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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Jumia Had $32M Loses in 2014, Revenue was $28M

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal ...

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Top 26 Hubs in Africa from AfriLabs

ActivSpaces ActivSpaces is an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Established in 2009, ActivSpaces was one of the earliest African coworking spaces to provide free and open access to members actively pursuing technology-based ventures. Based in Buea, ...

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Nairobi Is Africa's Most Intelligent City

For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent ...

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2014 Breach Level Index -- Data Breaches Increased 49% to 1 billion Data Records

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase ...

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Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an “unprecedented cyber robbery”, claims a new report. Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab estimates $1bn has been stolen in the attacks, which it says started in 2013 and are still ongoing.   A cybercriminal gang with members from Russia, Ukraine and China is responsible, it said.   Kaspersky said it worked with Interpol and Europol on the investigation. It said the attacks had taken place […]

vestel

Vestel is looking for trade partners/customers for Home Appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, cooking appliances, dishwashers, air conditioners), Flat TV, Mobile Phones business in all Africa. Vestel can develop special projects according to the individual needs of the markets.   Vestel a worldwide producer of home appliances and consumer electronics in OEM and ODM is located in Turkey. The company manufactures high quality products under many of the A brands (including Japanese Companies where quality is […]

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ActivSpaces ActivSpaces is an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Established in 2009, ActivSpaces was one of the earliest African coworking spaces to provide free and open access to members actively pursuing technology-based ventures. Based in Buea, Cameroon. [ more ] Bandwidth Barn Cape Town’s The BandwidthBarn (TheBarn) enables people to start successful businesses, develop great products and thus help change the world. It drives social and economic prosperity by leading the region’s innovation mission. […]

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Apple is hiring car experts for an off-campus automotive research lab, the Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with the company.   This explains why the future of countries that demand on minerals and hydrocarbons for their foreign exchange earning is precarious.  If Apple does go into making cars, it means everyone will like to drive cars. And that means, electric cars will become hugely popular.   While the story is bound to add fuel […]

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It’s pretty hard to miss the buzz that has been on about the African economy, with large markets and a huge consumer market-base, Africa has become one of major hub of business in the world. The African continent is deemed the world’s fastest growing with 5 to 6 % growth rate for the several years. With a steadily growing population (it is predicted that a quarter of the population will be African in 2050), this […]

hot

The smartphone Infinix Hot marks its arrival in Côte d’Ivoire exclusively on JUMIA , the first online shopping destination in Côte d’Ivoire. The new smartphone with incredible specifications will be available on JUMIA from February 13 at an un-precedented price for this level of performance.     The smartphone Hot X507 is one of the flagship products of the famous phone brand Infinix , which finally arrives on the Ivorian market this Friday, February 13th […]

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Milonics Analytics is a leading cybersecurity and big data analytics firm in Nigeria.   We architect and create software tools that allow institutions to make sense of massive amounts of data, structured or otherwise. We solve the deep engineering challenges, unlock patterns and help them find ways to solve human ones. We help clients make sense of data and transform complexity into simplicity. They ask our technologies questions, they get answers in the language they understand. […]

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