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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch's flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.

By Tom Jackson 9 hours ago

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced.

10 hours ago

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!
All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017. The awards ceremony honoured businesses of all sizes for championing innovation in their own industries.

10 hours ago

Call to enter new IoT entrepreneurship programme
Call to enter new IoT entrepreneurship programme

(IoT)E - IoT to the power E - is a new entrepreneurship programme launched by SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa.

12 hours ago

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT
How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task.

By Quentin Barnard 14 hours ago

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups.

By Tom Jackson 15 hours ago

Ransomware in South Africa survey
Ransomware in South Africa survey

Cyber security specialist Camsoft Solutions is conducting a survey locally on the prevalence of ransomware among organisations in South Africa to help determine the extent of such malware attacks in the last couple of years, as well as how prepared organisations are in countering and recovering from such attacks.

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#BODCT: Don't let robots take your job, boost your creative thinking!

In addition to his role at Mirum and chairman of Red & Yellow, digital marketing pioneer Rob Stokes is father to four children under the age of five. Little wonder his thoughts often turn to their future and the impact of AI on the world as we know it. Here's why it's crucial to hone your creative thinking skills.

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2017

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

ACCRA, Ghana - The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has launched its call for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards. The theme this year is Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems.

13 Oct 2017

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg earlier today, 12 October.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

The continent's single largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event, AfricaCom 2017, from 7-9 November, promises opportunities to witness future tech trends, network with the industry elite, and learn from a line-up of global thought leaders providing inspiring content.

12 Oct 2017

The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses
The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength though, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of what such technologies can achieve. The whole concept of M2M solutions - devices connecting, communicating, and working directly with one another - is that it can be anything organisations want and need it to be - all it takes is the right app or piece of code to be built around it.

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

IoT Barometer Report reveals optimism over IoT's potential outcomes
IoT Barometer Report reveals optimism over IoT's potential outcomes

Vodafone's fifth annual IoT Barometer Report - a global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the internet of things (IoT) - reveals South Africans' optimism over possible business outcomes from IoT.

11 Oct 2017