Category : General

  • 3 reasons WeChat, Chinas biggest app, hasn’t taken over globally

    Posted Jun 9th, 2016 By in Business, General, social, Social media, Technology With | Comments Off on 3 reasons WeChat, Chinas biggest app, hasn’t taken over globally

    Fast Company reports: There are a lot of market-specific reasons if you do a deep dive. But broadly…there are three big mistakes Tencent made with WeChat in its overseas expansion, and—not coincidentally—they’re mistakes that Chinese companies make a lot when they launch internationally. Late to expand internationally #China-first approach Poor localization Read more on Fast …

  • Brazil’s luxury consumers are weary

    Posted Jun 8th, 2016 By in Business, Fashion, General With | Comments Off on Brazil’s luxury consumers are weary

    The #Business of Fashion reports: …while Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2017 runway extravaganza last weekend seemed to suggest otherwise, make no mistake: the current state of affairs in Brazil is having a serious effect on the country’s appetite for luxury goods. “Nobody knows what’s going to happen here politically — that’s the truth. It’s a very strange …

  • Chinese megacity, PRD, already has a population bigger than Canada, Australia, and Argentina

    Posted Nov 11th, 2015 By in Blogroll, General With | Comments Off on Chinese megacity, PRD, already has a population bigger than Canada, Australia, and Argentina

       #Business Insider writes: China’s Pearl River Delta is swallowing up nearby cities. As the largest urban area in the world, the region features a population of roughly 42 million housed inside a 2,700-square-mile perimeter. The Pearl River Delta is made up of nine cities, each boasting populations above 1 million. And China is combining them all …

  • Is Africa “impoverished” or “rising”? The competing media perspectives

    Posted Nov 10th, 2015 By in Business, General With | Comments Off on Is Africa “impoverished” or “rising”? The competing media perspectives

    Journalism Professor Suzanne Franks writes: In more recent years it looks as if the single story has shifted gear. Instead of the relentless negative image of suffering and impoverished victims there is a new narrative, ‘Africa Rising’. Suddenly the continent is brimming with mobile phones and energetic businesses. In May 2000 there was a famous …

  • 3 ways tech can help the UN achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    Posted Sep 24th, 2015 By in Charity, Events, General, Politics, Technology With | Comments Off on 3 ways tech can help the UN achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    Travel in New York City is a mess this week. At least for regular folks anyway. But it’s for a good reason. The United Nations head of states, delegates, and Pope Francis will be in town for the UN General Assembly and security is pretty high. Along with the regular United Nations-related activity, there is …

  • Steal this idea: A network of couriers to ease Ghana/Nigeria traffic

    Posted Apr 9th, 2014 By in General With | 1 Comment

    On a recent trip to Ghana, I spent a good amount of time traversing Accra, and consequently getting stuck in traffic. Ghana is not unlike many other African and foreign cities. It boasts a growing urban population, engaged middle class, and business growth. Add to that poor urban planning and you get horrendous daily traffic. …

  • Flying drones or more roads? What will connect more Africans?

    Posted Mar 17th, 2014 By in General With | Comments Off on Flying drones or more roads? What will connect more Africans?

    There’s an ongoing debate going on right now spawned by recent news that Facebook’s bid to buy a drone manufacturer has implications for the company’s goal of “connecting Africa”. Whether Facebook actually intends to pursue that goal or it’s just a ploy to keep the company’s investors happy, the idea that Africa’s future could be …

  • IBM Chief Research Scientist on Tech as enabler for Africanized solutions

    Posted Mar 5th, 2014 By in General With | Comments Off on IBM Chief Research Scientist on Tech as enabler for Africanized solutions

    Last year I met IBM research scientist Uyi Stewart at a Africa business and innovation conference at the NYU. After hearing him talk on a panel and a few short conversations I could tell that he was a man on a mission. At the time we connected Uyi was finalizing plans to leave his position …

  • Trailer: When China met Africa (documentary)

    Posted Apr 6th, 2011 By in Business, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Trailer: When China met Africa (documentary)

    ‘When China met Africa‘, a new documentary film produced by Marc Francis & Nick Francis and Miriana Bojic Walter, tells the story of China’s entrance into Zambia and the cultural and business relationships surrounding: A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. …

  • Western Union partners with M-Pesa for international mobile money transfers

    Posted Mar 31st, 2011 By in Business, General, Technology, Travel With | Comments Off on Western Union partners with M-Pesa for international mobile money transfers

    Western Union has announced a partnership with M-PESA, the popular Kenyan mobile cash-transfer service. This deal opens up Western Union’s huge money transfer network to the Safaricon-owned “mobile wallet” service. The parnership will allow customers in US, UK and other countries to transfer money to a Safaricom/M-Pesa user’s account and the receiver will receive an SMS …

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