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Video: John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech

“I don’t think we’re going to make it,” John Doerr proclaims, in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. Spurred on by his daughter, who demanded he fix the mess the world is heading for, he and his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers embarked on a greentech world tour — surveying the [&hellip...

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Egypt ‘new hotspot for IT outsourcing’

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Cairo: Egypt is increasingly being noticed for its IT outsourcing capabilities in the global market, says an expert. “Egypt is fast carving a position for itself among global IT outsourcing players, and Egyptian software development companies are...

Nigeria: Eke Asks FG to Resist Call for Nuclear Energy Exploration

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Eke Asks FG to Resist Call for Nuclear Energy Exploration

THE Enugu Regional Transmission Manager of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Mr. Joseph Eke, yesterday, advised the Federal Government to resist the call for exploration of nuclear technology as a way of meeting the nation’s power needs,...

Google to stop selling TV downloads on video site

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google to stop selling TV downloads on video site

Google, after buying video-sharing site YouTube nine months ago for $1.65 billion, plans to stop selling television shows on its homegrown video site. The company will stop offering download-to-own and download-to-rent programs Aug. 15, according to an e-mail...

Tech start-up aims to root out freelance accountants

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

As technology entrepreneurs go, Kamande Muiruri ranks at the top. In the mid-1990s, he was among the flag bearers of the Internet revolution in Kenya at Africa Online alongside Ayisi Makatiani and Amolo Ng’weno. Harping on a big dream of how Internet would...

East Africa: Cable Project Gains Interest

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Cable Project Gains Interest

Several African governments are currently nominating investors for a submarine communications cable project linking countries in eastern and southern Africa. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is backing the project — which it...

Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

In this report Efem Nkanga takes a look at the controversy that trailed Nigeria Communications Satellite’s bid to get a licence and provide telecoms services in Nigeria Of recent, the bid by the management of Nigeria communications Satellite Nigcomsat...

Video: Jonathan Harris tells The Web’s secret stories

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Jonathan Harris tells The Web’s secret stories

Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the infinite world on the Web — so he builds dazzling graphic interfaces that help us visualize the data floating around out there. Here he presents “We Feel Fine,” a project that scours blogs to...

Shuttleworth grasps open source political message

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Shuttleworth grasps open source political message

Mark Shuttleworth has grasped the anti-American political message of open source and is using it this week at LinuxWorld. It’s a massive departure from his own blog post in May, when he called corporate “patent trolls” the main threat to open source,...

Electricity From Nuclear Power – Is Nigeria Ready?

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (6)

Nigeria’s quest to finally solve its incessant and nationally embarrassing power problem with nuclear technology caught my attention. I believe everyone would have different opinions as to how this technology may be a panacea for the colossal failure our...

Nigeria: MTN to Buy UBA-Owned XS Broadband in N4 Billion Deal

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: MTN to Buy UBA-Owned XS Broadband in N4 Billion Deal

South African cellular operator, MTN Nigeria has agreed to acquire XS Broadband Limited (Formerly UBA Capital & Trust Ltd), a fixed wireless access licensee owned by UBA PLC in a transaction that may be closed at about N4 billion. Technology Times checks...

South Africa: 2010 Invasion Has Organisers On the Hop

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 2010 Invasion Has Organisers On the Hop

The number of visitors projected to visit Cape Town during the 2010 World Cup has increased more than five-fold, triggering a hunt for extra accommodation and transport. Organisers are now looking to the Southern Cape and winelands regions for accommodation...

Hoaxer hackes into Sudanese journalist email

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Hoaxer hackes into Sudanese journalist email

A hoaxer hacked into an Abu Dhabi resident’s e-mail account and sent a fake message to his friends, claiming he was stranded in Nigeria and needed urgent financial help. Mayom Alier, a senior journalist at the Emirates News Agency, was shocked to receive a...

Ghana: MTN invests $150m…to improve network quality

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: MTN invests $150m…to improve network quality

Mobile telephony giants, MTN (operated in Ghana by Scancom Ghana) says it has so far invested about $150 million to expand coverage and improve its network. This should be relieving news for the millions of the company’s subscribers. Subscribers have been...

It’s official- Carlos is richer than Bill Gates

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on It’s official- Carlos is richer than Bill Gates

With nearly $60 billion, Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has officially overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates for the title of the world’s richest person, Fortune magazine reported in its latest edition. The strong performance by Slim’s holdings...

Apple Unveils New iMac

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple Unveils New iMac

Apple® today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac® line featuring gorgeous 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminum and glass enclosures. The entire new iMac line features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a...