Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mel Bernstein: Meet the Man who has enough weapons to start a civil war

If Mel Bernstein is an African, he would have been a ‘war lord’. In a place called El Paso County located in Colorado, America lies a massive 260 acre home turned military museum named ‘Dragonland’ by its owner. Mel Bernstein is a 71-year man, originally from New York. He prefers to go by his nickname the Dragon Man, which was inspired by Harley Davidson.

Tech: British spies reportedly think Russia is using Kaspersky software to spy on 2...

The US has already banned its government departments from using Kaspersky products.
British spies are reportedly worried that Russia is using security software distributed by Kaspersky to spy on two million Barclays customers.
The UK bank has given Kaspersky’s software away for free to its online banking customers since 2008.

Startup Profile: Chromo — get on-demand energy supply across Nigeria

Port Harcourt is renowned for petroleum activities in Nigeria. Chromo was founded to make energy supply easier in the city with the technology.
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Tech: UK chip startup Graphcore raised $50 million from Sequoia to help it build...

The Bristol-based company is building chips that can be used to process the large amounts of data involved in artificial intelligence software development.
Sequioa has made just a handful of investments in UK companies.
Graphcore said it plans to use the money to scale up production of its intelligence processing chips (IPUs).
CEO Nigel Toon previously sold a company to Nvidia for $367 million.

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 Day 7 and 8: A walk in the billion-naira Ariaria...

November 11 was our day 7 on the Techpoint Innovation tour. The plan was to visit a couple of places; including the shoe market Araria market North of Aba.
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Tech: What you need know about the deal that gave Jumia House to Tolet

This gives more details about how Tolet bought Jumia House Jumia House (formerly Lamudi) has been officially acquired by an industry competitor, Tolet.com. For many tech and startup ecosystems analysts, there is no sign of this acquisition coming.

This week on Techpoint: The Techpoint Innovation Tour is underway

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This week on Techpoint: The Techpoint Innovation Tour is underway

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Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 Day 6: Made in Nnewi

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 (Southern Nigeria Edition) is made possible by our primary sponsors — GIGM.com and Riby.ng Location partners (Aba/Umuahia) include: Unilever, LearnFactory, Innovation Growth hub, Vigan Press, and Clintonel.

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 Day 6: Made in Nnewi

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 (Southern Nigeria Edition) is made possible by our primary sponsors — GIGM.com and Riby.ng Location partners (Aba/Umuahia) include: Unilever, LearnFactory, Innovation Growth hub, Vigan Press, and Clintonel.

ToLet acquires Jumia House in Nigeria

[UPDATE 11:40, November 11, 2017]: According to an email from Frontier Digital Ventures CEO and founder, Shaun Di Gregorio: We (FDV) are the ones who acquired Jumia House Nigeria and are merging it with ToLet.

ToLet acquires Jumia House in Nigeria

[UPDATE 11:40, November 11, 2017]: According to an email from Frontier Digital Ventures CEO and founder, Shaun Di Gregorio: We (FDV) are the ones who acquired Jumia House Nigeria and are merging it with ToLet.

AfricaCom 2017: John Momoh Challenges Broadcasters To Explore Global Trends

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh, has challenged mainstream broadcasters to become more inclusive, embrace new technology, and build talent networks.