In Kenya, where the country already achieved the digital switch-over in line with ITU’s June 17 deadline, the citizens may begin to pay for erstwhile free terrestrial TV. And also, Google is disrupting Ramadan. Check out the stories that made rounds across Africa today.

Kenyan digital dividend may come with extra TV bills

After Kenya met the deadline for the analogue switch-off yesterday – something Nigeria did not try to do, by the way – its citizens may now begin to pay for terrestrial TV.

Google can disrupt anything, even Ramadan

The search giant has launched a web tool, My Ramadan Companion, that curates everything from the view in Mecca to the closest mosque to you.

Two energy startups from Nigeria and Cameroon are the winners of ACF’s $ 5 million

The competition received over 55 submissions from 18 African countries, including Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Jovago has a round-the-clock support center in its Nairobi offices now

The center will provide booking services and support via live chats and a 24/7 call center services.

Kenyan Black Division finally released its futuristic FPS

Kenya-based gaming and entertainment company, Black Division Games has released its first title, Nairobi-X one year after releasing the trailer video.

Jolla interested is creating an African app ecosystem for its Sailfish OS

Finland-based smartphone maker and developer of open mobile operating system; Sailfish OS, Jolla has announced it will be developing an African ecosystem for its Sailfish OS.

Senegal, Ethiopia, Rwanda and a group of African business leader just launched a $5 million scholarship and innovation fund 

The fund will be channeled through World Bank’s PASET program that intends to award 10,000 African PhD scholarships over ten years.

Nigeria’s Wennovation Hub is taking applications for its pre-acceleration program 

The Lagos-based accelerator has begun accepting applications for its WennoKICK, a  6-week pre-acceleration program that will hold in Lagos and Ibadan.

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This Kickstarter for startups, explains their “recurring sponsor model”

“That is the simplest way to put it,” Fundz founder and CEO, David Mark tells TechCabal. He talks to TechCabal about how Fundz “recurring sponsor model” might be better suited than taking equity positions in fledgling startups.

This week on TechCabal’s hardware hack; how to optimize logistics using big data

The “Big Data in The City” hack will help companies make data-driven decisions to optimize operational efficiency.

Supercharge Ramadan experience with these four tools

Technology is everywhere around us, even in ageold Ramadan fasting. Here are cool tech things that make this Ramadan prettay awesome.

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