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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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We now live in an entirely different world where electronics have become a vital gadget for daily survival. Who could function properly without a mobile phone at hand, or a laptop in tow? Unfortunately, technology also changes rapidly, and for many of us, this means purchasing new gadgets and gizmos on a regular basis.   So what do you do with your old ones, and those that are no longer functioning? We have the tendency […]

guidewire

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, which provides coverage to almost 2 million policyholders in Canada and the United States, and Guidewire Software®, a leading provider of core systems software to Property/Casualty (general) insurers, has announced that Wawanesa is in production with Guidewire ClaimCenter®.   Wawanesa is deploying ClaimCenter to manage claims for all its lines of business across its Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions in a phased implementation approach. ClaimCenter is currently in use in four […]

oceanic bank

Nigeria’s Oceanic Bank said on Monday it will transfer 100 percent of its share capital to pan-African lender Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and merge its operations with ETI’s local unit in a bid to recapitalize ahead of a central bank September deadline.   Oceanic said ETI will pay 38.5 billion naira ($24m million) worth of its ordinary shares and 16.5 billion naira in preference shares for total control of the rescued lender. It said the […]

tbia

Previous Close: 4,835 Today’s Open:  4,833 One day percentage change:  -0.04% TBIA live plots: Click here For full explanation of TBIA, please click here   Tekedia Broad Industrial Average (TBIA) is a stock market index created by Tekedia Intelligence, a division of Fasmicro. It is an index that shows how twenty large, publicly owned companies, based in Nigerian Stock Exchange, have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market.

build

We reported Build Event in Kenya yesterday. We just noted that one is coming to Nigeria today. It will be hosted  at Microsoft Nigeria, Mulliner Towers, Ikoyi, starting around 4pm.   This group is for all developers, IT Pros and dev hobbyists in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra leone, Liberia and Gambia, who love the Microsoft development stack. You can reach out here if you have any questions, comments, etc about Microsoft’s development stack and you’re sure […]

internet

By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode, the number of mobile Internet users will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6% between 2010 and 2015. The newest release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the impact of smartphone and, especially, media tablet adoption will […]

personal nutrition

Personal Nutritionist is an app designed to help people that want healthy living.  The app features  diet plan in days and sessions for healthy choices of diet food with the right combination emphasizing balanced diet. It also explains and suggests solutions of diet related diseases as well as Nutrition facts and tips.   Personal Nutritionist provides news and adverts, shares meal tables, shows nutrition content of local foods and foods from countries as well as […]

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