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Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down After 11 Years in Service

Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down After 11 Years in Service

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Microsoft cannot compete with GitHub. The Redmond-based software firm will be shutting down its open-source project hosting website that allows programmers to host and share the code of their projects; CodePlex effective December 15th, 2017 as announced by the company’s Corporate VP Brian Harry. CodePlex was designed to give developers a place to share, collaborate, and download open-source software.  Microsoft has also been migrating its own projects over to GitHub over the last couple of years. Some of the company’s key open-source projects such as Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, the Cognitive Toolkit and .NET live on GitHub. “In fact, our GitHub organization now has more than 16,000 open source contributors – more than any other organization – and we’re proud to partner
Internet of Things : A Technology that demands our attention for Innovation.

Internet of Things : A Technology that demands our attention for Innovation.

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Internet-connected devices have been predicted to become popular for many years, but the emergence of the internet of things (IoT) has been held back by many issues the main one being cost. Innovation has become the application of new methods to create new solutions that have value as perceived by final consumers.  IoT comes out as a realistic technology that would help us achieve convenience, security in our homes and profits in our businesses. Making a home device internet-aware adds significant costs to what is essentially a commodity, low-cost item. Utility companies have long wanted to use the power connections into people’s homes to remotely read their meters. The quick evolution of IoT has been due to a convergence of multiple technologies, including ubiquitous wireless com
Google and Truecaller unite to beat Popular social media Apps

Google and Truecaller unite to beat Popular social media Apps

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Truecaller has announced that it is integrating Google Duo, a simple video calling service, within the Truecaller app in a bid to beat the popular social media apps.. This will add a crucial communications layer that strengthens the value of Truecaller’s wildly popular dialer, caller ID, and spam-blocking app, already used by more than 250 million users globally. The Swedish based Truecaller, started as an app to identify and filter out unwanted phone calls and messages, but is now making moves to become a messaging platform. Just as Truecaller morphs into a Messenger service, Google is also preparing to discard its text based chat forum - Google Hangouts for the more interactive Video chat forum - Google Duo. Along with news of this integration, Truecaller annou
Kenya is On Track Towards Innovation Target

Kenya is On Track Towards Innovation Target

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The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. In Kenya, that tomorrow is already here, with more than 30 million Internet users recorded by last year, up from about 6 million in 2010, according to available online statistics. Kenya's innovation & Internet penetration has become the envy of every other country on the African continent. In fact, the country's 70 per cent Internet usage is much greater than that of all of its five neighbours in the East African Community put together. According to an Internet world stats website, this translates to more than 30 million users against, for instance, only 18 million for Tanzania and Uganda combined. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) statistics also indicate that , there has been an increase of ...
Ethiopia to Install Electronic Customs Clearance System

Ethiopia to Install Electronic Customs Clearance System

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Ethiopia and South Korea signed a 13-million deal for the installation of electronic customs clearance system in the former. The Electronic clearance  system can be used for both credit and debit purposes. ECS is an electronic mode of funds transfer from one bank account to another. It can be used by institutions for making payments such as distribution of dividend interest, salary, pension, among others. According to the agreement South Korea's electronic customs clearance system called "UNI-PASS" will be installed in Ethiopia by 2020, Korea Customs Service said in a statement. The UNI-PASS system is not just a fully automated customs administration system utilizing up-to-date IT technology,but has embedded 20 years of know-how and experience including full transfer of the technol