Technology

New Google Mentorship And Launchpad Space For African Startups

Google

Google has launched a mentorship program that is specifically focused on supporting African tech entrepreneurs, with a new Google Launchpad space now available in Nigeria. Google Developers Launchpad Africa, which will operate from a new Google Launchpad Space in Lagos, is a mentorship program that aims to provide tech startups based in Africa with the tools to build sustainable businesses, according to ITNewsAfrica. The …

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GhanaPostGPS The Cost Analysis Paying Google Maps $400k a year?

[UPDATE] 28 Oct 2017 15:04 To those making the point that because the GhanaPostGPS is paying so-called 400k$ to Google Maps, that’s why the map images are clearer, my message to you is this: The Fact: The image below is a comparison of the Google Maps image as found on GhanaPostGPS website and from the native Google Maps standalone website. …

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The rise of Artificial Intelligence in Africa

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first coined in 1956 by the scientist John McCarthy at Dartmouth College. Nearly 60 years later, it is now enjoying a major resurgence thanks to the exponential increases in computing power, the development of more sophisticated algorithms and the vast availability of data. The convergence of these technological developments has fueled AI’s rapid progress, making it …

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Iran First Fiber Optic Telephone Network Inaugurated

Fiber Optic Telephone

Telecoms Minister Mahmoud Vaezi of Iran inaugurated the country’s first fiber optic telephone network in Tehran July 15, 2017. Mobile operators were given carte blanche in 2013 to upgrade to the latest 4G systems. Traditional telecom companies only recently signed contracts to replace aging copper lines with fiber optic cables. To show that the new network is part of a …

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Howard University Partners with Google to raise percentage of black computer scientist and engineers

Howard University

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh; Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Howard University tells Oral Ofori, Founder of TheAfricanDream.net that a new initiative called Howard West (HW) will allow students of the university to study at the headquarters of technology giant Google in mid-2017. Howard University opened a mini-campus at Google to bring more African-American computer-science students into the technology industry …

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Ghana telescope heralds first pan-African array

telescope

In a milestone for African astronoy, engineers have converted an old telecommunications dish in Ghana into the continent’s first functioning radio telescope outside South Africa.   The telescope, in Kuntunse near Accra, is the first of an array of such instruments expected to be built across Africa over the next five years and forms part of long-term plans to develop …

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Bennett to send a piece of Ghana into space: CubeSat

CubeSat

Mr. Julian Bennett of the All Nations University (ANU) College in Koforidua, Ghana, and his team will be sending a piece of Ghana to Space by way of the CubeSat launch into orbit April 2017. Interest in Space program keeps climbing on the African continent. For instance, have you heard of the teenage girls from Cape Town in South Africa working …

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Teenage girls to launch Africa’s first private space satellite

They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions — to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space. They are part of a team of high school girls from Cape Town, South Africa, who have designed and built payloads for a satellite that will orbit over the earth’s poles scanning Africa’s surface. Once in …

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ICANN seeks increased support for DNS industry within Africa at its first ever 2day Regional Workshop held in Nairobi, capital of Kenya in January 2017

ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has called for increased support to the Domain Name System (DNS) industry within the African Continent at its first regional workshop organized by ICANN’s recently established Nairobi, Kenya. Göran Marby, president of ICANN reiterated the call at a two-day capacity building workshop held by ICANN in Nairobi, Kenya, stressing that the …

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