Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced that it was awarded 48 iF Design Awards, including seven gold awards. Thirty-nine of the awards were given for superior product design, five for communication design and four for concept design.
The iF Design Award is renowned as one of the world’s top three international design contests, which began in 1953 in Germany and is organised by the International Forum Design. The awards are given in five categories: product design, communication design packaging design, interior architecture and professional concept. International experts evaluate each product submission based on the quality of the design, appropriate material usage and [...]
Global payments technology firm Visa announced that it has joined forces with Indian telco Bharti Airtel to launch mobile payments services in seven African countries.
The Indian headquartered telco has operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
And the seven markets where mobile payments services would be launched are Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.
According to Visa it plans to build the new service on Airtel’s mobile money platform and allow subscribers to use their Airtel money account to pay in stores and online wherever Visa is accepted.
Customers can also withdraw money and make payments from their [...]
The Vodafone Foundation has announced the Instant Classroom initiative, a digital ‘school in a box’, which according to Vodafone, can be set up in a matter of minutes.
The initiative is intent on helping pupils in refugee camps as well as offer them the opportunity to continue their education. The Instant Classroom has been designed for areas where electricity and internet connectivity are unreliable or non-existent, and will be deployed in partnership with UNHCR’s Innovation and Education units.
The Instant Classroom comes in a 52 kg case which contains a laptop, 25 tablets ready-loaded with educational software, a projector, loudspeaker and a hotspot modem with 3G [...]