Author Archive: Sam Wakoba

Yahoo! Hired in Ken Goldman as its new chief financial officer (CFO), in a bid to redeem the internet pioneer’s fading glory in a sector it once reigned.

Ken Goldman begins work on Oct. 22 replacing CFO Tim Morse, once acting CEO, hired in 2009 by then CEO Carol Bartz.

Just days after launching its credit card payment service, Groupon acquired Savored a leading provider of reservations with more than 1000 top restaurants across the United States using it. This is set to complement Groupon’s efforts in yield management due to its 40 percent discounts for each table .

Launched in 2012 in Ontario Canada, eQuibbly wants to change the way we resolve disputes by being a quick, easy and free Online Dispute Resolution service across North America and eventually to a city near you.

Students and teachers could rarely be friends on Facebook and no student would want their Physics or Math teacher telling them to study thoroughly for their term paper, but things change and so do we.

Armed with a BSc, Chemistry from The University of Manchester, Jason Njoku, CEO and Co-founder of iROKO Partners left London for Lagos in what could have seemed a wrong move.

But Jason Njoku with his fearless determination saw success ahead, the CEO and Co-founder of Iroko Partners, world’s largest digital distributors of Nigerian music and movies, with a library of over 1600 licensed movies.

Personalized card-linked offers Edo has raised $15million, ready to set a new trend in the payments and advertising sector.

The Series C financing from VantagePoint Capital Partners with participation from Baird Venture Partners and some of its investors puts the firm’s financial nerve to a total $54.3 million.

Mimiboard, virtual, 3.0 version notice boards are disrupting publishing and news content aggregation in Africa, influencing even how media houses on the continent relay news.

YouTube today announced its new app for iPhone and iPod touch weeks after its license with Apple to develop and preload the app in the iPhone iPod touch expired.

Most of us think junk is bad and we have been brought up thinking the only way to dispose of junk is to trash it.

But a new entrepreneur on the block is already reaping the benefits of choosing the road less travelled. One man junk, is another mans treasure.

The “TenHands” name emerged from the concept and philosophy of John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach, who emphasized the value of teamwork and insisted that all ten hands (five players) touch the ball before shooting. TenHands’ vision is to enable every person and organization to collaborate more effectively and get more done together anywhere without boundaries.