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Kenyan technology and innovation hub, iHub is set to launch an Innovation Fund to invest, engage, support and promote the best startup entrepreneurs across Africa. According to officials, the fund will initially start by seeking $10m for the Nairobi iHub pilot, but grow to $40m over time targeting other countries...
Brace yourselves! The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists(ICIJ), has announced that it will be dumping a second batch of documents regarding hundreds of thousands of offshore entities as part of its ongoing Panama Papers investigation on May 9th. The new release of documents will have basic corporate information on more than...
Two undergraduate students pursuing Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology have developed an innovative solution aimed at streamlining land registration and title deed acquisition process. Robert Ouko developed the biometric land registration system while Jeniffer Mwai marketed it. They seeks to forestall land ownership issues such as land grabbing...
UNICEF through its Innovation Fund, is looking to invest up to USD$100,000 (roughly UGX372,765,000) seed funding in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence startups—that have the potential to benefit humanity. The call of applications is limited to startups registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype showing promising results....
Yesterday, China suffered a major Internet outage which knocked out access to two-thirds of the .cn domain websites in the country. The unidentified issue caused a large number of websites to be unreachable for at least one hour and Internet users were redirected to a website owned by Dynamic Internet Technology, a company...
Your best-laid plans of going paperless come to a screeching halt when you need to get someone's signature on a document. That process typically involves printing the document, signing it yourself, faxing it to the other party, and waiting for them to print, sign, and fax it back—where it's printed...
Uber has fired 20 employees in recent months as part of a wide-ranging investigation of the climate and culture at the popular ride-hailing service. Uber has been under fire over its treatment of women staff since a former employee wrote a scathing blog post about her experience. It led to two...
The past week marked one of the first times media actually presented a real "warning" to Linux users. That warning was about the new “Hand of Thief” trojan that targets Linux desktop systems to steal bank account information. What this trojan does is use a form grabber to steal...
Buying airplane tickets, the odd concert ticket, movie ticket and books online is pretty much where most of us feel comfortable when we talk ecommerce. We generally like to touch and feel things when we are looking at buying tangible goods. But while we have been looking and touching;...
In a bid to expand reach into mobile financial services, Airtel Rwanda has announced plans to introduce micro-loans on Airtel Money on April 1, 2015 in a partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Limited. The service dubbed Igurize Amafaranga will target all Airtel customers, enabling them to borrow up to Rwf50, 000 instantly without collateral...