To create billion dollar tech companies in Africa and bring them to IPO on the NASDAQ, investors must give them the Menlo Park Sandhill Road treatment, which, according to a VC fund raising a $50 million fund for tech in Africa, means telling some entrepreneurs that they’re not good enough.
Happy to see VC industry getting closer to African tech innovation. Some of the best mobile money transfer schemes have emerged in this continent.
North Africa: first summit on 'smart cities' kicks off in Morocco, Today-tomorrow international, local participants in Ifrane, Organizers - a young team supported by national and international partners - vie to launch an annual event to gather top foreign experts able to discuss their experience with relevant local actors, General news, Ansa
Bravo Morocco! Leading the way in developing a North African model of smart city!
If you look at the sea of logos in the photo above, it looks like Apple has assembled an impressive group of smart-home device manufacturers for its new HomeKit feature. And it has. For most companies, complying with an Apple standard or somehow being able to attach the Apple name...
A step to build an IoT App Store / Category: Home Automation
Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available.
Cisco came up with the term of Fog Computing and The Wall Street Journal has endorsed it, so I guess Fog Computing will become the next hype. What is Fog Computing? Internet of Things will embed co...
Towards a more sustainable ICT! As we are trying to preserve our planet, we must also take measures to ensure the savings we generate through ICT are not eaten up by massive data / infrastructure growth.
For the Internet of Things, collecting data is only half the battle, and public transit agencies know that as well as anyone.
Imagine the insights which can be extracted from all this data collected! In few years time, we will wonder how we ever lived without data analytics systems, the same way we can't imagine life before cell phones!
The company is collaborating with California universities on research projects that are looking into dramatically reducing the amount of water used for irrigation and analyzing snow-pack data to predict drought conditions. Read More
Certainly a new area for Intel: Building a platform for data analytics that works across different verticals. Will certainly follow development!
Technology companies must not be allowed to set the agenda if smart cities are to let people thrive. That was a message from the 19th gathering of realCORP - the international conference on urban planning, regional development and the information society - that focussed on the smart city and urbanization.
Tweet Scoop.it Tweet The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals for the first time that the number of active cellular M2M devices will increase 3-4 times by 2019, from 200 million at the end of 2013. While the majority of cellular M2M devices today are still GSM-only, that is expected to shift by 2016 when 3G/4G [...]
The challenges is how would operators monetize these new connections. Also the report implies that by 2019 there will be at most 1 Billion connections (only!), means that the rest of the 50 Billion connections that Cisco and Ericsson foresee will be coming from non-cellular technologies. Scary operator scenario
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