#PKTechWeekly; Tech for Manufacturing, Taxman and Tech, *252# The Lifestyle, Konnect Africa Wi-fi,

Technology to Compensate for Africa’s Lack of Manufacturing In many parts of the world advanced robotics and 3D printers are seen as a threat to manufacturing jobs. Yet in most of Africa manufacturing has never taken off, contributing just 5% of the continent’s jobs, compared with 15-18% in other developing regions, so robots will not…

#PKTechWeekly Africa’s Election Technology, Tecno Phantom 8 Specs, Uber Free Rides, Africa ain’t Silicon Valley, Culture and Technology

  Tecno Phantom 8 Catchy Features The Tecno brand has become a household name in Uganda today after the likes of Nokia and Samsung over the years since it started selling phones well back in 2006. The company was among the very first players that introduced dual-SIM devices to cater for people who want to use…

#PkTechWeekly; Ways Tech Is Improving Your Health, SnapChat’s rival Musical.ly, Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence, Netflix at 50million subscribers,

Netflix hit 50.85 million subscribers in the USA Its now bigger than cable TV in US. Leichtman Research found that the video-streaming service now has 50.85 million subscribers, while there are just 48.61 million customers reported by the top cable providers in the country. This doesn’t make it bigger than TV as a whole (the…

#PKTechWeekly; $5 For Online Addresses, PitchDrive, Nokia’s Brick, Tech to Fight Hunger,

PitchDrive is a three week, five-city European tech hub tour across London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris This partnership will bring 15 elite African tech companies together to pitch to investors, explore international opportunities and learn about frontier technology markets. It’s organised by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a technology innovation center in Nigeria and Google for Entrepreneurs.…

#PKTechWeekly: Democratize Disruption, Online Banking Safety, WWC, QwiCart

Should Democracy come to Disruption? Today’s disruptive businesses is win because they constantly look for ways to work smarter and improve their customers’ lives, and because they are flexible enough to do so. Because they’re born in the cloud, these companies can quickly respond to changing customer needs, whether that means rolling out a new service…

#PKTechWeekly: Factories Should Float in Space, Facebook’s GoFundMe Feature, SnapChat Identity Crisis …

We Need To Say Goodbye To Third-World Communication When networks fail, manufacturers can’t access the inventory data they need to respond to RFPs. Healthcare organisations can’t deliver patient information or test results to the point of care, or empower practitioners with the clinical systems they rely on. Financial services companies can’t process transactions. VoIP and…

#PKTechWeekly: Open Innovation, TweetDeck Subscription, Google Vs Symantec, Personal Branding

The future of innovation is about access not ownership Most organisations need to wake up to the idea that innovation is about access and collaboration, not ownership. There is a clear business case for recycling the abundance of technologies and outcomes of user and market experiments from adjacent industries. In the hyped start-up scene, everybody…