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Is the e-commerce shift going to last?

Is the e-commerce shift going to last? Ashwin Ramasamy Contributor Share on Twitter Ashwin Ramasamy is the co-founder of PipeCandy, an online merchant graph company that discovers and analyzes business and consumer perception metrics about D2C brands and e-commerce companies. More posts by this contributor Will ‘New Retail’ help D2C brands succeed […]

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Africa Roundup: Africa’s tech ecosystem responds to COVID-19

Africa Roundup: Africa’s tech ecosystem responds to COVID-19 In March, the virus gripping the world — COVID-19 — started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent’s tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread. Early in March Africa’s coronavirus cases by country were in the single […]

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Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s 3M fund, Andela’s 0M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million […]

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New policy puts revenue squeeze on China’s payments giants

New policy puts revenue squeeze on China’s payments giants The era that saw China’s mobile payments providers making handsome interest returns on client money has officially ended. Starting this week, non-bank payments companies must place 100 percent of their customer deposit funds under centralized, interest-free accounts as Beijing moves to rein in […]

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With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

With a million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF Offering a white-labeled […]

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Paytm, India’s top digital payment firm, plans to rival WhatsApp with messaging and games

Paytm, India’s top digital payment firm, plans to rival WhatsApp with messaging and games  WhatsApp is about to get an unlikely competitor in India, its largest global market based on users. That’s because Paytm, the $8 billion-valued company behind the country’s top digital wallet, is in the process of expanding its services […]

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Hike beats WhatsApp to launching messenger app payments in India

Hike beats WhatsApp to launching messenger app payments in India  India-focused mobile messaging service Hike landed funding from Tencent last year, and today it took a major step to emulating the Chinese firm’s WeChat app with the introduction of mobile payments. The launch of Hike Pay not only shows an ambition to […]

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