Category: Data

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CSIDataStartupsTech

New tech hub Tshimologong Precinct lifting the burden of disease in Africa

South Africa’s best kept secret may just be IBM’s Tshimologong Precinct, located at the site of the old Inc nightclub in Johannesburg’s now trendy inner-city hub, Braamfontein. The Tshimologong Precinct offers opportunities in startup incubation, digital skills training as well as research and training in general.

The new precinct, which opened up in Braamfontein, was spearheaded by the University of Witwatersrand and Johannesburg’s Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), and is also backed by the national government, private sector and civil society.

The innovation hub has already started bearing fruit; at a recent five-day hackathon hosted at IBM’s new research lab housed in the precinct (the second on the continent after the Nairobi lab built in 2013), medical researchers from around the world joined forces to work through data mapping solutions to malaria. Other more long-term research projects are also using data to treat diseases like cancer and tuberculosis, lifting the burden of disease in Africa.

Read more about the new precinct here.

 

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21Sep
BusinessDataStartups

Online shopping made easy for bother retailers and customers

Breinify, an e-commerce recommendation engine launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, may have found the solution to providing customers with accurate and easy purchasing experience online. It takes away...

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16Sep
DataInfluencersSocial MediaTechWhats Trending

#DataMustFall but at what cost?

Social media has been abuzz this past week with the trending topic #datamustfall trending nationally. This comes after a myriad of complaints from South Africans with regards to data costs and usage which...

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02Sep
DataTechWebsites

Notorious Former Hacker Reveals How Cyber Criminals Can Steal Your Details In 3 Steps

In an extremely worrying demonstration former infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick shows you how in just three simple steps hackers can steal your personal information when you connect to a public wi-fi network....