Warid Telecom last week launched a partnership with Equity Bank that will enable customers to withdraw money at any time from any of the bank’s ATMs without necessarily having an account at the bank or an ATM Card. This service works in such a way that a customer initiates the...
Kampala Serena Hotel was host to yet another colorful awards gala on Friday at which the winners of the 2016 MTN Women in Business Awards were announced. This year’s awards gala under the theme “Women in Business: Using Technology to manage their businesses” is the 4th installment of the...
Wi Fi on the London Underground will be charged at £2 from January next year for customer who aren't on the  EE or Vodafone networks Virgin Media has announced it plans to charge commuters on the London Underground for using its Wi Fi network from this coming January. The network...
In Uganda, Bank of Africa has unveiled a mobile banking platform in a bid to tap into the increasing use of mobile money services as a transaction medium. Dubbed Mobile Wallet, the product will enable Bank of Africa (BOA) account and non-account holders to transact/send and receive money using their...
US software company, Microsoft Corporation has started setting up manufacturing plants across Africa through its African initiative program and Ethiopia is one of the countries where Microsoft plans to set up a plant. This was revealed during the 11th Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2013, which took place for three days here...
Rovio is introducing Accounts which allow users to save their games and resume playing across any device. The feature is currently available through The Croods worldwide, and it is also switched on for the original Angry Birds on iOS in Finland and Poland. The firm says it will “gradually” introduce the setting to...
Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum officially kicked off in the Czech Republic’s capital of Prague and is expected to attract over 650 educators, policy makers and learners from 86 different countries to identify and explore new ways in educating learners through technology. Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Worldwide education (image: Charlie Fripp)Microsoft is a...
The International Trade Center (ITC) has partnered with industry stakeholders in Uganda to implement a project that targets to enhance the export competitiveness of firms of various sizes in the  IT (Information Technology) and ITES (IT Enabled Services) sector in Uganda. The three-year project, named the "Netherlands Trust Fund (NTF III)", is...
PayPal is enabling "Bill Me Later" a service that lets your customers buy now and pay later with a credit line that's built into their PayPal account.At checkout, a buyer simply provides his birthday and the last four digits of their social security number, accept the terms and the purchase is complete.
Billions of dollars in foreign aid are disbursed by donor governments annually, funneled through intermediary organizations and ultimately distributed to a cross-section of development and humanitarian projects globally. The US government alone disbursed more than $37.7 billion in overseas development assistance in 2012. The potential impact of these funds, however, has been...