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  • 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…
    95 days ago 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…
    96 days ago 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…
    97 days ago 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…
    98 days ago 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

TechCrunch

IT News Africa

  • Business Connexion enhances community development in Clarens
    Business Connexion in partnership with Clarens Combined Churches in Action (CCIA) have come together to provide community development initiatives for the community of Kgubetswana in Clarens, South Africa by supporting the Bana ba Hlokang (Children in…
    2 hours ago 4 May 15, 10:39am
  • Hitachi Data Systems to make societies safer, smarter and healthier
    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) unveiled the next phase of its Social Innovation business strategy at Hitachi Connect 2015 in Las Vegas last week. In conjunction with new solutions and services, HDS launched the Hitachi Live Insight for IT Ope…
    3 hours ago 4 May 15, 9:49am
  • Exclusive: Taking an in-depth look at Intel’s Compute Stick
    At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015), which was held at the Yas Marina Formula One Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Intel gave IT News Africa an exclusive first look at its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. During the preview session, Joh…
    5 hours ago 4 May 15, 8:08am
  • Airtel expands fibre optic network in Ghana
    Airtel Ghana has completed the expansion of its fibre optic cables in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi in a development, according to Airtel, poised to enable customers experience superior network capability. This includes including speeds of up to 42mbps…
    8 hours ago 4 May 15, 4:36am
  • Lenovo delivers new smartphone range to Nigeria
    Lenovo is set to deliver three new smartphones to the Nigerian market. According to the company, it will launch the P70, S90 and S60 in Nigeria. According to Lenovo, the Lenovo P70 has a 4000mAh battery, which has a batery life of up to three days. T…
    9 hours ago 4 May 15, 4:20am
  • Samsung launches digital village in Ghana
    Samsung Electronics Africa has launched its Digital Village in the Volta Region of Ghana. Positioned at the heart of communities like Volo in the North Tongu District Assembly, the Digital Village will provide access to the world’s most advanced in…
    9 hours ago 4 May 15, 3:58am
  • Infographic: Top 50 tracking apps for smartphones
    In Africa, smartphone adoption has boomed over the past few years. According to a study conducted by GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, Internet browsing via phones now stands at 40 per cent across key African markets, with 51% of respondents in Ghana and…
    9 hours ago 4 May 15, 3:41am
  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week
    There was quite a bit happening in the world of technology this week. One of the major highlights included the 2015 Intel Solutions Summit (ISS 2015), which took place in Abu Dhabi. At the summit, Intel unveiled a vast amount of technology, including…
    3 days ago 1 May 15, 9:24am
  • In Pictures: Intel Solutions Summit 2015 – Abu Dhabi
    The Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015), which was held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi, showcased an impressive amount of technology under one roof. Not only was the Oculus Rift on show, but Intel showcased one of it’s upcoming…
    4 days ago 30 Apr 15, 10:10am
  • Nigeria: Telecoms market offers multiple growth opportunities
    Airtel Nigeria CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, has stated that the country’s telecoms market offers multiple growth opportunities, stating that with 78 percent mobile penetration in December 2014, there is massive untapped market potential. Ogunsanya also re…
    4 days ago 30 Apr 15, 7:08am
  • Mediatech Africa to unveil ground breaking tech in July
    Mediatech Africa, the largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, will be staged this year from 15 to 17 July at the TicketPro Dome at Northgate, Johannesburg. Staged biennially, Mediatech Africa presents the latest…
    4 days ago 30 Apr 15, 6:53am

lifehacker

  • MyFitnessPal Adds Premium Version with More Diet Detail, Custom Goals
    MyFitnessPal, our favorite fitness and nutrition tracking tool , has always been free, but the service just added a new premium account tier with more discrete options for your goals, more ways to keep track of the macronutrients in the foods you ea…
    33 mins ago 4 May 15, 12:31pm
  • Choose the Right Air Compressor for the DIY Job
    An air compressor paired with pneumatic tools can be a great addition to any DIYers arsenal, whether you’re a professional mechanic, or just do a lot of spray painting and nailing. Here’s what to look for when selecting an air compressor that su…
    1 hour ago 4 May 15, 12:00pm
  • How to Keep Your Dignity When You Get Shot Down for a Date
    When you finally muster the courage to ask a friend out on a date and they say no, it can hurt in more ways than one. Here is how you can not only deal with the pain of being rejected, but also keep your cool so you don’t damage your relationship…
    2 hours ago 4 May 15, 11:00am
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Preview is Now Available for Download
    Today at Microsoft Ignite, the company released a preview of Office 2016. The preview is free for Office 365 users, and a trial is available to everyone else. The new suite can edit or attach files directly from OneDrive. You can also try out collab…
    2 hours ago 4 May 15, 10:44am
  • How Do You Balance Work and Life?
    Finding the right balance between work and life is tricky. We’d like to hear how you do it.Read more...
    3 hours ago 4 May 15, 10:30am
  • Deadspin Floyd Mayweather Is A Coward | Gizmodo Curiosity Has a Rock Wedged In Its Wheel | Jezebel A
    Deadspin Floyd Mayweather Is A Coward | Gizmodo Curiosity Has a Rock Wedged In Its Wheel | Jezebel America Has Been Bonkers About Royal Babies for More Than a Century | Kotaku Japanese Products That Sound Awful in English |Read more...
    3 hours ago 4 May 15, 10:02am
  • Plant Your Garden with What You’ll Eat, Not Just What’s Easy
    Get the most out of your garden by choosing plants you’ll actually eat instead of ones that you think you should have. When you’re planting a garden, it’s natural to think about plants that are the easiest to grow , but you’ll really enjoy t…
    3 hours ago 4 May 15, 10:00am
  • DIY Pancake and Waffle Mix Ensures Breakfast at a Moment’s Notice
    As much as we love the practicality of overnight oats or steel-cut oatmeal for breakfast, let’s face it: sometimes you just want a maple syrup-topped stack of pancakes or waffles to start the day. Put those moments in arm’s reach by keeping an…
    4 hours ago 4 May 15, 9:30am
  • A Pair of Your Favorite Bluetooth Speakers are Cheaper Than Ever
    The UE Mini Boom is the little brother of Gizmodo’s favorite Bluetooth speaker , and even a Wirecutter pick in its own right. If you’ve been waiting for a good deal to pick one up, Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $70 today. At that…
    4 hours ago 4 May 15, 9:27am
  • Why You Shouldn't Just "Learn to Code," but Aim to Solve a Problem
    If you’ve read Lifehacker for more than five minutes, you probably know we have a ton of resources on how to learn to code . You’ll also know it’s still hard . Part of the problem is that coding is a tool, not a goal. To really learn how to us…
    4 hours ago 4 May 15, 9:00am
  • The Four-Star General Success Method: Raise Your Standards Every Day
    Most of us want to succeed and improve our life situation. We raise our standards, set goals and, occasionally, achieve them. If you really want to go far, though, raising those standards once isn’t enough. You have to raise them continuously.Rea…
    5 hours ago 4 May 15, 8:30am
  • ADB for Chrome Sends Commands to Your Phone From Your Browser
    Chrome: ADB is a handy tool for managing your rooted Android device. While it’s never been easier to install ADB on any OS , ADB for Chrome makes it even easier by installing directly to your browser.Read more...
    5 hours ago 4 May 15, 8:00am
  • This Graphic Shows You the Easiest Way to Make Homemade Ramen
    When you think of ramen, you probably think of those cheap packets college students eat—which is fine, but real, fresh ramen is a different—and much more delicious—matter. This graphic from the folks at Lucky Peach shows you how to make your…
    6 hours ago 4 May 15, 7:30am
  • How to Deal with Your Video Game-Induced Anger
    You’ve got that boss down to just a sliver of health. One more hit and it’s done. Then, out of nowhere, his axe comes sweeping in and chops down your last bit of life...again. Your controller flies across the room as expletives roar out of your…
    6 hours ago 4 May 15, 7:00am
  • Quickly Test Coin Cell Batteries with DIY Battery-Testing Tweezers
    Some batteries can be tested just by dropping them , but coin cells can be much trickier to test. This DIY pair of battery-testing tweezers can test polarity and charge of coin cell batteries just by picking them up.Read more...
    18 hours ago 3 May 15, 7:00pm
  • Tomorrow Records Inspirational Messages for Your Future Self
    iPhone: Sometimes, you need to give yourself a bit of a pick-me-up. Tomorrow is an app that lets you record a message for yourself that you can play in the future.Read more...
    19 hours ago 3 May 15, 6:00pm
  • When You Should Consider Paying Student Loan Debt with a Credit Card
    Improving your finances means thinking about long-term consequences. For example, credit card debt has much higher interest than student loan debt. However, paying your loans with your credit card can potentially earn you rewards to mitigate your lo…
    22 hours ago 3 May 15, 3:00pm
  • These Charts Tell You When Your Points Expire On 18 Major Credit Cards
    When you stack up a bunch of miles or points, the last thing you want to do is let them expire. These charts from financial blog NerdWallet lay out the rules for 18 of the most popular cards.Read more...
    23 hours ago 3 May 15, 2:00pm
  • Five Best Small Form Factor PCs
    If you’re looking for a computer that can fit anywhere and do almost anything, a small form-factor PC is your best bet. The best ones offer power and portability, make the right compromises, and still come in at a good price. This week we’re loo…
    1 day ago 3 May 15, 11:00am
  • Today's Best Deals: Save $20 on Kindles, Upgrade to LEDs, and More
    If you need a last minute Mother’s day gift idea (or if you just happen like reading yourself), Amazon’s knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite today. The Kindle Voyage isn’t included this time around, but the Paperwhit…
    1 day ago 3 May 15, 10:40am

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