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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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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 […]

mike

AOL has issued the following statement: “The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for AOL and for our shareholders, and we are very excited about its future. Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch has decided to move on from TechCrunch and AOL to his newly formed venture fund. Michael is a world-class entrepreneur and we look forward to supporting his new endeavor through our investment in his venture fund. Erick Schonfeld has been named the […]

KenyaFlag

A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, flattening homes, reducing some bodies to dust and forcing a massive evacuation of the area amid fears that big pools of leaked fuel could ignite, police and Kenya Red Cross officials said.   At least 75 people died in the explosion and fire, said Charles Owino, a spokesman for Kenyan police. Police and Red Cross officials expected the death toll to rise.   […]

ICTD

There is a scholarship opportunity that is  open now for anyone with the right skills to travel to Atlanta next year for ICTD which is sponsored by Microsoft. You can complete the application form here.   The conference organizers are eager to provide as many scholarships as possible to enable people to participate in the conference who might not otherwise be able to do so. The level of support will depend closely on the amount […]

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