Blockchain-based property registries

Many developing countries don’t have a working system of tracking property rights, and what they do have can be fragile and incomplete. In Haiti, for instance, a large earthquake in 2010 destroyed all the municipal buildings that stored documents confirming many small farmers’ ownership of the land they worked.…

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Put your phone down and talk to people

Apple and Google recently announced features in their forthcoming mobile operating systems designed to “reduce interruptions and manage screen time.” Android and iOS users alike will soon be able to guard their sleep against digital temptations, easily activate “Do Not Disturb” mode when needed, and get prompted to stop when…

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How ready is South Africa for 5G?

The move from 4G to 5G will be anything but straightforward. Fifth generation networks will not only host new service types, but require new infrastructure and network design to support them. Are SA’s telcos ready? Understanding the evolution Until now, mobile networks – spanning 2G, 3G and LTE/LTE-A – were…

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Innovator's dilemma

Move fast and break things. Experiment, fail, learn and repeat. Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Think bigger. Complaining is not a strategy. The riskiest thing is to take no risks. These and many more blurbs as curated from startup founders and their teams have become the rallying…

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This tax must fall

Ugandans are angry that the government has followed through with its threat to tax them for using social media, which the president, Yoweri Museveni, has on several occasions derided as a good for nothing rumor mill. Now they cannot, literally, puff curls of smoke that look like glistening halo emojis…

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