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African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19

M&A activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017...

1 day ago

Urbantech hub KMT House launched in Egypt

Urbantech hub KMT House has opened its doors in Cairo's Maadi district, through the collaboration between Drosos Foundation, District Spaces, and Progrss...

By Tom Jackson 14 Mar 2018

Payment trends in Africa - driven by tech with an African twist

Technology developments will continue to revolutionise payment in both the real and virtual worlds across the globe. As always, though, local conditions will dictate exactly how global trends affect local markets...

By David Noel Lardin 13 Mar 2018

Research points to AI driving disruption in analytics space

Creating new ways of generating revenue, advancements in analytics technologies and convergence of technologies have led to transformational breakthroughs in the business landscape...

13 Mar 2018

This week in tech - robots are coming for your jobs

This week in tech, we take a look at an app SA desperately needs. Also, you may already be sitting next to a robot at work. They're among us...

By Jason Snyman 9 Mar 2018

New book launches with stories of African female entrepreneurs

Founding Women is a book that aims to increase the visibility of role models for young African women and girls...

9 Mar 2018

Can the digital revolution transform agriculture?

Digital solutions have huge potential for helping farmers boost productivity and connect to financial tools and markets around the world...

By Heinz Strubenhoff and Roy Parizat 8 Mar 2018

Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund

Kenyan independent news channel A24Media has announced the launch of a US$1 million investment fund to back innovative media technology developers from around the world...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

By Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Cameroon startup launches drones for global market

Talking fast and dreaming big, William Elong shows off the first "made in Cameroon" drone at his sixth-floor workshop in downtown Douala, minutes from the economic capital's Atlantic seafront...

5 Mar 2018

Spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies

The Africa CEO Forum, which is holding its 6th edition on 26 and 27 March 2018 in Abidjan, will turn the spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies...

2 Mar 2018

Big data drives more finance to African agribusiness

An increase in the accumulation of large datasets on agribusiness in Africa is proving crucial to the financing of a sector often overlooked by banks...

2 Mar 2018

E-commerce automation and personalisation ushers in new era of retail in SA

With the ceaseless advancement of technology, the retail sector is inescapably looking down the barrel at change. Serious change...

By Chad Fichardt 1 Mar 2018

How young people interact with agricultural technology across the African agri-food chain

A new report released by the Mastercard Foundation Youth Think Tank highlights the barriers and opportunities to the creation of agricultural technologies, their promotion and uptake by young people...

1 Mar 2018

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Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears

WASHINGTON, US - The unusual move by President Donald Trump blocking a proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Singapore-based chip rival Broadcom highlights growing concerns about the rise of Chinese competitors in the telecom sector and related national security issues.

3 days ago

MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran

MTN's ride-hailing app in Iran facilitated about 850,000 trips a day in December, which would rank it among Uber's biggest markets globally, management said recently.

12 Mar 2018

Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers.

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

Google Assistant adds more languages in global push

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Google says its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others.

26 Feb 2018

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018

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