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Twitter want to Acquire social audio app Clubhouse

Twitter want to Acquire social audio app Clubhouse

Social media giant Twitter’s already building a competitor to the hot social audio app Clubhouse, but apparently, it’s discussed outright acquiring the company, too. Bloomberg reports today that Twitter held discussions with Clubhouse about purchasing the app for around $4 billion. These conversations have reportedly stalled, and it’s unclear why. It’s also unclear whether Twitter or Clubhouse approached...

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Clubhouse Add payments Feature for Creators

Clubhouse Add payments Feature for Creators

Audio-chat app Clubhouse has launched a monetization feature for its creators on the platform. The company adds, “this will be the first of many features that allow creators to get paid directly on Clubhouse.” The users will be able to send payments through the platform, Clubhouse mentioned. The feature to receive payments will initially be...

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LG Close Down its Mobile Business Worldwide

LG Close Down its Mobile Business Worldwide

LG electronics said it will close its loss-making mobile phone business unit worldwide as the once pioneer brand looks to focus its resources in “growth areas” such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, AI and B2B solutions, and platforms and services. The South Korean firm said in a statement that its board of directors...

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Bolt Kenya Launches Food Delivery Service to Compete with Uber Eats

Bolt Kenya Launches Food Delivery Service to Compete with Uber Eats

Taxi-hailing service Bolt has launched its Bolt-food delivery service in Kenya as the country goes into lockdown occasioned by the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The platform said it has already onboarded 200 restaurants including KFC, Big Square, Pizza Mojo, Urban Gourmet Burger, Debonairs Pizza, Steers Ohcha Noodle Bar, The Chef House, Wings Kenya...

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MTN Appointed Mobile Service Provider to Government

MTN Appointed Mobile Service Provider to Government

The National Treasury has appointed MTN as the new mobile service provider to the government for the next five years. The contract allows for all entities of state to “utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment”. The scale of the government’s requirements is expected to allow MTN to...

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Uber and Bolt Competitor DiDi to start Operating Soon in Mzansi

Uber and Bolt Competitor DiDi to start Operating Soon in Mzansi

Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing to start operations in South Africa soon. Founded in 2012, the Beijing based company operates in more than 400 cities in China. It claims to serve over 550 million users in 16 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and Australia. This South African expansion (first launch in Cape Town) marks...

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TikTok parent company ByteDance hires CFO in a step towards IPO

TikTok parent company ByteDance hires CFO in a step towards IPO

TikTok owner ByteDance has hired Xiaomi executive Shou Zi Chew for a newly created role as chief finance officer, in a sign that the tech company is moving towards a much-anticipated initial public offering of one or some of its businesses. ByteDance has been considering whether to go for a standalone public listing for Douyin,...

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