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The African IT scene is booming but most startups have more coding skills than business

This is what led to VC4Africa to launch a ‘Booster Program,’ to help startups registered with them on their business plan, business and technical mentoring and a wide array of venture capital investors on the VC4Africa network.

Orange has partnered with car manufacturer Renault to research the opportunities presented by long term evolution (LTE) technologies in the automotive industry, with a view to developing “hyper-connected” vehicles. The companies said the partnership aimed to create a testing opportunity for new LTE-based technologies applicable to real life, such as...
Rwandan Tech Accelerator, Inkomoko and the Bank of Kigali have partnered to launch an accelerator program to boost Startups in the small East African country. Dubbed Urumuri initiative, the 7 month program will see selected startups offered a share of RWF 60million (roughly $73,000 , 260million UGX) in interest free loans. The...
SAP Africa one of the leading multinational software has encouraged energy utilities in the continent to adopt modern technologies to enhance operations. According to SAP officials,  energy firms need to be disrupted in such a manner due to the influence of technology. Pedro Guerreiro, Head of Sales, Energy and Natural Resources at...
News coming in indicate that Google is reportedly planning to unveil Android TV at its Google I/O developer conference in late June. This follows a a report from Gigaom, citing "multiple sources familiar with the matter," claims. The news about Google's current plans was first broken by The Verge. According to Greenbot,...
For someone who has for long been the geek in nearly every social group that I’ve belonged to, you’d expect that I’d be buying top-of-the-range, highest spec computers. In fact I used to. A few years ago I’d walk into one of the computer shops along Kampala Road and...
If you thought the Infinix Hot4 design is good, wait till you get our hands on the Infinix NOte3 Phablet, which was launched unto the Ugandan market through a partnership with Kilimall. DESIGN This Phablet comes with a 6-inch display, making it  a really a big smartphone. It is a slim device with metallic body...
Raxio Data Centre Ltd or simply “Raxio” is setting up Uganda’s first state-of-the-art data centre in the Namanve Industrial and Business Park. Raxio was established earlier this year by the Roha, a US greenfield investment company that builds and develops new businesses across Africa. The firm has also appointed James Byaruhanga as...
Good News!Google has finally graduated Gmail’s “Undo Send” option from labs into a permanent spot. How this happens is that when you enable Undo Send, you have the ability to “unsend” an email from 10 seconds upto 30 seconds after you hit the send button. Gmail just delays sending briefly so you have a moment in...
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Wednesday announced its second Android-based smartphone DTEK50 that combines BlackBerry's security, privacy and productivity with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience. The $299 smartphone is now available to pre-order from Blackberry shop in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Netherlands. "We take our customers'...