#CitiTrends Episode 27: Tecno Phantom 5, Google Project Link vrs. 3rd Quarter Tech Review

Another great show to close an exciting quarter of technology related and news.

On the show this week we look at the launch of the Phantom 5, the latest flagship from technology company Tecno. The phone packs a punch with 3GB of RAm and 32GB of internal memory. The specs are worth the price tag as well. Ebenezer Amoako who is in charge of sales at the company shares some insight into the phone.

Google launches Project Link in Ghana and the prospects are too interesting to miss. 1,200km of metro optic cable from Accra to Tema and then to Kumasi all with the aim of providing Ghanaians with unprecedented data access and speeds. We hear from some of Google’s top executives who were in Ghana to launch the project.

Mawuli Tsikata then joins host, Philip Ashon, to review the last quarter’s technology news. Microsoft, Google, Samsung and Apple all receive mentions. Nana Ama Agyemang Asante then joins the show with the Apps segment of the show. It is an exciting show with extended features.


#CitiTrends Episode 26: Making Ghanaian innovators global players vrs Tech Hubs in Ghana for growth

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Source: Ventureburn.com

What a week it has been on the technology front in Ghana and what an amazing show it was on Citi 97.3 FM.

This week, the show started off with a chat about why technology innovators from Ghana and Africa seemed not to be making the global impact they should be making despite the amazing solutions they provide. Data and devices manager at MTN Ghana, Abdul-Latif Issahaku joined the chat to share his views.

We also visit the Innovation Week or “i-week” which is an initiative of Ghana – India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and aims at showcasing ICT innovations in Ghana and her ECOWAS neighbours. #CitiTrends sat in one of the sessions that focused on technology hubs and how they are preparing local tech startups and innovators for ‘global domination’. In the session were Elikplim Sabla of Mobile Web Ghana, Dorcas Okyere from Penplusbytes and Victor Ofebu of impact hub accra. The session was moderated by mac Jordan Degadjor.

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante shares three interesting apps on the APPS segment of the show called ‘Hooked’, ‘Curiyo’ and ‘Realarm’. Mawuli Tsikata brings you up to speed  with the latest in technology stories from across the globe as well.


#CitiTrends Episode 25: Apple and Samsung share spoils vrs Christianity’s battle with technology

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A very lively conversation on #CitiTrends this week with every minute being full of amazing revelations.

On the show this week, we look back the announcements from Samsung who unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 devices at an event in Accra. Speaking with Tetteh Akornor who is the product manager for Samsung, we find out some more about the technology driving the news phone.

Maximus Ametorgoh who is a Digital Marketing Strategist and an avid Apple user joins us as we review the latest product announcements by Apple. The review includes mentions about the new iPhones, the new and larger iPad Pro, the new Apple Watch and then of course to Apple TV.

Dr Yaw Ansong Jnr., co-founder of loverealm, a community of young people who are trying to connect Christians both locally and internationally by using technology, also has some rather interesting views on how technology is affecting the Christian faith and what the future looks like.

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante shares Mutual, Minute Video Discovery and The Best Song app in the Apps segment of the show while Nathan has some interesting news from the world of technology for you.

There is a lot more in the audio so enjoy.

#CitiTrends Episode 24: The Future of News vs Solving the online payment problem in Ghana

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Source: Mashable.com

This week has been great on the technology front and a lot of things have happened that could change the way we view our world.

On #CitiTrends this week we speak to three young tech entrepreneurs in Ghana who want to use the power of money money to solve the headaches of online payments. They are Kofi Genfi, Nii Osae Osae Dade and David Letsa of Mazzuma. Their average age is 21.

We also have a conversation about the future of news. We hear from Dan Gillmor, internationally recognized author and leader in new media and citizen-based journalism; Ethan Zuckerman, world acclaimed media scholar, blogger, and Internet activist and also the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media and  Nnenna Nwakanma, a free and open source software expert and leading advocate for affordable Internet in Africa. They were all speakers at an event organised by penplusbytes on the future of news.

Awo Apaloo shares Simply Piano, Level and Next Keyboard and the new apps for the week and Nathan Quao also bring you up to date on the latest happenings in the world of technology.

#CitiTrends Episode 23: AIX 2015 in details vrs Debate on Internet Governance

Exciting things are happening in the technology space around the world and they are having an impact on Ghana.

In this week’s episode of #CitiTrends, we head back to Ashesi University and get some more details about the Ashesi Innovations Experience 2015. Faculty members and students of the Accra based education institution take senior high school children through lessons in robotics, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Also on the show this week is the Centre for International Governance Innovation which launched the Global Commission on Internet Governance; a two-year initiative that has been mandated to produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance. We hear from Dorothy Gordon, director-general of the Accra-based Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT; chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, Carl Bildt; Nii Quaynor, chairman of the Board of Directors at the Accra-based National Information Technology Agency and Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of the South Africa-based Association for Progressive Communications.

Mawuli Tsikata serves the latest bit of news from the world of technology while Awo Apaloo shares three apps of choice.