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  • The Unbundling Of Finance
     In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming a la carte as well. People, particularly millennials, are moving away from…
    12 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:00pm
  • CrunchWeek: Path Found A Buyer, Google Overhauls Android, And What An Apple Car Might Look Like
     This has been quite the week in news. A bunch of tech companies got snatched up, including Path. The once Silicon Valley app darling just sold itself to some Korean company called Daum Kakao. Google IO kicked off with a bunch of reveals big and sm…
    14 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:38pm
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O
     Google I/O blasted us in the face with news, mostly around the new and improved Android M. Greg was live at the Moscone Center in San Francisco the whole time and reported back to John and I (stuck in New York) as Matt continued the struggle with…
    14 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:17pm
  • Should Your Uber Driver Know Exactly Where You Are? They Could Soon
     “Where are you? I’m outside. Do you see me? Where should I meet you?” These kinds of frustrating calls with your Uber driver could be a thing of the past. Today Uber updated its privacy policy, saying it will now ask to pull people’s exact…
    14 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:00pm
  • Salesforce Acquires Smart Calendar Startup Tempo, App Will Shut Down On June 30
     My favorite calendar app, Tempo, just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com.The company was incubated by SRI International, the birthplace of the voice-powered (and Apple-acquired) assistant Siri. When Tempo launched two years ago…
    15 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:10pm
  • The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison
     The alleged owner of the Silk Road, an online black market, has been sentenced to life in prison by Judge Katherine B. Forrest in a Federal District Court in Manhattan. He was found guilty on seven charges, including engaging in a continuing crimi…
    15 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:39pm
  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A Conversation With Nathaniel Popper
     This week on TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast, our own John Biggs sat down with Nathaniel Popper, author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, a new book focused on the cryptoc…
    16 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:17pm
  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.29.15
     Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble,John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pmPT/4pmET.GG on FacebookGG LIVE chatroomOur sister-show, G3, on FacebookOur sister-show, G3. on Ustream (archives) Read…
    16 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:08pm
  • What Is Daum Kakao And Why Did It Buy Path?
     It isn’t often that a company in Asia acquires a U.S. rival, particularly one that has surfed a wave of hype in Silicon Valley. But that’s exactly what happened this week after Path announced the sale of its flagship app to Korea’s Daum Kaka…
    16 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:44pm
  • Tiggly Words Teaches Kids To Read Using Real-World Toys That Work With An iPad
     Tiggly, a company that makes a line of “iPad toys” that combine real-world objects with virtual play in mobile applications, has now rolled out its latest product: a new game and real-world toy combination it’s calling “Tiggly Words.” Th…
    18 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:35pm

IT News Africa

  • Vodafone Egypt partners with World Food Program
    Vodafone Egypt’s Foundation has donated USD $1.2 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in an effort to boost their profile in Egypt and to “help thousands of children, their families and teachers who will benefit through the scho…
    1 day ago 29 May 15, 6:00am
  • Vodafone extending Farmer’s Club to new African markets
    Global mobile operator Vodafone announced that it is launching its Farmers’ Club initiative in four additional countries – India, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. The move is expected to boost its position in local markets and help create new opportuni…
    1 day ago 29 May 15, 4:30am
  • Algerians get mobile service in the metro
    Algerians can now ride the metro without fear of losing signal or being booted from their network due to outages. The move by Algerie Telecom subsidiary Mobilis will help deliver new infrastructure in metro cars that will enable users to have access…
    1 day ago 29 May 15, 4:00am
  • Tanzania to offer bill for telecom infrastructure sharing
    In an effort to streamline the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, Tanzania announced it is planning to introduce a new law aimed at compelling telecom operators in the country to share infrastructure in an effort to reduce costs, increase…
    1 day ago 29 May 15, 3:00am
  • Performanta announces record number of Websense TRITON Gladiators
    Performanta, a specialist information security firm, has announced that another of its employees has successfully been certified as a Websense TRITON Gladiator. He will join with four colleagues throughout the EMEA region, bringing Performanta’s to…
    1 day ago 29 May 15, 2:00am
  • Kenya: Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies
    The Kenyan government has received 10 Iridium satellite phones from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The devices have been issued to the Government for use in case of any emergencies or threats within the country. The government will…
    2 days ago 28 May 15, 7:00am
  • Kenya: Safaricom’s Karibu is now post-pay
    Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has revealed that it has moved forward with changes to its Karibu post-pay scale, with a number of credits on offer. The move aims to bolster the existing plans for customers as well as entice new users to join the op…
    2 days ago 28 May 15, 6:00am
  • Top 10 most valuable global brands revealed
    According to a survey conducted by millwardbrown.com Apple has now been listed as the world’s most powerful brand. According to the report, the device manufacturer reclaimed its title from search engine giant, Google. According to the guardian.com…
    2 days ago 28 May 15, 5:01am
  • Kenya’s Stima introduces M-Pawa
    Kenya Power’s savings and credit cooperative Stima Sacco announced the introduction of M-Pawa. The app has been introduced in an effort to provide members with access to financial services through their mobile phones. The move comes as an increasin…
    2 days ago 28 May 15, 5:00am
  • Glo Nigeria claims 30 million users
    Globacom Nigeria has issued a statement that reveals that it now has over 30 million subscribers across Nigeria on its network. According to the company, it expects the number of users to continue to grow. The company cited an increase in infrastruct…
    2 days ago 28 May 15, 4:00am
  • A “mobile-first” ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
    Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of ‘digitalisation’ and ‘digital transformation’. While these terms have slightly different connotations for different people, the catalyst for transfor…
    2 days ago 28 May 15, 3:00am

lifehacker

  • The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Streaming Blocked Content Overseas
    Regardless of which end of whatever pond you’re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you’re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of The Wonder Years, or you’re hankering for a dose of Dr. Who, here’s the best (and easiest) way to get…
    12 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:00pm
  • Mentally Prepare for Job Interviews with This Power-Priming Exercise
    If there’s one thing you want going into a job interview, it’s confidence in yourself. In just a few minutes, this exercise will help you feel confident by simply drawing on past experiences.Read more...
    13 hours ago 29 May 15, 7:00pm
  • Motivate Your Decluttering by Hosting a "Swap Party"
    If staring at a giant pile of stuff you never use isn’t enough motivation for you to start decluttering, getting your friends and family involved in their own decluttering projects might help. That’s where “swap parties” come in.Read more..…
    14 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:00pm
  • Adjust the Volume Based on Output Device in OS X
    If you connect your Mac to multiple audio devices, you’ve probably noticed that the volume acts differently on different speakers. How-To Geek reminds us that you can customize the volume based on which device you’re connected to.Read more...
    15 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:30pm
  • Four Ways to Score Travel Deals, Beyond the Normal Booking Sites
    Online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are useful, but they’re just a starting point. Sure, they might be convenient, but they don’t always save you the most money. Here are some lesser-known ways to save cash on you…
    15 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:00pm
  • Spark Is a Customizable iPhone Email App with Powerful Smart Filters
    iPhone: There’s no shortage of email apps for the iPhone, but none of them are perfect. Spark is a new email app that does a lot right. Read more...
    16 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:30pm
  • Automatically Sort Pictures with Smart Albums in Apple Photos
    The new Photos app included with OS X does an admirable job at organizing photos , but if you want more granular control, MacWorld shows off a few tricks to make the most out of the Smart Albums feature.Read more...
    16 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:00pm
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: May 22nd to 28th
    This week we honed our job interview skills , learned to deal with the IT department , coiled cables like a roadie , and upgraded our garages . Here’s a look back.Read more...
    17 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:00pm
  • Trick Your Brain Into Enjoying Hard Workouts With the Peak-End Rule
    If you find yourself putting off hard workouts because you remember how unpleasant they are, try restructuring your workout instead. No matter how painful an experience is, we tend to remember only two parts of it: the worst, and the end. Read more…
    17 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:00pm
  • How Much Quality Time Do You Actually Spend with the People You Love?
    The other day, at 1:30 in the morning, I peeked into my daughter’s bedroom to check on her before heading to bed, and realized I had spent maybe 15 minutes the day before actually conversing with her. The same for the day before that.Read more...…
    18 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:30pm
  • Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like an Actor
    For those of us who aren’t polyglots, learning multiple foreign languages seems like a huge intellectual feat. BBC interviewed people who know 20 or more languages and found some common traits among them, including the ability to behave like a cu…
    18 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:00pm
  • This Chart Compares the Hidden Fees of Major Airline Rewards Programs
    Travel rewards can be great. You fly frequently or use your credit card to earn points, and you get a free flight. But those flights are rarely 100% free. Usually, they still include many airport fees. This chart compares the fees of five popular ai…
    19 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:30pm
  • The Coolest Android M Features That Google Didn't Announce
    Yesterday, at Google I/O , the company announced Android M and teased us with a bunch of cool features . However, the company couldn’t mention everything in one keynote. However, Android M is available for download on some devices . Here are just…
    19 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:00pm
  • All the Settings on Your Camera's Mode Dial, Explained in Three Minutes
    A nice camera can make your photos a lot better, but knowing how to use it is even better. If you’ve always been afraid to switch out of Auto, our friends at Gizmodo have a video that explains what each of those mode dial settings does.Read more.…
    20 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:30pm
  • Turn a Mason Jar into a Weatherproof Match Container
    A soggy matchbox with wet matches will put a damper on any campfire experience. Make this weatherproof match container from a mason jar and light strike-anywhere matches whenever you want, regardless of the weather.Read more...
    20 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:00pm
  • Today's Best Deals: Summer Grilling, Fresh Leftovers, New 3DS XL
    Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more..…
    21 hours ago 29 May 15, 11:11am
  • 15 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Rice Cooker
    Despite its name, the rice cooker is not a single-minded kitchen unitasker. Sure, it is the easiest way to make perfect rice, but it’s also a convenient way to cook a wide variety of foods. Here are a few examples that might just convince you to i…
    21 hours ago 29 May 15, 11:00am
  • PSA: Make Sure You Have a Good Ice Pack in Your Freezer
    If you’re spending more time outdoors as the weather warms up, a good ice pack can come in handy, whether you use it to soothe burns or injuries, or just want to keep cool. Now’s the time to put a good one in your freezer, and the Paradice P500…
    22 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:00am
  • Deadspin How Many Ways Can You Hide A Bribe?
    Deadspin How Many Ways Can You Hide A Bribe? The Best Of The FIFA Indictment | io9 Are You Ready To Watch Star Trek’s Chris Pine Romance Wonder Woman? | Jalopnik You Will Definitely Fail Your Japanese Driving Test | Jezebel What Life Is Like Wh…
    22 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:44am
  • Use a Takeout Menu as the Contact Photo for a Restaurant
    Ordering takeout isn’t exactly difficult, but why not make it easier? Take a photo of a menu and make it the restaurant’s contact photo on your phone. Next time you’re craving takeout, you can skip searching for the menu in your junk drawer.R…
    23 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:30am

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IHub

  • The Underplayed Outcomes of Kenya Open Data Initiative
    Many reports have been written about The Kenya Open Data Initiative and how it has died. Many have questioned how government projects run and if Open Data in Kenya is facing the same fate. What a lot of people have not realized is that beyond the po…
    29 Jan 15, 10:17am
  • Nairobi Data Science Meet-up: Saving Lives with Living Data
    Since mid-2014, our  Data Science Lab has been honoured  to host local data scientists at informal monthly meet-ups. These have been fantastic ways for us to get to know the exciting projects going on in the community, provided new opportunities t…
    28 Jan 15, 5:38am
  • Announcing OCSDNet’s Round 1 Grant Awardees
    Open and Collaborative Science (OCS) is a movement that aims to change the traditional culture of research by making the production and dissemination of scientific evidence inclusive and publicly accessible. Open approaches to science include increa…
    27 Jan 15, 2:28pm
  • EADC Opens its doors to the Kenyan Tech Community
    Following last December’s  tour of the East Africa Data Centre (EADC) the following features and facilities of the dat  centre are being offered to Kenyan tech startups, developers and entrepreneurs. Floor Space: Tier 3 data centre with 2,000m ac…
    26 Jan 15, 1:07am
  • JANUARY 2015 ENTREPRENEURS FORUM & THE LAUNCH OF NEGAWATT NAIROBI!!
    Saturday, January 17th,  was an exceptional day at the iHub. With approximately 150 people in attendance, the very first Entrepreneurship Forum of the year kicked off. The theme for the forum was Energy and Energy Efficiency. The official speaker o…
    24 Jan 15, 4:02am
  • HTML/CSS workshop at Moringa School
    Guest Post By Moringa School  Have you ever dreamed of building your own website but don’t know where to start?  Come to Moringa School’s one-day workshop on the 31st of January  and we’ll teach you how!  We’ll take you from the very ba…
    23 Jan 15, 9:21am
  • Negawatt’s Challenge Definition Day
    iHub is proud to host the very first Challenge Definition Day of the World Bank’s Negawatt Challenge on January 29th (9:00 to 15:00). Negawatt is an open-innovation challenge competition that will leverage Nairobi’s rich ecosystem of entrepreneu…
    22 Jan 15, 1:30pm
  • Why Uber Will Be Africa Challenged
    The other day I was in Europe for the holidays and there, for the first time, I experienced the joys of the technology innovations Uber and AirBnB. Fascinating, interesting and definitely a must try. How with a mobile app, you have a place to stay,…
    22 Jan 15, 7:53am
  • The Ability to Fight; Able Wireless’ Resilience Pays Off as Things Take an Upswing
    For some time last year, the first thing you saw when you visited the website of a company called Able Wireless was a documentary titled The Internet’s Own Boy. The film tells the story of Aaron Swartz, who has been described as a programming prod…
    22 Jan 15, 6:50am
  • Applications open today- Tigo’s tech incubators
    Guest Post By think After a first successful intake, Tigo and Millicom’s tech incubator in Rwanda, think, opened applications for the 2nd cohort. think calls for high-potential, Africa-focused technology companies to apply for a 6-month accelerat…
    22 Jan 15, 4:29am
  • Syngenta Design challenge announcement
    Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in 90 countries dedicated to the purpose of bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta teamed up with Microsoft in 2014 to create a better way to train farmers in rur…
    22 Jan 15, 4:26am
  • Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi
            Guest Post By Flat6Labs Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi is a global hub for digital innovation that will support a generation of entrepreneurs from the UAE and abroad to launch digital businesses in Abu Dhabi and scale to regional and global markets.…
    22 Jan 15, 3:57am
  • University Students In Kenya: Apply Now for the Intel Student Partner Program
    We’ve had a very successful first year with the Intel Student Partner Program, which is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Intel and their universities. This program is designed to enable students at leading universities acros…
    20 Jan 15, 7:53am
  • Going Digital? The impact of the internet on Kenya’s Economic Growth
    World Bank World Development Report 2016 (WDR) Consultation Breakfast Hosted at the iHub, Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road, Wednesday 28 January, 0900-1100   It is unquestionable that the world has experienced a digital evolution over the last decad…
    19 Jan 15, 12:21pm
  • CopyrightX: 2015 – Call for Applications
    Guest Blog: CODE-IP Content Development & Intellectual Property (or “CODE-IP”) Trust is a Kenyan nonprofit organisation established to promote an enabling environment for local content development and its intellectual property protection. Among…
    19 Jan 15, 9:28am
  • Top 10 list of most disruptive technologies in Kenya in the last 5 years
    The technology scene in Kenya has grown rapidly over the 1st half of the decade.  Behind this steady growth lies the emergence of tech hubs, government support and of course the emergence of different technologies. The emergence of tech hubs and l…
    19 Jan 15, 1:00am
  • Get trained to be a Windows developer
    Last year, m:lab East Africa conducted a training sponsored by Microsoft 4Afrika on universal apps (Windows Phone and Windows 8) and Windows Azure development, which run for six weeks at the m:lab East Africa training facility. This year, from 9th…
    19 Jan 15, 12:07am
  • The Lessons I Learnt at Startup Sauna
    Late last year, two members from Totohealth, Felix Kimaru, the Founder and Executive Director, and Malele Ngalu, the Marketing Lead  traveled  to  Finland to take part in one month acceleration program under Startup Sauna. Startup Sauna is an ini…
    16 Jan 15, 11:43am
  • [Session] Wanna scale your business?
    Have you developed an app that solves a real world problem? Do you want the chance to make it grow for use beyond Kenyan borders? Then please sign up here and join us for a talk with Jessica Berlin, founder of Berlin Bridge, at iHub 4th floor at 5:…
    9 Jan 15, 11:07am
  • Take part in the BBC Connected Hackathon
    Guest post by Laura Harrison (BBC Connected Studio) xxx BBC Connected Studio have been working with BBC World Service on a project to help grow reach to young audiences in Africa. Our project is split into a few separate areas but all are looking a…
    9 Jan 15, 9:42am
  • [RECAP] ENTREPRENEURS FORUM WITH SU KAHUMBU
    On Saturday, 29th November 2014 Dr. Ndemo hosted iCow‘s Su Kahumbu at our monthly entrepreneurs forum. According to Su, one of the biggest problems we’re having globally is that farming communities are ageing. In Kenya, the average age of the fa…
    8 Jan 15, 6:31am
  • Certificate in Mobile Development for the Android platform
    Guest Post iLabAfrica We have the pleasure to inform you that at @iLabAfrica, Strathmore University is organizing a 2 months Certificate in Mobile Development for the Android platform. The program will run from Jan 19–March 19 2015. The cour…
    8 Jan 15, 6:19am
  • Practitioners & Scholars together create Kenya’s first management book
    Guest Blog The editors, Dr. Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss, seek to enhance and invigorate together with practitioners and scholars the dialog surrounding business environments and entrepreneurship in Kenya. The book is strategically positioned to cont…
    7 Jan 15, 8:26am
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  • Who Wants to be a Tech Millionaire? Intel x She Leads Africa Workshop for Female Tech Entrepreneurs: Apply Now!
    Got a cool idea? Interested in technology? Want to upgrade your business skills? Intel Corp has just signed a partnership with She Leads Africa to host educational workshops for tech  entrepreneurs in cities across the continent. The series of work…
    5 Jan 15, 7:52am

Gizmodo

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14 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:20pm
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14 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:15pm
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14 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:45pm
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14 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:40pm
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15 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:25pm
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