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Africa Stepping Up Its Global Contribution to Innovation

Africa Stepping Up Its Global Contribution to Innovation

Startups, Technology
Africa is considered a global laggard when it comes to innovation and developments. However, this perception has changed given the various contributions that the continent has made towards the global digital arena. At first it seems improbable, a continent overwhelmed by conflict, poverty, hunger and illiteracy becoming the next hub of scientific research and innovation. Africans are now stepping up after decades of academic isolation and inadequate leadership for science and technology. The problem was compounded by low-quality educational curricula and the fact that global funding is skewed more toward health and agricultural development and less so toward science, technology, mathematics and engineering projects. (STEM). According to statistics from the World Bank, Africa a
Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Business, Technology
Uber is the most used ride sharing app around the globe. The app’s latest update allows it to track user location . This clearly means that Uber will now know a user’s location even if they are dropped off a distance from the final destination and know where they end up after they leave the car. The change in location data gathering is quite apparent — after the update is completed, Uber prompts users to accept the new policy by enabling their phones to make the change. According to Uber, the change in data collection is to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service and to enhance safety. Before the new update, the company only collected data while a user was interacting with the app and while the app was in the foreground and visible. After a user accepts to update the app, the
Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand

Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand

Mobile, Technology
Nokia, once the world’s top mobile phone maker, will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday. The mobile industry pretty much dominated the early mobile space, back before smartphones, and produced some of the most iconic feature phones in the industry; devices which are still much-loved and often used even today. With the introduction of smartphones, the mobile brand took the backseat as the apple, Samsung and others took over. It however sold its handset to Microsoft for $7.2 Billion in 2013 in order to produce the windows phones that competes with the android and apple phones n the industry. The decision however proved short-lived, when Microsoft said it would sell its feature phone business to HMD Global and F
Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft gets more time to tackle ‘excessive’ data collection

Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft gets more time to tackle ‘excessive’ data collection

Cyber Security, Internet
Windows 10 is amazing. It is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. The new windows operating system has also been received with smiles and open hands all over the globe. However, parts of Microsoft's new privacy policy are raising eyebrows due to concerns that they could be 'spying' on what users do. The tech company’s service agreement has a safety clause that worries users on the safety of their data. The Microsoft’s privacy statement tells users, “we will access, disclose and preserve personal data", including the contents of emails or files in private folders. However, Microsoft does allow Windows 10 users to opt out of all of the features that might be considered invasions of privacy and users are opted in by defaul
Empowering Africa towards technological development

Empowering Africa towards technological development

Technology
Technology is the most potent form of magic the African society will ever have. This is supported by the fact that Africa is home to the world's greatest digital innovations. Ranging from agriculture, medical to education, the continent is experiencing a digital revolution which has enabled it to secure a place as a global leader in science and technology. With these great  potential & capabilities, technological investments in Africa will see the offshoot of a global economic and technological leader that can be relied on by other continents. As the number of young people developing applications and coding programs continues to grow, the African continent hungers for more technological infrastructure and developments. One of the most effective channels that Investors can