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Facebook Makes New Bid For TV Viewers

Facebook Makes New Bid For TV Viewers

Facebook has made its biggest move to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show and a parenting programme. Media reports hinted Thursday that the redesigned product, called “Watch”, will be available initially to a limited group in the United States on […]

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency […]

Let There Be Greater Access To Women In ICT

Let There Be Greater Access To Women In ICT

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are radically transforming how we live and work, our future opportunities, our societies, and our economies. But what if fifty percent of the population doesn’t have the same access to education and technologies as others? Education and ICTs have been two of the most powerful forces of change in the […]

World Bank To Fund Africa’s Top 20 Tech Startups

World Bank To Fund Africa’s Top 20 Tech Startups

World Bank has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and investors. With support from prominent African […]

Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

The truth is, like it or not, most of us are slaves to our smartphones. In a digital age where we’re constantly connected, we’re so used to having access to everything instantly at the tap of a tactile screen that the very idea of leaving the house without them is about as appalling a prospect […]

Addressing and Ensuring Gender Equality In Tech Company Culture

Addressing and Ensuring Gender Equality In Tech Company Culture

Kristine Steuart, Co-founder and CEO at Allocadia, shares her success in establishing nearly 50% gender parity at her venture-backed tech company, and actionable advice for founders to follow her lead. In a world where only 2.7% of all venture funding is allocated to a female CEO, bucking the trends around diversity in tech have always […]

Samsung’s Sleek S8 Has Curved Screen, Facial Recognition

Samsung’s Sleek S8 Has Curved Screen, Facial Recognition

  Samsung Electronics Co. knows it needs to get its new flagship smartphone right. Apart from making sure the gadget won’t cause bodily harm, the company packed it with a plethora of new features: taller, curved screens, encrypted facial recognition, deeper display colors, system-wide voice control and the ability to turn into a desktop computer. The […]

How Can Africa Win In 2017?

How Can Africa Win In 2017?

  American research group The Brookings Institution has just published its annual Foresight Africa project. Foresight Africa is a series of reports, commentaries and events aimed at helping policymakers and speculators stay ahead of developments impacting the continent. Brookings Africa Growth Initiative scholars and outside experts explored six themes that provide opportunities for Africa to […]

Five Innovative African Infrastructure Schemes

Five Innovative African Infrastructure Schemes

  Africa’s population is rocketing, as is the demand to boost intra-African trade. The solution? Huge new infrastructure schemes. This year, African governments and private entities will push forward with a number of important infrastructure projects, including railways, ports, and even new cities. Here’s a swift roundup of the biggest developments coming to the continent […]

The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that aims to get more women involved in tech, characterizes herself as one of “the lost girls.” While she recognized that engineering positions were often the most lucrative ones, she felt too intimidated to pursue them. “I convinced myself that I wasn’t good at […]

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