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  • New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS
     This morning, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS).This $131 million satellite was the final addition to the Air Force’s most…
    18 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 9:14pm
  • Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend
     Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increasing their hourly pay. The city expects roughly…
    19 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 8:22pm
  • Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology
     Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.” “This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible bre…
    22 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 5:32pm
  • Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award
     In case you haven’t noticed, diversity and inclusion are really important in tech, which is why we’ve stepped up our diversity coverage and have decided to present the first-ever award for diversity, the Include Diversity Award, at the 9th Annu…
    22 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 5:00pm
  • Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service
     British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4.8 million (£3.2 million) from Index Ventures, Baldert…
    23 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 4:18pm
  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.05.16
     Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.Join our LIVE chat during the live show broadcast here through Chat Center Gillmor Gang on Facebook HEREOur…
    23 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 4:05pm
  • Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations
     Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect. Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of his decision are still being felt broadly. To that end,…
    23 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 4:00pm
  • Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network
     It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? W…
    24 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 3:46pm
  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
     This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More…
    24 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 3:44pm
  • Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game
     As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night? The…
    24 hours ago 5 Feb 16, 3:44pm

IT News Africa

  • Nigeria: 16 million visit Facebook on mobile monthly
    Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile. This announcement comes on with Friends Day (4 February), or Facebook…
    1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 5:10am
  • Free WhatsApp for Tanzanians
    Tigo Tanzania, has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users. This makes Tigo the first telecom in the country to offer the social media service for free, once again demonstrating its leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology a…
    1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 4:56am
  • Kenya: Interswitch to launch new fraud control systems
    Interswitch East Africa- has today announced plans to introduce two advanced fraud control systems in Kenya known as Card Control and Scorebridge intended to further enhance fraud security for cardholders and financial institutions. The card based fr…
    1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 4:21am
  • Lamudi secures $31.4m investment
    Real estate portal Lamudi, was launched in October 2013 by German Internet platform Rocket Internet. The company operates exclusively in the emerging markets and is currently active in thirty five locations across Asia, Africa and Latin America. In F…
    1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 3:38am
  • Managing the cost and the risk of change
    Speed of reaction to market needs is becoming crucial to competitiveness, but gaining speed means managing the cost and the risk of change The basic rules of successful business engagement haven’t changed much since early man discovered the benefit…
    1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 3:37am
  • Konga.com and mi-Fone launch Mi-Tribe
    In pursuit of its goal to constantly add value to the lives of customers, Konga.com has partnered with mi-Fone to launch the mi-Tribe series of mobile devices. mi-Fone founder and CEO Alpesh Patel said “The mi-Tribe offering is made exclusively for…
    2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 3:13am
  • Understanding Dictionary Attacks
    All is quiet in the library. As sleepy hours of research linger on, suddenly, out of nowhere, a rabid librarian appears. With a blood curdling scream, wielding a large dictionary, she bears down on you like a speeding bullet. In the moments that foll…
    2 days ago 4 Feb 16, 6:13am
  • Liquid Telecom Kenya announces completion of Nairobi network
    Internet provider Liquid Telecom Kenya today unveiled an intensive last mile strategy for 2016 as it announced the completion of its new Nairobi Metro network, built as part of its Sh20.3bn Internet infrastructure investment programme in Kenya. Accor…
    2 days ago 4 Feb 16, 5:33am
  • AG Mobile launches in Nigeria
    African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth Afric…
    3 days ago 3 Feb 16, 9:16am
  • South Africa: Online travel agency lands $40m investment
    Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built…
    3 days ago 3 Feb 16, 8:48am
  • Challenges to Building a Future-Oriented Network
    To keep pace with evolving customer needs, companies are adopting cloud, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility to drive business efficiency and performance. However, as they move to these new IT models, many companies are challeng…
    3 days ago 3 Feb 16, 8:27am

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