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Mastercard launches Global Sustainability Innovation Lab to support impact-driven startups and customers

Mastercard has launched a new Sustainability Innovation Lab that will spearhead the development of its portfolio of environmentally conscious digital products and solutions. The lab specifically focuses on ways to empower both businesses and consumers in the transformation of their production, distribution, and purchase processes. The global lab will be based in Stockholm, Sweden, as an endorsement of the EU's Green new deal and reputation for sustainable innovation. Chief Sustainabi

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Cape Town gears up for 2021 SA Innovation Summit

Cape Town is getting ready to host the 2021 annual SA Innovation Summit, a three-day event that brings tech startups and investors together. The summit will take place from 21 to 23 September at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Under this year's theme, Expanding Horizons, it will feature a wide collection of local and international entities showcasing their programmes and sharing knowledge. The ideal for any startup is to scale and grow not only within South Africa but

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SA fintech launches new virtual card offering

Johannesburg-based fintech startup SOLmate has launched a new virtual card offering and the startup has undergone new branding with a fresh new name. Jonathan Holden, COO of SOLmate comments on the fintech's new name and the new virtual card offering. This rename and new virtual card offering represent a significant step in the companys evolution. The positioning perfectly illustrates our growing ambition in the market and how we aim to always put our customers first ab

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Plans and findings of proposed SA startup act to be revealed

The plans and latest findings towards the creation and implementation of the proposed South African Startup Act will be revealed at an event hosted on 16 September 2021. The South African Startup Act The proposed South African Startup Act aims to facilitate and promote the growth and innovation of young South African entrepreneurs. The proposed act has been in the planning phase for the last six months with research being conducted via focus groups and in-depth research method

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Wind River acquires Particle Design

Wind River has announced that it completed the acquisition of the UI/UX design company Particle Design which brings UI/UX capabilities to the new Wind River Studio offering. Particle Design offers end-to-end UX research services that employ a range of methodologies from ethnographic research to user evaluations and usability testing; its design services include prototyping, interaction design, and wireframing. The new Wind River Studio is a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment,

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SD Times news digest: Azure SDK September release, Puppet shares future plans for its developer kit, and F5 acquires Threat Stack

Microsoft announced the September release of its new Azure SDKs including one for C++, Go, and the Python Conda version, as well as Resource Management Libraries for .NET, JavaScript, and Go. Also, CloudNative Cloud Events for .NET version 1.0 has released a new stable version. Additional details on all of the highlights, stable releases, and preview releases are available here . Puppet shares future plans for its developer kit Moving forward, the DevX strategy for Puppet is to build a new PDK w

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What to consider when getting started with mobile app testing

As organizations have shifted to a mobile-first approach, theyve found that testing for the sheer number of devices and operating systems out there has become a real challenge. The most important thing in getting started with mobile app testing is ensuring quality by defining a profile of the end users to select the required mobile devices for testing, according to Nadya Knysh, the managing director at a1qa , North America in a recent What the Dev? podcast episode. A1qa is a company that provide

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SD Times news digest: Package Source Mapping in Visual Studio Code, Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1, and Matillion Series E

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Package Source Mapping with Visual Studio 2022 preview 4. Package Source Mapping gives users fine-grained control of where their packages come from by mapping every package in their solution to target a package source. Package Source Mappings will apply to all project types including .NET Framework as long as compatible tooling is used for build and restore. Additional details are available here . Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1 Rails 7.0 alpha 1 offers

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Design Principles

Design Principles help teams with decision-making with a few simple principles or constructive questions that can help teams make appropriate decisions. Among the selection of principles are Principles of Design by Tim Berners-Lee, The Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design, Principles of Calm Technology, and 192 other examples. The project is managed by Ben Brignel, who is an independent product designer from London. The aim of the site is to help us analyse what good Design Principles are. How

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Ride hailing app DiDi launches in Egypt

Chinese transportation giant DiDi Chuxing has launched operations in Egypt, beginning at the Alexandria governorate. The company will operate 'Wasalny' or 'Wasalny +' services in a move that rivals competitors Uber. Didi offers transportation services across 17 countries globally, making Egypt its second African market after its earlier entry into South Africa. DiDI's Head of Government relations in North Africa and the Middle East, Moanis Amin, confirmed the limited entry in Alexand

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SA edtech startup Ambani Africa wins MTN Business App of the year 2021

Local edtech Ambani Africa has scooped several top awards at the 2021 MTN Business App Year Awards. The app has received the title of Best educational, Best Gaming Solution, and Best South African solution, winning a $68000 prize money. Ambani Africa was founded by Mukundi Lambani who previously emerged winner in the winner of the third cohort of the I'M IN accelerator. The edtech operates a mobile app offering an educational learning portal catering to children who can speak in Sout

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Mastercard launches Global Sustainability Innovation Lab to support impact-driven startups and customers

Mastercard has launched a new Sustainability Innovation Lab that will spearhead the development of its portfolio of environmentally conscious digital products and solutions. The lab specifically focuses on ways to empower both businesses and consumers in the transformation of their production, distribution, and purchase processes. The global lab will be based in Stockholm, Sweden, as an endorsement of the EU's Green new deal and reputation for sustainable innovation. Chief Sustainabi

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