@fDiIntelligence has ranked South Africa highest as Africa’s tech ecosystem of the future. Surprisingly, Nigeria does not make the top five despite having the most tech startups. Let’s dive in.
New features coming to Google’s ecosystem will see Android users communicate naturally with their devices and enjoy more privacy. Though exciting and futuristic, how much will the features improve people’s lives?
With Twitter recently launching several features, it appears to be fast-tracking its monetisation plans. It is reportedly working on a plan called Twitter Blue, to charge users $2.99 monthly for these features.
Airtel Africa’s financials for Q1 2021 show a significant rise in revenue since Q1 2020. Interestingly, Nigeria remains the biggest market, surpassing East Africa and Francophone Africa by $64M and $162M, respectively
With $3 million funding from a sole investor, MFS Africa, Maviane wants to extend its reach across Central Africa. But could this be a ploy by MFS Africa to slowly dominate fintech on the continent?
Residents in Lagos State will now have to pay more for Uber rides following a 13% fare increase for the economy option, Uber X. Is this a way to reduce commissions as drivers requested during the recent strike action?
Twitter’s new feature, Tip Jar, will allow users to send and receive money through their Twitter profiles. Though only available to limited users, the feature will soon be available to more people.
While blockchain adoption in Africa might be slow, Ethiopia wants to set the pace with a blockchain-based identification project for five million students. Could this initiate mainstream adoption?
Nigeria has experienced another significant increase in the volume of crypto transactions, an all-time high according to @paxful. Apparently, this is in spite of the current ban on cryptocurrency trading in the country.