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Zenith Bank upgrades its mobile app, Introduces QWERTY Banking

Foremost Nigerian financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc has upgraded its Mobile App to include QWERTY Banking, a new feature that enables users perform banking transactions while chatting on any social messaging platform. Sources at the financial institution confirmed that Zenith Bank is committed to...

Uber is sued over payment for mobile ads it called fraudulent

A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber Technologies Inc to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent. Fetch Media Ltd filed its lawsuit on Tuesday in...

WhatsApp to charge big enterprises, with free Business app

WhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. WhatsApp will also offer a free app to small-to-medium sized businesses, though it hasn’t outlined the specific functionality of the app. The...

Indian Billionaire challenges Zuckerberg’s WhatsApp with tougher rival Kimbho app

Kimbho app withdrawn after initial on security concern Full release expected within weeks after fixing flaws in app Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna. Photographer: Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images After hastily withdrawing their new messaging app amid glaring security flaws,...

Alibaba’s payments app Alipay expands into Africa

Alibaba's payments app Alipay unveiled the latest step in its global expansion strategy Monday. The platform is to launch in South Africa with the intention of servicing Chinese tourists. Rita Liu, head of Alipay EMEA, told CNBC's Street Signs that the firm would work with...

BlackBerry misses first-quarter forecasts, shares slide as services sales fall

By Narottam Medhora and Jim Finkle BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) posted first-quarter sales figures that missed analysts' forecasts due to an unexpected drop in its high-margin software and professional services sales, pushing its shares down as much as 13 percent in trade before midday. The...

Alphabet’s Brin Stresses Humility in Midst of Big Tech Backlash

by Mark Bergen Google co-founder strikes somber tone in annual letter Brin notes company’s efforts on AI safety, responsbility Every year, Google leaders send out a quirky shareholder letter riffing on the company’s progress and outlook. This year’s missive, arriving in the midst of...

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...

Experts lament Nigeria’s $20bn software market loses to foreign players

Dr. Yele Okeremi, new president, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has warned that Nigeria cannot continue to snub indigenous development, insisting that the wealth of any nation depends majorly on human capital that is well harnessed. Dr. Yele Okeremi, new president, Institute of...

Digital homes in Africa will grow to 75 million by 2021

Satellite and terrestrial are the two key infrastructures that will drive successful digital transition JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 20, 2017/ -- It has been two years since the digital migration deadline set by the ITU for Africa expired and yet only six African nations have...
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