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Nigerian Fintech company, Piggyvest, has announced the acquisition of Savi.ng, a savings and investment company, in a move that will expand its wealth management capabilities. Launched in 2018 by VFD Microfinance, Savi.ng has over 10,000 downloads on Google Playstore.
Aimed at giving early to mid-stage startups in Africa a chance to build on Stellar, an open-source blockchain network for financial services and products, the Blockchain Bootcamp is a three-day virtual event that will include a demo day where companies with the most promising solutions built on Stellar will be awarded prizes from 5,000 to 20,000 USDC.
According to a recent survey, it has been revealed that households in 17 of the 33 states in Nigeria are experiencing difficulty paying for airtime. Meanwhile, in the other 16 states, internet data is believed to be a more difficult expense to meet.
Coronavirus: In South Africa, there have been 13,751 new cases of Covid-19. This takes the total reported to 2,422,151. Deaths have climbed to 71,431 (+523), while recoveries have also increased to 2,194,762, leaving the nation with a balance of 155,958 active cases.
As investors put their ears on the ground for the next big industry in the stock market, electric vehicle (EV) stocks easily come to mind. After all, investors would be yearning for long-term growth, and the EV industry appears to fit this category.
Global shares tracked Asia lower last Friday but remain on course for their sixth straight month of gains as solid corporate earnings and central bank largesse hold sentiment intact, while the dollar held near a 1-month low.
Early adopters eyeing a premature peek of Windows 11 through uncertified channels may be in for a nasty surprise — a dose of malware. Kaspersky Lab last Friday reported that an unofficial installer is in the wild that promises to install the next version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system on a user’s computer but actually comes loaded with a malicious payload.
New research that could assist us in using swarms of robots to engage forest fires, conduct search and rescue operations at sea and diagnose problems within the human body, has been published by engineers at the University of Sheffield.
Indeed, it is great people that power truly great businesses. This reason is that businesses are like living, breathing ecosystems: their very essence is a combination of the thoughts, experiences, and motivations of people, all coming together to create ground-breaking things.
Backing up businesses when they need it most, Ooredoo subsidiary, data2cloud, delivers total peace of mind with its state-of-the-art Disaster Recovery (DR) Management platform. The pay-per-use service is built to cater to all kinds of businesses, large and small, keeping systems and data safe and available, ensuring uptime, maximizing productivity, and helping them save unnecessary costs.
Google Play is changing its inappropriate-content policy by banning apps promoting “sugar dating” or “compensated sexual relationships”. From the 1st of September, the app store will prohibit facilitating “sugar-daddy” services, usually involving older men offering cash and gifts in exchange for a relationship with younger women.
Chrome 92 has been released by Google. The browser update is an upgrade that boosts Chrome’s performance during anti-phishing calculations, expands the reach of its site isolation technologies, and includes some new “Chrome Actions” to its repertoire.
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