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Digital Currency; the new Investment Solution to Start Ups in Africa

 The digital currency market is the biggest thing in recent times but seems to be a business reserved for the giant economies of the world. The market value of a bitcoin is well ...
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/ / Bitcoin, Digital Currency, ICT

The Dilemma of Private Ride-Sharing

Uber has been launched in many West African countries for over a year now but the issues surrounding the business suggests deep forms of marginalization where drivers have to over work themselves in ...
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/ / ICT, Nigeria, Nigeria News, Uber

365 days to build Africa’s first hyperscale data centre

The end of 2017 marks the completion of Africa's first hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. Owned and operated by Africa's largest and only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco, the Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility ...
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MainOne and Tizeti partner with Facebook to improve internet connectivity in Lagos

Internet services will be more accessible across Lagos Mainland including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere MainOne (www.MainOne.net) and Tizeti (www.Tizeti.com) today announced ...
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WorldRemit raises $40m to target 5 million customers in Africa

Series C funding round brings the total amount raised to $220m Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million ...
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Can cryptocurrencies reduce global poverty?

Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler — this year’s Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect. Since humans are irrational we don’t fit neatly into economic models; we have ...
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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year. Voice Adaptation, anyone home? Voice is no ...
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/ / hotels, ICT, technology, Travel

Multiplatform apps to drive customer-centric development in 2018

Near native performance will become a reality in 2018 thanks to ongoing improvement of development tools for multiplatform applications.  This is according to Cassie Lessing, CEO, Strato IT Group, a business application specialist, ...
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/ / ICT, Multiplatform apps

Bitcoins Headed to Wall Street Despite Regulators Being Ready or Not

Two U.S exchanges compete to embrace bitcoins forcing federal regulators into real skeptics. Prominent financial players are taking advantage to adopt the volatile crypto-currency and invite more investors in the market without regulators ...
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JCSE ICT Skills Survey Results

The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey calls for more rapid transformation and empowerment as well as recognition of the ICT sector’s value as an economic contributor In its eight consecutive year, the 2017 ...
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Dangote Partners with Jumia to sell Cement online

Dangote cement price goes for online purchase In a new move designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase of its products, the management of Dangote Cement Plc has signed ...
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‘Tis the Season to do Predictions: The 2018 Cybersecurity landscape

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying ...
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/ / cybersecurity, ICT

World’s first mobile hyperspectral camera revealed

SPECIM IQ sets a new standard in usability and information availability SPECIM IQ is the world’s first mobile hyperspectral camera that allows you to analyze material samples anywhere, in seconds. Industries ranging from ...
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Climatecoin: Crypto Carbon Revolution

CLIMATECOIN and CARBON TRADE EXCHANGE (CTX) – GEM, closed an agreement to create the first peer to peer decentralized platform for carbon credits trading/exchange in the world. Climatecoin will become the first carbon ...
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Video surveillance demand to increase as South Africa gets more data centre infrastructure

Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft's recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information ...
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New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the Internet economy

Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.  There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering ...
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