Technology

WhatsApp’s latest feature, caters to small businesses on mobilephone

WhatsApp is expanding the capabilities of its dedicated app for business owners who want to reach their customers on smartphones. The Facebook-owned company is today introducing to the WhatsApp Business app a new “catalogs” feature that will allow the businesses to showcase and share their products and services to potential customers, who can browse photos, view prices and read product …

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Egyptian smartphone maker SICO to start exports to Germany soon

SICO, Egypt’s first smart phone manufacturer, will begin exporting its devices to Germany November 2019 as part of an expansion plan to enter European and African countries, the company’s chairman said on Tuesday. Mohamed Salem told Reuters that Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), which already exports to the Arabian Gulf, signed a deal in October with a firm in Europe to …

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GISPA holds maiden Ghana Internet Conference

The Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA) has held the maiden edition of the Ghana Internet Conference. GISPA is the umbrella body of all internet services providers in Ghana. Dr. Mensah in dark blue suit with Dr. Quaynor to his left The conference, held at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in Accra, …

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10 innovations by Africans changing lives – one is fiber optics by Dr. Mensah

10 innovations by Africans changing lives – one is fiber optics by Dr. Mensah

From individual achievements that have shaken major world pillars to feats attained by the synergy of forces, Africa and her inhabitants have shifted world paradigms many times. Some of these achievements were chalked in times long past, and others more recently but their ripple effects as it appears, would surpass even our generation, to influence posterity. Highlighted here are 10 …

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How Africa can adapt to the digital revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution does not mean the end of traditional manufacturing-based development models in Africa The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world of work. While policymakers in the West are struggling to respond, the task facing African governments appears even more daunting. In navigating the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, the continent’s policymakers must be willing …

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New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if developed from the ground

Sub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development. But civil society, governments and international organisations need to make sure that everyone benefits from these technologies – not just elites. AI is, in principle, a strategy aimed at developing human-fed machine learning towards self-sustained learning systems. As …

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Chinese giant Huawei predicts 10 mega trends for 2025

JOHANNESBURG – Drawing from Huawei’s own quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, this year’s Global Industry Vision report identifies 10 megatrends currently shaping how we live and work. GIV also predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, AI deployment, home robot adoption, and smart assistant use rates. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei …

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List Of 10 African Innovations For June 2019

List Of 10 African Innovations For June 2019

Almost every single day there’s an innovator/innovation or an inventor/invention coming out of Africa. Within the many African creators/creations in existence, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on. The following are 10 of them that were written and spoken about for June 2019. Enjoy African innovations at their finest! Gabriel Emmanuel built OBTranslate, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that …

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Asteroid Day 2019 to be Held Across Various Locations in Africa

Asteroid Day 2019 to be Held Across Various Locations in Africa

Asteroid Day was co-instituted in 2014 by Dr. Brian May (astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band QUEEN), Danica Remy (B612 President), Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and filmmaker Grig Richters. Asteroid Day is held on June 30 each year to mark the date of Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event that took place on …

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