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Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we do a rundown of some of this week's news in the tech space, with Oluwanifemi, Emmanuel, and Bolu as our hosts.
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Explore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022
00:00 - Intro
02:36 - Apple iPhone 14 event
09:46 - Nigerian government suspends 5% excise duty on data, calls, and SMS
17:00 - Google's Startups Black Founders Fund
19:22 - YCombinator's S22 Demo Day
26:55 - Jumia using Zipline drones for deliveries in Ghana
This episode was produced by Oghenerumu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede
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This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/3ltkVytZfZs Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss layoffs by companies within and outside the tech space. Tech human resources expert, Wenyimi Barber walks us through: 1. What to expect in the coming days,2. How to protect yourself from being laid off,3. How to tell your employees they are being let go,4. The effect layoffs have on both employer and employee, among other things. To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to email@example.com Follow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play Store. Explore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022 Timestamps00:00 - Introduction03:31 - Why are tech startups laying off employees?10:36 - Was this inevitable?11:51 - What could have been done to cushion the effect?14:28 - Other alternatives to layoffs18:10 - Making the decision to downsize20:22 - Can you avoid been laid off?21:10 - Case study: Strategies Xiaomi's HR person could have taken when downsizing22:27 - How to diplomatically tell an employee that they are been laid off25:17 - What severance packages are27:09 - How to handle the stigma as a company 30:42 - Is there a respite in view?34:21 - Who comes out as the "winner" at the end?36:02 - What causes talent churn? Useful links Softcom’s Weyinmi Barber is making HR desirable one startup at a time Kenyan startup, Marketforce, lays off 9% of its workforce A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged Post-pandemic rebound: Why businesses must weigh the cost of layoffs The ...
Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss some of the happenings in the African tech space this week. The stories: Kuda 602% loss in 2021 Uber gets hacked by an 18-year old First bank scraps dollar transactions with its naira card Nedbank joins MTN in the metaverse To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play StoreExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022 Build a solution for Africa’s financial woes and stand a chance to win $5,000 Timestamps00:00 - Introduction00:23 - Kuda 602% loss in 202109:56 - 18-year old hacks Uber 15:04 - First bank scraps dollar transactions on naira card25:28 - Nedbank joins MTN in the metaverseUseful links Kuda’s loss increased by 602%, from $2m in 2020 to $14m in 2021 18-year-old breaks into Uber’s internal systems, said the ride-hailing giant has weak security Why your employees, not firewalls, should be your first line of defence against cyberattacks The shocking truth about Nigerian email scams You can no longer shop on foreign websites with your First Bank naira card One of South Africa’s largest banks, Nedbank, joins MTN in the metaverse This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at email@example.com. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...