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Visa unveils its first innovation boot camp in Africa

Visa unveils its first innovation boot camp in Africa

Startups, Technology
Visa has partnered with Nest Africa to start a boot camp that will power collaboration opportunities between early stage technology companies, Visa and financial institutions from across Africa. The Visa Bootcamp aims to facilitate collaboration opportunities between early stage technology companies and financial institutions from across Africa for potential integration. Standard digital reports that ten participants were selected from a pool of 122 applicants from 12 countries including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Belgium, Switzerland, UK, France and the US, who pitched their fin-tech solutions to an expert panel for a spot at Visa’s first innovation boot camp in Africa. Visa Country Manager for East Africa Sunny Walia said the finalists
Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

Mobile, Technology
Apple unloaded a laundry basket of announcements with changes for its iPad and the iPhone. The America's Tech giant just released its new tablet called “the new iPad 9.7”. Sure this is the cheapest a new 9.7inch iPad has ever cost but don’t pop the champagne yet, a lot of corners have been cut to achieve at such a low price. The screen has remained the same at 9.7 inches with a 1536*2048 resolution as other high end Apple tablets, but the True Tone Display functionality is no longer present. This feature ensured that colors are still accurate regardless of how dull or bright the screen was. Also, the anti-reflective coating that helped with outdoor legibility is also gone. The new iPad may be part of the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s gambit to resurrect tablet sales. At about 2
Premium mobile phone brand, Tecno, set to shake up African market

Premium mobile phone brand, Tecno, set to shake up African market

Mobile
TECNO Mobile has launched the much anticipated Camon CX  across 41 markets in Africa, Middle East and Latin America, including in Kenya and Nigeria. Introduced in 2015, the Camon series has sold over 5 million handsets globally giving the firm over 25 per cent of market share in Sub-Saharan African countries since 2014. Sales in the African market reached 25 million devices in 2015, including 9 million smart phones. Globally, it sold 60 million devices last year while the sale of smart phones manufactured by the company increased by 40 per cent. Nigeria, Tanzania, Egypt, Kenya and Cameroon are among the firm top markets in Africa. The smartphone uses a smart image sensor composed of 16 mega pixel sensors in the front camera, coupled with unique ‘4 in 1’ technology. Each pixel sensor de
Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Center Ecosystem In 2017

Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Center Ecosystem In 2017

Technology
The data center industry is becoming more software-driven, with infrastructure management systems increasingly integrating with IT management systems. This will make DCIM software more effective and more useful, including in hybrid data center environments – but will force companies and suppliers to innovate more and to focus on integration. In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking the spotlight. The role of data centers as passive users of energy is slowly beginning to change, with some progressive facilities finding more effective ways to interact with, and understand, established and emerging energy suppliers. Over time, the real-time power feed from the grid will become just one of many power s
Digital Gender Gap Is A Major Problem In Modern Society

Digital Gender Gap Is A Major Problem In Modern Society

Technology, Women
The gender divide is one of the most significant inequalities to be amplified by the digital revolution, and cuts across all social and income groups. Throughout the world, women face serious challenges that are not only economic but social as well as cultural obstacles that limit or prevent their access to, use of, and benefits from ICTs. The digital gender gap weakens the innovation potential of a society by hindering a large proportion of citizen’s productivity. It is a gender inequality with regard to fewer women having access to the use and impact of information communication and technology. Improved understanding and awareness of these challenges, but most importantly of the opportunities that ICTs could provide for women, are important steps towards bridging the gender dig