Category ArchiveIT & Internet

Africa is the Future; But for Who?

The Jumia Group started its Initial Public Offer (IPO) with opening shares of $14.50 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the 12th April 2019. The price surged to $21 within 24 hours, gaining about 60% in value. On the 15th April, JMIA (WKN: A2PGZM; ISIN: US48138M1053) was trading at $31.91. By being the

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In the Advent of Internet of Things(IoT), Is Africa Ready to take on The Challenge?

The internet having its preliminary technological foundation in the 1950s started gaining public attention and use as information system after the commercial restrictions were removed

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Could Predictive Analytics Help in Boosting African Economic Growth?

Predictive Analytics has been applied in many industries to increase operational efficiency, optimize production processes, reduce cost in healthcare systems, increase sales by enabling

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The impact of Social Media on African Lifestyle

“Has Dele a new girlfriend?”, Toyin asked with her eyes fixed on her mobile phone. “No”, Bola replied. “But here he is in a cozy pose with a lady”, Toyin said. “Where?”, Bola asked in a voice mixed

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A short history of file sharing by Sean McManus

This history of file sharing was written by Sean McManus while conducting research for the Rock & Pop Timeline book by Johnny Black, which presents a year by year history of the music industry, its stars and fashions. The article doesn’t appear in the book in its original form, so I thought I’d share it with you here.
In 1999, Shawn Fanning launched a new program that was to change how many people used the internet: Napster. The software enabled music fans to swap songs stored on their computers with each other and to find each other through a central directory. Napster users could trade in bootlegs, rare tracks and current releases by major artists.

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