Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture’

Oguya started spending some Saturday mornings with Colaco and other women, snipping code and poring through hacker cookbooks. These informal gatherings became the Akirachix. Oguya graduated and turned her mobile phone idea into a company called M-Farm. At 25 years old, she now has a staff of 18. And 7,000 African farmers use her app. …

The Top 10 tech trends for 2012

(CNN) — From the continuing rise of tablet devices to the daily-deals craze and the return of the Internet IPO, 2011 has been a transformative year for technology. The pace of change has become blisteringly fast, with traditional industries — bookstores, video-rental chains, newspapers — crumbling more quickly than we could have imagined. read more …

Daily deals are big business for online merchants

Consumers will spend $5.5 billion in 2016 on daily deals, flash sales and other online discounts, up 53% from $3.6 billion this year, projects consultancy BIA/Kelsey. The spending amount in 2012 will increase nearly 87% compared with 2011, BIA/Kelsey says. Despite those gains, the year-over-year growth rate will start to slow after 2013. Read More …