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Web3 music streaming platform giving power back to artist Loozr, secure grant from Near Protocol

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In an official tweet, web3 music streaming platform, Loozr just announced their partnership with Near Protocol, a climate neutral high speed, and low transaction fee layer-1 blockchain platform, to work on a multi-chain universe for creators and music lovers.

In recent times legacy music streaming services like Spotify and Apple music have being under scrutiny for under paying creative despite riding on their backs to achieve product market fit, a very big problem Loozr wants to solve.

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FinRik and Gamp partners to offer FREE device protection and repairs to FinRik merchants

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Weeks after Gamp got into the Bimalab insurtech accelerator programme (Nigerian edition) along sides companies like Paddy Cover, Izanu, Wella health.

The Lagos based insurtech company has partnered with no-code ecommerce website builder and business management software FinRik Shop to provide free device protection plans and repair support for businesses building on FinRik Shop.

This partnership will help businesses building on FinRik prevent heavy but avoidable device repair or replacement costs.

As perks for building your business on FinRik, you can now get free device protection plan & repair support for your business devices.

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Chowopa wants to change the way we order meals!

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At 17 Anthony was building WordPress websites for people, months before he launched a marketplace where vendors meet prospective buys, fast forward to now, still building but in a much more mature way! Anthony was like starting that early made me face some challenges that were abit above my age but learnt, and I’m using that to build better now!On a cold night in August 2021, after coding all day Anthony was hungry, but couldn’t get a place to order food, nobody was willing to make the runs, he went to bed hungry, the next day he had to leave the comfort of his off campus hostel to get a meal, a walk he saw as a big waste of time.

After a Friday lecture, Anthony was talking to himself “Omo another day to start looking for restaurant” when a friend said it out loud, the topic unexpectedly lead to a loud conversation with everyone recommending a restaurant some are too far , some expensive some are sold out, this was a wake up call to Anthony who went ahead to start building Chowopa that weekend! The rest they say is history.Chowopa (a subsidiary forMaax’s store) is an online fooddelivery service that connects youto restaurants around your location bringing the best mealswithin your reach. The software makes it Pretty easy you gain access to various cuisinesthrough Chowopa platform.order for the food of yourchoice and get it delivered toYou on payment.

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A tech school, FinRik Institute of Technology is launching in Port Harcourt

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The epic change in the way we live in the last 60 years can be credited to tech and has it stands, the influence of technology in the way we live is not stopping, the demand for software engineers is expected to grow by 22% between 2020 and 2030, according to a report by the U.S Bureau of Labor statistics, the top ten largest companies in the world are dominated by tech companies.Despite the loads of negatives that the COVID pandemic brought with it, it gave remote work a much needed validation, and one would be disillusioned to say the high rate of migration of software engineers in recent month has being at a peak, most leaving local tech companies for much bigger ones, yes! This move comes with alot of perks, it’s safe to say we have a shortage of talent in Africa! That is what FinRik Institute of Technology is trying to solve, according to the firm’s crunchbase, bio it stated clearly “FinRik Institute of Technology is an Offline Tech Shool for acquiring in-demand tech skills with a supportive community to help people find their bearing in tech with the numerous opportunities it brings.”

Despite engineers leaving in droves, new tech startups keep springing up daily, with a lot of people ready to get on the ship but as low as the barrier of entry of tech is, there is no real pathway to help usher in newbies that just pivoted to the industry, a problem FIT Port Harcourt aim to solve, by making sure newbies become market ready in less than 12 months. The school’s programme will commence by April and according to their website, they have five faculties, School of software engineering, School of product, Robotics and game development, School of Design, School of Data engineering.

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