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Snip, snip, new centers ✂️ ?
+ ? ? Uber has launched a support center in Nigeria
called Dr. Phil’s Drive-in called the Uber Greenlight Hub, where Uber driver-partners can come and talk about what problems they face and have them addressed.
+ ? A new technology hub called Civic Innovation Lab has opened in Abuja as a non-profit organization.
Ooh, have you read these? ?
+ The road to N1bn in monthly transaction volume at Paystack. ?? ? Link
+ The machines are coming for Africa’s manufacturing jobs even before it has enough. ?? ??
?? Five Kenyan girls, aged between 15 and 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in the 2017 Google Technovation by Google, Verizon, and the UN. They built an application, I-cut, to fight female genital mutilation.
?? 9Mobile is asking for concessions from the NCC on issues where its operations have been most affected, because no one wants a repeat of last time and another forced name change. ?
?? The Kenyan military will man telco masts during the Kenyan electionsbecause bad (BAD!) people might want to bring them down, and how else would the electoral commission share data if that happened?
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+ The Curious Case of the OpenTable IPO. Listen
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And some upcoming events to spice up(what’s left of) your week ? ?
Lagos: Open Mic Africa, July 26-27. Link
Lagos: Workshop: Designing Your Business With The Business Model Canvas, July 27th. Link
Lagos: GDG Lagos Developer Conference, July 28th. Link
Abuja: Open House by Ventures Park, July 28. Link
Lagos: Developer’s Circle Women in Tech meetup, July 29th. Link.
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