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BitFury invests in Kenyan Bitcoin exchange startup BitPesa

Through its investment arm BitFury, Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing startup BitFury Group Ltd. has invested an undisclosed amount of money in Kenyan Bitcoin exchange BitPesa a move which the company terms as strategic. Founded in November 2013, the Nairobi-based startup pitches itself as an easy way to send money to Africa, although it… Read More »

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#MCW16:Nokia outlines plans for 5G, IoT

During this year’s MWC, tech big wigs Hans Vestberg CEO Ericsson and Mark Zuckerberg CEO Facebook have slated 5G, IoT, Cloud and VR to be the next big things in technology with already scrambling to get a a piece of the pie in these four areas. One such company that has come up strongly with… Read More »

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#MWC16: Samsung launches Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

South Korean tech giant Samsung launched its newest flagship the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at this year’s MWC. The Galaxy S7 is similar to its predecessor the S6 in terms of design with the same glass-metal design and the dual-edge screen though the screen has been bumped up to a5.7-inch AMOLED screen…. Read More »

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#MWC16: LG launches smartphone, VR devices

On Sunday, LG announced its newest flagship the G5 at this year’s Mobile World Congress or MWC, which is a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring leading executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. The South Korean electronics… Read More »

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Microsoft to Mentor StartUps Via #StartUpThursday9ja

Tech Giant Microsoft will start a program to mentor startups in Nigeria as part of its “African Startups” initiative. Through the initiative #StartUpThursday9ja , Microsoft Nigeria will enable successful entrepreneurs share their experience of what it takes to start and grow a business in Africa. Evaristus Ezekwem, audience evangelist at Microsoft, informed Footprint to Africa… Read More »

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Israel’s Insert raises $5 million for mobile app platform

Israel-based Insert, which has developed a platform to help mobile marketers engage users, said on Wednesday it has raised $5 million from investors including cyber security pioneer Shlomo Kramer. The platform offers mobile marketers a set of features they can quickly insert into their apps with no coding. The company was founded by the people… Read More »

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Apple Pay set to Launch in China This Week

Apple Inc. will debut its electronic-payment system Apple Pay in mainland China on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter, its first such attempt to break into the Asian payment market. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant will partner with UnionPay, the overwhelmingly dominant payment network in China as well as 19 local banks. In china,… Read More »

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