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How This Smartphone App Could Make Roads Safer To Drive

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Driving and smartphones don’t have a good relationship. Whenever the two are placed in the same sentence it’s usually to warn drivers about the irrefutable danger of using your smartphone behind the wheel. It is, therefore, refreshing to hear a positive news story about…



Medyear’s Documentary on HIV/AIDS in Africa Highlights Software’s Ability to Affect Social Change

By | Jun 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm

On Monday, NYC-based startup Medyear released a short documentary on the social stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and how mere access to privacy tools can significantly improve the treatment of those dealing with the virus. Aside from highlighting the social impact that startups can continue…

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Brighten App Shows Some Promise: Why Apps Like Secret Might Not be the Answer

By | Apr 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Sex sells… and so does drama and gossip. For decades, this model has successfully worked for TV, commercials and advertisements, and it might be having the same effect for startups, especially new apps. It’s Not a Secret Anymore In the past few weeks, one…


Sell Ebooks, Fashion, and More on WordPress with WooCommerce

By | Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I cover startups and apps on a daily basis now, but not often do I see one I’ll actually use. WooCommerce is an exception. Based in South Africa, WooCommerce helps you turn your WordPress blog into a bona fide online store – with tons…


Google Investing in South Africa via Umbono

By | Mar 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

Google recently announced the launch of Umbono, a business incubator based in Cape Town, South Africa.   The Umbono program lasts for 6 months and provides a full range of the critical resources young companies need to move forward.  Entrepreneurs accepted into the program can…