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Africa’s backup generator for the internet and Kenyan software company, Ushahidi’s first foray into hardware, BRCK will officially be launched next week Wednesday, 09 July 2014 at the Sarit Centre in Nairobi. BRCK is a simple, portable and durable alternative source of power capable of withstanding the harshest physical conditions, switching intelligently between multiple internet sources, […]


News, startups, Venture Capital
2nd July 2014

Lagos based 440.ng is one of the wave of accelerators that have hit the coast of Lagos in a bid to harness the vibrant energy of Nigerian internet and technology entrepreneurs. The platform is a joint venture between L5Lab and 88Mph and looks to invest between $20,0000 and $110,000 in pre-revenue startups as well as […]

Fans can now show their love to creators or owners of YouTube channels by tipping them with directly with cash contributions after the video site introduced crowdfunding, as announced by YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki at VidCon, an annual convention for the online video industry. This, of course, makes YouTube an indirect rival for crowdfunding sites […]


We have just been tipped off, by an anonymous source, about MTN’s supposed plans to enter the music streaming space big time. The streaming service, Music+, will be mobile and web based. With Music+, MTN subscribers will be able to stream and also download songs for offline streaming,  at the rate of N50 per download. Music+ […]

The Kenyan government is embracing mobile technology in another aspect of the economy. The government has launched the mobile Company registration at State Law Offices across the country to ease the stress involved in the process; and reduce Company registration timespan from 14 days to 24 hours. The new mobile service is open for registration […]

In what is a notable first for the group of Nigerian investors, the Lagos Angel Network is getting behind two startups in a commitment that will see it invest cash and time in two early stage internet startups, Autobox and Hutbay. Autobox sells car spare parts online and was the 2nd runner up of the […]


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