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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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How cloud technology can transform IT in Africa

Cloud technology is being hailed as an African success story – but what does its future hold?   By Brett Parker, SAP Africa Managing Director In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa’s Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, a cloud platform offering a range of business intelligence solutions for its growing African market. It’s only a few years since major cloud providers were wary…

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Mark Zuckerberg is having a blast in Nigeria

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Lagos, Nigeria, on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, and it looks as if he’s having a blast. So far he’s visited a camp that teaches kids how to code, gone on a run through the city, and hosted a Q&A with local entrepreneurs. He even crashed a Nigerian hip-hop music video. Here’s everything Zuckerberg has been up to in Lagos: Zuckerberg landed in Lagos on Tuesday and visited a kids coding camp called CcHub in Yaba, a suburb of Lagos that’s considered to…

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PigiaMe launches customized chat apps services on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

Nairobi,  –PigiaMe, Kenya’s leading quality classified website, reveals cutting-edge one-on-one customer relationships efforts. Since its creation, PigiaMe continuously sought to improve its user’s experience through innovative marketing and customer service. Now, it has taken it a step further by providing real time assistance directly on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.   PigiaMe was one of the first Kenyan companies to embrace WhatsApp as a communication channel in early 2015. Building on this success, it is now the first classified to provide a notification system not only on WhatsApp but also on…

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TELECOMS DISPLACE OIL BY CONTRIBUTING 8.7 PERCENT TO NIGERIA’S GDP

Since the start of the “Telecoms revolution” Nigeria’s image in the global communication circuit has shot to the heavens. At international forums, international organisations have consistently cited the Nigerian telecom regulatory model and growth gradient as a template for others. In recent years, Africa’s largest economy has been recognized during the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) conferences, which Nigeria has had the privilege of hosting twice since the advent of the telecom revolution. The reasons for this are not far-fetched. In the recent history of global telecoms, Nigeria has held the record…

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