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New devices connecting to the internet increase risk of corporate cyber attacks

Is the Internet of Things putting your business at risk? Network security needs to be top of mind for decision makers within the business, as more and more device connect to the internet via wireless network technology. According to Palo Alto Networks, wireless network technology...

Mobile tech and services generated $150 billion in Africa, 725 million unique subscribers expected by 2020

The GSMA study ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016’ was launched at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from July 26 – 28, 2016. The report highlights the increasing contribution of Africa’s mobile industry to the regional economy, including...

Verizon will buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion

US internet firm Yahoo will be sold to American telecoms firm Verizon Communications for nearly $5bn (£3.8bn) in cash. Yahoo will be combined with AOL, another faded internet star, which Verizon bought last year. The deal does not include Yahoo’s valuable stake in Chinese firm...

Second 7000 USD Seed Funding for STEM Initiatives announced by Miss.Africa

The Miss.Africa initiative from DotConnectAfrica Trust has announced a second offering for its annual Seed Fund  for Tech initiatives in Africa led and founded by Women. In the first round, the Miss.Africa Seed Fund, a sum of Seven Thousand United Stated Dollars (USD 7000) received...

Cybersecurity expert warn ‘Pokemon Go’ fans of cybercriminals

The release of “Pokemon Go” has sparked a frenzy among players and prompted a raft of warnings from lawmakers eager to prevent fans from putting their lives in danger. But the fevered anticipation of the game has also created opportunities for attackers, a cybersecurity software...

WEF Tech. Report 2016: Top 10 African countries ranking in harnessing technology

10 Africa’s most industrialized countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016 has included Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria among others that have shown an improvement in this year’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI) rankings (see table below) despite a deteriorating business and innovation...

Victory for DCA Trust: Judge Moot ZACR from .Africa case, Outs its Reconsideration

Africa applied for 17 new gTLDs, among these, .Africa which as remained in the news due to a precedent setting court case in California may be available after the jury determines the case in February 28, 2017.  ICANN  recently terminated 9 out of the 17...

Banking Cyber-attacks could bring world economy to a halt

Cyber-Crime Recent attacks give a glimpse of the sort of cyber-assault that could bring the world economy to a halt. Better defences are needed THIS May Anonymous, a network of activists, briefly hacked into Greece’s central bank and warned in a YouTube message that: “Olympus will...

2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge Winners Announced

Innotribe The winners of the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge were announced yesterday in Mauritius. The winners were South Africa’s Hello Paisa, a low cost international money transfer solution and The Sun Exchange, which deals with crowd lending for solar energy and Cameroon’s WeCashUp, that deals with...

Bill Gates To Give the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Bill Gates This year, the Annual Nelson Mandela lecture will be delivered by Bill Gates, the Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with the University of Pretoria has announced. The lecture which will be delivered on July 17th, the eve of Nelson Mandela day, will focus on the...