TechMoran: Call for Nigerian startups to apply for Deal Weekend Lagos
28 Jul 2015 - Deal Weekend Lagos is here and basically it is an event that will see startups in Nigeria compete to receive equity investments
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Techweez: OnePlus 2 is Official: Does it Live Up to its Billing as this Year’s Flagship Killer?
28 Jul 2015 - That phone that had been hyped a lot over the last couple of weeks is no longer a stranger to us. Well, it never was to start with. It was intentionally leaked to all and sundry in the lead up to its official release a few hours ago in an event that was streamed to...
Capital Tech: #DidYouKnow: Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message
28 Jul 2015 - Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message.
“Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially...
TechMoran: BidorBuy Launches New Feature to Allow Buyers to Negotiate for Products Online
27 Jul 2015 - Online auction site Bidorbuy Kenya has hit four years since its launch in Kenya and as well introduced a new feature dubbed
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How We Made It: From local to global: Spur’s evolution into a pan-African restaurant franchisor
27 Jul 2015 - Spur Corporation is planning to expand to 100 restaurants in Africa (excluding South Africa) over the next five years.
Techweez: Instagram seems to be testing a combined edit screen for Android
27 Jul 2015 - Droid Life seems to have noticed a revamped page on the latest version of Instagram (ver. 7.3.0) which has two virtual buttons at the bottom for edit and tag. This is usually the page just before hitting the check mark to post the picture on Instagram.
TechMoran: See MTN Nigeria’s Misogynous and Competition Ranking “Talkathon” Advert
27 Jul 2015 - MTN Nigeria launched a generic campaign “Talkathon” where it advertises itself as the “undisputed champion of long talk”, but one look at
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Techweez: This Social Networking Website Connects People who want to be Inspired
27 Jul 2015 - Inspirational messages have always lurked around in social media. One of the earliest forms of social media was the email and people have used it to send several messages in document form or Powerpoint presentations that are intended to inspire the recipient(s) to...
TechMoran: Ampion and Merck partner to launch Africa’s first healthcare accelerator
27 Jul 2015 - Kenya and by extension Africa now boasts its very first healthcare in accelerator that is expected to foster high-potential, early-stage startups with
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Kachwanya: 3D Printed Smart Bottles Will Help Consumers Notice Expired Food
27 Jul 2015 - Shopkeepers have started a new trend of selling expired milk or mixing milk with flour to increase the quantity. I have fallen victim of many peculiar behaviors practiced by retailers and it’s not fair at all. The 3D-printed smart bottles will definitely put an end to...
Kachwanya: East and West African SMEs call for “SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge” application submission
27 Jul 2015 - HiiL Innovating Justice, together with the Global Agenda Council on Justice and the Ford Foundation have partnered on a new pioneering new endeavor to accelerate justice ventures in East and West Africa, a challenge geared towards finding and strengthening new...
Kachwanya: This Giant Wall Would Help Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions In Nairobi
27 Jul 2015 - Nairobi is affected by Carbon Dioxide emissions from industries and vehicles that pollute the environment including the ozone layer. Global warming is mainly caused by human activities. A wall created by a company called Carbon Engineering can draw carbon dioxide...
TechMoran: U.S State department and partners launch womens venture Xchange for accerelating women-led startups
27 Jul 2015 - Promising young, female entrepreneurs in Africa have a new program; Women’s Venture Xchange-, to help them grow their startups and reach new markets throughout
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How We Made It: Why Kenya’s remote town of Lodwar is attracting interest from airlines
27 Jul 2015 - A combination of commercial ventures, scientific projects and tourism are attracting people to Lodwar.
Techweez: Samsung’s Newest Monitors Can Also Charge Your Phone
27 Jul 2015 - Samsung’s latest addition to its expansive television portfolio is the SE370. Besides implementations like the Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) panel that allows users to get wider viewing angles, it is made with today’s user in mind. In a smart connected world as ours...
IT News Africa: Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria
27 Jul 2015 - Jobberman is one of the simplest and most far-reaching job search engines for employment seekers in Nigeria.
Thousands of Nigerians flock to the internet on a daily basis in search of jobs. Despite the explosion of apps, websites and other tools for job applicants...
TechMoran: Advanced Technology Increasingly Shaping Africa’s Financial Sector, Says DHL VP
27 Jul 2015 - The African financial services industry is rapidly evolving as a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth in the
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TechMoran: Facebook Celebrates One Year Since It Partnered With Internet.org
27 Jul 2015 - Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi,
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IT News Africa: South Africa: Vodacom CFO quits
27 Jul 2015 - According to Vodacom, Dittrich, who was also an executive director at Vodacom, is set to “pursue his own interests.” (image credit: wideopenplatform.com)
South African mobile network, Vodacom, has revealed that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ivan Dittrich has...
IT News Africa: Exclusive Interview: Emmanuel Adegboye – Founder of Bus Stop
27 Jul 2015 - Emmanuel Adegboye – Founder of the Bus Stop Application.
The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria....
How We Made It: Rock climbers boost economy of South Africa’s Cederberg mountains
27 Jul 2015 - It is estimated that climbers bring about US$1m to the local economy every year.
TechMoran: ASUS Launches Zenbook Into The Kenyan Market
27 Jul 2015 - ASUS has launched the Zenbook UX305 into the Kenyan market. The device which is light with sleek design, adds to the growing
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Techweez: The Facebook – YouTube Battle for Content Creators is Intensifying
27 Jul 2015 - As reported by the Wall Street Journal, YouTube had a plan. They sent their executives to the VidCon gathering of Internet video personalities where they had a mission to better their relations with these popular content creators. YouTube apparently has a division...
Techweez: Lava Pixel V1 is the Big Refresh Android One was Waiting for
27 Jul 2015 - Last month marked the first year since Google revealed to the world its plans to unveil a Nexus-style program aimed at bringing to its Android fold the next billion smartphone users. Android One is, for all it’s worth, a noble idea whose time has come. It was a great...
Kachwanya: Big Banks in Kenya step into the start-up scene to offer a financial hand
27 Jul 2015 - Following calls by the Kenyan government for financial institutions to allocate entrepreneur seed funds, Kenya Commercial Bank has pledged sh1 billion towards the support of start-up ideas and innovations. The banks CEO made the pledge during an entrepreneurship panel...
IT News Africa: Internet.org still focused on connecting Africa to the internet
27 Jul 2015 - Chris Daniels, Vice President of Internet.org. (Image Source: cloudfront.net)
Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July, 2015.
According to the social...
How We Made It: Author Q&A: Coca-Cola’s success in Africa and the promising construction sector
27 Jul 2015 - Aubrey Hruby, co-author of a new book 'The Next Africa', discusses US investment in Africa and why she would put her money in construction.
Techweez: Purported Galaxy Note 5 Prototype Leaked Images Show Unchanged S Pen
27 Jul 2015 - Yes the Galaxy Note 5 is coming and we might even get to see it much sooner than the expected at IFA in early September. A mid-August launch date is being thrown around but with no sign of official invites to a Samsung Unpacked event around that time, that remains...
Kachwanya: COCA-COLA taps into widely available technology to empower Youth Skills in Kenya
27 Jul 2015 - The rapid pace of technology adoption across Africa presents significant opportunity for private sector, civil society and government partners to engage with youth in new ways while building the skills and connections that are essential for employment. This is why...
IT News Africa: Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication
27 Jul 2015 - Simeon Tassev, Director of Galix, reseller of Mimecast Solutions in South Africa.
The business world has become increasingly digital, and email is the most prevalent means of communication in many organisations. While email offers many benefits, such as improved... Pages