TechCrunch and Facebook have collaborated to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Africa, at an event scheduled to hold on Wednesday, October 11 at 9:00 AM EAT in Nairobi, Kenya.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates, to become the world richest person.
According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world after stocks of his company open at 1.6% today with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg believe that connecting people online isn’t enough, speaking at the ongoing Facebook Community Summit in Chicago,Zuckerberg revealed the new mission of the company.
The new mission of Facebook “Bring the world Closer together” seeks to foster meaningful Virtual communities around the world. The company seeks to transcend from just connecting people which was her initial mission to fostering communities among the now connected people.
Facebook has selected 60 finalists from over 1000 entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.
Africa has one of the largest and progressive diaspora communities in the UK. Engaging this cerebral community is critical to Africa’s development.
This May, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB ) will be launching a bold new initiative called the CcHUB Diaspora Challenge, aimed at reversing brain drain for the good of Africa.