Third facility for software developers and training has opened its doors in Johannesburg, aiming to forge contacts with local startups and nearby universities.
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Hilary is an itinerant print and radio journalist who originally hails from Southern California. In recent years her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia and Africa, where she has reported on everything from techie innovations to antique riverboats. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she's busy swatting mosquitoes and keeping an eye on the ways technology can impact society.
Adam Oxford is the editor-in-chief of Hypertext Media, a South Africa publishing house that specialises in technology issues from across the continent and produces daily news at htxt.co.za daily. Based in Johannesburg but originally from the UK, he's written for most of the major technology publishers over the last 17 years, covering everything from PC gaming to photography to Linux to open data and emerging tech markets. He anyone who can wield a soldering iron without burning themselves and thinks the reinvention of dangerous downtown Joburg as an up-and-coming tech cluster is the coolest thing ever.
Non-profit tech company Ushahidi surpasses its $125,000 funding goal for its 'backup generator to the internet' with seven days to spare.
Project in Dar es Salaam will focus on how TV white spaces can be used for broadband access in urban settings.
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Big Blue hopes that emerging technologies designed to handle big data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will translate into datacentre breakthroughs over the next few years.
Skills, regulation and how they're able to specialise are among the key factors that will determine whether Africa’s new tech cities prosper or falter, according to analysts.
Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is phasing out the sale of feature phones in favour of pushing smartphone adoption – a bold move that some analysts say may be premature.
Through a pilot project in Kenya, Microsoft hopes to show that white spaces offer a viable, low-cost way of extending broadband access to unserved and underserved communities in Africa.
Huawei has unveiled pricing and availability for the 4Afrika Windows Phone device, a handset running on one of the two smartphone platforms the company thinks will dominate the continent's smartphone market.
Intel's Lexington Atom chip, the Z2420, will be used to power a new Android device, the Yolo, in Kenya.
Orange could follow the unveiling of a content portal and a retail site in South Africa with the launch of a fully-fledged mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) within the next few years.
MTN Uganda is deploying LTE as part of an $70m investment in the country during 2013.
Operators in Nigeria and Ethiopia are starting to move on LTE for metro areas, but widespread coverage remains far in the future.
Mobile operators in South Africa have long battled to find their feet in the mobile financial services market. Can MTN's Mobile Money buck the trend?
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