Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

©Brian Jackson via 123RF Privacy advocates say the prospect of firms using all that online and offline data without safeguards could be alarming. “Twenty-first century media is all about the ability to gather information on a single individual regardless of where they are – whether they are using mobile phone or watching TV or in…

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Evaluating the app-opportunity

“There’s an app for that” is one of the most common phrases exchanged amongst smartphone owners. From hailing a taxi, to checking your bank balance, there is almost an app for everything. However, as a brand or SME who has not yet jumped onto this app bandwagon, should you rush in headfirst and join in?…

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Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services that provide real value in the categories of education and economic empowerment. “Across the African continent, only 28% of the population has access to the internet. To bring more people in Africa online, the…

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#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch

The Gartner Aspiring Innovators programme has for a second year identified early-stage tech startups from the African continent that have created interesting and unique enterprise solutions. Jeffrey Mann, Gartner Research. The successful innovators were selected by Gartner research analysts, with Jeffrey Mann – research vice president for collaboration and social software at Gartner Research –…

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Busting Industrial Internet of Things myths

In other words, the Industrial IoT clock is ticking, and businesses not already addressing the opportunity offered by IoT need to create and implement their plans – quickly! So why are some companies still hesitating? One answer is that there are several misperceptions, or myths, regarding IIoT that are making decision makers hesitate, and sometimes…

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New Boeing satellite to expand broadband services in Africa

Boeing will build a 702 satellite, called GiSAT, with a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs. The customer, Cayman Islands-based Global IP, will use the satellite to deliver streaming media, digital broadcast and other communications services to sub-Saharan Africa. With a coverage area encompassing 35 countries and 750 million…

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Zuckerberg sees entrepreneurial energy in Africa

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Africa to learn and share his dream of a connected world. Zuckerberg, who co-founded the social networking site in 2004, is in Nigeria for a few days to meet developers. He wants to try to understand how Facebook can better support technological development and entrepreneurship in Africa. Pictured from…

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