6:12 pm August 2, 2015 | No Comment
In between the run-down buildings in this seemingly inauspicious part of Lagos, a city of around 21 million, tech start-ups are taking root and creating a buzz that is drawing international venture capitalists and more established digital firms.
2:58 pm August 2, 2015 | No Comment
E-commerce growth in the countryside now outpaces that in major cities, though fewer than one tenth of online purchases made on Alibaba platforms were shipped to rural areas in the first quarter of this year.
7:36 pm July 22, 2015 | No Comment
While current drones cannot replicate the height and stability of helicopter-mounted shots due to their limited payload and flying times, their ability to fly low and unobtrusively helps them capture close-up details and wide pans without cranes or other expensive equipment.
6:28 pm July 15, 2015 | No Comment
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies has won a key Indian government manufacturing approval, paving the way for it to become the first major Chinese brand to make handsets in one of the world’s biggest markets for mobile phones.
5:42 pm July 10, 2015 | No Comment
Carmakers are limiting the data they share with technology partners Apple and Google through new systems that link smartphones to vehicle infotainment systems, defending access to information about what drivers do in their cars.
9:40 am July 10, 2015 | No Comment
The Missing Maps Project gets volunteers to mark satellite photographs of undermapped places, building detailed maps which can be used by aid agencies wanting to know how many houses are in a village or trails are in a forest.
5:00 pm July 8, 2015 | No Comment
China’s parliament has published a draft cybersecurity law that consolidates Beijing’s control over data, with potentially significant consequences for internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country.
12:52 pm July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged more companies to make electronic and digital goods on Wednesday, reviving his campaign promise to bridge India's digital divide backed by over $70 billion in investment pledges.
7:29 pm June 30, 2015 | No Comment
The world’s top banks and insurers are being forced to review their business models amid rapid inroads by nimble “fintech” start-ups, which are reshaping what consumers and businesses expect out of financial services, a report out Tuesday said.
3:36 pm June 23, 2015 | No Comment
The image of miners as mainly burly blokes in hard hats and high-vis vests is likely to change in the next decade to one of computer geeks controlling automated machines while sitting thousands of kilometers away from the pit.
11:31 am June 22, 2015 | No Comment
Surging growth in advertising via mobile phones and tablet computers will help Internet advertising overtake television as the dominant medium for global ad spending by 2017, a leading media buyer forecasts.
10:10 am June 19, 2015 | No Comment
E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it: it's Chinese.
4:34 pm June 17, 2015 | No Comment
Apple has lost a lawsuit in which it was accused of engaging in anti-competitive practices and will be fined T$20 million ($647,124), a Taiwan court said on Wednesday.