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Ghanaian Government to Set Up CSA to Fight against Cybercrime
TechInAfrica – The Ghanaian Government through the Ministry of Communications announced its intention to fight against cybercrime in Ghana’s digital sphere by setting up the Cyber Security Authority (CSA). Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Ghana’s Communications Minister explained that the CSA will report directly to the office of Ghana’s President as well as find more sources of funding […] More The post Ghanaian Government to Set Up CSA to Fight against Cybercrime appeared first on Tech In Africa.
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Finishing the Mission
They travelled around cities with their Master. They experienced great moments and accomplished great things. They saw miracles – dumb spoke, deaf heard, diseases cured, lame walked, etc. But when the Master was crucified and buried, they were disappointed. The master has left a promise: I will be back. And He could have expected them to be checking where He was buried. No – they did not bother. They were disappointed because the physical presence of the Master was no more. The travels across cities had ended. And a great Friend was taken. The special people around the Messiah were… The post Finishing the Mission appeared first on Tekedia.
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Cortex Logic Appoints a New CEO
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Belfrics Group and DIT Engaged in a Joint Initiative to Improve Skills of Blockchain Talents
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Muhammadu Buhari University … coming
Very soon, applications will be opened for “Muhammadu Buhari University”. Nigeria needs as many universities it can register. NUC is processing 303 at the moment; this new one will make it 304. First Lady Aisha Buhari has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola organised by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa. Mrs Buhari, who did not however reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners… The post Muhammadu Buhari University … coming appeared first on Tekedia.
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Lessons from Dubai, Singapore and Barcelona on Smart City for Africa
By Nnamdi Odumody A Smart City is a city in which technology is a driving force in provision of smart services to its citizens. According to Mckinsey Global Institute, by 2025, cities will save up to $1.7 trillion a year delivering services if they deploy new digital systems on a large scale. As part of hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics, the city of Barcelona which is the capital of Catalonia in North Eastern Spain converted its abandoned textile district into a technology hub called @22 which is now home to dozens of startups, and laid a network of fiber optic… The post Lessons from Dubai, Singapore and Barcelona on Smart City for Africa appeared first on Tekedia.
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Nigeria Innovation Summit 2019 to Take Place in August
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It’s Easter – the day of resurrection
It is Easter – the day of resurrection. I want to wish you all-around Easter in your life and career. As Heavens send angels on assignments today, may you be remembered to move from any valley in your life to the mountaintops. The grace, the amazing grace, and the abiding grace qualify you. In mathematics, they call it exponential. In nuclear physics, they use quantum. I am combining them with wishes of exponential quantum blessing and breakthroughs. Today, no commercial-level computing can process that trajectory effectively. It is a huge gbaam – unbounded Miracle. It is glory – overcoming the… The post It’s Easter – the day of resurrection appeared first on Tekedia.
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Airtel Subscribers Risk Line Barring over Fresh SIM Registration
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For Smarter Regulation of Airbnb in Africa
Hotels in South Africa are asking government to regulate Airbnb. They do think, allowing the hospitality platform to operate without regulations will eat into their business opportunities. DStv did ask for the same thing – regulation – against Netflix. Taxi owners did ask for the same factor – regulation – against Uber. Major entities in the hospitality industry in South Africa have called for government to step in an regulate Airbnb, according to a City Press report. Airbnb has seen impressive growth in South Africa, and local hotels are concerned that the unregistered accommodation establishments listed on the platform are… The post For Smarter Regulation of Airbnb in Africa appeared first on Tekedia.
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Alibaba’s Xiang Hu Bao Crowd Insurance Model Could Work in Nigeria
This is a great idea for health insurance: crowd-insurance. Alibaba Ant Financial’s Xiang Hu Bao, which means mutual protection, has attracted 50 million people since its October inception. Simply, people crowd-insure themselves with no insurance company involved. U.S. Lemonade has something similar but not in health insurance. The product operates somewhat like a collective, in which members contribute evenly to payouts of as much as 300,000 yuan ($45,000) when a participant falls critically ill. It’s free to sign up, there are no premiums or upfront payments, and disputes about claims are adjudicated by volunteer members, according to a statement from… The post Alibaba’s Xiang Hu Bao Crowd Insurance Model Could Work in Nigeria appeared first on Tekedia.
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China Plans Dedicated Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles
These are three trends and technologies which Diamandis has captured. Dedicated Lanes for AV: According to KPMG, China is currently ranked 20th in the world on its Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index. To step up its game, the country is developing new road infrastructure with dedicated autonomous lanes. Slated to begin operation in 2020, the first stretch will be a 100 km road connecting Beijing with the Xiongan New Area in Hebei province. The road will embed sensors and electronic tolls that aid in the development of autonomous technology and facilitate easy payment for cab-hailing companies that begin to rely on… The post China Plans Dedicated Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles appeared first on Tekedia.
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The Facebook’s Density Map of Africa
Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in Tanzania to vaccinating people in remote corners of Malawi. Facebook is applying the processing muscle of its compute power, its extensive data science skills and its expertise in AI and machine learning to create the world’s most detailed and accurate maps of local populations. Facebook also partners with Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN (www.CIESIN.org)) to ensure that this effort… The post The Facebook’s Density Map of Africa appeared first on Tekedia.
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The Google’s AI with African Accent Arrives
Google Africa begins the business of AI in Ghana. Below is a press release. Last year, Google announced plans to open a new AI lab in Africa. Now, Google AI Accra is open for business, and the team there is working on building AI-powered solutions to real-world problems, including helping communities in Africa and beyond to improve their lives. Google uses Machine Learning (ML) and AI in all of its products and AI and ML are used every day by people across the world, many of who don’t even realise they’re using it. Machine learning is used for everything from filtering out the spam… The post The Google’s AI with African Accent Arrives appeared first on Tekedia.
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China Tech Outcompetes Amazon As It Exits Marketplace Business
China Tech has matured in the ecommerce space with the likes of Alibaba and JD.com as capable as anything in America. Amazon is shutting down its 3rd-party marketplace business in China along with the fulfillment centers, after years of massive spending and nothing to show for it. The fact is this: China has since gone post-ecommerce to azcommerce (for anywhere commerce), ahead of whatever new any U.S. firm can provide for competitive advantage. Simply, “Ker Zheng, marketing specialist at Shenzhen-based e-commerce consultancy Azoya, said Amazon had no major competitive advantage in China over its domestic rivals.” Amazon.com Inc said it… The post China Tech Outcompetes Amazon As It Exits Marketplace Business appeared first on Tekedia.
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Finally, Chrome desktop gets Reader Mode, here’s how to activate it
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa For whatever reasons, Google has been withholding one of the most important features for a browser; the Reader Mode. Other competing browsers like Firefox and Safari have had this feature for years. A reader mode is useful especially to users who hate having to deal with ads, auto-play videos, and web pages with lots of […] Finally, Chrome desktop gets Reader Mode, here’s how to activate it Felix Omondi
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RIP Inbox by Gmail
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa In case you are among the short list of people around the world that were using Inbox by Gmail. You might have found trouble using the mobile app or web version of the Google email client starting April 2. That is because Google shut down the conventional Gmail alternative. Inbox by Gmail was designed with […] RIP Inbox by Gmail Felix Omondi
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The Wojcicki’s TRICK on Raising Successful People
She is indeed estimable. She raised the Wojcicki sisters—YouTube CEO Susan, pediatrics professor Janet, and 23andMe CEO Anne. Esther Wojcicki, a high school journalism teacher, dropped some hints on how to raise successful people, using a methodology – TRICK methodology – she had used on her girls. Updating the methodology, she left some lines in a Fortune interview. Her words: “The only thing we do now is confiscate kids’ phones, which is ridiculous. They don’t learn anything; they just learn that the phone is forbidden fruit”. She thinks we need to guide kids on “how to use your phone ethically,… The post The Wojcicki’s TRICK on Raising Successful People appeared first on Tekedia.
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The Wojcicki’s TRICK on Raising Successful People
She is indeed estimable. She raised the Wojcicki sisters—YouTube CEO Susan, pediatrics professor Janet, and 23andMe CEO Anne. Esther Wojcicki, a high school journalism teacher, dropped some hints on how to raise successful people, using a methodology – TRICK methodology – she had used on her girls. Updating the methodology, she left some lines in a Fortune interview. Her words: “The only thing we do now is confiscate kids’ phones, which is ridiculous. They don’t learn anything; they just learn that the phone is forbidden fruit”. She thinks we need to guide kids on “how to use your phone ethically,… The post The Wojcicki’s TRICK on Raising Successful People appeared first on Tekedia.
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A look at HP’s first 15-inch Chromebook going for $499
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Google’s ChromeOS-powered Chromebooks have revolutionized modern day computing. Since most of the things we do these days run on the cloud, why not make a cloud-first computer? Though the latest Chromebook does a lot of things offline, compared to its early years. PC manufacturer have slowly been joining the Chromebook bandwagon, and HP is among […] A look at HP’s first 15-inch Chromebook going for $499 Felix Omondi
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Founders Factory has invested at least $40k into 5 FinTech startups in Africa
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa As might already know, Founders Factory is set to hold a bespoke startup acceleration program in Africa running for six months. What you might not already know, is the program has already invested $40,000 into the five fintech startups selected to take part in the acceleration program. The program was founded in London back in […] Founders Factory has invested at least $40k into 5 FinTech startups in Africa Milicent Atieno
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Can you play Video Games from Steam on a Sony PS4 console?
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa The PS4 is nothing like the previous consoles Sony has been churning out. For one, it uses the x86 processor. That is the same chip architecture used by your computer. So I set out to stretch that fact, and wondered: Since it is using the same chip like some of the PCs out here, can […] Can you play Video Games from Steam on a Sony PS4 console? Felix Omondi
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Imagine if MacKenzie Bezos, soon-to-be ex-wife of Amazon CEO, is a Nigerian
It is always painful when good people who once came together now want to go their different ways: divorce leaves wounds in the hearts of men and women. The way they do it in America is exceedingly unfortunate. Yes, little things that could easily be resolved break people apart. With everything institutionalized, the players – man and woman – have only paid agents of commerce to discuss things that have no place in commercial connotation. The counselors are clocking hours as they try to settle disputes and are bounded by many ordinances that creativity in extremely complex issues is stunted.… The post Imagine if MacKenzie Bezos, soon-to-be ex-wife of Amazon CEO, is a Nigerian appeared first on Tekedia.
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Nigeria’s 60 million Digital Problems
The federal ministry of education dropped something this weekend: illiteracy level in Nigeria. Watch the number – 60 million illiterates in Nigeria – as you pursue that digital strategy. It is a very significant number which takes away a huge chunk of the 180 million people in population. Largely, when you take out the pre-readers (at most 15 years by literacy classification, 44% of population), you may have only about 40 million literate adults since 60 million adults are already classified illiterates.  (About 80 million Nigerians are aged at most 15 years which means you have 100 million remaining from 180… The post Nigeria’s 60 million Digital Problems appeared first on Tekedia.
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Oh damn! Microsoft’s Windows Updates is breaking PCs with the following Antivirus programs
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Windows, huh! We hate to love it so much and on April 9 Microsoft issued one of those headache Windows Updates. This time, the update is breaking PCs running certain antivirus programs. The systems that are most affected are Windows 8.1, 7, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2. Interestingly, Windows 10 users […] Oh damn! Microsoft’s Windows Updates is breaking PCs with the following Antivirus programs Felix Omondi
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Ghanaian KudiGO successfully closes $450k round of funding
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa KudiGO, a Ghanaian startup that builds business solutions for clients in the retail industry has closed $450,000 round of seed funding. According to the startup, the money will be used in expanding its customer base and launching a new product to market. Among its offerings, KudiGO provides retail industry customers integrated, mobile-based retail, payments, accounting, […] Ghanaian KudiGO successfully closes $450k round of funding Milicent Atieno
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AfricaOnline Ghana Launches JOLA Service to Offer Better Network Coverage
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Huawei Filed Most Patents in 2018 – WIPO
By Nnamdi Odumody Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen-based Chinese telecommunication equipment maker, saw a 25 .01 percent rise in profits as a result of its continuous investment in research & development which has seen it develop innovative products that have improved the customer experiences in its markets. It posted net income of CNY 59.30 billion in 2018 while its revenue for the year jumped by 19.50 percent to CNY721.20 billion. According to its 2018 annual report, Huawei invested CNY 101.5 billion (14.1 % of its sales revenue) in R & D ranking fifth in the European Union Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard.… The post Huawei Filed Most Patents in 2018 – WIPO appeared first on Tekedia.
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Artificial Intelligence and Its Ability to Create New Industries
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What the Paystack – Lambda School Will Cost You in Future: At Most $25,000
Just as you decide to apply for the Paystack-Lambda School income share agreement education – you get training free, to pay from your future paychecks – please note this: it could cost you up to $25,000. They have capped the future pay at $25k. Yes, there is a huge opportunity cost there. You are looking at 9-month remote software training and the possibility of paying $25k for same in future. Make those decisions yourself. The ISA [Income Share Agreement] for African students is a little different from the ISA for students from the US and EU, in recognition of different… The post What the Paystack – Lambda School Will Cost You in Future: At Most $25,000 appeared first on Tekedia.
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Sophos Releases a Report About How Fast Cybercriminals Attacks Are
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Ireland’s Touchtech Payments Which Stripe Acquired Was Co-Founded by Nigerians
Stripe, the global payment processor, acquired Ireland-based Touchtech Payments. Touchtech Payments provides solutions which help in online transaction authentication for financial services entities. It does offer transaction authentication ecosystem to increase transaction rate and reduce fraud. The company was founded in 2014, and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “Today we’re thrilled to announce we’ve been acquired by Stripe, which will help us accelerate our work and support more customers. Strong Customer Authentication, a new EU regulation coming into effect on September 14, 2019, will radically change the way European customers buy online. As a result, the internet payment landscape is… The post Ireland’s Touchtech Payments Which Stripe Acquired Was Co-Founded by Nigerians appeared first on Tekedia.
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The Virus of Football
By Temitope Akintola The nature of my job affords me the opportunity to travel a lot, interface with people from different works of life and get very social. In my recent travels on the continent, from Far East Ethiopia to the west in Senegal, one theme seems to be ever present in every hang out spot, bar, club, resorts or even in formal meetings that I attend: FOOTBALL. Football presents itself as a very potent weapon across the continent, it’s your go-to topic to start a conversation in any setting these days, even the wealthiest man on the continent.  Aliko Dangote… The post The Virus of Football appeared first on Tekedia.
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MEET THE FOUNDER: Jad Aizarani from Smubu, Kenya
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End of the road for Blackberry Messenger
It’s a wrap for BBM messaging service as the company has announced it will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019. The reason for shutting down the service was the very fluid nature of the technology industry and difficulty in signing on new users. “The technology industry is very fluid, and in spite […]
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A Number of Nigerian Hubs Launch a Network—Innovation Support Network (ISN)
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