Technology

Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

Mobile, Technology
Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east Africa farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones named 2Kuze. The new technology works with existing mobile money systems like M-Pesa to facilitate transactions between farmers, agents and banks. The World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) estimates there are roughly 500 million farming households across the world that fall under the category of “smallholder” made up of no more than a few hectares of land, and run primarily by family members. According to how we made it in Africa,The new innovation capitalises on the widespread use of mobile phones across Africa to conduct peer-to-peer monetary transactions, Mastercard says, and the programme is intended to increase farmer
New avatar of Nokia 3310, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 will be unveiled at MWC 2017

New avatar of Nokia 3310, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 will be unveiled at MWC 2017

Mobile, Technology
HMD (the Finnish manufacturer with exclusive rights to the Nokia brand) will announce three brand new handsets including the legend Nokia 3310 that will make its way back to the shelves at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month reports Venture Beat.  The two android phones will be the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, while a legend will also be making its way back to the shelves, the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3310 sold over 100 million units, it was known for being extremely durable and reliable, while offering long battery life. It is hence expected that the new avatar of Nokia 3310 will continue the legacy of its predecessor. To recall, Nokia had stirred the smart phone space with the recently launched Nokia 6 running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Working towards regaining its lost market position, Nokia
Experts warn of an invisible malware that allows hacker to remotely control ATMs

Experts warn of an invisible malware that allows hacker to remotely control ATMs

Cyber Security, Technology
Cybercriminals are using 'invisible' malware to attack banks across the globe. Security experts are assisting a change of tactics for the criminal organizations who target the ATMs & online banking credentials. Crooks are now focusing on the banks in the attempt to steal cash directly from the ATMs. According to The Daily Mail, Passwords and financial data have been stolen from more than 140 banks and other enterprises in 40 countries using the organizations' own software. The digital strikes targeted computers that operate automatic teller machines, letting hackers 'push money out of the banks from within the banks'. 'The use of open source exploit code, common Windows utilities and unknown domains makes it almost impossible to determine the group responsible – or even wheth
ICT Will Help Accelerate Digital Transformation in Africa

ICT Will Help Accelerate Digital Transformation in Africa

Technology
ICT  has in recent years emerged as the support for change and growth in both public and private sectors of many of the world’s economies. Approximately 28.6% of Africa’s 1.1 billion population is now able to go online, using their cellphones or computers, as per Internet World Stats. Unreliable and expensive postal and telephonic services are quickly becoming artefacts of the past. Rather than physically reporting an issue or making a complaint to a government department, it is now increasingly possible to do so via the internet: through a website, social media or an app. Organizations that have embraced IT from a strategic approach have reaped big benefits evidenced by the scaling up of the markets, ease of innovation and automation. According to Tech Moran Africa, as the newes
LinkedIn Premium Subscribers Just Got a Host of New Features

LinkedIn Premium Subscribers Just Got a Host of New Features

Internet, social media, Technology
LinkedIn has a few new features that users might get some use out of. The new features are a part of LinkedIn Premium program, which users can buy into as either Premium Career or Premium Business. LinkedIn followed up the redesign of its desktop site last month with an update of the features that are available to LinkedIn Premium members. According to AdWeek, Premium Career members now have access to more personalized insights within LinkedIn jobs , including connections at a potential employer, positions that users would be top applicants for and fast-growing companies in similar professions. Premium Business Insights now provides “unique and timely data” on company pages, and the professional network also added a Who’s Viewed My Profile feature to let users know when companies