Instagram has now officially introduced multi-account support inside the app, with which users can now maintain more than one account on the same device. The new feature will be available in the new version 7.15 of the app, which will allow users to have up to five accounts logged in. According to the Instagram Blog, users will need… Read More »
Nailab, one of Kenya’s accelerator programs that supports budding entrepreneurs has opened applications for its fo...
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On Wednesday, Cisco Systems Inc announced that it was buying Jasper Technologies Inc, an IoT (Internet of Things) startup that that makes it easier for enterprises to connect their products through the cloud for $1.4 billion in cash and equity awards, its largest acquisition since 2013. During the announcement, executives for both companies said the… Read More »
Microsoft has London-based startup SwiftKey famed for their predictive keyboard mobile app in a deal worth an estimated $250 million. In a statement on the company’s blog, founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, wrote: ‘We’re excited to announce an important milestone on SwiftKey’s journey. The startup, which makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices acquired… Read More »
Mailbird, an email client that continues to grow in popularity among Windows users, announced today that its users can now automatically import their email accounts from Outlook, Thunderbird, and other popular Windows email clients. Mailbird CEO Andrea Loubier and CTO Michael Olsen confirmed the news. “After celebrating our recent milestone of 1,000,000 accounts, we are excited to… Read More »
Mobile messaging app WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has crossed the billion user milestone globally, with an addition of 100 million users in the last five months. “As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp. That’s nearly one in seven people on earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with… Read More »
On Monday, nine-month-old KFit announced it had closed a $12 million series A funding that would enable it scale new verticals. The round was led by Southeast Asian VC Venturra Capital, with participation from new investors SIG and Axiata Digital Innovation Fund. Also in on the round were Sequoia Capital India and 500 Startups, two investors from its $3.25 million… Read More »
A number of Google’s high-speed Internet subscribers received invitations to an experimental telephone service, hinting that Google Fiber tests the waters of telephonic services. reports. Named Google Fiber Phone, the service would work just like Google Voice and would direct mobile and landline phones to a single number operated by the company’s network. According to… Read More »
There have been numerous rumors about a spring event at Cupertino. According to the rumors, not only is Apple set to announce a new $699.99 Apple Watch at Apple Store, new bands for the smartwatch, and new 4-inch iPhone that’s possibly called the iPhone 5se, the company is expected to announce the iPad Air 3…. Read More »
Japanese bitcoin exchange Bitflyer has started the ‘Blockchain Angel Fund’ supporting and investing in blockchain businesses in Japan. Towards this end, Bitflyer has invested ¥50m, which is approximately equals to $421,000. The first startup to benefit from the fund is Osaka-based IoT (Internet of Things) startup Sivira. Bitflyer is especially interested in the Sivira platform “hublive” that… Read More »
On Wednesday, Kenyan-based business incubator Nailab held its first ever VC carousel in a bid to create a direct link between startups to investors. The first of its kind among local incubators and accelerators, the carousel saw entrepreneurs who have gone through the Nailab incubation program, from season 3 through to season 6 and are… Read More »