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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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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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According to a report by Sun Newspaper, Pagatech Limited, one of the operators issued full operating license by the Central Bank of Nigeria recently, said it was poised to roll out secure money transfer services to Nigerians with a target to develop 30, 000 agents nationwide by 2015.   Pagatech is a company that will enable Nigerians to transfer money to anyone via their mobile phone or Internet-connected device, or by visiting any retail agent […]

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Today’s workforce is expected to be highly educated and to continually improve skills and acquire new ones by engaging in development in technology that ensure lifelong learning. Through powerful devices network technologies has enabled e-learning to be delivered. an example of these devices is a mobile phone that has been converted to a smartphone.   A smartphone will be based on an operating system that allows it to run productivity applications. BlackBerry smartphones run the […]

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Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! One was held in Lagos this weekend and below are the list of companies that participated.   Project Title: TrafficWatch Description: TrafficWatch is a traffic data aggregation framework. It features apps that track and display local traffic information website: www.trafficwatch.tk   Project: Tiketmobile Description: Tiketmobile is a mobile ticketing system allowing users […]

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The Founders Steve Jobs – is one of the original founders of Apple, along with two others. He worked with Apple since its conception up to the point where he was removed of his managerial duties due to infighting that prompted him to resign and form another company, Nextel. His company was eventually purchased by Apple and he was re installed as an advisor and later was reinstated as the CEO of the company. He […]

tech4africa

These are some of the speakers for Tech4Africa this year.  It’s a snapshot of what to expect, and should illustrate the quality of individuals jetting their way in from all over the world.  Take a look at the profiles below.   It’s worth saying that we’re actively engaging with new, interesting, different and individual speakers who are not part of the usual conference circuit in Africa, who can offer everyone something fresh. We’re also giving […]

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There is WaterHackathon planned in Kenya. It is about finding solutions to water problems. This platform helps to develop solutions that will help people have clean water.   Challenging water experts and software developers from  around the world to co-create the innovative solutions needed to help solve today’s water problems.     Registration Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2011   Hackathon Location:  iHub Nairobi: Upper Hill Estate, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre George Padmore Lane, Nairobi […]

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There are six components that provide the building blocks for your applications:   Activities Your application’s presentation layer. Every screen in your application will be an extension of the Activity class. Activities use Views to form graphical user interfaces that display information and respond to user actions. In terms of desktop development, an Activity is equivalent to a Form. Services The invisible workers of your application. Service components run invisibly, updating your data sources and […]

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