Let’s start today’s big 5 daily with the latest announcement from Instagram. Here you go.
Instagram has announced a standalone app for watching a long-form vertical video called IGTV. This is coming at the same time that its parent company, Facebook, is working on a similar initiative.
In similar news from West Africa, Grammy-nominated artist, Akon has launched his own cryptocurrency called Akoin…. He is planning to build a smart city in Senegal and whose entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself.
Meanwhile, The South African government is considering to introduce computer coding in its education system. Read up the news here.
Nigerian accounting and payroll management software startup, Accounteer has won the inaugural MEST Africa Challenge, taking home the grand prize of US$50,000 equity investment.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed plans to hold a public inquiry on an application by Visafone Communications to transfer its licence and resources, including spectrum in the 800MHz band, to MTN Nigeria.
That’s all for today. Let’s have a good day ahead.