Tag Archives: technology

Africa is Mobile – Is that a Good thing?

Africa boasts of some 700 million people on the continent having at least one mobile device (smart or feature phone). Africa has taken not only the prime position as the leading mobile continent, but is also a mobile first region. We hear many analysts throw this fact around as though it is an accolade worthy of celebration. The fact that only about 7% …

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Technology start-ups to boost African tourism

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Technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa which is helping to boost the economy and offer a fresh image to international tourists, reveals the World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released in London early November. According to the World Bank, over half of the countries in Africa now have at least one tech hub with investments …

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South African team solving solar puzzle Google couldn’t crack

It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy. Now a team at a South African university – led by a former Intel strategic planner – believes they have cracked it. Once they have completed a prototype system …

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Google Enrolls Africa in Android One Program

Google aims at introducing and roping in the remaining world currently unconnected to the global internet via its many special programs, such as the Project Loon. One initiative from Google, proving effective to accomplish this goal of the web giant, is the Android One Program. First introduced to a couple of countries in Asia, the program has seen tremendous returns, leaving …

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Business booms for African sites dedicated to used goods

The online market for used goods or items is expanding rapidly in Africa, as new sites pop up in countries around the continent and sales for the online marketplaces take off. Lithuania-based Mobofree, the social marketplace that offers people in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe an online venue to buy, sell and swap used products, just last week disclosed that the …

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Cape Town on its way to becoming tech hub

Technical advances happen at lightning speed and often it feels like the next big thing must have happened when we blinked. Spectators at Pitch Vinny, an event in Cape Town on August 17, will be keeping their eyes open in the hope of seeing a little bit of tech history in the making when four local start-ups pitch their ideas …

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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

The continent of Africa has long been seen as the place where humanitarian aid and World Bank loans go to attempt to save lives or to dictate how countries should grow. Now there’s a new movement underway a technology movement. Young entrepreneurs from the continent are protesting the old ways by launching startups that, they say, will put Africans in …

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