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It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s baptism anniversary today. Because no one really knows his birthday. He’s badass like that. Also, today, Konga and Multichoice announced a partnership that allows Multichoice subscribers to make payments with KongaPay.

What else did we report today?

Happy Birthday, Beethoven. Love, Google.

Google has built a great game to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 245th anniversary.

Konga Is Partnering With Multichoice To Do Subscription Payments Via Konga Pay

KongaPay comes with a 5% discount on every fee.

Register For The 2016 Tech-I Global Competition

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State are taking applications for the 2016 GIST Tech-I competition.

OkHi Raises $750k Funding In A Seed Round Led By Garage Capital

The funding is from a group of local and international investors, led by early-stage venture capital fund Garage Capital based in Silicon Valley.

Spinlet Is Venturing Into User-Defined Music With Spinlet Inspire

Spinlet Inspire is dedicated to “family-friendly, inspirational songs with non-explicit lyrics, and gospel tracks.”

Have You Been Good? Social Lender Gives You Loans Based On Your Social Media Rep

The lending service was developed by the Lagos-based IT company, BinCom. It is targeted at Nigerian banks and allows them create a community where users can access soft loans based on their social media reputation.

Here’s A Quick One: Padi.Ng Promises To Deliver Your Orders In 90 Minutes

Padi.ng, an ecommerce website that aggregates inventories of partner stores, is promising to get users’ orders to their location within I hour, 30 minutes.

More Kenyans Are Embracing Smart Devices As Their Main Source Of Video Entertainment

TV may be the primary source for video entertainment in Kenya, but a report by Ericsson shows that watching video on demand using smart devices is catching up fast.

MTN To Challenge $3.9bn Fine By Taking NCC To Court

MTN said it decided to take this route after exhausting all other options to have the fine reduced.

David Adeleke | Author

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