American electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla, could be restructuring its large supply of auto parts due to the company’s new agenda to begin to build ventilators that can help boost the nation’s supply of the life-saving breathing machines. There has been shortage of ventilators in American hospitals as a result of the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, Tesla...
Nigerian automotive tech company, Autochek Africa, has completed its pre-seed round of $3.4 million. The round was co-led by Lagos, London, and Nairobi-based TLCom Capital and US-based 4DX Ventures. Japanese VC firm, Kepple Africa; sub-Saharan-focused firm, Lateral Capital; Ghana-based Golden Palm Investments; Chinese VC firm, MSA Capital; and several local angel investors participated in the round. Planning to build automotive solutions...
Tunisia's social innovation accelerator Lab'ess has announced the launch of the 8th promotion for its incubation program which will support a dozen new social impact project leaders with each project leader set to get trained worth 20,000 dinars for six months. Lab'ess disclosed this in a press release, noting that the 10 individuals selected for the program have innovative projects...
Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced that it is partnering with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to make it easier for teams to work together more efficiently. New integrations for Genesys Cloud™ with Zoom Phone and Zoom Meetings enable organizations to power their entire enterprise communications strategy and improve collaboration across the...
Following the introduction of virtual learning by the Lagos State Ministry of Education in response to the shutdown of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Old Mutual has announced comprehensive material and financial support for the initiative to fast track the adoption of virtual learning especially amongst children from vulnerable communities across the state. The support comes at an appropriate time when the global...
The global adoption of the 5G network is set to skyrocket in the next five years. The data compiled by Finbold.com estimates that by 2025, the number of 5G connections will hit 2.7 billion worldwide, a growth of at least twenty times from this year’s figure of 120 million. The data indicates that by next year, the network connections will...
Alibaba Group’s Cainiao is in talks with Chinese vaccine makers over COVID-19 vaccine logistics, a representative said recently, as the company launched a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to transport medicine to the Middle East and Africa. “We are currently in discussion with some domestic COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers and international organizations on cooperation over COVID-19 vaccine logistics,” the spokeswoman said. “This is...
With the complications faced by smartphone and tablet users in terms of augmented reality experience, Mojo Vision is experimenting on an AR capable contact lens, taking the augmented reality experience directly to the users’ eyes. Augmented reality experience is only possible in sci-fi movies which are still odd fits in smartphones and tablets.  The technology is similar to the HoloLens or...
Misty Robotics, the creators of the Misty II platform robot, today announced the launch of the Temp Screening Assistant. This is the only temperature screening solution to employ a robot with character, Misty II. It addresses a company’s health screening needs with the added value of delivering great user experience. Employees, customers, and visitors will appreciate the novelty of...
Twitter has disabled US President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint. The clip, which is a collation of photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of Floyd's death, has Trump speaking in the background. Floyd's death last week after a fatal encounter with a police officer...

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