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Rwandan startup launches e-commerce marketplace platform
Rwandan startup Panatech has launched Iduka Online, an e-commerce marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods across categories such as electronics, fashion, and furniture.
Nigerian startup 54gene launches genomics research initiative
ACTG will be funding its first study under the Non-Communicable Diseases – Genetic Heritage Study (NCD-GHS) Consortium.
Paytm Launches Recurring Payments To Boost Sales Of Subscription Platforms
Users can pay for Hotstar, JioSaavn, Gaana, and Zee5 membership using this feature.
Gojek launches online insurance feature GoSure
The new feature, GoSure, offers products covering travel insurance, motor vehicles and mobile device protection.
Vodacom to launch 5G services in South Africa
Vodacom Group, South Africa’s biggest telecoms company by value, expects to offer 5G mobile services in its home market this year.
MX Player Launches Games On OTT Platform To Boost User Engagement
MX Player is planning to add 30 games by the end of the financial year
New Energy Vehicle
Amazon To Adopt 10K Electric Vehicles Made By Indian OEMs
The electric rickshaws will operate in Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad and other cities by 2025.
Grab to launch geo-mapping services in Indonesia this year amid EV push
Southeast Asian ride-sharing firm Grab is targeting to launch its high definition (HD) mapping in the region’s most populous market, Indonesia, this year.
Pinduoduo Announced That Its Constellation Duoduo Live Was Officially Launched
Duoduo Live is a marketing tool for partners who are strong at, or have the potential for, influencer marketing.
Xiaomi to launch more Mi phones in India in 2020, Mi MIX Alpha and Mi Note 10 expected
“Xiaomi plans to expand its Mi lineup of phones in India, so we could see the launch of Mi Note 10 and Mi MIX Alpha soon”
Huawei releases HMS Core 4.0 to the world
Huawei released HMS Core 4.0 to the world on Thursday, saying that the launch of HMS Core 4.0 will help global developers to develop efficiently, grow rapidly, and succeed in business.
SA fintech startup Pago launches payment platform Tuma
South African fintech startup Pago has launched its first product, payments platform Tuma, and has already passed the 2,500 transaction mark.
Indonesia’s Traveloka partners with state lender BNI for PayLater service
More traditional banks are venturing into Indonesia’s PayLater segment.
Proptech startup RealVantage introduces co-investment platform, will allow cross-border real estate deals
RealVantage is an online real estate co-investment platform that acquires, manages, and optimises offshore real estate portfolios for accredited investors.
Facebook’s US Patents Increased 64 Pct. In 2019 YOY
That’s 64 percent more patents than in 2018, according to figures from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Fairview Research’s IFI Patent Claims Services.
Huawei offers developers $26 million to build apps for its flagship phones, after being banned from using Google's app store
Huawei is trying to cobble together its own app ecosystem after being cut off from Google, and is actively trying to lure app developers with the promise of funding.
Google plans to kill off third-party cookies in Chrome ‘within 2 years’
The proposed shift is likely to send tremors across an entire online ad ecosystem that has long relied on cookies to target and track advertising.
Venue-booking platform GetVen launches in SA
South African startup GetVen has launched an online venue-booking platform for events, shoots and meetings, which allows users to search, compare and book venues to suit their needs.
Nigerian startup Spotyloans launches digital lending platform
Nigerian startup Spotyloans has launched its online lending platform, aimed at offering users easy access to finance to grow their businesses and create jobs.
Geely Technology Group
New Energy Vehicle
China's Geely makes inroads into Japanese electric taxi market
Chinese automaker Geely's subsidiary London EV Company (LEVC) brought the electric version of its iconic black cabs to Tokyo on Friday, aiming to help promote green public transportation in Japan.
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