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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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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

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Nigeria’s entertainment and media revenues will reach an estimated US$8.5bn in 2018, more than doubling from the 2013 figure of US$4.0bn at a CAGR of 16.1%. This represents one of the fastest growth rates in the world. The Internet will be the key driver for Nigeria, where the number of mobile Internet subscribers is forecast to surge from 7.7 million in 2013 to 50.4 million in 2018.   Television in the form of advertising and […]

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With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group’s open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help them grow by accelerating innovation.   The 4 start-ups of Orange Fab Ivory Coast 4 start-ups were selected from 86 submissions: – ICT4Dev.ci: a platform for managing agricultural cooperatives composed of an information web portal […]

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After the June 2014 WWDC conference all fans of Apple products looking forward to the official release of the new version of the mobile operating system iOS 8. Today, along with the presentation of the new smartphone Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company told about all the details of the final version of iOS 8 which will be available for all users in the future. In iOS 8 Apple continued to make changes to […]

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Fasmicro EnviroMeter is the most advanced pollution metering system (to our knowledge) designed by Africans to track the level of CO2 in the city. Our motivation is simple: African policy-makers are making decisions without data.  We want to empower them with a simple, but rugged technology, that will help them see how much CO2 that is present in the air, at any time. We capture the CO2 and then develop a Pollution Map which anyone […]

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Well-known global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu says his group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.”   Heirs Holdings’ interests in the power sector include Transcorp Ughelli Power, a gas-fired, thermal power generating plant which was acquired under the privatisation of Nigeria’s power sector.   Mr Elumelu will deliver the keynote address at this year’s West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) in Lagos […]

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Apple has unveiled Apple Pay that will enable MasterCard cardholders to use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch for everyday purchases. MasterCard built the foundation for secure mobile transactions, so consumers can use their cards when, where and how they want.   MasterCard worked with Apple to deliver a seamless and secure payment experience. For consumers and merchants alike, that means that every purchase made with a MasterCard using iPhone 6, iPhone […]

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Few months ago as I pivoted to learn how to develop embedded systems applications around the Android mobile operating system, I noticed that I needed mastering of Java.  Android as you may know has since morphed to become a platform for hardware enthusiasts and makers. Apparently, its open licensing framework has given it an edge as microcontroller and FPGA (field programmable gate arrays) vendors have developed ways to use it to integrate electronics systems.   […]

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