1 SEPTEMBER, 2021 Happy new month! ️ Zoom has announced the first beneficiaries of its $100 million investment programme: Zoom Apps Fund.  The programme was launched earlier this year to help stimulate growth on the platform by integrating new tools or features by other startups.  The first startups who will receive between $250,000 – $2.5…

26 AUGUST, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ On Tuesday, we asked you a rather rhetorical question: Sex sells but for how long? Well, content subscription service OnlyFans has changed its mind on the answer to this question as it turned back on its decision to restrict sexually explicit material from October 1st. The reason? It…

27 AUGUST, 2021 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Good morning ☀️ ️ You’ll soon be able to shop on TikTok. Thanks to a partnership with Shopify, TikTok users can now shop on profiles using TikTok for Business. It’s very similar to what Instagram is doing with Instagram for Business. Hopefully, I can buy dance classes and improve…

20 AUGUST, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ It’s been a long week.  Last Friday, I ended the newsletter on a sad note: Zambia had restricted internet access amidst its national elections.  Well, this week, I’m ending with a bit of positivity: despite the information blackout, there was a massive voter turnout in Zambia. Also, the…

19 AUGUST, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ On Tuesday, Twitter announced that its users can now flag and report certain information as misleading. Looks like the right step and a more sustainable way to keep its 353 million monthly users in check from misinformation.  In today’s edition: Meet Regina Honu Egyptian transportation startup Schoolz raises…