MENU

Features
Category

IMG_9633

In Pictures: This is what makes Africa’s internet possible

April 3, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The vessel Léon Thévenin does an amazing job. Currently docked in Cape Town, South Africa, the ship is the main reason undersea fibre optic cables such as Seacom, EASSY and others keep operating – well, partly. At 107.8 m in length and 17.8 m in breadth, the Orange-operated Léon Thévenin is an undersea fibre cable ...

Read More
PC sales see strong decline. (image credit: computer aid international)

Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

March 26, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Widely regarded as the creator of the World Wide Web, online pioneer Tim Berners-Lee recently called for the creation of an Internet Magna Carta. The call has been spurred on by Edward Snowden’s recent NSA leaks. According to the latest revelations, the...

air_malaysia

Flight 370: What exactly is a Black Box?

March 24, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The search for Malaysia’s missing Flight 370 is entering its third week, and as the hunt expands to a much wider area than first covered, investigators and rescue teams are hoping to make a breakthrough – by finding the cockpit voice recorder and the...

IMG_8479

In Pictures: Mobile World Congress 2014

February 26, 2014 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

With all the major mobile manufacturers including Samsung, Nokia and LG in attendance, the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is in full swing. But MWC 2014 is not just about mobile manufacturers, the event attracts virtually every major company...

Liberia is making headway in the progress and development of its ICT sector. (Image source: Jiri Flogel/ Shutterstock.com)

Country focus: Tech taking Liberia into a new era

February 18, 2014 • Features, West AfricaComments (0)

  The West African country of Liberia has received a great deal of coverage in the news of late. Specifically, there have been detailed reports in regional media about financial irregularities within the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) and the...

Despite reported loss of users within the teenage demographic, Facebook's growth continues - particularly in emerging markets. (Image source:Google/ business2community.com)

Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

February 5, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of Mark Zuckerberg’s global social network giant Facebook. In October 2013 the Company reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, confirming its attraction of 728...

Microsoft's newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella (image: Microsoft)

Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella?

February 5, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Announcing his departure as CEO of Microsoft about a year ago, Steven Ballmer finally stepped aside on Tuesday. In his place, the company announced that, after a long and much-speculated candidate list, Satya Nadella would be taking over the helm of one of...

Zambia is gaining ground in terms of its ICT development. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Zambia ups its technology profile

February 4, 2014 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Located in South-Central Africa, Zambia forms part of a region that is fast emerging as one with high growth prospects because of a strong technology base and increasing rates of adoption. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics reveal...

There is definitely a shady side to the Deep Web – which is where it gets its bad reputation from (image: Shutterstock)

Deep web: what search engines do not see

January 27, 2014 • FeaturesComments (0)

Ask any tech-savvy internet traveller, and they will probably tell you that they know the internet pretty well. With the help of powerful search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, locating relevant and meaningful information has become a lot easier....

Former CAR President François Bozizé (image credit: diasporas.fr)

Country focus: Technology and troubled Central African Republic

January 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the beginning of 2014 internal conflict between Christian and Muslim communities in the Central African Republic (CAR) grabbed the world’s attention. History shows that periods of stability have been few and far between for the region and according to...