Month: January 2016

The heartbeat of progress

WinSenga expands access to prenatal care in Africa with smartphone-based ultrasound alternative Words by Jennifer Warnick / Images by David Palmer Wubwub. Wubwub. Wubwub. It’s immense, the moment an ultrasound lets an expectant mother hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. But many pregnant women around the world never get to experience … Read more »

Applications open for RFI Challenge App Afrique

Microsoft has collaborated with RFI to run the Challenge App Afrique. Developers and entrepreneurs in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Benin, Niger, Cameroon and the DRC are encouraged to submit eHealth and mHealth solutions at Applications close on 31 January 2016. … Read more »

Gazan entrepreneurs reach for the sky with Microsoft and Mercy Corps

Entrepreneurs in Gaza are being empowered with real business connections to Microsoft enterprise clients to start their own software consultancies. Microsoft under the 4Afrika Initiative has collaborated with Mercy Corps’ startup accelerator, Gaza Sky Geeks, to run the Gaza Business Lab, and give software engineers and product managers the technical … Read more »

Five exciting gaming experiences to look forward to in 2016!

2015 was a great gaming year, and it’s not only traditional gamers who enjoyed all the fun. Latest research by Nielsen, a consumer trends insights company, estimates that 1.2 billion people worldwide are playing online games, with global video game sales expected to reach $86.9 billion by 2017, up from … Read more »