Tag Archives: Business

Innovation in a black tie

..As one of the most exciting and significant bi-monthly networking sessions for people in IT and Telecoms, The Innovation Dinner Series brings together decision makers and top-flight speakers to discuss burning issues in the ICT Industry.- ITNews Africa
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Great African Singularities

The singularity is defined by futurist Ray Kurzweil as being the point at which technological advancement exceeds human capacity to control and fully understand it. ...
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What’s the Business case for an African App Store?

A few weeks back one of our Fellows, Oliver Haas, asked me an interesting question. “Would a Mobile App store work in Africa?” He just ...
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A Global Passport for Innovators

This morning Erik Hersman and I had a conversation about all the innovation spaces turning up across Africa. We agree that it’s incredibly exciting to ...
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The Open Source Embargo

Or “Separate but Equal hits the Open Source Community”. I wrote a blog post a while back about location based profiling on the web. Many websites ...
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The Poor: The Last Untapped Market

When it comes to innovating for the poor, the leading technology companies of the world have either failed or simply aren’t interested. Aside from a ...
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Pricing Web Development Services in an African Market

Can we talk about money? Just for a moment? I know, I know, nobody wants to give away their secret sauce, but here’s the ...
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Reaction to the NYTimes Profile on African Startups

The mainstream media often has a hard time highlighting the good going on in Africa because there’s so much perceived and actual tragedy here to ...
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Uganda Grows More Competitive in Global Market

The Economist analyzes the growth of various markets throughout Sub-Saharan Africa… Sub-Saharan Africa is tending to fall behind other regions in terms of competitiveness. Human capital ...
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Yahoo! to expand into Arabic market

With its acquisition of Arabic portal Maktoob, Yahoo could add up to 16 million Arabic language users to its base. Yahoo says it already has ...
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