Six key lessons on crowdfunding in Africa

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In developing countries, the crowdfunding market is expected to reach $327 million this year—about 2 percent of the global total. Despite this slow adoption, crowdfunding has been heralded as an opportunity to expand access to capital for entrepreneurs.

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5 key takeaways from the worlds biggest mobile event

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Every year at Mobile World Congress there is a lot of hype, brand noise and people with over 100,000 in Barcelona this year for MWC2016 at the world’s biggest mobile get together.

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BitPesa gains investment to grow BitCoin business in Africa

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BitFury Group, the world’s leading Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, has made an investment in BitPesa, one of Africa’s leading bitcoin payment platforms.

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Cape Town coders share how CodeX is changing their lives

Cape Town-based Project codeX, which runs programming courses with the aim of addressing the lack of developers in Africa is training talented young brains to build Africa’s digital future.

Cape Town-based codeX runs programming courses with the aim of addressing the lack of developers in Africa is training talented young brains to develop the next generation of businesses.

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MWC: Fully charged phones in just 15 minutes

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Oppo the chinese manufacturer launched it’s rapid phone charging solution ‘Super VOOC Flash Charge’ at MWC this week and means Oppo’s new devices will be fully charged in just a quarter of an hour, while five minutes at the plug provides ten hours of talk time.

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MWC: Sports shoes just got very clever

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The internet of things (IoT) and wearables are nothing new, however Samsung have in conjunction with its in-house startup, Salted Venture launched what could be the biggest revolution in sportswear since Nike invented air bubbles.

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MWC: Is Virtual reality the next big thing?

Facebook shared how it was bringing its streaming technology for 360 video to Samsung Gear VR in coming weeks

Virtual reality is a major focus at Mobile World Congress 2016 with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a surprise appearance at Samsung’s press conference talking up progress in virtual reality and to promote VR in the future as “the most social platform.”

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