It’s midweek. Wednesday. Time for the roundup. Pricecheck finds its way back into the loving embrace of its original owner (now all we have to do is wait for the movie). Then we tackle unemployment, converting hype to sales, tech clusters, the wheels were turning and churning today at the Cabal. See the full list below.
For the first time, thousands of Nollywood movies will be licensed globally
Kevin Tucker, original founder of the online price comparison website, PriceCheck, has re-acquired the company.
Sendy, the Kenyan on-demand logistics startup, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Safaricom’s $1 million venture fund, Spark Capital.
Nairobi Garage, the Kenyan co-working, office space provider, is expanding with a new branch in Westlands, Nairobi, to make it the largest in Africa.
The world’s technology mecca, has been replicated in different parts of the world. In Nigeria, its iteration is Yabacon Valley. What other Nigerian states can get a valley of their own?
Looks like it’s axing season in the Nigerian tech scene. Could this be reflecting the downturn of the country’s economy?
Here are some things startups can do to maximize press coverage
The African tech explosion hasn’t happened, but it is happening.
Would you pay for a subscription-based service that interprets and analyses the EULAs of all the online services you’ve signed up for, condensing them into everyday English?
While POD gets a fair amount of flak from people right now, it’s good to remember some – perhaps unintentional – good it has done the ecosystem.
Earlier this year, Twitter started rolling out its ads on third-party platforms, and now, they want to start advertising ‘Promoted tweets’ on the Twitter homepage to logged out users.
TED is a bunch of conferences organised by the Sapling Foundation, initially focused on tech and design, but now includes scientific and cultural topics. I’ve drawn up a list of 10 of my favorite tech-related TED Talks. Ever.
Chase Bank and the French Development Agency have signed a US$ 10.8m loan to finance renewable energy projects in Kenya. Chase Bank Chief Executive Paul Njaga confirmed the reports and said that the money will be lent to businesses that want to invest in renewable energy technologies projects such as small hydro, biomass, biogas, solar, geothermal and so on.
The first cycle of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) has been completed, with the first 1,000 entrepreneurs having received their seed capital of US$5,000 and completed their online business skills training programmes.