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Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship

17 hours ago

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it

19 hours ago

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth

1 day ago

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to

By Claude Schuck 1 day ago

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world

To manage the coming swell, robots that harvest crops and digital farming are joining green revolution and time-held traditional farming techniques. Digital farming is garnering lots of interest

By Simon Carpenter 7 Dec 2017

Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been appointed to assist MTN Nigeria to drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers

7 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

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

The most life-changing technology of our time

Want to know the future of technology? The internet and its gurus can't wait to tell you. Just follow the clickbait-y headlines

By Steve Tzikakis 6 Dec 2017

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs

6 Dec 2017

AI is exciting but data governance still rules business

Organisations want to invest in cutting-edge technologies but need to focus on the data analytics fundamentals first

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 6 Dec 2017

#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

The media is urged to promote a more inclusive narrative for Africa to spur inclusive growth on the continent

By Amrote Abdella 4 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push

Amazon has announced that it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence efforts that have gained traction in the home market

4 Dec 2017

African AI Revolution Challenge launched

Sagarmatha Technologies has launched an African artificial intelligence (AI) challenge called the AI Revolution Challenge

4 Dec 2017

BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture

BCX and GE have developed an integrated agri-tech solution tailored for South African and African agricultural needs

1 Dec 2017

Smartphone app to help SA farmers

A smartphone app harnessing the power of satellites and drones to give a bird's eye perspective has been launched to help farmers save water and grow healthy crops

By Petru Saal 29 Nov 2017

Seedstars finalists from Middle East, North Africa

Seedstars MENA is coming to Bahrain to organise the closing event of its Middle East and North Africa tour with the MENA Summit on 14 December 2017, where it will gather all the local winners of the region

29 Nov 2017

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International

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers, that's according to new international research from BT and Cisco.

6 Dec 2017

Google data-saving tool aims to help manage smartphone bills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google is taking aim at the "next billion" internet users with a way to stop smartphone apps from needlessly burning through costly mobile data allowances.

4 Dec 2017

Simple ways to protect your favorite gadgets

It's wonderful to get enthused about our personal gadgets and it doesn't take long to realize how much they enrich our lives. Although the most innovative apps and gadgets are often on the pricey side, they are well worth the price because they make our lives so much easier. In fact, it's sometimes hard to imagine how we got along without them. If it wasn't for that friend's recommendation or that blog post you stumbled on, you'd still be doing things the old, slow, and tedious way.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

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