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Apple Acquires Canadian Startup to Turn iPhones Into Payment Terminals

By Mark Gurman Apple acquires Canada’s Mobeewave for about $100 million Deal pushes Apple further into mobile payments business Apple Inc. has acquired Mobeewave Inc., a startup with technology that could transform iPhones into mobile payment terminals, according to people familiar with the matter. Mobeewave’s technology lets shoppers...

Edo NMA launches App to check quackery

By Joy Odigie Benin, July 29, 2020 The Edo Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has launched the Hospital Near You App aimed at checking quackery in the state. The App was launched during the 2020 Edo NMA Annual General Meeting/ Scientific Conference held in...

Google to invest about $4.5bn in India’s Jio Platforms

New Delhi, July 15, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Google will be investing about 4.5 billion dollars in India’s Jio Platforms, the mobile digital arm of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced on Wednesday. “Google would make the investment of about 4.5 billion dollars by picking...

Tencent Eyes Nigeria as next hotspot for Music App After Covid-19 Streaming Spike

Joox has become one of the most popular music apps in emerging markets from Indonesia to Thailand and Malaysia since launching in 2015, rivaling the likes of Spotify, in which Tencent also has a stake. Now the Chinese social media giant is hoping for...

Nigerian based fintech startup OPay attracts $120M from Chinese investors

Jake Bright Africa-focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet company Opera, OPay will use the funds to scale in Nigeria and expand its payments product to Kenya, Ghana and...

Apps draining your iPhone battery – and what you can do about it

It’s no secret Apple is far more strict than Google when it comes to what’s allowed into its App Store. Even so, there are still more than 2 million iOS apps to choose from. While many of these apps can be helpful, the amount of...

Nigerian Fintech Firm Targets $1.1 Billion in Eastern Europe Loans After Nigerian Success

By Konrad Krasuski Fast-growing economies picked for test of lending platform Lidya to offer loans to retailers, farmers, pharmaceuticals Lending platform Lidya is targeting Poland and the Czech Republic for expansion after providing thousands of loans in Nigeria, seeing...

After Conquering Spotify and Apple, Chinese-Backed Boomplay Nigeria Targets French-Speaking Nations

By Ruth Olurounbi Boomplay Nigeria, a Chinese-backed music-streaming startup, is targeting French-speaking nations four years after it first launched in West Africa. “We have started to look at the Francophone regions such as Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as the areas where there is a...

Huawei’s next phone will not have Google apps

Huawei’s next flagship smartphone will not come with Google’s popular apps including Maps and YouTube. Google confirmed that due to a US government ban on sales to Huawei, it could not license its apps to the Chinese smartphone giant. It also means the next Huawei phone...

5G technologies: U.S. Govt may sever intelligence-sharing

The U.S. Government may sever intelligence-sharing ties with countries that patronise “untrusted vendors” of the emerging 5G technologies. Mr Robert Strayer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy in the Department of State, gave this indication at a news conference...
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