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Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

— Youtap (www.Youtap.com), a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard developed by Bharat, Mastercard and Visa. Youtap’s apps can be white-labelled and branded with the logo and colours of the mobile money service. The new solution gives any merchant or small business owner with a smartphone…

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API Summit & Expo 2017 Presenting a New Chapter for African Real Estate

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August, 2017/ — A new reality for the African real estate industry, which has faced a number of geo-political and economic challenges over the last few years, is starting to emerge, and investors and developers have already started to look into how they can best redefine this new property landscape. Key Questions Covered in Press Conference: Leonard Michau, Head – sub-Saharan African Operations at Broll Property Group Once the darling of African real estate, the sentiment for West Africa has been largely negative over the last two…

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Facebook To Start Showing Publisher Logos in Trending and Search

SAN FRANCISCO, United States of America, August 22, 2017/ — Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles in Trending Search surfaces on Facebook and (www.Facebook.com) as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance people’s recognition of the sources of news distributed on our platform. Publishers will now be able to upload multiple versions of their logos through a new Brand Asset Library, so that the logos can appear next to their content on Facebook. We built this in close collaboration with a number of partners, as part of the…

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Theo Godson Company – The Journey So Far

At Theo Godson Company, we take pleasure in being outstanding in all we do, even as we chart our course to enduring success. We have journeyed for two years, and we are only just beginning, for our path can only shine brighter and brighter. Our excellence is driven by passion, and we pride ourselves in the strength of our team, a team of zealous individuals always shooting for beyond the stars. We have been recognised as one of the leading companies in graphics designs and branding and as we celebrate…

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Meet Freddy Caspers

 Freddy Caspers: Before joining Silvertree as Chairman, Freddy drove more than 20 Billion USD of value creation as founding Executive Board Member of Reckitt Benckiser PLC, one of the leading global players in the consumer and health care industry, serving as CEO of emerging markets for 16 years. His contribution included step changes in growth following successful launches of Power Brands like Durex, turnaround of loss making companies and the successful integration of several large acquisitions. He also works currently in Europe on large-cap deals as Senior Advisor for EQT,…

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Silvertree Internet Holdings appoints ex Reckitt emerging markets CEO Freddy Caspers as Chairman and invests over 15M USD into Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 7, 2017/ — Africa’s leading Internet Platform, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings (Silvertree, www.Silvertree.holdings) has recently reached the milestone of over USD 15m (approx. ZAR 200m) channeled into African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014. The portfolio has achieved an average >200% annual revenue growth, helped by fast-growing companies like car buying site carzar[dot]co[dot]za and meal-kit delivery company ucook[dot]co[dot]za. To build on this success, Silvertree is excited to announce the appointment of Freddy Caspers as non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Caspers has been one…

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PayU Nigeria Introduces a convenient payment solution for recurring bills

LAGOS, Nigeria, August , 2017/ — PayU Nigeria (www.PayU.com.ng) introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers who have recurring bills or subscription payments in a seamless way. Country Manager of PayU Nigeria, Ms Juliet Nwanguma said: “PayU Subscription is an innovative product for businesses who are looking to offer subscription and recurring bill payments to their customers.” It provides customers with a simple, safe and secure alternative to regular direct debit payments. Using tokenisation as the underlying technology, PayU…

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Alibaba Group and Marriott International Announce Innovative Joint Venture to Redefine Travel Experience

SHANGHAI, The People’s Republic of China, August , 2017/ — Joint Venture to Create Seamless, Insight-based Travel Services, With Alibaba Serving as Gateway to More than Half a Billion Chinese Consumers Chinese Outbound Travel Set to Boom with 700 Million Trips Estimated for the Next Five Years as Consumers Seek New, Elevated Travel Experiences Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) (NYSE: BABA) and Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com) (“Marriott International”) (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the establishment of a joint venture to redefine the travel experience for the hundreds of millions of Chinese…

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Discovery Channel announces its top 10 finalists for the “Don’t Stop Wondering” Award at the Jozi Film Festival.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 31 July 2017,- The search for the winner of Discovery Channel’s brand new award category at the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival has heated up. After receiving over 200 entries from across the continent, Discovery Channel is proud to announce the Top 10 finalists for the Discovery Channel ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ Award. From today and throughout August, each film will be broadcast on Discovery Channel and it will be up to viewers to decide which film should be chosen as the overall winner. Voting closes on Monday 28 August and…

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Nigeria’s Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2017/ — Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has been elected the Vice-Chairperson representing Africa, for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference Nigeria’s election was decided at the meeting of the WTO General Council on July 26th. The General Council acts on behalf of the Ministerial Conference on all WTO affairs. It meets as the Dispute Settlement and Trade Policy Review Body to oversee procedures for settling disputes between members and to analyse…

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