‘Startups’

Why motorbike mobile apps are scrambling for Africa

In our series of letters from African writers, Zimbabwean Andile Masuku looks at why venture capitalists are getting excited by motorbike taxis. Traffic jams are the great waster of time across Africa. Having had the pleasure of hopping on the back of a motorcycle taxi in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, I can attest to the appeal […]

Bloomberg Innovation Index

Billionaire venture capitalist Jim Breyer is heading to the Swiss Alps this year with an upbeat message. “This is a magical time,” says Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital and a partner at Accel Partners. “Innovation is happening in centers of excellence around the world faster than ever before.” His optimism contrasts with the […]

Africa’s five fastest-growing technology companies

The Deloitte Technology Fast50 Africa initiative is an award that recognises the continent’s fastest-growing technology companies in terms of revenue. David Mwanambuyu looks at 2014’s top five winners. Read more

Smartphone Movements Could Reveal Empty Parking Spots

Caleb Garling at MIT Technology Review: “Researchers have come up with a novel way to find parking spots with your smartphone. It promises to be much easier than driving around looking for an empty space, and doesn’t require the installation of pricey sensors or other methods for tracking available spots. At the State University of […]