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This Week on TechPoint: How not to compete with Konga or Jumia, Nigerian publicity is good publicity, MWA is back, more

March 28, 2015 · 1 min read

The best of TechPoint this week …

What if Nollywood became less popular?

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Subscription-based iROKOtv is arguably the largest online repository of Nollywood movies. Founder and CEO, Jason Njoku talks about his fears of dwindling Nollywood popularity and what he thinks of the competition.

This Big Data startup hopes to make $1m in revenue by the end of 2015

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Delivery Science provides SaaS enterprise solution for companies in the areas of proof-of-delivery, fleet management, among others, using Big Data.

Niche eCommerce platforms need not see Konga and Jumia as competition

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Perhaps more niche eCommerce startups can take a leaf or two from Lola Olusola, Founder Ella.ng, who sees eCommerce giants Konga and Jumia as enablers, rather than competition.

A social media lesson on why non-Nigerians should embrace Nigerian content

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Stephen Igwue has some interesting perspective on why more people in media should embrace any publicity that is associated with Nigeria – “Publishing about Nigeria and Nigerians is not doing someone a favour. It is profitable”. He makes a lot of sense.

In other news …

Startups can now apply for the Microsoft Cloudprenuer project

Tony Elumelu Foundation unveils 1000 finalists for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK preview for building Universal Windows Apps

Easy Taxi launches ‘ET Pay’, a cashless payment option for its customers

Gossy Ukanwoke, Olufemi Akintunde make EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs shortlist

Facebook launches “On This Day” feature: A new way to relive the past

And the prices came falling down – tons of premium .ng domains are now available at regular price

MasterCard launches a mobile POS solution for MSMEs that will enable them receive payments using their smartphones

Jovago.com partners with TEDxUnilag to offer internship opportunities to students

Eskimi comes to Windows Phone

Federal Court charges the NCC and 5 major telcos to pay the APC N500 million in damages, for clamping down on the party’s crowdfunding campaign.

Interswitch & ACE.ng sign Investment Contract

The EiE’s ReVoDa app will help you keep up with the General Elections

The 2015 Sub-saharan Africa Google UX Masterclass Series is now open for applications

Printivo is giving out discounted customizable business card templates to Konga.com Merchants

The #HackJos Hackathon has been concluded: Meet the winners

Mobile West Africa 2015 is here

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