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Here’s how the first Techpoint Pitch Friday of 2019 went down

Last week Friday, we hosted the first 2019 edition of Techpoint's monthly in-house community event, Pitch Friday, after a hectic January period planning Techpoint Build. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: We Rise!

This week on social media, Tobi Bakre's horse debacle, Nigeria decides and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Twitter introduces a new emoji, Moments thread ahead of Nigeria’s presidential elections

By introducing the new features, Twitter wants to help Nigerians find election-related tweets with ease. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

CcHub launches Africa’s first design hub in Rwanda

CcHub launches Africas first design lab in Rwanda Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Instagram is bringing Direct Messaging to web

Instagram is bringing direct messaging to web Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NCC suspends Do Not Disturb directive as general elections approach

As the general election approaches, telecom regulators, NCC suspend directives on Do Not Disturb code Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Jumia’s planned listing on New York Stock Exchange is strategic for MTN, Rocket Internet

The possible reasons why the owners of Jumia are considering the New York Stock Exchange for its IPO instead of an African alternative. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

With just a few days to the presidential elections, Nigerians are vulnerable to digital rights infringement

Nigeria does not have a law that protects its citizens online. With just two days to the presidential elections, Nigerians are exposed to the threat of digital rights violations. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Instagram users are losing followers by the millions

There is likely a bug on Instagram that is causing users to lose followers in the millions Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Likes, Retweets, and notifications are glitching for some Twitter users

Some Twitter users are experiencing issues with notifications, likes and retweets Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Up to $10,000 for grab at the oncoming Africa Fintech Foundry conference

Up to $ 10,000 for grab at the oncoming Africa Fintech Foundry conference Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Afro students biz challenge announces funding opportunity for African enterprising students

Afro students biz challenge announces opportunity for African students Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NCC fines telecoms operators ₦74 million in latest regulatory infraction

Following a string of fines for various regulatory infractions, leading telecoms operators in the country receive yet another to the tune of ₦74 million Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why hyperlocal delivery might be the best model for eCommerce in Nigeria now

Recent activities in the eCommerce sector in Nigeria beg the question of the right model for the country. Thriving players give us a look into what might be working for them Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint is offering free office spaces

We are throwing our office door open for you to come and work for some hours. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Tanzania and Kenya joint power project fully kicks off

Tanzania and Kenya are working at a joint power project. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s Bank of Industry and All On to finance ₦1 billion Niger Delta Off-Grid Energy Fund

Nigeria's Bank of Industry (BoI) and All On to finance Niger Delta Off Grid Energy Fund with ₦1 billion Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Online sports betting company, Bet9ja apparently paid ₦1.08bn to sponsor Big Brother Naija 2019

Following nationwide auditions, Big Brother Naija now has a new sponsor for the 2019 edition and it's online sports betting company, Bet9ja Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN to make $600 million in Jumia New York IPO

Jumia to IPO in New York Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO is officially entering the Nigerian market

Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO is coming to the Nigerian smartphone market.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Thank you for helping Techpoint host the largest startup and SME event in West Africa

On the 26th of January, 2019, Techpoint made history by convening over 5000 startup founders, business owners, seasoned entrepreneurs, corporates and tech enthusiasts at Techpoint Build West Africa 2019. It wouldn't have been possible without these people. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria may be 23 days away from making digital history in Africa

After transmission to President Buhari for assent, Nigeria's Digital Rights and Freedom Bill may finally become law Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ingressive Capital set to invest $50,000 — $100,000 in early stage African startups

Ingressive Capital wants to invest betwee $ 50,000 to $ 100,000 in early stage African startups, Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startups raised $178m in 2018. Find out how they did

Download Techpoint's comprehensive report of Nigerian startup funding activities in 2018, which includes how they raised a total of $ 178 million in the year. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Express Wi-Fi launches in Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has partnered with Facebook to deploy Express Wi-Fi in residential areas in Accra, the country's capital city. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Skype rolls out a new feature that lets you blur out your background during video calls

Skype is getting a new screen-blurring feature that lets you make a distraction-free video call by blurring your background. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Econet founder, Strive Masiyiwa announces $100m fund for rural entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless has, along with his wife, announced the Masiyiwa Rural Challenge fund, a $ 100 million fund, specifically targeted at rural entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Metrics that Matter: Focusing on healthy business milestones is key to longevity of startups

A quick guide to focusing on the right business metrics that truly matter to building a long-lasting startup Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

You can now unsend a Facebook message up to 10 minutes after sending it

Facebook Messenger globally rolls out “Remove for everyone” to help you easily retract typos, embarrassing thoughts or any other messages. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria will soon begin printing its international passports locally

Thanks to the recent MoU signed by the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company and IRIS Smart Technology. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps