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Technology & Business

Interswitch
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Interswitch Limited, a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitization of payments in Nigeria and other African countries is pleased to announce the acquisition of eClat Healthcare Limited, a Nigeria-based health technology company that aims to improve healthcare ...
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Amazon
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If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon’s decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week. A challenge to the Defense Department’s award announced Friday is ...
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Celebrates Partnership with GhIPSS Verve, a leading payments technology and card business in Africa, has partnered with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) to launch acceptance in Ghana. This initiative by Verve international also signals ...
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Jeff Bezos
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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, US multinational technology company, has reclaimed his spot as the world’s richest man after losing the position for a few hours to Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder. According to Forbes, Gates had temporarily ...
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Microsoft
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The Pentagon has awarded a $10bn (£8bn) cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, following a heavily scrutinised bidding process in which Amazon had been seen as the favourite. The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, or Jedi, is ...
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Following the registration of a N30 billion debt issuance programme (the “Programme”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria (“SEC”), Interswitch Limited (the “Sponsor” or “Interswitch”), a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitisation of payments in ...
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Lidya
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Lidya plans to disburse €1 billion ($1.1 billion) loan to SMEs in both countries over the next five years. Tomasz Sekalski, the former CEO of Idea Money, will lead Lidya in Poland, and Libor Vanicek, the former Head ...
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Facebook
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Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will ...
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Jumia
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The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah has identified access to quality education as a key to managing huge population for productive economy. According to her, there is a need for policies that support micro industries ...
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Facebook’s embattled Libra project suffered a major blow on Friday as four payment processors—Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and Mercado Pago—withdrew from participation in the Libra Association, the Geneva-based group Facebook created to develop the virtual currency. eBay also announced ...
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The Federal Government of Nigeria at the ongoing 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) has invited investors to leverage on the potential of Nigeria to do businesses for the boosting of its digital economy. Dr Isa Pantami, the ...
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The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mr Kashifu Inuwa, says Truecaller will harmonize its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR). Inuwa said this at the ongoing 39TH Gulf Information Technology Exhibition ...
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Publiseer
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Nigerian digital content distribution startup, Publiseer, has been selected for the ITU Magnet Accelerator Program taking place in Turkey from October 31 to November 5, 2019. ITU Magnet provides services and synergy environment to help late-stage entrepreneurs and ...
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Google
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Google on Monday unveiled a subscription service for games and apps on Android-powered mobile devices in a direct challenge to Apple Arcade. Google Play Pass promised access to hundreds of “awesome” games free of ads or hawked virtual ...
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Facebook
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Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent “oversight” board, dubbed the “Facebook supreme court,” to make decisions over how the network is moderated and what content is allowed on the platform. The firm insisted that the ...
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Apple
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Challenging the 2016 European Union order to pay 13 million euros ($14.3 billion) in taxes, Apple on Tuesday told the EU General Court in Luxembourg that the verdict “defies reality and common sense”. According to a report in ...
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Andela Nigeria
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Andela, the company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers, is announcing the departure of approximately 250 junior engineers and staff from its Nigeria and Uganda hubs with another 170 potentially impacted in Kenya. The ...
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iPhone 11 Pro
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A noted analyst believes that Apple will sell more iPhone units than he thought earlier. Famed TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will sell up to 75 million iPhone and iPhone 11 Pro units in 2019. ...
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26 Central Bank Chiefs to Scrutinize Facebook Libra

Facebook is about to undergo further scrutiny of its Libra cryptocurrency, and it may have to answer some difficult questions. Officials speaking to the Financial Times said that Libra representatives are meeting with officials from 26 central banks (including the Bank of England ...
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Despite a year of slumping iPhone sales, Apple chose to largely stick to its smartphone playbook with new models announced at a closely watched press event on Tuesday. Apple (AAPL) unveiled two high-end iPhones — the iPhone 11 Pro and ...
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