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E-commerce Venture Capital deals in Africa spiked during the second quarter of 2020

While challenges to adoption still exist, both in terms of customer preferences and inefficiencies in the market, e-commerce is beginning to generate traction both because of necessity and the presence of enabling technologies.

Policymakers are keen on breaking up Big Tech

The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified before the USA's Congress on 29 July 2020 to defend their market dominance from accusations they’re stifling rivals.

How African countries can prepare for future disruptions

African countries need people who have skills and discipline to drive the next set of digital technology innovations. Education will play a major part in this.

Amazon is acquiring Zoox, a self-driving ride-hailing startup led by Senegal-born Aicha Evans

Zoox, an autonomous ride-hailing company, is set to be acquired by Amazon for $1,2 billion. The company is led by Aicha Evans, a Senegal-born executive who joined the company in 2019 as CEO.

Showmax launched a new service in Kenya and Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after.

We don't really own the digital possessions that we buy online

Once you purchase a physical book, you own it entirely. However, when you buy an ebook online, it can be taken back from you.

Amazon to hire 3,000 South Africans to help customers in North America and Europe

Amazon has made available 3,000 new virtual customer service jobs in South Africa. The roles will range from customer service associates to technical experts who will work virtually while supporting Amazon customers in North America and Europe.