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Consider this before investing in a start-up

  Much has been written about the growth of Africa's technology-focused startup business ecosystem. In strong emerging markets like Kenya, stakeholders – including venture capitalists, angel investors and multinationals, are continuing with efforts to further entrench the country’s ‘Silicon Savannah’. In October 2013,...

IT News Africa exclusive: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am talks technology

He has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. He is Will.i.am, frontman and founder of  the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas. One thing that fans might not know...

Perceptual computing: Is it the future?

Perceptual computing or the ability to interact with technology through the means of motion-based gestures, voice recognition or facial tracking, has found its way into a multitude of devices over the last few years. Samsung’s Galaxy series of smartphones makes use...

10 reasons your tech startup is a non-starter

Entrepreneurs behind technology startups may be champing at the bit to get going, but before they bolt into Africa’s wide open technology market, they ought to consider whether they have what it takes to even compete. At Intel Capital’s annual...

Internet of Things not the last step – Intel

The Internet of Things, the concept that all electronic devices will one day be connected to each other to communicate, will not be the last step to connecting people. This is according to Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, who expressed...

The future: Wireless charging with a difference

US-based company WiTricity is aiming to mass produce its technology and successful rollout would mean users can charge any mobile device by simply walking into a room. WiTricity was announced as one of the newly-funded companies by Intel at the annual Intel Capital CEO Summit in San...

Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

At the tender age of 15, he started his first company. Fast-forward 16 years and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar has secured a position at the top of the pan-African multi-sector business conglomerate Mara Group. He considers himself a native son...

How to get your start-up funded with Intel

At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit in San Diego, California, President Arvind Sodhani detailed how innovators can get their products and services funded – by simply partnering with Intel and the Capital investment arm. However, there are a set of criteria...

“Emerging markets are the ones to crack the big problems” – Intel

In one of the panel discussions at Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit, currently underway in San Diego, California, it was agreed that emerging markets like Africa has the ability to solve major problems  - and, in so doing, help the...

Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

Selecting what companies and entities invest in is always risky, but there are definitely trends that influence such decisions. President of Intel Capital, Arvind Sodhani, told ITNewsAfrica that data analytics and mobile are two key focal points for the...
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