Hello! This is The Dignited Show, the flagship podcast of Dignited Tech Blog. Every Friday, David Okwii and Solomon Obwot make sense of the week's consumer tech news across Africa. And on Wednesday, Solomon hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders to talk about policies and startups shaping the industry in Africa. Join us every week for a fun conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.
Google System Outage, Nokia’s first laptop, NCC ban of unregistered sim cards with NIN, and Vivo V20.
In this week's episode, we talk about google and telegram system outage, Nokia’s first laptop, we digest facebook’s move to monetize WhatsApp and Nigeria's CC switching off unregistered sim cards. We talk about the new Vivo V20 smartphone set to be launched in Kenya as well as the key moments of tech in 2020.
Articles Discussed in this episode:
- Google and Telegram system outage
- Nigeria's communication commission ordered Telco's to switch off all sim cards not registered under the NIN
- Nokia Unveils its first Laptop, Nokia PureBook X14
- The Vivo V20 is Set to Be Unveiled in Kenya
- WhatsApp Adds Carts to Facilitate Easier Online Shopping
Key highlights of Tech in 2020
- Apple highlights or key moments of the year
- Key market exits for fintech startups across the continent
Showmaxx payment using Mobile Money, Paypal and Chipper cash support for Buying and selling of Bitcoin, Infinix Note 8 and Note 8i, and Chromebooks running Windows Apps.
In this week's episode of the weekly checkout, we digest the DSTV partnership with MTN in the addition of mobile money payment option for the Showmax internet TV service, make sense of recent Crypto bloom and new support on Paypal and Chipper Cash. We look at the recently launched Infinix Note 8 and Note 8i In Kenya and Chromebooks compatibility with Windows native apps. Please enjoy all the stories that happened in the consumer tech space this week.
Articles discussed in this episode:
1- How to pay for Showmax and Showmax Pro with MTN Momo?
2- PayPal to support Bitcoin and other cryptos.
3- How to Buy and Sell Bitcoin on Chipper Cash?
4- Infinix Note 8 Finally Launched in Kenya.
5- Chromebooks can now natively run Windows apps.
Facebook Marketplace, the iPhone Launch Event, Stripe Buys Paystack for $200m, Tecno Camon 16 and Silvercrest Power Bank.
In this week's episode of the weekly checkout at the Dignited show, we make sense of the Facebook marketplace in East Africa with the launch in Kenya, talk about the stripe move to expand into Africa with the acquisition of Nigeria's startup Paystack. We digest all the reasons why you should get the Tecno Camon 16 and the SilverCrest power bank.
Stories Discussed This Week:
1- Facebook Marketplace Starts Rolling Out in Kenya
2- iPhone 12: Everything About the 2020 iPhones
3-Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack for $200M+ to expand into the African continent
4- Tecno Camon 16 series now available at MTN Uganda with Free 3GB data
5- Product Spotlight(SilverCrest Power Bank(10,000mAh))
Mobile Money Hack in Uganda, iMessage for Android (Google's RCS), West African Startup Decade Report, Google Workspace and Jumia Games.
Happy Independence Uganda! In this week's story roundup across the continent Solomon Obwot and David digest the magnitude of the recent mobile hack in Uganda, why you adopt Google's Rich communication services(Google Message app), talk about the Techpoint West African startup decade report and Jumia Games.
Stories Discussed in this episode:
1- Mobile Money recent security breach
2- Techpoint West African Startup Decade report
3- ‘iMessage for Android’, Google Chat now available in Kenya via the Google Messages app
4- G Suite renamed to Google Workspace as it challenges Microsoft Office
5- Jumia Games is the latest subscription-based service on the platform
#S01E08 My Life in Tech with David Okwii: The Economics of e-Business in Uganda.
In the last episode for season one for my life in tech, we talk to David Okwii co-founder of the Dignited blog and e-commerce electronic platform Odukar store. We share an enlightening conversation around software development, team building and sourcing tech talents among other things. He shares his journey on how he felt in love with technology, please enjoy this conversation with my friend David Okwii.
1. The Genesis of your life in tech, how did you fall in love with tech?
2. Team Building and how Dignited has managed to be among the top
consumer tech blogs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
3. Software Devs Talent sourcing
4. Software Development career
5. Lessons so far from building Odukar store and e-commerce in Uganda
6. The kindest thing anyone has done for you.
7. The Landscape of the tech industry in Uganda and POV(point of view)
Facebook enables cross-app messaging with Instagram, Google's new in-app purchase system, Google Launch Night In and Fifine USB Mic
In the first week's consumer news tech roundup, David and Solomon make sense of Google's new in-app purchase billing systems, Facebook merging IG DMs with Messenger, digested the relevant gadgets launched at the Google Launch Night In event and Global Mi online launch. We shine a light on Fifine USB Condenser Mic in our product spotlight.
Articles discussed in the episode:
1- Google's new in-app purchase billing system
2- Facebook merging Instagram and Facebook messenger
3- Google Launch Night(Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Nest Audio Smart Speaker, Chromecast with Google TV, )
4- Global Mi launch an online event (Xiaomi Mi 10T launch, Mi Watch)
5- Product Spotlight(Fifine USB Condenser Microphone)
Breaking the myth of technology in Africa With Dignited
Technology is spiking over the globe with a great sentimental force and it comes with much drawdowns to human and nature. But Dignited podcasts give us the inside of the story about technology. Big up folks
Quality and sorted stories
I particularly like the fact that the team sorts the tech stories that I had skipped during the week. Great way to keep in touch with consumer tech stories across the African continent.