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Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation

Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation Fintech startup Chaka aims to open up online investingd to Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. The seed-stage company recently went live with its mobile-based platform that offers Nigerians stock trading in over 40 countries. Chaka positions itself as a passport to local […]

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Senegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries

Senegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries Senegalese startup NIMA Codes — a digital mapping service for locations without formal addresses  —  has upgraded its app and plans to go live in 15 African countries in 2020. The pre-seed stage startup launched in 2018 around an API that […]

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Duffel raises $30M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms

Duffel raises M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms Huge travel platforms that run airline booking systems like Sabre and Amadeus were invented eons ago and are so large and cumbersome that innovating with them is no easy feat. In the same way that challenger banks have come along […]

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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data? The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government […]

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Amazon introduces new $99 Eero mesh Wifi routers

Amazon introduces new Eero mesh Wifi routers Amazon is launching a new generation of Eero router, the first new iteration of Eero hardware since it acquired the company earlier this year. The new router is $99 for one, or available in a three-pack for $249, and is available in the U.S. today […]

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Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party, and Creator […]

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Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security

Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security Web feature developers are being warned to step up attention to privacy and security as they design contributions. Writing in a blog post about “evolving threats” to Internet users’ privacy and security, the W3C standards body’s technical architecture group (TAG) […]

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Clubhouse announces new collaboration tool and free version of its project management platform

Clubhouse announces new collaboration tool and free version of its project management platform Clubhouse — the software project management platform focused on team collaboration, workflow transparency and ease of integration — is taking another big step towards its goal of democratizing efficient software development. Traditionally, legacy project management programs in software development […]

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Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog […]

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Backup service IDrive launches a face recognition API for developers

Backup service IDrive launches a face recognition API for developers I did a bit of a double take when I first saw this announcement. IDrive, an online cloud storage and backup service, is launching a face recognition API today that goes up against the likes of AWS Rekognition and others. That seems […]

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