Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017………and Beyond!

Gartner predicts $2.5M per minute in IoT spending and 1M new IoT devices sold every hour by 2021. By 2022, a blockchain-based business will be worth $10B. By 2020, new businesses and business models will emerge based on smart contracts and blockchain efficiencies. Globally the number of people shopping online is steadily increasing from more […]

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FERO brand of phones launched in Kenya

Midcom Group, a diversified conglomerate headquartered in the UAE, has launched in Kenya a new range of mobile phones designed in the UAE specifically for Africa and Middle East markets. FERO, the new mobile brand offers 16 models, from entry-level feature phones through to sophisticated premium smartphones targeting the top end of the market. Affordable […]

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Visa rolls out mVisa in Kenya to disrupt Mobile Payments

In an effort to facilitate wireless payments in Kenya, Visa, Inc. V, a leader in global payments, has introduced the mobile-phone application called mVisa. This app has been introduced to enable Kenyans to make wireless payments through their hand held. To date, the lion’s share of wireless payments are made by Kenya’s largest telecommunication company […]

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Six IoT Innovations making cities Intelligent

(Image: chombosan/iStockphoto) From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities. Here is a look at 6 innovative uses of IoT in municipalities around the world. Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city officials to […]

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The 2016 DEMO Africa LIONS

The 5th edition of DEMO Africa concluded last Friday with the crowning of 5 startup companies that will benefit from the DEMO Africa LIONS programme. The 2-day event took place at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg. It lived to its billing – More than 600 delegates attended the now defacto launch pad for African technology […]

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The African Women in Technology Conference – IBOM

Get connected. Get educated. Be empowered to advance your tech career at “The African Women in Technology Conference”. With a focus on providing solutions to challenges faced by young girls and women in technology, the AWIT conference will feature a series of hands-on workshops, pitch practice and critique sessions and candid discussions about how to […]

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DEMO Africa 2016 final 30 list released

DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. Demo Africa, the continent’s […]

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The 3rd AfricaHackOn Annual Cyber Security Conference

Theme: “Convergence in Security” Date: Thursday 28th – Friday, 29th July 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Venue: The Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom House Cyber Security has risen to prominence as a recurrent theme in the ICT industry over the last 10 years. We have witnessed a deluge of events, both local and international, […]

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