In what appears to be another attempt by Nigeria’s broadcast regulator to stifle journalism, NBC has directed all broadcast stations to deactivate their Twitter handles and stop using User Generated Content (UGC).
Celebrating the kids, Crypto withdrawal on PayPal, Facebook hiding Likes, Twitter Spaces arrives Web
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nifemeah and @BoluAbiodun1 explore how African kids use tech, @Paypal allowing #crypto withdrawal, @Facebook’s plan to allow hidden Like counts, and @Twitter Spaces on the web.
UPDATED: Nigerian healthtech startup, CribMD, closes $2.6m seed round for product growth and team expansion
After a $250k pre-seed, Nigerian healthtech startup, @crib_md, has raised $2.6 million in a seed round led by @SputnikATX, @norrsken_org, and @GuardianNigeria, to expand the team and grow its annual revenue to $24 million.
Like China, like Nigeria, CBN fintech licensing fee, Internet speeds in Africa, Termii’s Ivory Coast expansion
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nifemeah and @nwokomachigo explore @cenbank’s digital cryptocurrency plan and the revised licensing fees for financial companies, Internet speeds in African cities, and @termii_network’s Ivory Coast expansion.
Nigeria’s telecom regulator, @NgComCommission, has released its Q1 2021 report on subscriber complaints. Compared to past figures, there is a huge improvement. Find out what could have influenced this.
Founded in 2017 by two medical lab technologists, Malawi-based healthtech startup, APEX Medical Laboratories, is addressing shortfalls in the country’s public health system, which is largely powered by the government.
Founded by a Burundi-born web developer, @AfroChartsCom is a music streaming platform covering all 54 African countries. It, however, focuses on new and untapped markets instead of the few popular ones.
In January 2001, two African telecom heavyweights contested for a share of Africa’s largest market. Twenty years later, @nifemeah and @eruskii look back on the spectacular milestones along the way.
Nigerian fintech startup, Okra, has closed a $3.5 million seed round with cheques from Susa Ventures, Accenture Ventures, and TLcom Capital. Its focus remains on Nigeria despite fears of regulatory clampdowns.
Nigerian streaming platform, @uduXmusic, in partnership with @PiggyBankNG and four others, launches PopRev to help artistes build equity from fans’ investments while fans also make profits.