… straight from Naija.
Traditional Nigerian offices can be rather stifling and uninspiring. Thankfully, a couple of Lagos – “Yabacon Valley” or “Silicon Lagoon”, if you would – startups have begun to take a leaf from their Silicon Valley counterparts. We’ve toured our share of them so far this year. Here are the ones that stood out most in our minds.
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Uber has ‘Luxurious kekes’ plying the streets of New Delhi
Popular luxury ride-sharing company, Uber launches a new service called UberAuto in New Delhi, India. City dwellers can now order tricycle rides from within the Uber app. Someone remind Uber we have these things in Nigeria too.
Not just fast cars and pretty girls
Everyone, it seems, is a Fast and Furious fan. But we didn’t think it was about anything more than physics defying car stunts and pretty girls. Until Nubi Kay pointed 10 startup lessons from the franchise.
Mobile first, or risk death
Ridwan Olalere tells us why every online business should embrace a mobile first strategy.
Disrupting the Nigerian Health Sector with technology
The All Purpose Medical Information System (APMIS) is perhaps the most extensive use of technology to aid the traditional health sector.
How online logistics works offline
We bring you some insight into the behind the scene magic that makes online logistics work in Nigeria.
The NASA Space Apps Challenge Nigeria is underway
An idea for $25,000?
How much are ideas worth? The CcHub thinks about $25,000. Which is why the startup incubator is now welcoming innovative ideas in the key areas of governance, transportation, healthcare, education, food security and the environment, through its ‘Call for Ideas’ programme.
NIRA announces new .i.ng country code Top-Level Domain
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association wants us to keep shin.i.ng which is why they just recently annoucned the new TLD. Even more interesting is what NIRA has done with all that premium .ng domain money.
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