Tech Cabal Archive for April 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

MTN Business Cloud Services launches in Nigeria

The 2nd Huawei Cloud Congress West Africa held yesterday at Oriental Hotel, Lagos

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What VCs want

An analysis of 2012 pitch that was sent to Rocket Internet

Here are some leaked images we’ve seen of Blackberry’s two new mid-range Android smartphones

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Best-behaved Uber riders will now get paired with the best drivers in the best cars

Here’s the TECNO Boom J8

iDea Hub and Jovago are organising a chat on customer acquisition for startups

Blackberry Priv users can finally upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

We could see a $79 Laptop running Remix OS from Allwinner very soon

Kenyans are starting their version of Dragons’ Den, and calling it Lions’ Den

TC Live, Episode 7: Ask TechCabal Anything

The Guardian is launching its online TV platform

Facebook is building a standalone camera app…kinda like Snapchat

This Chinese smartphone company you’ve now heard of has made a bicycle with 4GB of RAM

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nigeria and Digital Rights: Important Decisions Ahead

Someone redesigned the packaging for TECNO’s Boom J8, and we think it’s awesome

Yaba’s gentrification or renaissance?

Google is starting an in-house startup incubator to prevent its brightest staff from leaving

Friday, April 22, 2016

Abacus Is Organising An Investment Training Program

Stranger Lagos has just gotten a grant from the British Council to be a Maker Library

This Chinese phone company you’ve never heard of wants to become a Tesla-killer

This Chinese smartphone you’ve never heard of has beaten Apple to ditching the headphone jack

Thursday, April 21, 2016

TDI Lagos is hosting an Internet-of-Things workshop and hardware hackathon at Cre8

Orange completes Tigo DRC acquisition

OLX now has an army of ‘champions’ to help you perform safer transactions

MTN Has Disconnected 4.5m Unregistered Subscribers

Breaking: Konga is opening up Kongapay to merchants outside its platform

Opera’s browser has now been implanted with a free, unlimited VPN

Should you really join an incubator?

Series intro: Startup funding advice series by Lexi Novitske

Kenyan messaging startup, Ongair has just opened an office in Hong Kong

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PrepClass: The journey so far

Jongla Launches IM Service in Africa

Truppr is offering $1000 to anyone who creates the best redesign of their site

Remix Mini Android PC review: Android is eating the world

Participate in #TechMeetsArtNG, the food edition

Kuhustle Signs New Partnership Deal With Nairobits

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Samsung has just announced a “pink gold” version of their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships

Cchub is hosting a meetup for women in tech

Easy Taxi is bowing out of the African market, to double down on Latin America

TechCabal Live, Episode 6: Go, go, gadget

Someone has started another petition to allow Nigerians receive payments on PayPal

Here’s why you should tailor your content to different social platforms

Somebody stop him: Vic O is about to release a freestyle to Desiigner’s Panda

Asoko Insight Has A New Investor

If you use a Windows PC, you need to uninstall Quicktime as soon as you can

Monday, April 18, 2016

Uber Lagos and Wecyclers will pick up all your recyclable waste on April 21st

Behold, the face of Automated Education Systems in Nigeria

This guy built a Hotel-booking platform in 2 days, after Mark Essien challenged him

LinkedIn Now Has An App for Students

Game Labs is hosting G3, a mobile game developer meetup on April 20

Since 2012, only 11 black, female founders have raised more than $1 million in funding

Friday, April 15, 2016

TransferWise will no longer support Naira transfers

Potential Group has acquired Starta as part of their expansion to Africa

So much for privacy; Canadian cops have had Blackberry’s encryption master key for years

Google just turned on live traffic alerts for Maps users in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Street Capital and iDea Hub are organising a survival masterclass for Nigerian startups

Announcing The 2016 Seedstars World African Tour

SHORTLIST Tech Launches

Nigeria’s National Assembly wants to make users pay 15% more for telecommunication services

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nigeria Is Going To Completely Localise Data Hosting

5 Facebook Messenger Chatbots You Might Like

Google Calendar will now help you achieve your goals

Infinix Hot 3 review

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Facebook’s F8 conference is on. Here’s where you can watch it

Google Plans To Equip One Million Young Africans With Digital Skills In The Next Year

Much ado about Chatbots

TechCabal Live, Episode 5: Meet your makers

Kenyan logistics startup, Sendy has launched operations in Kisumu

Monday, April 11, 2016

Where to find insurance for your phone in Nigeria

On-demand laundry and home cleaning startup, Kisafi will launch in Kenya on April 20

Nigeria’s National Statistical Agency has built an iOS app to provide easier access to data

Blackberry is switching its focus to mid-range Android devices, will release two this year

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lagos State Government now wants you to pay for access to the state laws

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Beyond Now: Fleet Technologies’ is now Vatebra

Friday, April 08, 2016

Ntel is offering free calls for life to their first 100,000 subscribers

How Abisoye is getting underprivileged girls into coding

Free Agile & Scala training courses at Westown Hotel, Ikeja on April 23rd

Proudly Nigerian

Thursday, April 07, 2016

BudgIT Has Released a Bunch of Tools to Grant Easy Access to Nigerian Public Data

Orange Completes Cellcom Acquisition

If you’re really stupid, you can now buy an iPhone 6S for N35,000

For Startups That Want Press Coverage: A How-To

She Leads Africa is now taking applications for their Accelerator program

TechCabal Live recap: Ecommerce rules, but…

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Infinix Hot 3 is here

Spectranet is always a smart choice

Blackberry says the Priv will get Marshmallow in May, Beta’s available right now

Motorcycle hailing service, SafeBoda just raised GBP160,000 from Global Innovation Fund

mi-Tribe A500 review: a step in the right direction

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

TechCabal Live: Are Nigerian entrepreneurs too fixated on ecommerce?

Samsung has shipped around 10 million units of the S7 duo since they launched in March steps up supermarket war by launching online groceries site in Lagos

Kenya’s Red Cross has built an app you can use to call an ambulance

Africa Internet Group gets new 75 million Euro cash injection from Orange

Monday, April 04, 2016

Blackberry will soon release an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the PRIV

Three startups get N50m at the first Lagos StartUp DealDay

Infinix mobility launches latest version of Hot Series ‘INFINIX HOT 3’

Ntel will launch their LTE service in Lagos and Abuja on April 8

Elon Musk says the interior of the Tesla Model 3 will feel like a spaceship

Friday, April 01, 2016

Introducing The Marketplace…

If you liked The Life of Pablo, you’ll love the “final” version on Apple Music

Gionee P5 mini: the specs of elegance

Here’s a list of the most brain-dead April Fool’s jokes, because get creative, you unimaginative hacks

Armed with the new PCI DSS compliance, Simplepay now supports one-click and recurring payments

Tesla has unveiled the Model 3, it’s first mass market car and it looks amazing.