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Amazon is close to buying MGM Studios for between $8.5 – $9 billion. If it goes through, it would be Amazon’s biggest acquisition since it bought Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion.
In today’s edition:
- How fast is the internet in your city?
- SA is thinking digital currency
- Flutterwave is named CNBC disruptor
What African cities have the best internet speeds?
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SA is considering a digital currency
Companies all over the world were swift to embrace the new reality of work styles at an accelerated pace. This led to the growing adoption of artificial intelligence and the use of technology in the workplace.
Join Endeavor Nigeria as we host the Thinking Big webinar with Prof. Konyin Ajayi, SAN, Endeavor Nigeria Mentor and Managing Partner at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, as he shares insights on Restructuring for High-Performance Teams in a Developing World.
Date: May 27 2021 | Time: 1:00 pm WAT | Register here
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Flutterwave is named in Disruptor 50 list
The Nigerian fintech startup, Flutterwave has been named in the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. It is the only African company named in the list which has Nubank, Gojek, Airtable, Clubhouse among others.
According to CNBC, the list “highlights the private companies leading out of the pandemic with business models and growth rates aligned with a rapid pace of technological change.”
“Investors have taken notice that the companies on the 2021 Disruptor 50 list have become critical players in fundamental economic and consumer transformations. A majority of the CNBC Disruptor 50 are already billion-dollar businesses. Thirty-four disruptors are unicorns that have already reached or passed (in some cases far surpassed) the $1 billion valuation mark — 10 of the companies on this year’s list are worth at least $10 billion.”
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On August 25th 2020, a Twitter handle known as Bank Security reported that the database of a Nigerian commercial bank was being shared online on hacker forums. In less than a month following that announcement, at least three other hacker forums reportedly shared the same database.
What could the bank have done differently?
This Friday, May 28 at 11 am, we will be discussing tips to keep your customer data safe with Daniel Osineye – Co-founder & CTO, EvolveCredit; Joseph Onyema – Group CIO, United Capital Group; Adeoluwa Akomolafe – Chief Information Security Officer, Wema Bank; and Ana Garcia, Systems Engineer, AVA Security (SE, EMEA & APAC).
If you’re a CTO or CIO, our four speakers will be sharing important lessons they’ve picked up in their careers, and if you’re simply a consumer, here’s a chance to discover the role you play in protecting your data. Register here to attend.
This event is brought to you in partnership with UrbanUbuntu and AVA Security.
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Written by – Olumuyiwa
Edited by – Edwin Madu & Koromone Koroye
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