Funding for Kenyan startups dropped from $47.3 million in 2015 to $10.5 million in 2016.
After a decade of optimism, buzz around Kenya’s tech potential has waned, as many startups failed to become profitable or went bankrupt.
Optimism was fueled by successes like mobile-money service M-Pesa and crowdsourced reporting and mapping platform Ushahidi, both created in Kenya a decade ago. Continue reading
“Hey dude, where’s my car”, I saw it in Davido’s house. Never again and I say never again will you have to be the confused and frustrated car finder, courtesy of a new Google Maps feature that lets you save your parking location on a map.
Originally launched as part of a Google Maps beta (and only on Android) in March 2017, the feature just went live on Android and iOS. Continue reading
HTC fans are you bored, wait do you guys even exit, I thought that apple, samsung, google and the other ones (blackberry) would have taken up the fandom and leaving no one to spare. But anyways the HTC One X10 is finally out! Yeah! Boy is this silence I hear? Continue reading
Where the photographers, there is a new toy in town and it is a beast! Well a chinese beast (lol) , the Nikon D7500 is a mid-range DSLR that succeeds the D7200 and shares much in common with the higher-end D500. It has the same 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor (without an antialiasing filter) as the D500, and the same Expeed 5 image processor. Continue reading
Africa is the next frontier, raise your hand up if you are tired of hearing that iconic line that just seems to be a line and not a reality. It is almost synonymous with the catchphrase Nigerian youths are tired of hearing “you are the leaders of tomorrow”. Are you not tired of seeing over $50 Billion worth of resources leave the country every year and nobody is doing anything about it. Continue reading
5 Million advertisers, now my children will be asking Dad what were you doing when facebook was getting truckloads of money? I would say that I was giving them money too!
Facebook announced Monday that 5 million active advertisers are using its platform. Continue reading
Yes Nigerians reading this you heard me right, someone took $1600 to buy an Iphone 7 red and the Samsung Galaxy S8, only to just completely destroy it! With $1600 i could pay an entire village school fees for like 10 years. The youtuber (EverythingApplePro) that thought of this cool monstrosity was not even paid by the companies in question, but thankfully he got youtube to pay him and he did it before youtube adverts market share began to slide into oblivion.
It’s a little painful to watch two brand-new phones get tortured, but it’s all worth it. While the Galaxy S8’s glass back is destroyed almost instantly (as expected), the larger and longer bezel-less “infinity display” is definitely more durable than the iPhone 7’s screen, even when dropped from a height of 25 feet.
Both screens end up cracked and damaged in all places, but in the end, the Galaxy S8’s screen is considerably less shattered, which is quite impressive.
Nigeria’s Leading Innovation Hub To Host NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 For The Second Time!
In its last edition, the challenge brought together so many talented people; enthusiasts, developers, entrepreneurs, designers and wannabes alike, who worked on different projects, in different teams but with a common aim of solving some of the problems the world is facing. Few among the theme challenges were eMobile Pastoralism, Aircheck and Earth Live. It took place at nHub Nigeria Jos, one of the three centers selected in Nigeria to host the event last year, joining Liverpool- United Kingdom, Blida- Algeria, Sydney- Australia, Ube- Japan, New York- USA as part of a global movement poised to redefine solutions and quality of life using technology.” Continue reading
The next Unicorn (a billion dollar company) that will come out of Nigeria will be from Plateau State and not the Mr. I can do everthing state AKA Lagos. Plateau has the best economy (coughs) and best environment to support creativity, and when you are a startup in the tech space, creativity is all that matters and not five hour traffic and pungent sewage scents. And Terminus.ng seems to be the next Amazon. Continue reading
I just chatted with Kim Kardashian on facebook messenger and it was awesome ! She just invited me over for a party in Las Vegas at a five star Italian restaurant with the rest of the family. I think facebook is very sick or the too much money is just making them zany day by day. I am here thinking of what to eat and how to make the most of the poor system of education in Nigeria. And facebook does a Kim Kardashian BOT! Continue reading
The Native Doctors of Nollywood come and see oh, the gods have answered your prayers! Finally a black and red phone to scare my people in the village back to the stone age, just imagine walking around with this phone in rural Nigeria #CultBoys
Lol, but on a serious note this phone is sexy as hell like literally. The only downside is that the black and red Iphone look does not exist (silently crying), what exist is more christ like, and that’s the white and red iphone look see more. Continue reading
Who wants to buy a new device and not just any new device the latest phone in town, well not for long actually, I heard apple and samsung are releasing some very expensive stuffs next week. But the Tecno L9 plus is the latest affordable phone in town with quality.
The L9 Plus is a successor to Tecno L8 , with big improvements especially in screen size , battery life & operating system, you would know that by now if you saw the crazy adverts. Continue reading
It seems like the African market which comprises of basically Nigerians (lol) is been controlled by Itel, Infinx and Tecno, and this companies stand a chance to gain more profit as population increases and it really dawns on you, when you remember some of the phones take less than $30 to make.
But the good news, Tecno has a new device coming out soon and it is called Camon CX (aka c10) and CX air and very possible a mini CX . As usually the rumored specifications have been leaked. Let budget planning begin. Continue reading
Foresteps may not be the first coworking space in Enugu and from what i am seeing it won’t be the last or necessarily going to be the best in town, but it is the first that I was able to discover online. Foresteps offers all the “usual services” of a Coworking space. You get a desk with comfortable seats, paid Wi-Fi, and an air conditioning. The CoWorking space also offers stable power supply. Office equipment like printers, scanners, and photocopiers are also provided.
Twitter is trying to much to tackle troll problem in 2017, and the campaign is not without problems. In addition to a range of tools aimed at filtering abusive tweets, the platform now appears to be quietly marking entire accounts as sensitive, or suspending accounts without notice or warning. Continue reading
3D-print everything! it’s pretty impressive that a company built a house in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, this 400-square-foot home (37 square meters) was built in just a day, at a cost of just over $10,000. Continue reading