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Microsoft partners with Growth Africa to support East African entrepreneurs

Microsoft partners with Growth Africa to support East African entrepreneurs

Technology
Global technology giant Microsoft has partnered with acceleration hub Growth Africa to train 25 East African tech entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses in the second phase of its #Insiders4Good programme. This initiative has been designed to empower East African entrepreneurs with mentorship, technology and magnify their voices through the Window Insider Program, a global community of millions of Windows users using tech to make a lasting impact upon the world. Africa has been viewed as one of the greatest continents on the planet to have the best emerging economy and innovators. It has been noted that our market’s economy has so much to offer that has not been tapped yet. So far the countries mostly explored have been Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Tech Moran reports that
Africa has the potential to develop future great innovations

Africa has the potential to develop future great innovations

Internet, Technology
Africa's mobile revolution has offered entrepreneurs an opportunity unlike any other to disseminate products and services that can contribute to inclusive growth on the continent reports BizTech Africa.. It enables digital innovation that allows African entrepreneurs and developers to leapfrog technologies, creating access to previously unavailable services for the majority.As the continent develops, it is pivotal to ensure that the currently underserved majority feels the benefits. According to BizTech Africa,If Africa ensures that its economic development happens in a more equitable and sustainable way, the macroeconomic positives are myriad. Offering young, aspiring Africans the opportunity to create wealth, has the effect of turning this demographic into producers and cons...
Uber Kenya unveils revamped rider App

Uber Kenya unveils revamped rider App

Startups, Technology
Uber Kenya has unveiled a revamped rider application. A “where to?” feature was added, unlike the old version that focused on where the rider was departing from, this new feature starts with the riders destination. Speaking at the forum in Nairobi, Uber Kenya’s Operations Lead said, that the Ridsharing App rebuilt the application from the ground-up putting the riders at the heart of it. The redesigned rider app is faster, smarter, and more reliable than before. According to IT News Africa, Kenyans are taking to the app with a 68 percent adoption rate. The revamped Uber app now includes features such as upfront pricing and estimate time of arrival at the destination, so that riders have the information they need to make the best decision for their wallet and schedule. Other fea
Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Is Dangerous To Use

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Is Dangerous To Use

Cyber Security, Technology
Microsoft has warned Windows 7 users that the ageing operating system suffers from a number of serious failings including security deficiencies and hardware restrictions while reiterating all support for the platform is ending Forbes reports. Microsoft posted on their website the operating system has "long-outdated security architectures" and warned any users and businesses who are running that they are more susceptible to cyber attacks. Microsoft says that sticking with Windows 7 will result in "higher operating costs" for users due to problems with reliability and compatibility. It also warns some manufacturers are actively shunning Windows 7 and stopping driver support while the newest chipsets from AMD, Intel INTC -0.46% and Qualcomm QCOM +0.63% are incompatible. In January 20...
UberPool eyes Facebook data to help you befriend riders

UberPool eyes Facebook data to help you befriend riders

social media, Technology
According to a patent unearthed by Business Insider, Uber is interested in using social media information to connect users with UberPool riders with similar interests & to show user's who you’re riding with. CNN reports. Uber riders would receive an alert through the Uber app that a fellow passenger attended the same school, grew up in the same town or was a friend of a friend on Facebook. Other commonalities, such as country of origin or birthplace, could also be shared. The feature would function as a social lubricant, making riders feel more comfortable sitting in a vehicle with a stranger. Many UberPool and LyftLine customers today sit in silence together in the backseat, not knowing that they have a meaningful connection to their other rider. The patent application des