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Silicon Valley tech executives conduct social experiment in Kenya

Technology
The integration of technology into everyday life is continually on the rise. As technology continues to replace human employees, questions over the possibility of unemployment and how people will maintain some sort of income and livelihood are becoming ever more relevant. Faced with tackling this problem, executives of technology businesses in Silicon Valley are using Kenya as a testing ground for possible solutions to this problem. The village these executives selected represents an extreme situation of poverty. Even compared to the rest of Kenya, the village of Aswan Abagi is poor. The village faces a host of difficulties that contribute to its continued state of poverty. The charity GiveDirectly will begin giving people in 200 villages free sums of money, no strings attached. The char...
Lenovo launches new Moto Z smartphone in Kenyan market

Lenovo launches new Moto Z smartphone in Kenyan market

Mobile, Technology
Motorolla has been going through a transition from being bought by Google and later being sold to Lenovo. Lenovo, through its Motorola Mobility subsidiary, has launched the Moto Z smartphone along with the new innovation Moto Mods in Kenya. The Moto Mods allows users a wide range of functionalities on their Moto Z smartphone. Moto Z is an aluminium phone that has stainless steel frame outline cramped into one of the thinnest bodies on a phone so far, 5.19mm to be precise. Despite the super slim dimensions, Moto Z comes with cutting edge features which includes a 5.5 inch Quad HD AMOLED screen which shares the same resolution and display technology as the Samsung Galaxy S7. Powering the beautiful screen is the Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB RAM and a choice of between 32GB and 64GB i...

Don’t overlook Africa’s tech potential urges Huawei

Technology
The ICT industry ought to do more to access opportunities for growth in emerging markets across the globe according to Huawei. The multinational ICT company, which organised a Digital Transformation Forum during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, is urging industry counterparts to exploit the latent potential in Africa and the emerging world where it runs its business. nd this should be done in an all-round strategic partnership with regions in order to advance economic and social development, the tech firm says. William Xu, Executive Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer of Huawei said, "By 2025, we will see 2 billion more people with mobile connections, and another 500 million broadband homes. Our commitment has always been to enable world's opera...

Google expands its Launchpad Accelerator program to Africa and Europe

Startups, Technology
Google is expanding its Launchpad Accelerator program to two more continents. African and European countries have been added to the lineup. The Google Launchpad accelerator  is a program to empower founders by supporting their startups through mentorship and equity-free support. The Accelerator leverages all that the tech giant has to offer, to help participating tech startups reach their true potential. The tech giant's target is to help startups build products on its platform and become successful doing it and ensuing that every startup has access to the best resources that the ecosystem can provide. Startups participating in the accelerator receive $250,000 worth of assistance, including $50,000 in seed funding with zero equity taken, credits to use Google products, physical space in

A startup in Africa to use AI Robots for News

Technology
Controvert media, a tech startup in Africa  has implemented the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet. AI robots also known as bots, as they are also known by,  are created by software developers in order to take on repetitive tasks that would ordinarily be carried out by people. Speaking about the introduction of the artificial intelligence bot, Controvert Media CEO William Chui highlighted that contrary to the belief that that artificial intelligence apps will push people out of jobs – an opinion held by many – the AI apps will actually create job opportunities. “Yes, other jobs will disappear in the future, but new jobs will be created as well,” Mr. Chui emphasised. Think about it; in 1999, all the jobs brou