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Top stories of the week

May 11, 2013 • Top Stories

This week, the world has again witnessed the power of social networking and the pace at which information is transmitted globally.

A list of the top ten stories for the week. (Image source: mobile media devices via Shutterstock.com)

When the story broke of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement as manager of Manchester United Football Club mid-week, it dominated global headlines and social networks were abuzz with related information – mostly speculation-fuelled reports as to who would be his likely replacement, player reaction and other juicy details.

It not only demonstrates the level to which consumers are now using social networks, it also reminds us that product and solutions remain a priority in terms of breaking ICT news – and people want powerful product to keep ahead of the information and communication curve.

And there is no doubt that the gaming community remains as strong as ever!

With this in mind, ITNewsAfrica has drafted a list of the top stories for the week, those that have grabbed the attention of readers and attracted traffic to the site.

We hope you enjoy!

Top 10 tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy 4

Samsung released their Galaxy S4 smartphone late last month and given that users are still in the process of exploring how the device works and discovering new functionalities, we compiled a list of tips and tricks that will improve the experience for users.

Samsung to launch $38,000 85-inch television

Designed to provide the ultimate entertainment experience, Samsung Electronics South Africa will launch its new 85-inch Ultra High Definition (UHD) Smart television, offering four times the resolution of Full HD, at the end of June 2013.

Yookos opens its doors to developers in Africa

Yookos, the global social network focused on Africans, officially announced the public release of their Application Programming Interface (API). The announcement was made during the company’s presentation made at the Mobile Web West Africa 2013 conference, a key industry event which they have continued to sponsor in various parts of the continent.

Review: Samsung Galaxy 4

Samsung released their latest smartphone, the Galaxy S4, last month, and with it comes the promise of added features and new innovations from the company. While the new additions come in pretty handy, how does the rest of the phone stack up?

South Sudan focuses on ICT to rebuild

The Republic of South Sudan, formerly known as Southern Sudan, is located in East-Central Africa and forms part of the United Nations sub-region of Eastern Africa. Although a recently formed state, and still in the process of building its economy, there is already a significant amount of activity within the country’s ICT sector, particularly efforts to expand broadband connectivity and mobile services.

Activision announces new Call of Duty

Games developer Activision announced the next generation of Call of Duty today – the franchise that has defined a generation of gaming is set to raise the bar once again with the all-new Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Tech Mahindra South Africa launched

Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading global Systems Integrator and Business Transformation Consulting services firm primarily focused on the Telecommunications industry, has announced the launch of Tech Mahindra SouthAfricain partnership with Falcorp.

Nigeria: Communications regulator orders MTN to revise charges

According to online media Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered mobile services operator MTN to review its charges to customers in order to reduce its market dominance.

eBucks launches new online travel book engine

eBucks, the rewards programme offered by FNB and RMB Private Bank, has launched its new Online Travel Booking Engine, increasing its offering to include more travel service providers and travel products.

Kenya: IBM opens Innovation Centre

As part of its ongoing expansion in Africa, IBM has opened its first IBM Innovation Center in East Africa. Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the center will help fuel growth and innovation in the region, providing IT partners, developers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and academics with access to the latest enterprise software and hardware, training and business and marketing support.

* Image via Shutterstock

Chris Tredger, Online Editor

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