News by ‘Dianne Jacobs’

The 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report (DBIR) Is Out

10 African countries featured including Kenya and South Africa The 2016 DBIR by Verizon has been released. The report has revealed that there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks over the last 12 months, ItNewsAfrica reports. According to the DBIR, 89% of attacks involved financial...

Africa Code Week: SAP To Train More Than 150,000 Youth

SAP has said that it will train more than 150, 000 youth from 30 African countries in a bid to foster digital literacy and equip the continent’s youth through their Africa Code Week. Africa Code Week 2016 is slotted to run from October 15 to...

Statista analyses Sandberg’s eighth anniversary at Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg In 2008, Facebook was still a startup. Early investors were excited about its user growth — Microsoft had put $240 million into the company at a crazy-seeming $15 billion valuation the year before. BusinessInsider reports Mark Zuckerberg  CEO and founder then hired Sheryl Sandberg, then the...

Apple Gains Support From It’s Greatest Rivals

Apple The last couple of weeks have been interesting in the world of tech, as we are in the throes of what might be the biggest tech battle of the decade. As we had reported last week, Apple was facing pressure from the FBI and the...

Apple fights FBI in Court order to break iPhone encryption with breach prone ‘back door’

It’s set to be the greatest battle of 2016. On one end, we have Apple, a leading technology firm trying its best to stand by its customers by ensuring their privacy. On the other end, we have FBI, backed by the US Government, trying to...

iPhone Sales Slumping, Is This Why They Are So Expensive?

Apple and Samsung phones The iPhone is arguably the most popular phone in the world. While it has yet to catch on famously in Kenya and Africa, in other areas of the world, it is ubiquitous and in vogue. One of the primary reasons why it is not the...

What Africa’s Billionaire Aliko Dangote told the World Economic Forum in Davos

Africa has many entrepreneurial people with the capacity to be successful in business, but access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remains a major challenge. So said Nigerian-born Aliko Dangote, believed to be the continent’s richest man, today during a session titled ‘Africa’s...