TechMoran: Microsoft to cut 1,850 jobs & record a $950 million charge from smartphone hardware business
25 May 2016 - Microsoft is set to streamline its smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs and will record an impairment and
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TechMoran: SpaceBox integrates secure payment system & launches new space creation application.
25 May 2016 - South Africa’s only valet storage company, SpaceBox, has enhanced its user experience with a new-look website, a simplified but highly secure payment
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Kachwanya: Uber to provide loans for Kenyan taxi drivers to grow their business.
25 May 2016 - Just recently, Kenyan taxi drivers were up in arms following increased business shift to modern taxi hailing company Uber. One of the major issue was eligibility in partnering with Uber Kenya, that only cars under 8 years would be qualify, a character most taxi cars...
Kachwanya: This is why you should treat that Jumia White Paper as trash
25 May 2016 - In order to appreciate how grave my headline is, it very important that I explain what a White Paper is. Wikipedia provides that “A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body’s...
Kachwanya: LiveLuvo is trying to give OLX, Pigiame and others a run for their money
25 May 2016 - LIVELUVO, a Kenyan app based marketplace for users to trade services, product and skills, seeks to tap into the growing popularity of online users by linking local entrepreneurs with opportunities to earn a living and enhance their lives. Since its inception in Kenya...
Kachwanya: Microsoft awards Grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses for the Affordable Access Initiative
25 May 2016 - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it has awarded Affordable Access Initiative grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses to help scale their solutions and business models to increase affordable Internet access in communities around the world. Each company will receive...
How We Made It: The innovator that sees opportunity in Africa’s energy woes
25 May 2016 - Green Tower offers an off-grid solution that can save around 90% in electricity consumption.
IT News Africa: Using the same approach as Cyber threat creators to fight them
25 May 2016 - Using the same approach as Cyber threat creators to fight them. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).
The same model of sharing data and intelligence employed by those who create the threats to our organisations should inform our approach to meeting them head on. And...
TechMoran: Applications now open for MIT Global Startup Labs
25 May 2016 - The MIT Global startup Labs Programme is heading to South Africa and both new and established tech entrepreneurs have until 31 May
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TechMoran: FedEx Acquires Competitor TNT Express
25 May 2016 - FedEx Corporation, the parent firm of FedEx has acquired TNT Express for €4.4 billion giving it the world’s largest air express network
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TechMoran: LIVELUVO Launches Full University Scholarship Hunts to Grow User base
25 May 2016 - LIVELUVO, a Kenyan app based marketplace for users to trade services, product and skills, seeks to tap into the growing popularity of
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Techweez: Tecno to Start Selling Second Android Tablet, PhonePad 7 II, in Kenya Soon
25 May 2016 - The Tecno DroiPad 8 II we just reviewed is not the only tablet that Tecno is fronting this year. Another tablet, the Tecno PhonePad 7 II, will be hitting the market soon.
The Tecno PhonePad 7 II was revealed this morning during the launch of the Jumia Mobile Week 2016...
Techweez: Snapchat adds a ton of stickers for you to add to your snaps
25 May 2016 - Snapchat knows that people can get tired of a social network if they keep using the same stuff over and over and user retention is quite key. That is why Snapchat continuously changes certain aspects of its experience so that the generally young audience is...
How We Made It: Start-up snapshot: Ugandan street vendors step into the future
25 May 2016 - Musana Carts sees opportunity where others see chaos.
Techweez: Jumia by the Numbers: Smartphones Account for 45% of All Items Sold on Jumia, Infinix Top Brand in 2015
25 May 2016 - Infinix Kenya Managing Director Carter Tang speaks during the event to mark the start of the Jumia Mobile Week 2016 where Jumia also launched its white paper on mobile device trends in Africa.
Driven by increased demand for smartphone brands originating from China but...
TechMoran: Microsoft provides grants to accelerate the delivery of affordable Internet access
25 May 2016 - Microsoft has awarded Affordable Access Initiative grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses to help scale their solutions and business models to increase affordable
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TechMoran: Uber & Sidian Bank set aside $100 million to lend to Kenyan driver-partners & investors
25 May 2016 - Uber and Sidian Bank have set aside a Ksh 10 billion kitty (USD 100 million) to lend to driver-partners and businesses interested
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Kachwanya: That crazy idea that people should vote via MPESA is not crazy at all
25 May 2016 - People on WhatsApp and Facebook, probably on Twitter too, have been laughing their hearts out since yesterday. This is because some crazy guy came up with a crazy idea that people should vote via MPESA – an idea that is not crazy at all. The statement that people...
Techweez: Foursquare has jumped into the bot bandwagon with a new app
25 May 2016 - Foursquare was a really popular app back then which was focused on letting people check in on locations, earn points and become the mayor of a specific place if you check in the most times. They later on decided to spit the Foursquare into two apps: Foursquare, which...
IT News Africa: Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards
25 May 2016 - Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards.
Mobile operator Tigo has walked away with multiple awards at the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards.
At the event, Tigo walked away with the title of Brand of the Year. Along with the title of...
Techweez: Uber in Kshs 10 Billion Asset Financing Deal with Sidian Bank to allow its Drivers Buy Vehicles
25 May 2016 - Uber launched operations in Kenya about 15 months ago and has made significant inroads in the market including growing its presence in two cities. Uber also announced it had managed to complete over 1 Million rides in the local market. The company has also faced...
How We Made It: Bright spots: African economies that will grow by 6%-plus this year
25 May 2016 - Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slowing down, but it is not all doom and gloom.
IT News Africa: Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry
25 May 2016 - VR Headset (Image Source: ibtimes.com).
Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users.
That’s according to...
Techweez: Central Bank of Kenya warns Employees of Imminent Cyber security attacks
25 May 2016 - central bank of kenya
A few weeks back, we told you that hackvist group Anonymous conducted a sophisticated cyber attack on the servers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya, stealing a trove of data and leaking the same to the dark web. The data stolen...
How We Made It: Mining: Tough times far from over
25 May 2016 - Further adversity may be expected before a significant turnaround in transaction activity.
Techweez: Ericsson to launch Emergency Wallet to support Humanitarian Efforts
25 May 2016 - Telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson has announced plans to develop the Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution to support humanitarian organizations and populations affected by disasters or crisis. The emergency wallet will deal with...
IT News Africa: Flexibility and lower TCO the ideal of any CIO
25 May 2016 - Flexibility and lower TCO the ideal of any CIO.
Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who are looking to lower total cost of ownership (TCO), require more flexible licensing models to support the software and solutions they procure. Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) models...
Capital Tech: Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize
25 May 2016 - An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts won Africa’s first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.
The award’s main sponsor, French international public radio station RFI, said the 15,000-euro ($16,700) grant...
IT News Africa: Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria
25 May 2016 - Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria.
VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding S.A.E has revealed that Djezzy, their subsidiary in Algeria, has been awarded one of three licenses to provide 4G/LTE services in the country.
“We are proud that Djezzy...
Capital Tech: Finally! Twitter eases 140-character limit for tweets
25 May 2016 - Twitter announced Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features within the short messages.
The move comes as Twitter’s efforts to increase its user base and engagement have been sputtering,... Pages