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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa – TechCrunch

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service over WeChat Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian trucking logistics startup Kobo360 has raised $6 million to upgrade its platform and …

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Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia – TechCrunch

Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia – TechCrunch Netflix is increasing its efforts in Asia after it commissioned more local content and began testing more aggressive price points, but one local rival is hitting back with a program to spotlight promising creators in the region. Malaysia-headquartered Iflix, …

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Spotify expands and drones protect wildlife

Spotify expands and drones protect wildlife Too often in these monthly wraps we look at the negative side of tech in Africa, usually what governments are doing to milk the sector for all it is worth. Last month, however, we saw the potential for tech on the continent, and how …

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SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat – TechCrunch

SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense Forging another link between Africa and China’s digital economies, the …

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“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in – TechCrunch

“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in – TechCrunch A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about malicious, abusive and improper uses of his social media platform — including …

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Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech – TechCrunch

Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech – TechCrunch Shaun Moore and Nezare Chafni didn’t initially intend to develop a new standalone facial recognition technology, when they first got started developing the technology that would become their new company, Trueface.ai. When …

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Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital – TechCrunch

Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies Kenya’s Twiga Foods has raised $10 million from investors …

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Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense – TechCrunch

Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group has acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in …

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