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NAIROBI: Amadeus today announces the launch of a travel intelligence suite for agents worldwide to help them connect to a vast source of data, instantly reveal hidden opportunities in the marketplace, and benefit from rich insights for business growth and strategic decision-making. Amadeus Agency Insight is a business intelligence suite...
MMINDZS, a Ugandan startup has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Francis Otim, the CEO of MMINDZS will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled MYAccounts, which is a A Low Cost, Mobile Money Enabled Accounting...
iHub Research, today presented a report on a study they undertook in 2014 to assess how ICT tools are being used, for and in various aspects of governance in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This study, with an aim to bridge the research and insights gap on ICT use in...
Over 78% of job recruiters check search engines for background on candidates, and 63 percent check social media sites, too. So it doesn’t matter how you set your privacy settings, whether you friend your boss on Facebook, or how few followers you have: What you do on social media...
TEN years ago when MTN was just one of three operators of telecommunications services in the country, it was hard to imagine a time when a "Dial *156#" would be so difficult and confusing that users needed a shorter shortcut to checking their airtime balance. As were the operators, the...
In 2013, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg voluntarily dropped his salary to just $1 per year, joining the exclusive One-Dollar-Club for  CEOs that features names like Steve Jobs and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. That year, his total compensation of $651,165 , which included bonus and other pay,...
Matti Makkonen, who helped to launch the worldwide sensation of texting, has died at the age of 63 after an illness. Makkonen became known as the father of SMS after developing the idea of sending messages via mobile networks. Despite the nickname, he was often quick to point out that he...
Education is pivotal to the growth of any nation and at Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012, being held in Prague, Czech Republic, a number of solutions are being showcased that can be used to boost education in Africa, as well as across the world. The summit will see about 500...
An Italian start-up “Underground Power” made up of Italian engineers has designed a cutting edge technology called Lybra which is a tire-like rubber paving. It is designed to convert the kinetic energy produced by vehicles into electric energy. It is a device 10 cm in height, 3 meters wide and 1...
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in...