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Google | Project Link Launches New Wi-Fi Hotzone Network For Kampala

Project Link launches new Wi-Fi hotzone network to enable local Internet providers to bring new wireless services to Kampala KAMPALA, UGANDA, Google announced December 3rd 2015 that Project Link, an initiative to help connect m...


CNN Feature: Young minds, bright future: Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms

Ugandan Inspiration worth Sharing ~ FundiBots, Founded by a fellow Ugandan Innovator, Solomon King Benge ~ By Alex Court, for CNN | (CNN) Building and programing a robot from scratch may sound like an impossible task to most pr...



Kiira EV Smart | Uganda beats Kenya by producing the first hybrid vehicle in East Africa.

The vehicle, Kiira EV SMART, which the manufacturers say will be the region’s first sedan hybrid electronic vehicle, has been developed at Kiira Motors Corporation. Ironically, Uganda will be launched the car at Kenyatta Inte...



Dr. Frederick Balagadde | Bio-lab on a microchip | Where the chips fall – Lab on chip diagnostics

Although years have been spent trumpeting its enormous potential, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics has largely failed to improve healthcare in developing countries. Dr Frederick Balagaddé, assistant investigator at K-RITH in South Af...


Tech Corner | 25 years of the World Wide Web – Founder Tim Berners-Lee explains how it all began

Today marks the 25th birthday of an invention which has changed humanity forever, and created a new virtual world within a generation. There was no birthday cake yesterday, but you could have been forgiven for thinking a celebr...



Tech Corner | Google’s Project Link to lay fibre-optic cables in Uganda for faster internet

Google has launched an initiative to bring broadband to unconnected or poorly connected areas of the developing world. Through Project Link the search giant will build fibre-optic networks that will make it possible for more pe...



Meet Mr. Ivan Lumala – Director & Senior Technology Officer Microsoft – 4Africa

Another Ugandan making difference — Ivan was born and raised in Uganda East Africa. He first came to the United States as a chaperon, teacher, and sound technician for the African Children’s Choir. The group was mos...


Acquisitions | Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

Today’s collective gasp at the frothy valuations and pace of mobile transformation in the Internet business comes courtesy of Facebook (FB). The social network announced after the close of the market on Wednesday that it has ...



Prof. William Kisaalita | University of Georgia Ugandan Engineer Receives $1 Million to Develop Milk Cooler

In many sub-Saharan African countries, small-scale dairy farmers suffer from lack of proper refrigeration options. Larger processors can’t export milk to neighboring markets due to international standards that require the pro...


New Technology | Google Self-Driving Car Subject of Talk

By Carol Graham — The Google Driverless Car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for driverless cars. The project is currently being led by Google engineer Sebastian Thrun, director of the Stanford A...



Science & Exploration | Let there be light – A hand-made solar lamp from Uganda

A hand-made solar lamp that helps with energy and health, as well as the wallet. — By John Timmer – Last week, I got notification that there was a package waiting for me at our corporate headquarters in Times Sq...



Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks

By Mike Miesen, The Daily Beast  | Young women are learning to program computers in the unlikeliest of places, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mo...


Social Media News | The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

With new social networking platforms appearing from behind every corner, it can be hard to know exactly where to commit your time and resources. And as we move into the latter-half of 2013, it’s important to look ahead to whe...



Wired Magazine ~ Meet the Young Entrepreneurs turning Kampala, Uganda into a tech hub

By Madhumita Venkataramanan | Wired.com ~ This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on lo...



Ugandan and Taiwanese Students Win Women’s Empowerment Award at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

St. Petersburg, Russia — Students from Uganda and Taiwan have been named the winners of the first Women’s Empowerment Award at Microsoft’s global student software competition Imagine Cup for cost-effective applications th...


The Wall Street Journal | Google To Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets

Google Inc. is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet. These wireless networks would serve areas suc...



The Economist | Information Technology In Africa, The Next Frontier

Technology companies have their eye on Africa. IBM is leading the way MAMADOU NDIAYE grew up in Senegal. His parents were “not poor, but not rich”. He was fascinated by mathematics, which he studied at Cheikh Anta Diop Univ...


Technology ~ Ugandans tap Smart Phone APP called Mafuta Go, to find cheap fuel

In Uganda, a new smartphone application is helping motorists hunt for the best deal on fuel, by showing users the price at different petrol stations. The application, called Mafuta Go, was created by local information-technolo...



NPR NEWS FLASH | Apple Unveils New, Thinner, Lighter iPhone 5

WBUR NEWS FLASH — Moments ago in San Francisco, Apple’s Phil Schiller unveiled the latest incarnation of the company’s massively popular smartphone. The iPhone 5, said Schiller, is “the most beautiful p...



The Guardian | Uganda’s first electric car proves the potential of Africa’s universities

Critics claim the Kiira EV green car is just a prestige project, but it shows what research funding can achieve in Africa. In an age of technological marvels, it may not be earth-stopping news that young engineers at UgandaR...


TIME’s Mobile Tech | Tracking Disease One Text at a Time – How cheap cell phones – and quick thumbs – are saving lives in Uganda.

How cheap cell phones — and quick thumbs — are saving lives in Uganda.  Accurate bookkeeping is on nobody’s list of heroic acts. But without it, some revolutions are impossible, including the overhaul of a nation’s hea...







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