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Standard Chartered Partnering Visa- The Missing Link in E-Commerce Payments?

The future of ecommerce in Nigeria and Africa has been discussed in many circles. It seems as though from the onset, the chances of success has been shaky as a result of reasons like ineffective delivery/logistics services, less than standard technology, and even consumer exposure. However, Standard Chartered has now collaborated with Visa on a campaign to encourage the adoption of ecommerce solutions during and post the Covid-19 pandemic.

NCC’s N9 Million Grant To Tech Startups Validates the Essentiality of Government Support for Tech Advancements

Today, the 1st of September at 11am, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has invited operators and other industry stakeholders to participate virtually in the Grant/Prize Award ceremony for the awarding of N9 Million research grants to three Nigerian startups which will use digital solutions to contain the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Is Lagos State Starting to Show Support for Tech Startups or is It All a Facade?

Media reports had it that the Lagos State Government has awarded grants to start-ups and science research initiatives from various universities within the state. A total grant of N100 million is supposedly part of the development agenda of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration which includes fueling technology-driven innovations to transform Lagos into a 21st century digital economy and Smart City.

Microsoft Flight Simulator and Its Significant Implications on Global Aviation

Microsoft has created and released numerous amateur flight simulator programmes under the umbrella term Microsoft Flight Simulator or MSFS for short. Recently, the tech giant announced the latest release in the series, tagged Microsoft Flight Simulator (colloquially called Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020), 14 years after the Flight Simulator X. Prior to the release a lot of hype was generated about the game, most of which came from Microsoft, old fans and admirers who had not even played the game. Simultaneously, there were people and groups critical of the game and feared that it might be a colossal failure and repudiation of previously recorded successes.

Google’s Plan Might Save Young Professionals Post Covid-19 and We are Here for It

We might be saying goodbye to years on years of trying to earn a college or university degree soon depending on where you are in the world. Google announced recently that it is launching a selection of professional courses called Google Career Certificates that teach candidates how to perform in-demand jobs, a program designed to be completed in six months and costs way less than the cost of a college education.

Facebook Vies For Spotlight with e-commerce and e-payments Efforts and They Will Get It!

Facebook launches a new group, Facebook financial that is intended to pursue payments and e-commerce opportunities, Bloomberg reported. The new group will be in charge of all the company’s payments projects including Facebook Pay that lets you send money to friends/family or purchase goods across Facebook’s software platforms. Facebook’s goal is to get users to spend more time inside its apps in turn making advertising on Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp more desirable.