Check out this 20 minute documentary on Africa's tech scene. Unlike Silicon Valley, "innovation is born from necessity."
Adsolut launched today as the "admeld for Africa." It is an ad network and management platform that helps web publishers more effectively sell and manage their ads online in sub-Saharan Africa.
Worldreader launches a new mobile program that makes thousands of books available to people in the developing world through their low-end feature phones.
The African digital games landscape is still in its infancy. Here’s what local developers and game studios are doing to help it grow.
A South African accelerator receives investment from a South African venture capital fund in an effort to build a robust, flowing, native startup ecosystem.
Scientists have hacked together a microscope out of an iPhone, a piece of glass, double-sided tape, and a cheap flashlight that is good enough to detect intestinal worm infections with 70 percent accuracy.
E-commerce retailer Jumia takes investment to fuel its growth into new African markets.
Guest Post Entrepreneur Payam Zamani explores the similarities between climbing mountains and starting a business from scratch.
From Nomanini's terminal, South African entrepreneurs can sell mobile prepaid vouchers and earn extra income.
With its latest effort, Microsoft aims to get more people in Africa online (and using Windows phone).
Information may want to be free, but the organization behind Wikipedia wants knowledge to be free too. So Wikimedia has formed a partnership with the world's sixth-largest telecom, VimpelCom, to deliver Wikipedia mobile sites for free to developing countries.
Will the iPhone 5 be coming to China Mobile's 700 million subscribers? Apple needs this, sure, but make no mistake: China Mobile needs it just as bad.
Every December 1, the world takes a day to raise awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS and its prevention. Here's what Bill Gates and others are doing to help.
Telecommunications giant Ericson has released a massive report on the state of the mobile world. And clearly, unless you live in the almost-fully-penetrated European and North American markets, everything is up and to the right.
LIONS@FRICA brings DEMO to sub-Saharan Africa to unleash the continent's innovation potential
Editor's Pick My first question to Ashish Thakkar, CEO of a pan-African conglomerate, one-time genocide refugee, and the continent's first space tourist: "When do you find time to sleep?"
When it comes to thinking big, MedAfrica takes the cake. The founders are aiming to revolutionize how people in developing areas, particularly on the African continent, access and use health information.
The startup presented at the Demo Fall 2011 conference …
Not many tech startups save lives. Sproxil may be one of them.
The company tags pharmaceutical products in emerging markets with a scratch-off code which is verified by sending a text message to Sproxil’s product authentication service. Sproxil was one …