The Africa Tech News Tidbits: Week of April 25th

Here is what has been happening in the world of African Tech this week: An interview with Jason Njoku, founder of IrokoTV, known as the “netflix of Africa”. Some good insight in a young business that makes sense because the demand is there on it. On the challenges of growth in Africa, this particular nuggetContinue reading “The Africa Tech News Tidbits: Week of April 25th”

Titanium Studio: package org.appcelerator.titanium does not exist

After updating to the latest 2.0.1 version of Titanium Studio, i got this error while trying to deploy my applications: package org.appcelerator.titanium does not exist import org.appcelerator.titanium.TiStylesheet; Followed by a bunch of other errors related to missing Titanium libraries. And in the end, that’s just what it was. For some reason, Titanium Studio had setContinue reading “Titanium Studio: package org.appcelerator.titanium does not exist”

African Tech News Tidbits: Week of April 17th

A lot happening and since my schedule cleared up a bit, let’s do a quick round of what’s been happening in the world of AfricaTech. First, this is a must read by Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, titled “Will Europe Underdevelop Africa Again?“, on the inequities of the new Economic Partnership Agreements or EPAs being negotiatedContinue reading “African Tech News Tidbits: Week of April 17th”

Kenyan startups: As real businesses or social impact projects?

In an interesting reflection, Dinfin Mulupi over at HowWeMadeItInAfrica brings up a worry from investors in Kenya that the emphasis on social impact technology is distracting entrepreneurs from building real tech businesses. That’s a  good question to ask I believe, and legitimate from an investor point of view. As argued by Nikolai Barnwell of 88mph,Continue reading “Kenyan startups: As real businesses or social impact projects?”

African Tech News Tidbits: Week of April 10th

Back for another session of ATNT, and I got some good reads for you. This week the topics covered include disruptive technology in an African context, startups raising funds, hackathons, and a robbery/kidnapping victime saved by Twitter, yes you can believe it! The always-on-point Will Mutua at AfricanBrains gives us an excellent take on theContinue reading “African Tech News Tidbits: Week of April 10th”

Social Entrepreneurship: Make a difference

In a guest post at Venture Beat, David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree, which makes Hotspot Shield, a privacy shield for internet users around the world dicusses examples of entrepreneurs around the US that founded startup whose primary mission was effecting social good as opposed to purely commercial ventures. Gorodyansky argues that: It’s time we tookContinue reading “Social Entrepreneurship: Make a difference”