Africa’s first solar- powered airport

Africa’s first solar- powered airport

South Africa George airport in South Africa may look like another airport in the world. But what sets it apart, is the use of solar to power its facilities. Located midway between Capetown and Port Elizabeth, the airport operates from...
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Strive Masiyiwa “didn’t seem to grasp” Iroko’s VOD vision, says Nigerian startup founder, Njoku

Strive Masiyiwa “didn’t seem to grasp” Iroko’s VOD vision, says Nigerian startup founder, Njoku

 by L.S.M Kabweza (@lskmakani) In an article dedicated to demonstrating that it’s taking Africa’s richest people too long to grasp the opportunity of investing in internet ventures, Nigerian Video on Demand (VOD) entrepreneur Jason Njoku says Strive Masiy...
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Facebook Messenger ‘slims down’ for old phones

Facebook Messenger ‘slims down’ for old phones

Facebook has announced a “slimmed down” version of its Messenger app for countries where older smartphones and slower net speeds are more common. messengerThe company said Messenger Lite had the “core features” of the full app such as the ability...
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Yahoo secretly scanned emails for U.S. intelligence – sources

Yahoo secretly scanned emails for U.S. intelligence – sources

By Joseph Menn | SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. Th...
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Internet.org awards African innovators

Internet.org awards African innovators

CAPE TOWN – The Facebook-led initiative Internet.org on Monday announced the winners of the Innovation Challenge in Africa awards, describing them as “leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services that provide real value in the categ...
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Donald Trump: Let’s fight cyber crime like we fought the Mafia

Donald Trump: Let’s fight cyber crime like we fought the Mafia

A week after dismissing hackers as “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds”, the GOP candidate acknowledges the significance of cybersecurity. By Stephanie Condon for Between the Lines Donald Trump, the US Republican party’s pre...
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The secret smartphone war over the struggle for control of the user

The secret smartphone war over the struggle for control of the user

As innovation stagnates and devices are kept for longer, smartphone makers and operators face each other in a battle over the phone as a service Samuel Gibbs There’s a war going on behind closed doors for control of your smartphone....
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