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New tech taking telemedicine to the next level

  Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Telemedicine has gone way beyond conference calls: new technologies allow doctors to monitor blood pressure and other vital signs — take x-rays even — and assist with operations from miles away. Wireless technology is moving “healthcare outside of clinics and hospitals”, said Pamela Spence, …

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UBA to unveil mobile, agent banking this month

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Pan-African lender, United Bank for Africa, plans to roll out its mobile banking platform mid this month and later agent banking to facilitate customer convenience and also tap into the unbanked population. UBA Uganda CEO Johnson Agoreyo said the lender is in the final stage …

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JUMIA: 2017 results overshadow those of 2016

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A year-on-year 94% Quarter-4 growth boosted Jumia financial figures for 2017 as the marketplace’s platforms significantly scaled the number of orders. According to a statement on their 2017 annual results, Jumia stated that the rise was as a result of effort to increasingly address daily …

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Mobile phones help transform disaster relief

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Mobile phones are helping transform how relief agencies respond to humanitarian crises by enabling them to pin point where aid is needed most after hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters. At the same time, mobile apps that need just a few taps of the finger to …

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5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the Internet of Things — making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality. With most European operators targeting 2020 for its rollout, 5G is the term on everyone’s lips at …

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Top gadgets at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are five eye-catching devices on display at the Mobile World Congress, wireless industry’s biggest conference which got underway Monday in Barcelona: Smart bike lock Tired of bending down to lock …

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Huawei launches new tablet in flagship phone hiatus

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | China’s Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet on Sunday as it seeks to cement its place among the world’s three biggest electronic device manufacturers. The laptop, the Matebook X Pro, and the tablet, the MediaPad M5, were presented on the eve of the opening of …

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