Tag: technology

Why Uber is under attack.

Startups, Technology
The San Francisco based ride service Uber has experienced explosive growth since its founding in 2009 and the growing popularity of the service has prompted a backlash from taxi organizations in many its operating regions across the globe. The company which is valued at over $60 billion has been suffering a barrage of attacks and criticisms about its modus operandi. From accusations of blatantly flouting laws governing taxis, to benefitting from allegedly stolen data, Uber’s executives and legal team are bracing themselves for a tough time ahead. TechMoran reports that several factors have led the taxi hailing company straight to war. The prejudiced corporate culture in the organization is the first threat towards the company success. Susan Fowler, a reliability engineer at Uber

Youngster unlocks Africa ’s greatness with logical mathematical intelligence

Technology
Across Africa, mathematics is often viewed as an impractical, ivory tower pursuit but not to a 13 year old, Jemal Abraha from Eritrea Africa. The sixth grade boy is has been nick named afters the Ancient mathematician Archimedes after developing a mathematics theory that associates a person’s phone number to generate their age. The formula is an incredible solution which incorporates various mathematics equations on a person’s phone numberwhich ultimately generates their age. This creative innovation has triggered Apple, one of the biggest tech giant in America, to respond in full support of Jemal’s education and a fulltime work opportunity after graduation. How encouraging. As a continent, we’ve sweated over underdevelopment, dissected underperforming schools, gutted standards an
Kenyan University takes lead in innovation, to make Kenya tech hub

Kenyan University takes lead in innovation, to make Kenya tech hub

Technology
In Kenya, innovation and entrepreneurship are intertwined. Nairobi has become the tech hub of Africa, a niche that could be worth more than a billion dollars in the next few years. The ICT sector aswell is set to contribute up to 8% of the country’s GDP by 2017, according to the Kenya ICT Authority’s ICT Masterplan. Daily Nation reports that Kenya will soon be a technological hub following University of Nairobi’s move to support development of new innovations. The chancellor has identified specific projects and programmes that are aligned to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further, the university has also started the Bicycle Sharing initiative that will transform urban mobility and reduce over-reliance on motorised transport. The university has a 10-years-trategic plan on in
Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Cyber Security, Internet, social media
Twitter ’s efforts to combat trolling and offensive content may soon be expanded to cover entire accounts. The social media platform confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile may include sensitive content.” A reporter at Mashable first spotted the feature when trying to view the profile of technology analyst Justin Warren, but could not determine how the content was flagged. Currently, the company permits content that contains violence or nudity, but it draws the line at “pornography or excess

Microsoft’s Slack competitor to launch next week

Technology
Microsoft has plans to make its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, available to Office 365 customers next week to make Microsoft Teams live around the world reports the Verge. Microsoft has demonstrated a number of integrations for Teams, including the ability to connect Twitter accounts to chat rooms and integrate Skype for audio and voice calls. As predicted, the app features threaded chats, keeping different conversations grouped together, along with a deep integration with Skype for voice and video calls built into the app. In fact, the company has built a number of its own offerings into the app, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 365 Groups forms the basis of the application, allowing users to share information across different apps. Different non-chat function...