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7 African Startups That Received Microsoft 4Afrika Funding

Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. The announcement was made at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council meeting in Nairobi ...

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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

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Many of our readers enjoyed the first post, this morning, on Behold The Engineer by our newest contributor. Paul Allen Oche is an electrical engineering graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is also a poet  whose book is presently under review by a major U.S. publisher. We are very excited to welcome him to Tekedia. This is how he described himself, in his own words:   I live now on earth and would like […]

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While we are waiting for the banks to become the new domain of  Nigeria’s multinational corporations, Dangote is doing that without much fanfare. The ultra politically connected mogul is expanding to other parts of Africa. In a new article by the Nation newspaper, Dangote Cement Plc  will establish more  cement plants in  Gabon, Congo, Algeria and Tanzania and they are using Chinese and German builders.   The construction of the planned cement plants, according to […]

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AppCircus arrived to the capital and largest city of Kenya, Nairobi. Through *iHub_Nairobi, the city’s  Innovation Hub for the technology community, the vent was organized on Sept 10th. The following developers pitched  their ideas.  AppCircus is a global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps. The following apps are the winners, courtesy of iHub blog: Overall Winner: Msema Kweli: This is a mobile application that helps keep track of Community Development Fund projects […]

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As technology develops, what customers expect from their companies develops too. There was a time when companies could operate without corporate websites or email contacts; now websites are the centerpiece of marketing and branding. Yet we cannot forget that most small firms did not adopt owing websites immediately. Though acquisition cost was relatively high then, the main factor was lack of clear benefits to their operations. There’s no question about that anymore. Just as corporate… […]

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A post at Best Mobile Contracts  indicates that the the next-generation Apple iPhone will come in two versions only, 16GB and 32GB, and in two colour choices of black and white. According to them,  “UK mobile phone operator Vodafone added information to its product page for its signal booster, Vodafone Sure Signal, that implies the iPhone 5 will follow the traditional capacities for the Apple smartphone – namely, that it will be offered in 16GB […]

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Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (a TBIA 20 component)  paid a total of N7.2 billion  as interim dividend for the  2011 half year ended June 30. This payment translated to a 25 kobo payout per 50 kobo share. This is the same bank that  was recognised last July as  ‘Best bank’ in Nigeria’ at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence.  GTBank has many things happening for it, though they recently lost their boss.   In a statement […]

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Apple has an interesting history of hits and misses in its models since it began operating as a back of the garage computer manufacturing firm in the 70s. This reflects the inventor personality of chief geek Steve Wozniak, who hand built the first units of apple computers in his garage and on loan from suppliers. However, as apple branched into mobile device production, it somewhat lose its inventor complexes and shifted to a more business […]

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