Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now
Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now

As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA - world's leading fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in mobile communications and IoT - has officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android™ 8.1 (Go version). Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA's close collaboration with Google™ on Android Go will not only shorten the time to market for users of Android devices, but also provide these devices with robust security and a better performance experience.

Issued by Spreadtrum 22 hours ago

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.

By Christine Steinmetz 1 day ago

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds
Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety.

By Jane Mcintosh 1 day ago

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa
Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G.

1 day ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa to find the next wave of early-stage startups tackling big ideas following last year's inaugural edition on the continent.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Nick Saunders, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast Africa and Middle East
Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI). But there's another piece of compliance legislation that will come into effect much sooner -the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - and for many, this isn't even on the radar.

1 day ago

Universities of Africa are responsible for our future workforce
Universities of Africa are responsible for our future workforce

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, the skills of yesteryear are no longer enough to remain ahead of the pack. How are Universities adapting to this new world? As dynamics and demand change, how is the academic domain ensuring that their graduates are ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 1 day ago

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment
Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving.

By Leon Coetzer 2 days ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

CIOs get AI reality check
CIOs get AI reality check

Forrester's recent predictions for CIOs working on data and analytics initiatives warn that the capabilities of new technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI), require the redesign of operating models.

2 days ago

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

A recently released report from PwC Economics analyses the behavioural measures that bring gender equality to emerging tech. 16 nudges for more #WomenInTech notes that the imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the industry.

2 days ago

Disrupt Africa to host live pitching competition in Nairobi
Disrupt Africa to host live pitching competition in Nairobi

Disrupt Africa will host its first live startup pitching competition at the AHUB East event in Nairobi next month, with the best startup winning a trip to pitch at AfricaCom in Cape Town in November, alongside other prizes.

2 days ago

Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber
Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand.

16 Apr 2018