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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access [video]

1 day ago

10 benefits of using drones for business

With analysts putting the global market opportunities around drones at anywhere between $11bn and $13bn by 2020, organisations across all verticals stand to gain by harnessing the new capabilities

2 days ago

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique

2 days ago

Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of the first Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

1 day ago

Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (AUVs)

2 days ago

Internet development in West Africa

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

3 days ago

Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally

3 days ago

The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining who you are

By Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon

20 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country

20 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview recently

18 Jun 2017

How biometrics technology can improve voting systems in Africa

Many countries - especially in Africa - are still finding themselves confronted with difficulties in registering and authenticating voters. The usage of biometrics seeks to ensure voter equality

By Nkululeko Nxasana 15 Jun 2017

DDoS attacks continue to morph

The latest approach to characterise a large number of complex, multi-vector DDoS attacks is to use reflection to exploit connection-less lightweight directory access protocols

15 Jun 2017

Africa's mobile tower market to undergo growth spurt

A recent Frost & Sullivan analysis estimates that the market for tower services is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the period 2016-2021

15 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa

14 Jun 2017

Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systems

Healthcare services delivery in Africa needs to change, but no-one is quite certain how

14 Jun 2017

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International

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

3 days ago

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school, the government announced on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

15 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

In the latest step in CNN's strategy to build premium content brands appealing to global audiences and commercial partners, the channel has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling.

13 Jun 2017

Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple's new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard.

8 Jun 2017

IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids

In Georgia, US, IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop have piloted their first intelligent play and learning platform on IBM cloud at the Gwinnett County Public Schools, designed to establish evidence of learning at scale.

7 Jun 2017

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