INNOVATIONS

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3D Printers for home use to exceed 1m unit sales by 2018

New findings from leading hi-tech analysts, Juniper Research, reveal that sales of consumer 3D printers will exceed 1 million units by 2018, rising from just over an estimated 44,000 this year. Read More

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Samsung outlines the future of Smart Home ServicesSamsung outlines the future of Smart Home Services Samsung Electronics' Smart Home focus is in line with predictions that the pace of smart home ...
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ITU Telecom World launches 2014 Young Innovators CompetitionITU Telecom World launches 2014 Young Innovators Competition ITU has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition, seeking out talented young ...
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Smart home connected appliances to exceed 10 million installed by 2017Smart home connected appliances to exceed 10 million installed by 2017 A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the installed base of connected appliances in Smart ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Thursday 17 Apr

Virtualisation ‘frees up innovation budget’

Virtualisation allows for the ICT budget to shift its focus from maintenance to innovation – a benefit that is resonating with CIOs across the continent, says Ravi Bhat, VMWare’s new Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.»
Wednesday 16 Apr

Kenswitch unveils system for instant cash transfers

KENYA
Kenswitch Ltd has launched a system that will allow users to transfer cash between banks registered on its shared network on a real-time basis.»
Monday 14 Apr

Africa’s tech hubs on the rise

BOTSWANA
The vice president of Botswana says innovation hubs play an important role in boosting science and technology.»
Thursday 10 Apr

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 finalists announced

NIGERIA
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014.»
Tuesday 8 Apr

Connected Africa winners recognised

KENYA
Google has presented awards to the five top entrants in its Connected Africa competition. »
Sunday 6 Apr

Pivot East nurtures promising startups

KENYA
Pivot East, an innovative mobile web competition geared towards nurturing the growing ICT talent in East Africa, is providing an ideal platform to grow mobile web startups.»
Monday 24 Mar

Three African cities to benefit from IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grants

KENYA
Mombasa County in Kenya, Durban in South Africa and Abuja in Nigeria have been picked for the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant.»
Monday 24 Mar

Google, LG to unveil Android watch

KENYA
Soon tech-savvy Kenyans with passion for the Android operating system will be able to wear a wrist watch that does more than tell time and date.»
Friday 21 Mar

Philips to establish Research and Innovation Hub in Kenya

KENYA
Royal Phlips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, to be the centre for developing innovations “in Africa - for Africa” .»
Thursday 13 Mar

Rwanda, World Bank host science, technology forum

RWANDA
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank are co-hosting a high-level forum on Higher Education for Science, Technology and Innovation in Kigali this week.»
Wednesday 5 Mar

Twinpine showcased at MWC14

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Twinpine Mobile Advertising Network showcased its technological capacity at the MWC14.»
Friday 21 Feb

Government commits to ongoing Konza City support

KENYA
Kenya’s Principal Secretary, Ministry of information, Communications and Technology, Mr. Joseph Tiampati, has given the assurance of the government’s commitment in sustaining the construction of Konza Technology City.»
Tuesday 18 Feb

Kenya goes hi-tech in anti-poaching war

KENYA
Kenyan wildlife authorities are bringing in advanced technologies to protect endangered wildlife from poachers.»
Tuesday 18 Feb

Smart Home Revenues to reach $71 billion by 2018

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that revenues generated from Smart Home services are set to reach a global market value of $71 billion by 2018, rising from $33 billion last year.»
Wednesday 12 Feb

MTN partners with Ghana Multimedia Incubator Center

GHANA
MTN Ghana Foundation has signed a partnership agreement with Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center (GMIC) to sponsor a business incubation project targeted at final year tertiary students. »
Wednesday 12 Feb

MoboFree gets growth funding from eVentures Africa Fund

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s MoboFree has raised significant growth funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) in order to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra, start new offices in East Africa.»

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COMPANY NEWS

MTN makes it onto World Champions list

MTN Group has been named as the only South African company on the World Champions list. 

VMware Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

VMWare has announced Year-over-Year revenue growth of 14% to $1.36 Billion in its Q114 results.