Tech Cabal Archive for June 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Uber has launched in Thika, Kenya

SA animation studio, Triggerfish’s “A Dog Show With Cat” made the cut for Disney XD FC

Here’s what happened at the first Lagos EdTech Meetup

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hairstyle inspiration app, Tress, has been accepted into the Y Combinator Fellowship Program

WeChat has closed shop in Nigeria

Here are the 12 startups pitching at TechCircle’s Drinks with Hiro Mashita event later today

Monday, June 27, 2016

You’ll soon be able to add stickers to your Twitter photos

MTN Nigeria has appointed its first Nigerian CFO

eBay is partnering with MallforAfrica to extend its services to Africa

Millicom is opening two data centres in Chad and Senegal

She Leads Africa’s bootcamp, SheHive, is coming to Nairobi

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MTN is being sued for N16bn by the Copyright Society of Nigeria

Infinix is launching a pair of earphones, and a smartwatch-bluetooth headset hybrid called Xband

Protecting your startup from intellectual property theft: An interview with Angela Adebayo, Managing Attorney of Silvax Legal

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Innovation and the Need for a ‘Fail Fast’ Mentality

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You can now post 140-second long videos on Twitter and Vine

Etisalat Masters in Telecoms Engineering Programme

SlimTrader to Host Business Empowerment Forum for Hoteliers

Tigo Ghana has launched its 3-month undergraduate internship programme

Pay-as-you-go solar firm, PEG Ghana, has raised $7.5m for its West African Expansion

Monday, June 20, 2016

Nigerian web hosting company, WhoGoHost, has acquired TheExpertHost

The MTN Group has appointed Rob Shuter as its new CEO

Samsung is releasing only 200 units of the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition to Nigeria, Kenya and SA

Uber Nigeria has lowered its vehicle requirements for UberX

We hear there’s an ISIS indoctrination app and the Nigerian government is worried about it

Whogohost offers discount to first time users

The team are going on a roadtrip to Lagos and Ibadan

You can run this 1000-core processor off an AA battery, like having 1000 cores isn’t enough

How Andela was founded – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

You should check out Devcenter Jobs, if you’re a client looking for good Nigerian developers

Friday, June 17, 2016

Obi Worldphone has exited the Kenyan market

CodeTribe Academy is opening a new branch in Soweto

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jumia is swallowing all the startups under Africa Internet Group

BBM users in Africa can now make video calls on their Android or iOS devices

Uber is extending its operations in Africa with the introduction of food delivery and courier services

Jumia has appointed a new Managing Director for its Kenyan operations

Andela has raised $24 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

How Fintech can power small business in Nigeria

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Uber has officially launched in Tanzania

Three startups from Soweto make it to the Seedstars South Africa National Finals

Am I a narcissist because I love that I can now retweet my own tweets?

Facebook has added SMS services to Messenger for Android

Nigerian payments provider, eTranzact has given itself a facelift

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AfricaWorking is a project that will provide 250,000 African youths with entrepreneurial skills by 2020

Andela Nigeria has launched its internship program

Kenya’s Ministry of Health has launched a system that will monitor HIV data

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications has defended the MTN fine reduction but the National Assembly is not having it

Take 10 minutes to see Siri on Mac, Messages on steroids and Apple’s biggest announcements at WWDC2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nigeria’s Presidency is now in the Lions’ den on Nairaland

Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Commuters in Cape Town now have (free) public WiFi thanks to the MyCiti bus project

UNFPA and Nailab have partnered to launch an innovation accelerator project in Kenya

Tanzania’s govt wants 10% of mobile money transactions, and people are not liking it

Telecoms tower firm, IHS Holding Limited, has completed the acquisition of Helios Towers Nigeria

Here are the winners of CcHub’s #BuildForMyCity Abuja Hackathon

Kenya’s transport authority is about to bring motor vehicle registration online

I really want to believe that these are images of the new Nokia Android smartphone

Friday, June 10, 2016

MTN and the Nigerian government have finally reached an agreement over the NCC fine

Starta’s tribute to Muhammad Ali is a startup battle called Startup Matchup

MTN Business Drives Insurance Adoption with Insurance Automation Service

Ride-sharing platform, GoMyWay, is marking its one year anniversary today

Thursday, June 09, 2016

You have to jump through a ring of fire to get free access to CcHub’s 6th Floor

Looking for that Multi-purpose ATM for all your transactions? Diamond Bank provides you that ONE-STOP ATM

Safaricom is about to launch a transport network company called Littlecabs to kill Uber

Uber is testing an electric car service called UberGREEN in Cape Town

Death to UberBLACK, Long Live UberSELECT

Facebook and Global App Testing are organising Nigeria’s first “Testathon” on June 26

The CyberXchange 2016 Hackathon is happening in Lagos this November

The Nigerian Government has partnered with Huawei to train 2000 young Nigerians in ICT/Telecoms

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Xiaomi phones are back in Nigeria, and there’s a new startup accelerator in Tunisia

Why We Should Get Excited About PaaS

Uber has launched officially in its 467th city, Accra

Healthcare in Uganda is now a phone call away and a “woman-centered” dating app

That time we had a Q&A session with and filled it with Deadpool memes

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Arnergy is bringing pay-as-you-go solar power to rural communities across Nigeria

LG G5, and the G is for Geek

Monday, June 06, 2016

Getting artisans in Nigeria just got easier with Findworka

A new Spark: Jason Njoku tries again

After months of testing, payments processor, Slushpay is (re)launching as Amplify

MainOne has launched an affordable service plan for SMEs in Lagos

Travelstart Nigeria has appointed a new country manager

Google Developer Groups in Nigeria are organising their version of Google I/O

Friday, June 03, 2016

Nigeria’s President is going to pretend to be a VC for a day

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Andela and Audax Solutions are organising an 11-week training program in Lagos

Uber is launching in Uganda today

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The 2016 Nigeria International Technology Exhibition and Conference is holding in Lagos this June

Lagos Comic Con 2016 is happening on September 17