Category : Technology

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Connecting Africa through satellite technology

    Posted Jan 13th, 2015 By in Technology With | Comments Off on Connecting Africa through satellite technology

    IDG Connect reports: These companies seem to be walking away from the traditional provision of information, where a live internet connection is needed. This is an area that Facebook’s Internet.org and Google’s Google Loon are still currently pursuing. Facebook has reportedly been talking to Avanti, a satellite company which owns two broadband satellites across Africa. …

  • Nigerian internet usage skyrockets. Government begins smart cities initiative

    Posted Dec 28th, 2014 By in Business, Politics, Technology With | Comments Off on Nigerian internet usage skyrockets. Government begins smart cities initiative

    Ventures Africa reports Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications Technology has initiated a Smart States initiative aimed at reducing Right of Way (RoW) fees and standardizing state levies and taxes on information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. By eliminating arbitrary charges and eradicating multiple taxations across the country, the initiative is expected to spur infrastructural development across …

  • Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa

    Posted Oct 15th, 2014 By in Reports & Data -- Africa, Technology With | Comments Off on Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa

    Top 10 African countries with highest intenet penetration (2012) Nigeria Egypt South Africa Morocco Kenya Sudan Tanzania Algeria Uganda Tunisia Source: African Development Bank  

  • Africa Trends Roundup: Internet-Anywhere, Smart cities, & Jobs creation

    Posted Sep 8th, 2014 By in Business, Editor's Note, Technology With | Comments Off on Africa Trends Roundup: Internet-Anywhere, Smart cities, & Jobs creation

    Getting insights from the noisy coverage of Africa can be very hard. We’ve sifted through all the news and views and identified these recent stories which more accurately indicate what Africa’s cultural, and business ecosystems might look like in the near future. Read on and continue to stay one step ahead. Made In Kenya, Assembled …

  • Kenya’s Billion-Dollar Dash to Become the Tech Hub of Africa

    Posted Apr 22nd, 2013 By in Business, Technology With | Comments Off on Kenya’s Billion-Dollar Dash to Become the Tech Hub of Africa

    Bloomberg reports: Nairobi, Kenya has become the tech hub of Africa, a niche that could be worth more than one billion dollars to the country in the next three years despite its 40% unemployment rate. Kenya is throwing all their eggs in the tech basket as they build a multi-billion dollar infrastructure in the form …

  • Using Twitter for Nigeria election reform

    Posted Apr 12th, 2011 By in Events, Politics, Technology With | Comments Off on Using Twitter for Nigeria election reform

    At the center of grass roots efforts to keep Nigeria’s notorious election process clean is a small, indistinguishable man armed with a cell phone…Amara, wearing a t-shirt with the phrase “Light Up Nigeria” and with his mobile phone always close by, is perhaps Nigeria’s best-known Twitter activist….But as Amara tours polling stations across Lagos, he …

  • 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 …

  • IT giant Infosys seeks African market expansion

    Posted Mar 30th, 2011 By in Business, Technology With | Comments Off on IT giant Infosys seeks African market expansion

    Indian IT company Infosys Technologies is continuing its entrance into the African continent. It said in a statement Friday morning that it believes Africa is a market for long-term IT services and hopes it will be able to implement an investment strategy. In an interview with the Times of India, Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan said …

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