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Innovation policy hackathons to take place in Abuja, Lagos

Entrepreneurs, investors, students and public sector officials are meeting in Lagos and Abuja next week for Nigeria's first public policy hackathon to brainstorm ways in which the regulatory environment for innovation and entrepreneurship can be improved across Nigeria.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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 digital ecosystem launches in Nigeria has launched in Nigeria, aiming to create an online ecosystem offering an extensive range of digital services to boost the use of tech in everyday life...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 Feb 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

Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday, 14 February 2018, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent's tech space...

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Feb 2018

Evidence patchy on value of mobile apps for farmers

A review of research on how information services based on mobile phone technology can improve the lives of farmers has found only patchy evidence of success.

By Inga Vesper 8 Feb 2018

The missing links in the digital ecosystem in Africa

Companies like Google, Facebook, SEC2Africa and Oradian are identifying what could be the missing links in the digital ecosystem: knowledge transfer and face-to-face interaction...

8 Feb 2018

Survey reveals interesting data about Nigeria's tech industry

On-demand software development company, Devcenter, recently released the data from its survey to Nigerian developers in the tech ecosystem... [INFOGRAPHIC]

7 Feb 2018

Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?

Eight years after the global "app-splosion", even in a country like South Africa where smartphone adoption took a little longer than the rest of the world to catch up, "app-fatigue" is now a thing...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 Feb 2018 allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores

Nigerian startup is enabling users to start businesses selling products and services in return for commission...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jan 2018

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions...

By Marc Gower 14 Dec 2017

5,000 African programmers to be trained between 2018-2022

The US Bureau of Labour Statistics forecasts that employment of software developers is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations...

13 Dec 2017

Africa Code Week 2017 empowers 1.3 million young Africans

Africa Code Week this year empowered 1.3 million youth across 35 countries with basic coding skills...

7 Dec 2017

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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.

14 Mar 2018

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

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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