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Jumia Egypt seals partnership with Sony

August 20, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jumia has officially inked and sealed its partnership with Sony on its Egyptian website. Launched two months ago, Sony’s online store on Jumia has increased as well as boosted its sales in Egypt by 15%. This is according to the company. Mattia Perroni, CEO of Jumia Egypt, stated that: “Jumia has benefited from the shift ...

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Nigeria: MoboFree user sale volume hits $526 million

August 18, 2014 • Online, West AfricaComments (0) has announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015. According to the online shopping portal, it has 3.3 million registered users, including...


Google Glass lands in SA with R26,999 price tag

August 14, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Takealot has revealed that it is the first online store in South Africa to stock Google’s controversial specs, Google Glass. According to the website, Google Glass will retail at a staggering R26,999 ($2,557 USD). Takealot’s Co-CEO Willem Van Biljon...

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Google hits outage in SA – Social Media reacts

August 14, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

At around 11:30am, on 14 August 2014, Internet users across South Africa started tweeting that Google, YouTube and a vast amount of Google services have gone down. The internet, and especially Google, play a vital role in day-to-business. Users search for...


Nigeria: Jovago & SimplePay ink online booking partnership

August 12, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jovago has signed a partnership with SimplePay, a web and mobile financial services company based in Abuja. The partnership will enable Jovago customers pay for their hotel booking through the SimplePay mobile application. According to Jovago, hotel bookings,...

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Africa bids farewell to Robin Williams via Social Media

August 12, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

American actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday 11th August at his home in Northern California. According to authorities the death was an apparent suicide. Williams, who was 63 at the time of his death, starred in a vast variety of films which aired on...


Massive earth tremor hits South Africa – Social Media reacts

August 5, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 5 August 2014, residents in Johannesburg experienced a massive earth tremor that shook Johannesburg and surrounding areas. The tremor could be felt from the IT News Africa office building in Houghton Estate, and all across Boksburg, Pretoria,...

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West Africa Outbreak: Get the Facts on the Ebola Virus

August 1, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

West Africa has been hit hard by an outbreak of the Ebola virus. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 57 new deaths have occurred up until July 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. This has brought the total death toll to 729. The WHO...


Facebook launches new App in Zambia

July 31, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook has launched a new mobile app that allows users in Zambia to gain free access to a handful of online services on their mobile devices. The app is intended to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries. According to the company, over 85% of the...


Instagram unveils Bolt

July 30, 2014 • OnlineComments (0)

Instgram has launched a one-to-one visual messaging app called Bolt. The app is designed for iOS and Android devices and allows users to capture and send photos and videos to friends, family or colleagues. Bolt is essentially a new standalone app from the...