Marissa Mayer, Former Yahoo CEO’s First App Takes Tech Solutions for Mundane Tasks to A Whole New Level
Marissa Mayer, the former CEO at Yahoo before it was sold to Verizon announced last week that her startup Lumi Labs where she serves as CEO and cofounder with Enrique Munoz Torres has rebranded as Sunshine and finally has a new product- Sunshine Contacts.
NITDA, NIRA Promises to Put Nigerian Companies on Global Visibility
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) representatives have said they would put modalities in place to ensure global visibility for Nigerian companies to promote the Digital Economy Agenda for a Digital Nigeria.
Netflix Inclusive Plan to Tap into Africa’s Storytelling with New Content Lab
The world’s leading video streaming service, Netflix is collaborating with South Africa based Center for African film makers, Realness Institute to establish a Content Development Lab for writers in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
NetPlusDotCom and FCMB Partner to Drive Contactless Payment Notification
Lagos: November 23, 2020: Leading Fintech and Payment Service Provider, NetPlusDotCom, has partnered foremost financial institution, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), to develop and deploy a Notification Service for Merchants that enables Account Transfer Payment Notification on Point of Sale (POS) devices and Merchant Apps. The service, running on the well adopted NIBSS Instant Payment (NIP) platform, will make it easier for merchants with an FCMB account and their customers to transact on existing PoS payment infrastructure already provided by the Bank.
Rally Cap Gets Money from Silicon Valley to Invest in African Startups
Rally Cap Ventures, a venture fund based in the US, functions as a fund of funds and a direct startup investor source funds from active angels in the Bay area, especially staff of companies like Plaid, Stripe, Paypal and Facebook who wish to get involved in African tech.
Is the New Center for AI and Robotics Meant to Impress Us?
Last week, the Federal Government inaugurated the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. A verified tweet by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy read, “Fourth Industrial Revolution: In a bid to harness converging technologies to create and inclusive, human-centered future. The Honorable Minister of Communications &Digital Economy @DrIsaPantami will today commission the National Center for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics.”
The EU Warn, Tech Companies Could Face Bans if They Don’t Follow Regulations
Technology companies’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not follow European Union regulations, Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonntag, as the European Commission finalizes rules on internet companies.
Access Bank Sponsors Nigerian Fintech Week 2020 Showing Commitment to the Tech Revolution
Access Bank is sponsoring the Nigerian Fintech week, 2020, a week-long event sought to highlight FinTech as a solution to problems across different industries including health, agriculture and logistics thereby refocusing their commitment to advancing technology innovation in Nigeria.
Amazon Flex’s Update- a Rewards Program for the Ages?
Amazon is rolling out a new rewards program that gives its Flex delivery drivers easier access to shifts based on the amount of work they’ve done for the company. CNBC reported that the Flex Rewards program not only has access to shifts but includes access to a cashback debit card as well as discounts and financial services, the program is still in the early stages and is being rolled out to all drivers in the US.
Is Joe Biden For Or Against Big Tech?
Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017 and even before there has been criticism on his part about certain conspirations against him and the big techs like Facebook and Twitter along with many news outlets were at the forefront. Feuds with Silicon Valley companies have been notoriously preeminent, most of which were lambasted for conspiring against him, siding with liberals and stifling conservative voices.