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  • Nigeria: concern over IT project failure

    July 30, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: concern over IT project failure

    Nigeria Communications Week reports that experts at the Nigeria Computer Society’s 11th International Conference have expressed serious concern over the number of abandoned IT-related projects. Industry experts have reportedly urged the government to...

  • Social media worm on the hunt says McAfee

    July 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Social media worm on the hunt says McAfee

    Targeted Attacks Continue Rise; “Pump and Dump” Returns with Record Stock Market Highs McAfee Labs has released the McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2013, which reported a significant spike in instances of the Koobface social networking worm and a...

  • Airtel, FirstBank Nigeria launch FirstMonie Payment Solution

    July 30, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel, FirstBank Nigeria launch FirstMonie Payment Solution

    Leading Telecommunications Service Provider, Airtel Nigeria has gone into a partnership with First Bank Nigeria Plc to offer consumers a new mobile payment solution called Firstmonie Talkmore. The strategic partnership, which was sealed with the signing of a...

  • Internetix 2013 reveals an HCI-enabled future

    July 30, 2013 • EventsComments Off on Internetix 2013 reveals an HCI-enabled future

    The 2,200 attendees of the 14th annual Internetix conference, hosted by Internet Solutions (IS), were left with a clear vision of what the future holds as far as human interaction with technology is concerned when the conference drew to a close on 23 July....

  • Samsung announces earnings for Q2

    July 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung announces earnings for Q2

    Samsung today announced revenues of 57.46 trillion won (R505 648 billion) on a consolidated basis for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, a 9% increase from the previous quarter. Consolidated operating profit for the quarter reached 9.53 trillion won (R83...

  • Dell tightens security on commercial PCs

    July 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Dell tightens security on commercial PCs

    Dell has announced additional security capabilities for its commercial PC portfolio and now offers the most secure commercial PCs on the market. Dell offers comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication, and leading-edge malware prevention from a single...

  • Microsoft looks to white spaces to light up Limpopo

    July 30, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft looks to white spaces to light up Limpopo

    Microsoft has launched a pilot project in rural Limpopo province, South Africa that aims to deliver high-speed and affordable broadband to underserved communities using so-called “white spaces” technology. The focus of the pilot will be to prove that TV...

  • Is Africa open to open source?

    July 26, 2013 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Is Africa open to open source?

    ‘Very much so’ say experts in the development, rollout and integration of open source infrastructure and Linux operating system (OS). George de Bono, GM General Manager for the Middle East Turkey and Africa (META) region at Red Hat, is one of a...

  • Etisalat feels strong after Q2

    July 23, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat feels strong after Q2

    Etisalat Group, a leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced strong results for the second quarter of 2013, with an increase of quarterly consolidated revenues and subscribers across its operating markets. Etisalat Group...

  • Makerbot Digitizer Will Let Anyone Scan and Print Physical Items in 3D

    April 9, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Makerbot Digitizer Will Let Anyone Scan and Print Physical Items in 3D

    Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis excitedly announced a new Makerbot Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner on stage Friday at SXSW in Austin. Currently a prototype, the next-generation scanner will allow anyone to scan a physical item, digitize it, and then print it in 3D,...

  • Money matters: why women founders struggle in Silicon Valley

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Money matters: why women founders struggle in Silicon Valley

    Last spring and summer, Kathryn Minshew, co-founder of The Muse and Inc’s “15 Women to Watch in Tech”, was trying to raise money for the female-focused jobboard site that was growing thirdty percent a month and reaching 250,000 dedicated active...

  • Should TED Ban Marketing Pitches? Google Glass Talk Was Pure Promotion

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Sergey Brin’s Google Glass presentation at last week’s TED2013 conference came off as little more than a product pitch. Wearing his “Google Glass” throughout the presentation, Brin begins by noting that “when we (Brin and Larry Page) started Google...

  • The February Jobs Report in Two Simple Charts

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on The February Jobs Report in Two Simple Charts

    The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, beating expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, its lowest level since December 2008. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above...

  • Why Android Takes Forever to Get Cool Apps

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Why Android Takes Forever to Get Cool Apps

    Even though there are more Android phones than iPhones in the United States, the number and variety of Android apps lags compared to Apple’s offerings. For instance, Android users had to wait a year before they got Instagram or Pinterest apps. New...

  • Married Couple Wanted for Private Mars Voyage in 2018

    April 6, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Married Couple Wanted for Private Mars Voyage in 2018

    A new nonprofit led by the world’s first space tourist is mounting an ambitious plan to launch the first manned mission to Mars in 2018, a voyage that could include an adventurous married crew. The project, led by American millionaire Dennis Tito —...

  • Tablets vs. TV: Which Screen Time Is Better For Your Kids?

    April 6, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Tablets vs. TV: Which Screen Time Is Better For Your Kids?

    If your kid asked if he could watch TV or play on the iPad for an hour, which would you let him do? Naturally, it depends on what your child is doing on the iPad, but does your instinct prompt you to answer any particular way? That question gets asked of me...