#PkTechWeekly: Startup Culture Healthy, Digitize Water Infrastructure, Tackling Counterfeit Drugs With MFeyti, #DigiHackAfrica2018,

Tackling Counterfeit Drugs With MFeyti According to Solomon Opio, Capacity Development Lead, Outbox Hub, Mfeyti is a web and mobile-based platform for users to verify the authenticity of drugs/medications given to them. The developers boast of having an artificial intelligence chatbot that guides on how to stay away from counterfeit like the hepatitis B vaccines now causing a storm in…

#PKTechWeekly Huawei Seed for the Future Program, Rate African Startups to Facebook and Google, ZTE and MTN partner to manage 5G in Africa,

Huawei Seed for the Future Program Huawei Seeds for the Future program is a global program that was launched in 2008 with the  purpose of seeking out collaborations with local governments, higher education institutes, and other organizations that can select top university students and young government officials working in ICT-related departments; to be offered a…

#PKTechWeekly: Insurance and Tech, #Swarm17 starts Tomorrow, Fundi Bots Week, Bitcoin Now At $12000, Innovation Exhibition on “Ending Violence against Women and Girls”

Africa insurers must leverage on new technologies to remain relevant MANAGING Director of Africa Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), Mr Corneille Karekezi has advised the continent’s insurance industry to leverage on the current technology revolution in order to remain relevant. Speaking at the 25th annual conference of the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers in Bahrain…

#PKTechWeekly Africa’s Election Technology, Tecno Phantom 8 Specs, Uber Free Rides, Africa ain’t Silicon Valley, Culture and Technology

  Tecno Phantom 8 Catchy Features The Tecno brand has become a household name in Uganda today after the likes of Nokia and Samsung over the years since it started selling phones well back in 2006. The company was among the very first players that introduced dual-SIM devices to cater for people who want to use…

#PkTechWeekly: Uganda Gene Drive to End Malaria, ChapChap, Airtel Internship Program, African Tech to Preserve Food

Website Technology has been and continues to play me. This time round I lost all my site widgets and plugins which are supported by Jetpack under WordPress. I opened my site and it was not there, error something.  Just like the thief Jesus talked about it was gone. On resolution from the server the site…

#PKTechWeekly: Airtel MTN Interoperability, Uber Drivers Strike, WhatsApp SnapChat Status, Africa Aspiring not Rising

I promised myself to be loyal to my blogging commitments this month and that commitment includes this part of my blog called #PKTechWeekly. Procrastination on it has been real, but I am walking in power with it this month. So here we go…. Has Airtel Money and MTN Mobile Money gotten married? Below is an…

#PkTechWeekly: Uganda Uses Tech for Security, Uber and AirBnB, 2017 Tech Prediction

It might have looked like a neglected section on my blog for sometime, but I think the whole blog has been so. I have not dished out blogs as I always do during this time ( end and beginning of the years), but here is the first #PkTechWeekly entry for this year. Do you know…

#PKTechWeekly: Bitcoin for Zimbabwe, Vodafone Chat+ App, DSTV Streaming Services, The Dark Web Isn’t All Dark

  Driving differentiation and innovation through software It is said that today’s business world is increasingly high on velocity and is software driven. It’s also believed that sooner or later, those two realities will push companies to rethink their potential and reinvent themselves. While some aspects of technology are moving with incredible speed – social,…

#PKTechWeekly: Mobile Money Rates Slash, Netflix Offline, MicroWave Tech, Web not Apps, Where is Apple headed?,

A common refrain in discussions over the future of mobile is that “eventually, all mobile apps will be iOS or Android apps.” – Hugh Durkin MTN Uganda to slash Mobile Money rates According to GURU8, MTN will be announcing a slash in their Mobile money rates and the new rates that will be charged for…

#PKTechWeekly: Uganda Space Technology, ICTAug LAN, Ma3Route, StartUp Culture Killing Us

A whole generation is being trained to sell their companies as quickly as possible – rather than doing any actual work to nurture them – Telegraph The sight of a farmer weeding his fields by hand deep in the villages is a timeless scene, far removed from the high-tech, interconnected world of today. Yet the…

#PKTechWeekly: JumiaFood to Deliver NewsPapers, Uber to deliver Food, Women Online Violence, Fezah Partners with JazzFm, #FIFafrica16

“If you’re beautiful, you’re led to believe that you can’t also be smart,”
“But you can be fun and fit and social and be really smart. And the smarter you are, the more capable you’ll be to handle whatever challenges come up in life.” – Actress and mathematician Danica McKellar

#PKTechWeekly: RIP Mobile Apps, #MyUg, 1TB SanDisk, No more Mobile Money in SA, Uganda OpenMRS, MM Fraud.

For sometime now, I have been telling App Developers, I do market analysis and monitoring for that we need to change developing only Mobile Apps and move to Web apps too. Like WhatsApp and Telegram, You Tube and the rest having been doing for years. My justification for this is well explained in the article linked…

#PKTechWeekly; UCC, Ug TechHub, Gender In Tech, Tech for the poor, Solar car

In this week’s #pktechweekly; Uganda to be a TechHub for Africa by 2030. The Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Elioda Tumwesigye said Uganda will be a hub for science and technology in whole of Africa by 2030 during a technovation challenge at the Makerere University School of Public Health-powered ResilientAfrica Network. Gender in Technology.…