It’s Tuesday 8th November. Today, BitX announced an investment round from Venturra Capital. iROKOtv began work on curating video content for Francophone Africa and the Social media bill is still raising a fair amount of dust. Check all the tech stories from today.
A lesser percentage of Nigerian consumers’ expenses on TV and media entertainment now goes into buying pirated materials as reasonably-priced VOD and pay TV services become available in the country.
He said through an adviser that he will not support any legislation not consistent with the consitution. It’s not the first time the Nigerian Senate under the present administration has attempted to censor a part of the internet – albeit with a shoddily thought-through strategy.
Google has launched its music streaming service, Google Play Music, in South Africa and is letting subscribers have it at a launch price of $3.50.
The app helps users to create, share and store physical addresses on an online database, simplifying the process of navigation and giving directions.
It’s iROKOtv’s biggest deal to date.
Venturra Capital joins Naspers Group and Digital Currency Group on BitX’s list of investors.
IsUhuruInKenya.co.ke; the Kenyan website that tells if president Uhuru Kenyatta is in the country, is back in operation after it went offline yesterday.
This Saturday, CcHUB will be hosting the Hour of Code and it is open to kids aged 5-18 years.
The 32nd floor of NECOM House, Marina that houses the NITEL officer caught fire some hours ago. But the fire has been put out now.