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Singapore’s Tookitaki gains $1m to research consumer targeting in Asia

Singapore-based consumer data intelligence startup Social Audience Pvt Ltd has secured $1mn (£658mn) in R&D funding for its Tookitaki platform, which seeks to provide companies with hybrid and ‘predictive’ consumer lead-data. The new investment is headed by Singapore’s Jungle Ventures and Rebright Partners, together with current investor Blume Ventures, and is intended to be used… Read More

Concergent tackles data centre scalability issue with mobile data centres

Wichita-based tech company Concergent IT is taking a modular approach to the issue of data centre scalability by forming a new Micro Data Centre (MDC) company called ‘MDC Anywhere’, which aims to supply portable data centres to clients’ locations ad hoc. CEO Dan Reisig has said that the Kansas computer-consulting firm was faced with the… Read More

Mesh-networked mobile phone connections coming to Hong Kong

Early in 2015 Chinese network provider 21Vianet will launch a new service in Hong Kong that lets participating mobile phone users ‘borrow’ connections over Wi-Fi from other users who may have a stronger data connection, boosting download speeds by more than 50% and even enabling connectivity in areas with no usable carrier signal. The new… Read More

Cloud computing ranks highest in investor confidence survey

Confidence among venture capital investors is stronger than ever in the technology sector, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Deloitte. The results of the 10th annual Global Venture Capital Confidence survey were released today, and revealed that investors are increasingly attracted to growth sectors in the digital world,… Read More

Will a free internet do more for Africa than free trade? Interview with Calestous Juma

For a western consumer, a broadband connection has become something we take for granted. As a technology professional, when did you last sit down and think about the educational benefits of the internet? Earlier this week I interviewed Calestous Juma. He is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development, at the Harvard Kennedy School,… Read More

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