The young vibrant team at 3rd planet Techies seems to be making lots of waves lately. First, it was their sells of over 200 Oxwall plugins and then, the migration of over 100 websites from blogger to WordPress.
The tip reaching me today is that – they have acquired “Android Village” – a hub for Android fans created by Obodugo Rapheal, a seasoned web developer and an undergraduate of University of Nigeria, Nsuka.
A friend in the knowing disclosed that Rapheal was dedicated to seeing the community of Android fans in Nigeria grow to a stand-point and so created an online hub for them at androidvillage.com.
He also welcomed his pals a-board to create dedicated reviews, tutorials and tips on Android phone and devices. His decision to let out the start-up to new investors is not unconnected with lack of time and the failure of the hub to attract as much follower-ship as he’d want.
A chat with Obasi Miracle, (a senior editor at 3rd Planet Techies) revealed that his admiration for Android Village was on the recommendation of Anthony Adeokun, whose post on “I love you Quotes” was the starting point of their friendship.
He failed to disclose the acquisition amount, but explained that Obodugo Rapheal and his team has been inducted into 3rd Planet Techies editorial staff, making it an ‘acqui-hire’ deal that will further strengthen and thicken the technology team.
I was able to put out a cell phone call to Ebenezer Uwazie Obasi, (a Technical staff at 3rd Planet Techies) who was fully aware of the deal. He was extremely delighted with the deal and explained that a new tech start-up with over 3,000 social media follower-ship must have been doing something positive all along.
Kyle Steve, was not available for quiz at the time of writing this, but other staff are well-impressed with the acquisition and hopes for continuity and full promotion of mobile-phone best practices to Nigerians and the world at large.
Written by Joy Okemi, ND- Mass Communication, FPO, Nigeria.
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3rd Planet Techies is a technology firm experienced in business tech, digital marketing, IT support and mobile computing.
Their team is made up of web programmers, technical writers and digital marketing experts. Their tech blog covers- mobile gadgets review, news, electronics, forum, and access to popular website modules.
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