Anthony Oyekunle

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Africa’s smartphone market is on the rise as affordable handsets spur growth

As Africa closes in on 1 billion mobile subscriptions, affordable smartphones are contributing significantly in bringing more people online across the continent.<p>By 2019, feature phones will only account for 27% of Africa’s mobile handset market, as the market for smartphones–fueled by handsets …

Middle East

ResearchKit going mainstream in big pharma as GlaxoSmithKline announces plans

A few days after <i>Buzzfeed</i> revealed that Purdue Pharma was investigating the use of Apple’s ResearchKit platform to assist in developing new drugs, the piece has been updated to reveal that GlaxoSmithKline has similar plans.<p>GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s largest drug developers, told BuzzFeed …

Stanford University

Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code

Jewelbots, a programmable friendship bracelet that debuted on Kickstarter last week, is on a mission to make coding popular among pre-teen girls.<p>Jewelbots surpassed its $30,000 crowdfunding goal in the first 19 hours. In the past five days, the campaign has pulled in over $70,000 from nearly 800 …

Tweens

Big Pharma Eyes iPhone For Drug R&D

Pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline and Purdue Pharma want to use Apple's open source ResearchKit platform for gathering medical research data via the iPhone.<p>Apple's ResearchKit is a new open-source software framework that helps the scientific community gather medical research data from …

Rapper 50 Cent Files For Bankruptcy Protection

According to court documents made public by the Wall Street Journal, hip-hop mogul 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Apparently, the rapper isn’t out of money, but he doesn’t exactly have enough to cover what he owes. The documents filed earlier …

50 Cent

Coin, the universal credit card, finally ships

When Coin debuted two years ago, it promised to streamline your wallet by putting all of your credit cards, debit cards and gift cards on a single …