Kenya’s Safaricom to launch Uber rival, Littlecabs

Safaricom head office in Nairobi, Kenya Kenya’s biggest telecoms company Safaricom has announced they will launch a ride-hailing company as its seeks new sources of revenue. Safaricom, which is 40 percent owned by Britain’s Vodafone, and Nairobi-based software developer Craft Silicon will launch the app called Littlecabs in the next three weeks, Safaricom CEO Bob […]

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The 2016 Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index – The Global MPI

The 2016 Multidimensional Poverty Index was launched yesterday. What does it say? The 2016 Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index was published yesterday. It now covers 102 countries in total, including 75 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.2 billion people. Of this proportion, 30 per cent of people (1.6 billion) are identified as multidimensionally poor. The […]

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Training for North-South Development

DotMax blog, and the GeekStudio TV show now on Kenya’s largest TV station, KBC TV are foremost in bringing you happenings in Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship space. We are happy to partner with http://trainingfornsd.com to do together in Kenya and beyond: – Adult Training – Technical Assistance – Political Analysis – Preparation of training materials […]

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Save the Date: Go Green Kids Festival – Karura Forest, 28th May

GO GREEN KIDS FESTIVAL The Go Green Kids Festival is annual event organized by Greyfos Consulting to provide children and their families’ inspiration and knowledge to get outside, play in and explore nature – ultimately become stewards of the environment and advocates for conservation. The event is: For majority of children who care deeply about environmental […]

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Launch of the the first ICANN Africa engagement Office in Africa

ICANN is set to launch their first engagement office in Africa on May 24, 2016 and will be presided over by senior government officials and ICANN Global leaders. This follows the announcement that was made by ICANN Board chair Steve Crocker at the ICANN55 meeting in March in Marrakech, Morocco. ICANN Nairobi Invitation E-Card ICANN […]

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NASA and Microsoft will let you walk on Mars using HoloLens

Pictures of astronaut Scott Kelly with HoloLens at the International Space Station! Want to go to Mars? While a real trip to the red planet might be decades away for NASA astronauts, people on Earth can take a trip to the rusty surface of Mars using Microsoft’s HoloLens technology. NASA will open a new exhibit […]

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Creating successful strategic alliances and partnerships between companies for sustainability

Companies are increasingly expected to join with other organizations—both public and private—to address social and environmental problems. Here are seven ways to make such alliances successful. Business is being asked to do more than ever to solve social and environmental problems.1 As a result, a growing number of leading companies are taking the challenge of […]

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How Small Companies Can Get Big, Fast

How do small companies get big? It’s a question that gets asked a lot. It’s also a hard one to answer. Great execution is always key, but if I were to share a growth hack to multiplying that execution it would be to figure out strategic partnerships with companies larger than your own.  To borrow […]

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Surveillance company Hacking Team got hacked

Specializing in surveillance technology, Hacking Team is an Italian company that sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies. The attackers have published a Torrent file with 400GB of internal documents, source code, and email communications to the public at large. In addition, the attackers have taken to Twitter, defacing the Hacking […]

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