Author Archives: TechLoy

African Press Organization to sponsor technology journalist to cover AfricaCom 2015

The African Press Organization (APO), a press release newswire service in Africa today announced that Lilian Murugi Mutegi, a Kenyan technology Staff Writer with CIO East Africa has won its invitation to attend AfricaCom 2015, the biggest technology event in Africa, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 17 – 19, 2015.

Gemalto’s cloud-backup solution protects over three billion contacts for mobile subscribers in Middle East and Africa

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution. “Our cloud backup solutions are number one in the region,” said Eric Claudel, President for Africa & Middle East at Gemalto

Production Of Bitcoins By Mike Caldwell of Casascius

Bitcoin is officially a commodity, according to U.S. regulator

Bitcoin, which is a virtual currency is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Commission on Thursday announced it had filed and settled charges against a Bitcoin exchange for facilitating the trading of option contracts on its platform. “In this order, the CFTC for the first

South Africa’s entertainment and media industry revenues to reach $13.2 billion by 2019

South Africa’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from R112.7 billion (approx. $8.4 billion) in 2014 to R176.3 billion (approx. $13.2 billion) in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4%. This is according to a recent PwC report titled: Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 – 2019, which presents annual historical

Production Of Bitcoins By Mike Caldwell of Casascius

Kenya’s Bitpesa launches a trading service called BitPesa Trade

Kenya’s Bitpesa has launched a trading service called BitPesa Trade, which will allow Bitcoin traders to transact their business on the platform anytime, anywhere via their mobile devices. “We’re excited to announce that you can now buy and sell Bitcoin 24/7, all on one page,” the company posted on its website today, giving credit to