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African mobile learning market to see world's highest growth - Biztech Africa

African mobile learning market to see world's highest growth - Biztech Africa | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
African mobile learning market to see world's highest growth
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African mobile learning market to see world's highest growth. VALUE ADDED SERVICES. By BiztechAfrica - Sept. ...
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Mobile devices are now the primary computing devices used by consumers in many countries in Africa. Accessing the web on an Internet-enabled feature phone or a smartphone is often a user's first Internet experience, in what is often referred to as a Post-PC experience.

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UK set to ban Google Glass for drivers - The Guardian

UK set to ban Google Glass for drivers - The Guardian | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
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UK set to ban Google Glass for drivers
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Google Glass has yet to launch in the UK, but the Department of Transport says wearers are likely to be subject to the same penalties as drivers who use mobile phones.
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lets wait and see how it will play out...

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Technology and innovation in West Africa - CNN.com Video

Cameroonian tech entrepreneur and businesswomen, Rebecca Enonchong discusses technology and innovation in West Africa.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Q&A with first curator of African art at the ...

Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, an artist and specialist in modern and contemporary African and African diaspora arts, has been appointed as the Hood Museum's first African art curator. Born in Nigeria, Nzewi has ....
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'Africa has the ability to make a technology leap quickly whilst learning from ... - ESI Africa

'Africa has the ability to make a technology leap quickly whilst learning from ... - ESI Africa | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
'Africa has the ability to make a technology leap quickly whilst learning from ...
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Africa has the ability to make a technology leap quickly so that it can start using the leading edge technology quickly, whilst learning from deployment already in the field around the world.

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Techies enticed to develop home-grown travel app

Techies enticed to develop home-grown travel app | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - Kenyan developers will have the chance to win nearly Sh840,000 in the Africa App Quest, an initiative that challenges talented developers
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This opportunity will not only consider the local values, but will specifically give the people what will be of value to them...

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Five Technology Trends To Watch

Five Technology Trends To Watch | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it

This annual Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® publication looks at the new technologies that will impact our lives. In the 2013 issue, the authors look at 3D printing, the next-generation of TVs and displays, the evolution of audio, how wireless technology is changing lives in Africa and the impact of technology on education. This year they also have included an addendum that examines where analysts got past predictions correct and where they may have missed the wave.

 

Read more at: http://zunia.org/post/five-technology-trends-to-watch


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Ghana is second preferred place in Africa for British retailers – Study

Ghana is second preferred place in Africa for British retailers – Study | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
A study conducted by Barclays Bank UK has revealed that Ghana is the second preferred African country for British retailers wanting to expand their businesses. Six per cent of the retailers surveyed preferred Ghana for future business ...
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For the sake of sustainability this interest has to be of mutual benefit...,

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African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation | Wilson Center

African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation | Wilson Center | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
@kouljay Wilson Center's #Africa Program hosting #Women & #Youth in #ICT Mtg 5/1. Interest in being on panel? Info:http://t.co/IjJwnIkeb1
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Information and Communication Technologies: Results Profile - World Bank Group

Information and Communication Technologies: Results Profile World Bank Group In Africa, local governments in coastal cities are turning to information and communication technologies, like SMS and GIS mapping, to help lessen and prevent the severe...
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Africans march upward to economic purgatory - BDlive

Africans march upward to economic purgatory - BDlive | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
Africans march upward to economic purgatory BDlive The Rwandan technocrat then provided an Afro-optimistic vision, observing that West Africa's economy had quintupled over the past two decades and that Africa's per-capita income had risen to...
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.....West Africa’s economy had quintupled over the past two decades and that Africa’s per-capita income had risen to $1,000, creating a larger middle class of consumers.......

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Blackberry expands BBM chat app to Android and iOS - BBC News

Blackberry expands BBM chat app to Android and iOS - BBC News | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
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Blackberry expands BBM chat app to Android and iOS
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One analyst said it was too soon to know if the move would force competitors to change their own strategies.
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....The move could prove disruptive to Skype, Whatsapp and other rivals.The Blackberry 10 device will be released in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America in July.

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AfDB approves Ten-Year transformation Strategy | The African World

AfDB approves Ten-Year transformation Strategy | The African World | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
The economic transformation of the African continent is the cornerstone of the African Development Bank Group's new Ten-Year (2013-2022) Strategy. ... Avoiding Online Shopping Fraud ... South Africa financial technology ...
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Nigeria Invests $1 Billion In New ICT Incubation Centres

Nigeria Invests $1 Billion In New ICT Incubation Centres | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
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The Nigerian government has made available $1 billion for the construction of incubation centres throughout the country to stimulate growth in local software content.

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Top five tips on doing business in Africa - Bizcommunity.com

Top five tips on doing business in Africa - Bizcommunity.com | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
Top five tips on doing business in Africa
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Africa is still growing, and outside of the industrial centres, there is extremely limited bandwidth and access to technology.
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although this is not wholly unique to Africa, but is still worth reminding business that  intend to  do buiness in Africa: Be aware of local holidays and business normsBandwidth, language and public and religious holidays are a problem for companies who expect operations similar to the kind they have become used to elsewhere in the world. Always ensure that you have people that can speak the main local language, and understand that business in an African country may come to a complete standstill if there is a national or religious holiday.
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Lagos School Pupil Powers Generator From Urine - AllAfrica.com

Lagos School Pupil Powers Generator From Urine - AllAfrica.com | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
Lagos School Pupil Powers Generator From Urine AllAfrica.com His invention follows an earlier urine-powered generator invented by four girls of Doregos Private Academy also in Lagos, and showcased at the Maker Faire Africa, a pan-African conference...
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A solution driven generation..... That is Africa!

 

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Business: Ericsson, Sub-Saharan Africa seal ICT deal - Afrique en Ligue

Business: Ericsson, Sub-Saharan Africa seal ICT deal
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The programme aims to share knowledge, increase collaboration and trade between key African countries and Sweden in order to strengthen the African ICT sector.
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Africa: Elections, Technology… and CSR? | Business Civic …

Africa: Elections, Technology… and CSR? | Business Civic … | Africa Technology Trend | Scoop.it
CSR works best at the intersection of a need the private sector can fill and an opportunity based on private sector interests. Both conditions exist in Kenya, a (Africa: Elections, Technology… and CSR?
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