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· 7 min read

Google behemoth

On 24 January 2023, the US Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust suit against Google for 'monopolizing multiple digital advertising technology products'. On 27 September 2023, Google celebrated 25 years of existence.

In honour of all things Google, I want to argue that Google is not a tech company. Google is an advertising company that uses technology to corner and dominate the ad market.

· 5 min read

Build vs Buy: What's the Best Software Solution for Non-Profits?

"Software is eating the world"

– Marc Andreessen, co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser with a graphical user interface; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz

In today's world, tech is ubiquitous, and software is the engine that powers it. From streamlining operations to enhancing user experiences, software is a non-negotiable for non-profits. However, the question of whether to build or buy software is a critical one. This article explores the pros and cons of both approaches and offers a hybrid solution that can help non-profits thrive.

· 4 min read


Some of the decisions algorithms make about our lives are fairly benign, such as those irresistible ‘Suggestions for you’ on Netflix. But it gets far murkier when artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are used by businesses and governments for decision-making that affects our lives without us ever knowing about it. And worse, without us being able to appeal those decisions.

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Health scares are something that keep millions of Africans awake at night, terrified that they might be unable to keep their loved ones safe. Possible solutions using digital tools were therefore a big focus at the continent’s first #AfricaOpenData conference in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) this week.