Why Bitcoin Is Super Hot in Zimbabwe

Inc Startups

People in Zimbabwe and other countries in political and economic turmoil increasingly are turning to digital currencies. Money

Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Riddle me this: Why has Botswana, a landlocked country in the south of Africa, become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, while other African nations — Zimbabwe, the Congo and Sierra Leone among them — remain caught in a miasma of violence and poverty?

Email Marketing The Right Way

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And if that wasn’t enough, a relative I didn’t even know I had (from Zimbabwe of all places) died and left me US$52 million! This might be our last post for a while, as I’ve just won the U.K. lottery. Okay, not really. But if you believe the emails you get, practically on a daily

Supercell Reaches 100 mln Daily Players


I want to thank every single one of them: from Albania to Zimbabwe and everywhere else in between. The Helsinki-based gaming studio is known for its Clash of Clans and Hay Day games, which have been topping charts for several years already.

Will Bitcoin adoption be driven outside the US?

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In Zimbabwe, hyperinflation drove the US Dollar became the de facto local currency even while foreign currency trading was illegal. Right now, more than 80% of Bitcoin volume is in the USD market. And many of the pundits commenting on Bitcoin, both positively and negatively, are in the US. So it is natural to assume that Bitcoin adoption will start first in the US. I think that that is a reasonable assumption, but it is one worth questioning.

Precious Metals: Outlook March 2018


Supply is rising due to an upturn in refi ned production in South Africa—the leading producer of platinum—which countered lower output from Zimbabwe and North America.

Launching Tech Ventures: Mukela.com: Selling the Dream

Launching Tech Ventures

If you were to go to expedia.com and search for hotels in Harare, Zimbabwe only 5 hotels will be displayed. Within days, I received initial feedback from a few hotels that bandwidth in Zimbabwe was limited (more on that later) and they could not view the videos links in my e-mail.

From Airbnb to TaskRabbit to Zimride, sharing is becoming big business


Inspired in Zimbabwe The founders of Zimride were inspired by drivers in Zimbabwe, who pick up strangers and give them a lift for a few bucks. Skip to Main Content. USA TODAY. Subscribe. Mobile. Travel. Money. Sports. Your Life. Weather. Tech: Blogs. Technology Live. Game Hunters.

Power to the People (for a Profit)

Inc Startups

Simon Bransfield-Garth was standing awestruck in the middle of a dark village in rural Zimbabwe one night last year. Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed.

Finding a Problem Worth Solving

K9 Ventures

It was on a trip to Zimbabwe that Logan saw carpooling being used extensively. When we started in the PhD program in Computer Science at Stanford , Prof. Rajeev Motwani , who was the “default PhD advisor” for all incoming PhD students told us that our only priority should be to find a research topic that we care about. In fact, Prof.

Is Your Start Up Idea Gold or Goop?

Austin Startup

That is roughly several gazillion dollars today (in Zimbabwe). Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help. A lot of entrepreneurs ask me to look at their business ideas since they know what I do for a living.

BiNu's Grand Plan to Bring Internet to Phones in the Developing World

Inc Startups

Before the end of our interview, I asked Lentell whether he believes biNu is what some would call a "nice to have" or a "need to have" for people in the developing world and whether or not it''s solving a fundamental problem in countries like his native Zimbabwe. "If

The 3 Decisions That Made Mandela a Truly Great Leader

Inc Startups

This was a remarkable gesture in a continent where leaders tend to seek maximum power (such as Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe). Only a handful of people in a century command the global authority that Nelson Mandela does. These three crucial judgments cemented his greatness.

Is Your Start Up Idea Gold or Goop?

Austin Startup

That is roughly several gazillion dollars today (in Zimbabwe). Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help. A lot of entrepreneurs ask me to look at their business ideas since they know what I do for a living.

AppCampus To Host The Second Batch Of AppCademy Starting The 4th Of March


For this batch, there will be a total of 20 teams from 15 different countries: US, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Russia, Singapore, Finland, Estonia, France, Polan, Moldova, Germany, Denmark and UK. The second batch of AppCademy is kicking off in just one week.

Lithuanian Social Trading app Mobofree Takes A Step Deeper into West African Soil


According to Opera State of The Mobile Web, MoboFree belongs to the Top 8 sites in Nigeria, Top 5 in Zimbabwe and Top 9 in Malawi. When you think about it, Lithuania and West Africa don’t seem to have much in common.

The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem included people from almost every nation in the world—from Australia to Zimbabwe. The Indians are Silicon Valley's most successful immigrants. What have they done right, and what can women and other races learn from them? Part 1 of 5.

Farewell to Our Dream-Team CEO

Inc Startups

For four decades, he spent on average four months a year personally visiting places where IDG did business, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. IDG founder Patrick McGovern, a true entrepreneurial all-star, dies at 76. Twenty-five years ago, Inc.''s

Eskimi Hits 5 Million Users, Sees Solid Growth In Africa


There is also a growing user-base in Ghana, South Africa,Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, where there are over 250 000 users each. Eskimi , the Lithuanian-based mobile social network based on flirting, has announced it recently hit 5 million users, and is growing at 30 000 a day. The service has grown steadily in popularity in Africa, where desktop-based social networks have not meet the needs of every mobile user.

How to Think Globally

Inc Startups

Just a quick look at what stories are rising to the top in Zimbabwe or India can tell you a lot about what people there are thinking. Business smarts are not enough. The best global leaders are also political gurus and experts in dealing with the nonrational.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

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And its reach is amazing – I have LinkedIn contacts in more than 90 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe. Now, I may be the reigning champion of Christmas Party Beer Pong here at crowdSPRING (no big deal…) but this next company may have me beat.

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How The Startup Scene Evolved In Lithuania


Their target markets are Nigeria and Uganda, but they are quickly expanding to other English speaking African markets, such as Uganda and Zimbabwe. Photo: Shutterstock. Countless startup success stories come from the Bay Area or other international hubs, such as London, Paris and Tel Aviv.

Dealflow from Lithuania: These #LTstartups are raising over $100M


Here are the startups rasing A rounds: MoboFree is #1 social e-commerce marketplace in Nigeria with strong footprint in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana with almost 4M registered members who are generating up to 2M daily pageviews. A guest post by Edmundas Bal?ikonis ikonis , CEO of Trackduck.