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Quisk heralds e-commerce Micro-Transactions for Jamaican Entrepreneurs
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Quisk heralds e-commerce Micro-Transactions for Jamaican Entrepreneurs

There is a huge untapped business potential associated with using Mobile Money. So says Douglas Halsall, Chief Executive Officer of AIS (Advanced Integrated Systems), who was presenting at the Jamaica Computer Society IT Knowledge Forum held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on November 17th 2016. He was speaking of the on business opportunities that individuals can embark on with the use of digital cash and mobile payments. He was also encouraged by the significant traction gained in the market by mobile money solution, Quisk as detailed in NCB’s Quisk Mobile Money off to a good start in Jamaica. So what exactly is Quisk? Quisk and AIS - A Brief History of Mobile Money in Jamaica  Quisk was first implemented in 2010, through a partnership with AIS. It has grown in popula...
Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs  – Massive Open Online Course
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Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs – Massive Open Online Course

The flagship Crowdfunding MOOC for Caribbean Entrepreneurs (CMCE) is an exciting and innovative training course that combines unconventional approaches in entrepreneurship financing with an innovative online learning platform. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs provide a free open access web-based learning platform to a large number of participants. MOOC platforms such as Coursera, EdX, and Stanford Venture Lab are democratizing education, transforming learning and promoting lifelong learning. Around the world, national and international institutions, such as the World Bank Group are paying greater attention to the impacts of crowdfunding on local economic development. In the Caribbean, crowdfunding is a relatively new approach to financing entrepreneurship projects that use the power...
JA$2500 Huawei Y360 on Friday is a Barrel of 99c and MVP Calling
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JA$2500 Huawei Y360 on Friday is a Barrel of 99c and MVP Calling

FLOW Jamaica isn't done celebrating achieving 1 million customers as declared in How Flow Jamaica celebrated 1 million customers with a 99 cents FAM Plan. Now they've decided to throw down the gauntlet and declare a sale on the Huawei Y360 on Friday July 29th 2016. Take a look at this poster on FLOW Jamaica's Twitter page: https://twitter.com/FLOWJamaica/status/758468007584796673 Yes, you’re seeing that right; you don't have to adjust your screen. The Huawei Y360 is now down to $2500 plus Tax on a Talk EZ Prepaid plan. The catch? You have to purchase any 30 Day Data Plan as listed in FLOW Jamaica’s 30-Day Prepaid Mobile Internet gives you 99 cents Plan.  But it get’s better! Huawei Y360 Sale – 99c Plan and MVP Plan make this a good buy Aside from the super-low price, you ...
eSports: Get Out Of Control At InControl
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eSports: Get Out Of Control At InControl

Your friendly neighborhood gamer Zalgo Cometh here again with some eSports news. There have been a few local eSports tournaments in Jamaica since the start of 2016. A couple that can be mentioned are the Flow eGames Feva FIFA 16 tournament and Clan Pro Circuit's Street Fighter V Invitational. Let's not forget some of the local tournaments held around the Island. Despite those tournaments, there hasn't been a break out major tournament since the Cyberbox C.E.L Games in 2015. All of that changed however in May of 2016 as Billy Zee hosted his 3rd installment of the Incontrol eSports series. The event played host to three different genres of games; sports, first person shooters (FPS) and fighting games. The Incontrol Triple Play eSports event had FIFA 16, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Stree...
Huawei’s ICT Innovation Exhibition 2016 set for Telecom and Enterprise Services
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Huawei’s ICT Innovation Exhibition 2016 set for Telecom and Enterprise Services

The Winged Pegasus must be a Good Omen for Huawei! I've never felt so glad to see Peggy once more as I did on Tuesday, June 7th 2016. This as the Pegasus Hotel was the location for the Huawei Global ICT Roadshow 2016 as parlayed in Kelroy's article Jamaica selected for Huawei Global ICT Roadshow 2016. The ICT Innovation Exhibition 2016, is a three (3) day event slated to take place from Tuesday, June 7th to Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. The Exhibition, which has the theme ‘Open ROADS for a Better Connected World’, is intended to showcase Huawei's leading advanced technologies, products, and solutions for the Telecoms and ICT Sectors in the following business areas: Telecom Equipment Suppliers Enterprise Services for the Government of Ja...
Jamaica selected for Huawei Global ICT Roadshow 2016
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Jamaica selected for Huawei Global ICT Roadshow 2016

Huawei, a leading global information and communications (ICT) provider has announced that its ICT Innovation Exhibition 2016 will come to Jamaica for the first time on June 7th – 9 th, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. Over 20 Live Demo exhibits showcasing ICT solutions for various sectors will be presented at the Huawei “Better Connected” ICT Innovation Exhibition. The ICT Innovation Exhibition is part of Huawei’s Global Roadshow, having been hosted in many countries around the world, including in Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago etc. The three-day event, now being brought to Jamaica, will entertain hundreds of customers in the ICT and Telecommunications sector, government, as well as other guests with leadership talks, presentations and ...
How Quisk Mobile Wallet impressed at inaugural NCB Digital Tech Symposium
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How Quisk Mobile Wallet impressed at inaugural NCB Digital Tech Symposium

NCB (National Commercial Bank) is truly looking towards the future of Banking in every way possible. I know this as I was invite to attend the inaugural NCB Digital Tech Symposium at the Terra Nova Hotel on Wednesday April 20th 2016. Several FinTech (Financial Technology) contractors had their product on display that hinted to what's next in the banking world. Most of my readers already have a fairly good idea of what that might be as mobile money in the form of CONEC Mobile Wallet, formerly known as  JCUES (Jamaica Credit Union e-Payment Services) as detailed in JCUES Mobile Money brings Cashless Society to the Unbanked as NCB debuts Cheque munching ATM Machine. What you might not know is that some of the technologies being delayed in the banks in the US of A may be coming to Jam...
Caribbean Tech Community Gathers as CaribNOG 11 kicks off in Jamaica
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Caribbean Tech Community Gathers as CaribNOG 11 kicks off in Jamaica

Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade, this volunteer-based community of computer engineers has grown into a formidable influencer in the regional technology arena. Today, its twice-yearly regional gatherings are among the most highly anticipated events on the Caribbean’s tech calendar. CaribNOG facilitates education and training for those in the Caribbean responsible for designing, deploying and maintaining computer networks. This year, when the three-day event kicks off on April 20 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, CaribNOG will be breaking new ground. “The Caribbean’s technology landscape is evolving rapidly, and CaribNOG plays a key role in helping the region keep pa...