africa

US-based payments company, Visa, has announced that users can now settle transactions with USDC, an Ethereum based stablecoin backed by the US...

African startups can now apply for Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2021

Nigerian-founded early-stage VC firm, EchoVC, and Africa-focused venture capital company, Atlantica Ventures have partnered with a global innovation startup competition, Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to select...

DiDi Chuxing expands to South Africa, to take on Bolt and Uber

Chinese ride-hailing company, DiDi Chuxing has started operations in South Africa today according to Reuters. Founded in 2012, the Beijing...

Savyt launches, set to provide investors up to 15% on savings & investment

In its quest to help Nigerians grow wealth and earn increased returns on their savings and investments, Savyt (pronounced ‘Save+It), a fintech start-up, has...

Apple releases iPhone, iPad, and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack

Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers.

Kenya’s Safaricom launches 5G network; first in the region

Today, Safaricom has announced the launch of 5G technology trials for its customers In Kenya. The trial will begin with both individual...

Nigerian fintech of the unbanked Bankly raises $2M led by Vault

Nigeria remains a largely cash-dominated country. There are over 100 million adult Nigerians, of which more than half have little or no access to financial services. 

Amazon Appoints Former Exec as New CEO of AWS

Amazon has appointed Adam Selipsky as the new CEO of cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Selipsky succeeds Andy Jassy who is...

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