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  • Bright Simon - Ghana

    Financial Times lauds “frighteningly clever” mPedigree founder Bright Simons

    UK newspaper, The Financial Times (FT) has lauded Ghana’s technology entrepreneur, Bright Simons, describing him as a “frighteningly clever” individual. In an article published on Monday, FT praised Mr Simons and three others as “tech tycoons” for shaking up the African technological market with their innovative digital products. Mr Simons was applauded for innovating mPedigree,...
  • TECNO Cracks Down on Counterfeit Handsets in Africa

    With the mobile phone manufacturer TECNO becoming more and more popular in African market, a great many fake products appeared, threatening the benefits of the manufacturer, its distributors and dealers, local government and the customers as well. TECNO determined to offer a heavy blow to fake handsets in many countries...
  • Toby Shapshak’s TED Talk on Africa: You Don’t Need an App for That!

    Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks...
  • MTN, Huawei Launched New Handset – Ascend Y220

    Ghana’s largest telecommunications company, MTN in collaboration with Huawei Technologies, have launched a new mobile handset Huawei Ascend Y220. The new device is a 3.5 inch touch screen with 4.0 Android system, built in wifi-hotspot and has a longer battery life. In June last year, 2013 Huawei and MTN...
  • Ghana’s Technology & Innovation Boom : Africa Gathering 2013

    Africa Gathering – a celebration of Innovation, Technology and Ideas’s event took place at the BBC Broadcasting House, London from June 21 -22, 2013. Below is a summary of slides from my presentation on Ghana’s Technology and Innovation Boom. My presentation highlighted on the state of Innovation and Technology a...
  • SolarKiosk | A Modular Business Unit for Africa

    SolarKiosk, a modular business unit for Africa and off–grid areas anywhere in the world, recently opened its first kiosk near Lake Langano, Ethiopia.   Following a period of design and planning, a privately financed company was formed to prepare the product for serial production by building prototypes and running...
  • Bright B. Simmons Named Among 2011 Innovators Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to Bright B. Simmons (TED Fellow) named one of the top mobile health innovators of 2011 by the mHealth Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation. Bright Simmons is the founder of mPedigree, a mobile phone and cloud-computing platform designed to combat counterfeit drugs by providing instant, free access via text-messaging...
  • Mobile Phone Giant; Nokia Keen on African Market

    Nokia has stated it has a broad portfolio of mobile devices specifically targeted at the African market for its African market. Blanca Juti Nokia’s Vice President Product Marketing Mobile Phones made this known during the just concluded Nokia World conference held in London. According to her, Nokia acknowledges that...
  • Re-blogged: Meet The TED Global 2011 Fellows Working Within Africa

    Re-blogged via Timbuktu Chronicles 5 spectacular individuals with Africa related connections are part of the recently announced TED Global 2011 Fellows class. They are: Femi Akinde – Founder of SlimTrader(covered earlier) , the first platform in Africa allowing consumers to shop for goods and services via their mobile phones through...
  • Nokia Connection 2011, Nokia’s Biggest Event of the Year

    Do you have any events planned for the month of June, 2011? Mark your calendars! Nokia is planning their biggest event of the year on June 21, 2011. The Nokia Connection 2011 website claims a solid strategy is in place and the event is where the new Nokia ecosystem...
  • Google’s Gmail Free SMS in Ghana

    Since I heard about the introduction of the Free SMS by Google at the Ghana Google Technology User Group meet-up on March 5th, 2010; I have always been trying out the Google SMS and trust me, it sure works. I have been in communication with a couple of...
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