Happening in the world of Tech this week, here is a recap of some of the latest and biggest trends you can’t afford to miss.
Google To Launch New App ‘Google Go’ To Ease Internet Connectivity Problems in Africa
In order to speed up internet connectivity and take away internet hitches, the U.S. technology giant, Google is set to release an app; Google Go that will help internet users overcome obstacles like lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data in Africa.
Google Go is a lighter, quicker approach to search, with list items advanced to save up to 40% data and allows previous searches to be accessed offline.
MTN, EcoBank Sign MOU To Accelerate Africa’s Digital Financial Services
MTN and Ecobank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assemble expertise and backer more patronage of digitalised financial services.
At the signing of the MoU in Lagos, Ade Ayeyemi, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Transnational Inc., stated that both companies are trying to translate the assets (mobile phones) in the hands of customers to points of presents, where they can access financial services, instead of always going to banks.
World Internet Networks To Reach 100 Billion By 2025, Says Huawei
Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Tuesday released a report stating that there will be nearly 40 billion personal smart devices and 100 billion Internet connections around the world by 2025.
The report which was released by the Director of Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer of Huawei, William Xu at the 2018 edition of global annual analyst summit, predicted that industrial Internet would be the major source of those 100 billion connections.
Ecobank To Support African FINTECH Start-Ups With $22,000
The Pan African Bank, Ecobank has asked African fintech entrepreneurs to participate in its second year Fintech Challenge.
Facebook To Train 50,000 Female Entrepreneurs In Nigeria – #SheMeansBusiness
American based online social media and social networking company, Facebook, has launched an entrepreneurship program, aimed at training female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, tagged ‘SheMeansBusiness’.
The company’s Public Policy Director for Africa, Ebele Okobi stated that the program was designed to inspire women to start and grow their businesses.