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Technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology
Africa is a continent full of  innovation and creativity. Technology itself in the continent  is helping to break down the barriers for development. In relation to this, Africa’s embrace of technology turns two common assumptions inside out – that tech breakthroughs happen in rich countries, and that Africa needs basic services before it can use high-tech solutions. According to Africa Progress platform, what Africa’s start-ups are doing is using technology to build basic services – and a whole lot more. Technology is improving people’s lives – especially mobile services and applications. With minimal fixed line phone infrastructure, the continent has embraced the opportunity to leapfrog existing technologies, becoming a world leader in the delivery of such services. The mobil
Social apps dominate mobile activity

Social apps dominate mobile activity

Mobile, Technology
The mobile apps industry is growing tremendously with social apps reigning supreme. Additionally, Consumers are spending more time on their apps than ever before. Over the past half-decade, the proliferation of mobile devices has transformed us into an app-driven society, presenting marketers with new opportunities to connect with consumers by creating more interesting and sophisticated apps to command their attention. Yahoo’s mobile analytics wing Flurry released a new study, State of Mobile report for 2016, that reports that Thousands of mobile apps appear every day and with the pace at which they are growing, in the next couple of years, these apps will cannibalize one another. However, the study mentioned that time spent in social media and messaging apps grew by an ast
Nigeria leads Africa in online shopping technology

Nigeria leads Africa in online shopping technology

Internet, Mobile, social media
The digital age has seen the rise of many activities that used to require you to leave the house, but can now be done from the comfort of your couch. A recent survey has shown that Nigerians shop more online than other sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. The rise of online shopping is clear to see as many people no longer feel the need to flock to crowded shopping malls on weekends, instead they can spend as long as they want, all day if needs be, searching online shops from around the world for items which their hearts desire. This has led consumer businesses to adapt or die as they say, moving online and creating online stores which offer fast delivery and easy payment solutions. According to GeoPoll, which conducted the survey on five African countries including Nigeria, S
Kenya leads the way for Africa’s Technological Innovation

Kenya leads the way for Africa’s Technological Innovation

Technology
Technology plays an important role in Africa’s development. New innovations are destroying old ways of doing business, and smart young startup entrepreneurs are at the forefront of this quiet but historic transformation. The origin of Africa’s tech movement can be traced back to Kenya, which was home to several major technological innovations between 2007 and 2010. These innovations birthed Kenya as the Silicon Valley of innovation in Africa. Now, Kenya is known to all as the Silicon Savannah. At the same time, we have seen a number of spin offs of Kenya’s unique entrepreneurial revolution reach across Africa and into other corners of the world, attracting global recognition for the country. The Kenyan government has been at the forefront of technology development. Investor
Facebook & Google dominate the list of 2016’s top apps

Facebook & Google dominate the list of 2016’s top apps

Internet, Mobile, social media, Technology
Mobile applications from Facebook and Google dominated the new list of the year’s top apps released by Nielsen. Facebook, a social network company also dominated the second spot with Facebook Messenger at 129 million unique users per month. Following Facebook's winning of the top spots, Google holds most of the remaining spots with YouTube (113 million), Google Maps (105 million), Google Search (103 million), Google Play (99 million), and Gmail (88 million). Another Facebook-owned app in the 8th spot, Instagram (74 million), bookends the Google apps. According to  Techcrunch , among the top 10 smartphone apps, the apps with highest year-over-year change were Amazon App and Instagram, with 43% and 36% growth in users from 2015, respectively. Nielsen also took a brief glim