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Fixing Africa’s Clusters of Inventions

More than five hundred years ago, the gross world product was flat as global economic growth was stagnant. In other words, generations of people that lived apart did not experience major changes in living standards. Though there were empires and ...

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Five Pillars for Building Africa’s Hi-Tech Sector

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco under the High Patronage of his ...

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Fifth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit Will Take Place In Morocco

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2014) (http://www.gesmarrakech2014.org) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be ...

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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. According to company’s experts several mass mailings exploited this theme. A large part of the major theme mailings promoted products ...

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7 African Startups That Received Microsoft 4Afrika Funding

Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. The announcement was made at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council meeting in Nairobi ...

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International audit firm, Deloitte, has projected that Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) may expand by 50% to $3.7-trillion by 2019. The reason for this growth is Africa’s emerging middle class and increased household demand.   In the report, Deloitte said “Rising consumer demand, aligned with annual growth of around 8% is likely to add around $1.1-trillion to African GDP by 2019, with Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique among the fastest expanding market.”   In the same […]

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The dilemma that comes with making a switch to a new phone can be quite daunting especially if it’s the hot new phone everyone’s talking about. The iPhone 6 was launched in Lagos on Friday Nov 7th 2014 with much fanfare, however the real talk of the town is the iPhone 6 plus; But is it worth the buzz? Kaymu explores its features to help you make your decision! AESTHETICS: The iPhone 4 was a beautiful phone. It […]

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Today, JUMIA announced a new round of investments amounting to EUR 120 million. These investments, which were made by existing shareholders, strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. Jeremy Hodara, co-CEO of Africa Internet Group said: “We are very pleased to have been given this show of confidence, which acknowledges JUMIA’s success. We consider this a recognition of the huge potential of e-commerce in Africa and the strong momentum of JUMIA […]

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The recently announced IPO of Alibaba got me thinking last week about network effects1 – what they are, how they develop and evolve, and how network effects can help or hurt a startup.   That is something I think about a lot, practically every day. In other words each time I am sitting across from a founder listening to that founders’ explanation of a startup’s market, the problem it is solving, and its business model, I am […]

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Hunter Walk’s blog post serves as the inspiration for this one. He points out that operations is key for startups operating in the on-demand economy. I want to pick up where he left off, and attempt to connect the dots. This post will answer the question “Why is operations important for tech startups?” All else equal, and I know that is rarely true, operations marks the difference between an unsustainable competitive advantage and a sustainable […]

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Fasmicro is West Africa’s largest embedded systems company with deep domain expertise onMicrochip microcontroller technologies.  We use them for our products and we bring those experiences to our training sessions.  Besides training, we provide design services to government labs/agencies, universities, freelancers and private institutions on microcontrollers. Training is monthly in our Owerri Design & Training Centre.   Fasmicro offers BASIC, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED microcontroller programming training programs based on Microchip PIC technologies.   Please call or email us for custom ones.   We […]

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Over the last few years, technology continues to advance our capabilities to do many things. We have seen the powers of technology in improving the abilities of doctors to perform surgeries with more efficiency because they use special sensors to help them. The constructs of the future is a more connected world as we herald a new world of the Internet of Things (IoT) which involves the interconnection of systems, tools and devices to work […]

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