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TECNO Brings Ultra-steady and Ultra-clear Gimbal Camera Phone CAMON 18 Premier
Gadgets, Mobile

TECNO Brings Ultra-steady and Ultra-clear Gimbal Camera Phone CAMON 18 Premier

The new CAMON 18 Premier brings together the best of the CAMON series, such as TAIVOS, Super Night Mode, Selfie Mode to combine with an all new Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera HONG KONG, China, October 6, 2021/APO Group/ -- The most advanced pro-camera phone from TECNO CAMON series (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) -- Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera; Ultra-clear 60X Hyper Zoom; Self-portrait master; Newest MediaTek Helio G96 Chip designed for 4G camera phone and 120Hz AMOLED screen; TÜV Rheinland Certified Display for Eye Protection from low-blue light and certified fast-charge system. TECNO, a rising superstar as a global smartphone brand of the new generation, today released its newest CAMON18 series - CAMON 18 Premier, CAMON18P and CAMON18, pushing the boundaries for what it means to be a professi...
Paga partners with Untapped Global to digitise payments for 120,000 Nigerian SMEs
Mobile Transfers, Nigeria

Paga partners with Untapped Global to digitise payments for 120,000 Nigerian SMEs

Paga, a Nigeria-based mobile payment company, has partnered with investment firm, Untapped Global, to provide financing of point-of-sale (POS) devices for small businesses and merchants in the country.  Paga’s POS devices enable merchants to accept cards, mobile payments, and other forms of digital payments, making it easy for them to get paid while enabling them to provide other value-added financial services to customers. The financing, provided via Untapped Global, is structured to lower the overall cost of entry for merchants to acquire handheld POS terminals, with payments recovered from the revenues earned on the devices.  After a successful pilot programme, which saw 2,000 merchants provided with financed POS devices earlier this year, both companies have, accord...
Lagos Angel Network appoints new board of governors with Kola Aina as chair
Nigeria

Lagos Angel Network appoints new board of governors with Kola Aina as chair

The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) has appointed a new Board of Governors (BoG) to oversee its affairs, effective from today October 1, 2021.  According to a LAN statement, the new board, chaired by Kola Aina, General Partner at Ventures Platform, has the mandate to reposition the organisation with a focus on recruiting and educating local angel investors and championing advocacy for early-stage investing in Nigeria.  Other members of the BoG are Biola Alabi, founder, Biola Alabi Media, who will sit as Deputy Chair of the BoG; Yemi Keri, co-founder, Rising Tide Africa; Olumide Soyombo, co-founder, Voltron Capital; Iyin Aboyeji, founder, Future Africa; and Gerrad Olisa-Ashar, co-founder, Diaspora Angel Network. LAN was created to facilitate the development and emergence ...
5 tech tools to help people with handwriting difficulties
Education, Health Tech

5 tech tools to help people with handwriting difficulties

Henry*, a 9-year-old student, was diagnosed with dysgraphia when he was seven years old. He has trouble gripping a pencil, which always leads to hand cramps and fatigue. “Henry’s handwriting was unusual and inconsistent. It was sad to see him struggle to write at home because it seemed like his teachers were punishing him by having him write in class,” Henry’s dad recalls. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), writing necessitates a complex set of motor and information processing skills which includes the ability to organise thoughts coherently and then write them down on paper.  However, dysgraphia impairs these abilities in varying degrees. Continue reading Image: Techpoint.africa
Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches OneVoice for Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams, introducing seamless Voice calls
Africa, Telecommunications

Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches OneVoice for Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams, introducing seamless Voice calls

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 28, 2021/APO Group/ -- Liquid Intelligent Technologies (www.Liquid.Tech), a leading pan-African technology group, is excited to have been announced as a launch partner for Microsoft’s new Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. Through its OneVoice platform, Liquid enables Microsoft customers worldwide to seamlessly integrate regulatory-compliant calling plans in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – initiated from the Microsoft Teams Admin Centre. Operator Connect enables seamless PSTN phone services in Teams. With OneVoice for Operator Connect, businesses will benefit from the seamless integration of voice telephony directly into their existing Teams install base. In addition, Liquid’s flat-rate calling plans save mone...
Blizzard Entertainment Lost 12-Million Active Players in 3 Years
Gaming

Blizzard Entertainment Lost 12-Million Active Players in 3 Years

The global gaming industry continues breaking records, with revenues and the number of users reaching all-time highs. However, the competition in the market is also stronger than ever, causing difficulties for some game developers in keeping their fan base. One of them is Blizzard Entertainment, a gaming industry titan, whose user base dropped significantly over the past few years. According to data presented by MejoresApuestas.com, Blizzard Entertainment has lost 12 million active players since 2018, with its global fan base falling to 26 million players in the second quarter of 2021. Continue reading Image: Blizzard
Zola Electric closes $90M funding round to scale technology and enter new markets
Africa, Start-ups

Zola Electric closes $90M funding round to scale technology and enter new markets

Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets continue to live without access to electricity. Some reports peg these numbers between 500 million and 2 billion people despite the prevalence of renewable energy providers in these regions. Zola Electric, one such provider, is announcing today that it has closed $90 million in new funding to enter new markets and drive distributed renewable energy. When Zola Electric was launched in 2011 by Erica Mackey, Xavier Helgesen and Joshua Pierce, the company provided solar home solutions to off-grid rural communities in Tanzania. Continue reading Image: ZOLA
Yabx Expands its Operations and Service Offerings as Digital Lending Gains Momentum in Africa Region
Telecommunications

Yabx Expands its Operations and Service Offerings as Digital Lending Gains Momentum in Africa Region

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 22, 2021/APO Group/ -- Appoints Telecom Industry Expert Eunice R. Gatama as Director for Africa Business; aims for continued growth as digital lending services are projected to grow rapidly in Africa. Yabx (Yabx.co), a fintech venture offering credit products across 12 countries in Africa, today announced the appointment of Eunice R. Gatama as Director for Africa Business. This comes as a strategic decision by the company which is aggressively expanding its market share in the digital lending space in Africa. Delivering some of the best performing portfolio returns for its partner banks, Yabx has witnessed significant momentum in its existing lending portfolios. With partnership agreements signed with leading Banks and Wallet Operators in several East, West...
Africa Data Centres unveils its latest world-class data centre at their Midrand Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa

Africa Data Centres unveils its latest world-class data centre at their Midrand Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 22, 2021/APO Group/ -- Africa Data Centres (www.AfricaDataCentres.com), the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa. This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to secure IT infrastructure in an interconnected environment. This ultra-modern facility continues to strengthen the leading position that Africa Data Centres has in the South African market. Continue reading Image: africa-newsroom.com
Vodacom SA Launches Coding Programme to Inspire More Women in STEM
Southern Africa, Telecommunications

Vodacom SA Launches Coding Programme to Inspire More Women in STEM

One of South Africa’s big 4 telecoms, Vodacom, has announced the launch of a programme that will see over 600 young girls between the ages of 14 and 18 receive coding training virtually from 4-7 October 2021. The initiative is called the #CodeLikeAGirl programme and aims to encourage more girls to explore careers that require coding skills to help them get a start in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and industries. Women in STEM Female participation is lagging in a field that is expanding globally and men continue to dominate the number of STEM graduates in most countries. Continue reading Image: itnewsafrica