With just 14% of the Ugandan population able to access grid electricity. New off-grid energy solutions have the potential to provide a lot more of the country’s currently marginalized rural population with access to affordable electricity. To date, however, funding off-grid solutions on a sufficiently large scale has inhibited the...
International Business Machines Corp(IBM) has acquired Salesforce consulting firm Bluewolf Consulting LLC. The terms of the deal have not officially been disclosed but the price is reported to be $200 million. IBM is planning is to intergrate Bluewolf’s reach with its own cloud software and infrastructure capabilities. In January, IBM acquired cloud video hosting service UStream. Bluewolf was...

mtnOver one trillion shillings has gone through the mobile money transfer service that was introduced by telecommunications companies in Uganda in 2009, the Bank of Uganda has said.

Fitness app Fitocracy has reached 1 million registered users and to celebrate, they’ve signed a partnership with movie star/politician/robot/fitness guru Arnold Schwarzenegger to give users a new workout routine to try. Founded two and a half years ago and launched as a video-game like fitness app, Fitocracy makes users earn digital points using the...
On Tuesday, tech-search engine giants, Google Inc. announced a strategic partnerships with Visa and Mastercard to bring Android Pay to more places on mobile. According to their blog post, users will have to wait till early 2017 for the integration to show up inside the Android Pay app. Visa Checkout...
Nigeria’s Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDAN) announced recently that the organisation will soon be launching two new phones – made exclusively in Nigeria. To be called the iQ and MaxTel, the devices are a result of 20 Nigerian investors pooling resources to develop mobile devices that cater to...
Samsung Electronics has launched a new range of digital televisions in Kenya ahead of the country’s digital migration, which is set for December 13. The Samsung F series is DVB-T2 compliant, therefore customers do not need to purchase standard set-top boxes and come in a range of sizes. “Our unique technology...
German enterprise software giant SAP, has committed to invest $500 million by 2020 in the African region. The purpose of this is to grow its business across five main regions in Africa in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, and Morocco, although most of the investment will be spent outside of South...
With the Success of the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, Tumblr and many other great Computer and Web Applications, thousands or possibly millions of Students all over the world are spending sleepless nights trying to come up with the next big hit. Well I have been one of those...
Social networking site, LinkedIn has revealed it has acquired online education company Lynda.com in a deal worth $1.5 billion.