10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator
10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech businesses at a demo day in Cape Town, as the first cohort of the Barclays Accelerator in Africa concluded. The three month fintech accelerator programme was hosted by Barclays Africa's open innovation hub Rise in Cape Town.

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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 179: Marketing Mix Conferences managing director Terry Murphy
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 179: Marketing Mix Conferences managing director Terry Murphy

On Thursday, 30 June 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at the upcoming Marketing Mix, Shopper Path to Purchase 2016 event happening on 20 and 21 July at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg.

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Africa at risk from cyber-attacks

Check Point Research shows corporate-targeting malware families continue to grow, while African countries demonstrate volatility in threat rankings. Threat research for May 2016 also found that banking or financial malware families are both increasing.

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Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

Nigerian consumers are increasingly comfortable with online shopping - both from local retailers and foreign online stores - and are some of the world's most prolific users of mobile devices to do this shopping.

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MTN Nigeria wins 2.6 GHz auction
MTN Nigeria wins 2.6 GHz auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared MTN as winner of its latest auction for a 10-year frequency spectrum licence for the 2.6GHz band, which guarantees superior performance for wireless networks, especially 4G LTE services.

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#MobileFocus: Mobile apps have changed communication

Mobile applications, or apps as they are known, have fundamentally changed the way people interact with the world, connect and communicate. Many SMEs want to develop products, like apps, to differentiate themselves in the market.

By Louise Marsland 23 hours ago

Giving Africa the power it needs
Giving Africa the power it needs

The digital revolution is upon us globally and this can either empower or disempower Africa, depending on access. There is certainly a great need and desire to bring technological advancement to Africa, but does the infrastructure exist to support this?

By Graeme Pitt 1 day ago

Smart cities for Africa
Smart cities for Africa

The convergence of infrastructure, analytics and communications to enable smart city development has no greater potential than in Africa, where a focus on resource efficiency and productivity will guide the continent's current and future growth.

By Webb Meko 1 day ago

Eliska the Rhino
DHL delivers black rhino Eliska to Africa

DHL provided a dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to transport a female eastern black rhino, named Eliska, from the Czech Republic to a Tanzanian sanctuary as part of a conservation project.

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#MobileFocus: IoT to dominate connected devices by 2018

Ericsson released its latest Mobility Report this month, June 2016, and predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will outstrip mobile phones as the "largest category of connected devices" by 2018.

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Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs
Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs

A partnership between Dell, Microsoft, Capital Factory and 1776 has announced the launch of international startup platform Union, aimed at supporting the next billion entrepreneurs by supporting and connecting them and removing barriers to innovation regardless of location.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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Intra-African broadband terrestrial infrastructure

The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of Kenya, has launched the Kenya Internet Exchange Point of Presence in Mombasa.

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Humanitarian media journal for Africa
Humanitarian media journal for Africa

Perspective Publications, a South African company, has launched the first in a global series of quarterly journals covering humanitarian-related news on issues impacting the continent of Africa.

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