It’s time for the Big 5 Daily gists.
Where are my football lovers? Showmax has today, launched Showmax Pro live streaming services in Nigeria and Kenya. This product will include all the current programs and additional live streaming channels including Premier Leagues, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games. Mad Oh!!
Uber hasacquired Postmates, a food delivery company in the US. The company was bought overin a $2.65 billionworthdeal.TheVice President of Uber Eats will be in charge of the newly established combined food delivery business.Postmates acquisition will help Uber regain grounds in the food delivery industry.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is calling on startups and small businesses across 19 African countries to apply for its NINJA Business Plan Competition. It is open to emerging startups that are focused on tackling COVID-19.
See also:The Big 5 Daily: 6th July 2020
In a bid to fight desert locust invasion in Kenya, locals are beginning to employ mobile technology. The E-Locust mobile app is used to snap and report the pest in real-time. The information is collected in a database, and a team goes to spray the insects with pesticides. Voila!!
Next on the Big 5, ProfitShare Partners have raised ZAR 100M in a debt-equity round to catalyze the growth of SMEs in South Africa. The fund was raised from SA SME Fund.
Before we go, in case you use SWVL’s ride-hailing services and are wondering why you were logged out of your mobile app, I’d tell you why. SWVL faced a security breach that affected some of its users. It had to sign out all customers, review firewall and strengthen their systems.
See you tomorrow.
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