This week’s major tech headlines — June 29, 2018

This week’s major tech headlines — June 29, 2018

Here are this week’s major tech headlines

Major headlines this week

Ekasi Tech Fest eSports tournament gets new home in Soweto

Ekasi Tech Fest eSports tournament returns to Soweto for the third consecutive year. The event will have a new home — the iconic Soweto Theatre in Soweto. Ekasi Tech Fest… READ MORE

 

Wonder Kid won the FIFA19 contest at the MTN Conquest 2019 Accra Edition

MTN Ghana has released the winners of the recent MTN Conquest 2019 gaming competition, the Accra edition, and Wonder Kid was crowned king. To most people in the video games… READ MORE

 

AnTrix online Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4) edition set for June 28

Stage by AnTrix Gaming, one of the groups championing eSports in the country. AnTrix Gaming is set to host its maiden online Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4) edition. AnTrix Gaming is… READ MORE

 

InDriver may be your best Bolt and Uber alternative

Soon the ride-hailing section of the Ghanaian transport industry is sure to be more competitive. Existing operators like Uber, Bolt (previously known as Taxify), and newcomer Yango will be having… READ MORE

 

My First Pay: A new mobile money transfer platform

The fintech industry in Africa keeps growing exponentially and it’s really helping as they reach people in locations who otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to utilize such innovations. With… READ MORE

 

Calibra: The new Facebook subsidiary set to disrupt financial services

Calibra, the newly formed Facebook subsidiary has an audacious vision; to provide financial services that will let people access and participate in the financial system through Libra. The first product… READ MORE

 

Here’s how a Ghanaian app development company plans to curb road accidents in the country

In Ghana, road accidents are a major problem as it takes many lives day in and day out. Some of these accidents are not always as a result of mechanical… READ MORE

 

Africa’s FinTech sector grows by 60% in 2 years – Disrupt Africa

Africa’s Fintech sector is developing at a rapid pace, as the number of startups functioning on the continent has grown by over sixty percent since 2017, while funding attained new… READ MORE

 

Google graduates 3rd launchpad accelerator students in Lagos State

Twelve startups have graduated from the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3. Launchpad Accelerator Africa is Google’s debut regionally-based startup accelerator program, aimed at offering mentorship and equity-free support to… READ MORE

 

OLX Ghana to be acquired by Jiji; Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as well

OLX Ghana, one of the biggest online market classified ads and a member of the OLX Group is being sold to Jiji, one of the largest classifieds marketplaces in Nigeria…. READ MORE

 

YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah found dead

Popular YouTube gaming creator, Daniel Desmond Amofah, has been found dead in an apparent suicide by the New York Police Department (NYPD). Amofah who was popularly known as Etika mainly… READ MORE

 

Huawei Y9 2019’s new ultra full-view screen and auto pop-up selfie camera delight smartphone users in Ghana

Huawei has launched its latest addition to the Y series, HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019. This phone represents a break from conventional smartphone design – it abandons any form of notch,… READ MORE

 

FG set to punish agencies going against government data hosting policy

The Federal government has decided to begin to punish violators of government data hosting standards according to the provisions of the NITDA Act 2007 and the other vital laws in… READ MORE

 

Tony Elumelu Joins Jared Kushner, Lagarde, World Leaders to launch US Government Growth Strategy for Palestine and Middle East 

Heads of States and other global leaders convened at the Peace to Prosperity Workshop in Bahrain, organised by the Presidency of the United States of America in partnership with the… READ MORE

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