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Revisiting What I Know About Network Effects And Startups

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 ...

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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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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 Majesty King Mohammed VI, will bring together over 3000 entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, small medium enterprises (SMEs), and corporate leaders. GES was launched by President Barack Obama five years ago. Globally, the world is witnessing […]

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Multiple African military, peacekeeping and First Responders deploy VSAT satellite terminals from 308 Systems as a pivotal technology in ensuring fast, effective responses during critical missions.   Communication always plays a vital role in the completion of missions throughout the African continent. Imagine the necessity of swift and accurate data transmission during military actions or disaster response within countries such as Angola, Chad, Nigeria, and South Africa.   Previously, African military and humanitarian personnel have found […]

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Kaymu, the leading online marketplace for emerging markets, today announces that it will charge sellers zero commission in over 50% of the countries where it is active, namely Algeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, Zambia and Mozambique. This is part of Kaymu’s ongoing commitment to making selling on the platform as easy and convenient as possible. By connecting sellers directly with buyers, Kaymu removes the costs associated with a physical retail space and enables […]

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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 hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco, and held under the High Patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI, brings together over 3000 entrepreneurs, Heads of state, government officials, global entrepreneurs, small medium enterprises (SMEs), corporate […]

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Nigeria-based IHS, the telecoms infrastructure group, has raised $2.6bn in equity and debt in one of the biggest private funding packages for an African business.     Analysts say the largest African fundraising since the start of the 2008 financial crisis shows the Ebola crisis has not deterred investor interest in the continent.     According to the Financial Times, IHSis picking up $2bn in equity from a consortium of Asian, European and African investors, […]

ICD Microchip

Microchip Authorized 3rd Party Technical Training Partner Fasmicro is Nigeria’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 […]

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Analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached 316.6m in Q3 2014, representing 13.1% year on year growth and 5.5% quarter on quarter growth.   The biggest winners this quarter are those capitalising on expanding Asian markets, such as Chinese ODM Xiaomi. The firm sold 19m devices in Q3, a 25.8% increase in sales on last quarter.   Combined Lenovo-Motorola shipments are estimated to be in excess of 23 million devices this quarter, […]

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