Facebook brings its Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

Recognition for African developers who are working to deliver apps, websites and services for learning/education and economic empowerment; $US150, 000 awards for winners in two categories. Have you heard yet? Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education…

Project Link Launched, So No More Digging for BlueRedYellowGreen Cable Laying?

#KoikoiUg…. Google project launched last week in Kampala with a promise of improving our internet speed and experience. According to this statement on their site, they have built the first metro fiber network in this, our city Kampala, that was limited to pre-broadband speeds. They continue to say; In Uganda, we also offer wholesale last-mile Wi-Fi…

Blogging on Facebook

After #UgBlogWeek, (still reading and re-visiting those beautiful blogs) I was asked if Facebook can be used as a blogging platform and if so how can one do it. This is what I think in regard to that. And these are not comprehensive views that are a must follow, we all blog for different reasons.…

One Year as an online freelancer; lessons learnt.

If you can’t record or remember your lessons, you learnt nothing from the great experiences life has to offer. Everyday there is something new to learn, to fail at and to aim at. For the last year I have been learning, failing and aiming; below are my lessons learnt…. Never forget your passion – not…

Google is being bombarded on all fronts

Google my best search engine is at war on all fonts of its business. Earlier in October the company disappointed shareholders with underwhelming quarterly results. The amount of money it makes each time somebody clicks on an ad has steadily fallen for the past three years. Then a concern rose about the disintermediation of search by…

Big Data Facts and Sources

I know you have heard this ‘Big Data’ gospel that is taking over the world already, but do you know these facts about it? That; Every 2 days since 2003 we create so much information more than we did from the beginning of time [Source], Every minute we send 204 million emails, generate 1,8 million…