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Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

June 28, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via Tech Crunch, online retailer eBay has teamed up with MallforAfrica.com to enable US sellers to gain access to Africa’s largest consumer markets. According to the report, the partnership will allow the launch of a new eBay Powered by MallforAfrica dedicated platform – which set to go live in July 2016. Fernando [&hellip...

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Brexit United Kingdom

Brexit: Britain leaves European Union Twitter reacts

June 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to a report via aljazeera.com, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The official results were announced on 24 June 2016 with the leave campaign receiving 52 percent in the historic referendum. According to the report, during the vote,...

EFT Africa

Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

Tshwane Unrest

South Africa: Social Media reacts to violence in Tshwane

June 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via News 24, the South African army is currently believed to be on standby to tackle the civil unrest situation happening in, and around, Tshwane/Pretoria. According to the report, a source close to the situation with first-hand...

LinkedIn Acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn: Deal valued at $26.2 billion

June 13, 2016 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn: Deal valued at $26.2 billion

Microsoft Corp and LinkedIn Corporation have revealed that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. In...

Orlando shooting

Social Media mourns the lives lost in Orlando mass shooting

June 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social Media mourns the lives lost in Orlando mass shooting

According to a report via CNN, an American-born man, who’d reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS, had gunned down 50 people in the early hours of 12 June, 2016. The report reveals that the attack commenced at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The attack has...

Stephen Keshi

Social media mourns the death of Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi

June 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Social media mourns the death of Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi

According to a report via EWN.co.za, one of football’s best-known stars, Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54. The news, which was confirmed by the Nigerian Football Federation, was revealed on 8 June, 2016. According to the report, Nigerian...

SA Terror Attacks

South Africa: Britain & US warn of possible terrorist attacks

June 7, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Britain & US warn of possible terrorist attacks

According to a report via www.enca.com, the British government revealed – on 6 June, 2016 – that there is a high threat of possible attacks against foreigners in popular shopping areas within South Africa. The report revealed that the alert by...

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Instagram gets a new look

May 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Instagram gets a new look

Popular photo sharing network Instagram has updated its look. This is according to a statement issued by the company. According to the company, Instagram users will see an updated icon and app design soon. The full company statement can be found...

Nigerian Bloggers

Top 4 content tools for Nigerian Bloggers

May 4, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 4 content tools for Nigerian Bloggers

With millions of blog posts published every day, there is the need for bloggers to be conscientious in planning and developing engaging content for their unique audiences and business needs. Every blogger in Nigeria, and globally, understands how difficult it...

LinkedIn Acquired by Microsoft

10 LinkedIn tips for the African professional

May 3, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 10 LinkedIn tips for the African professional

Most recruiters these days will take a look at your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you. If your CV captures their eye and they’re interested in interviewing you, you may be on the fast-track to a new career. They also often scan relevant profiles on...

Internet

The Internet: A weapon of rapid development in Ghana

April 22, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The Internet: A weapon of rapid development in Ghana

According to a statement via Jovago, Ghana is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It offers one of the most stable and attractive business environments in the region. According to the Dalberg report, Ghana recorded a GDP growth of 14.4% in...

E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya.

E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya

April 21, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya

Kenya’s rural population is increasingly taking to the internet and aggressively placing orders online catching up with their urban counterparts, an internal survey by Jumia Kenya has revealed. According to the survey, which was revealed by the company,...

Social Media

Top 10 social media benefits for the African business

April 21, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 social media benefits for the African business

The influence of social media in our personal lives can never be underestimated. The impact is so immense that for some people, it has become an addiction and for many others a daily routine. However, social media is more useful than we sometimes believe it...

Top mobile apps

Virtual volunteering makes its way to Africa

April 20, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

In an economy driven by numbers, efficiency and the bottom line, finding the time to volunteer is not always easy. Enter virtual volunteering – share your skills, knowledge or time from the comfort of your desk. By connecting to causes online, individuals...

Deloitte

Digital consumers are being driven by content

April 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Digital consumers are being driven by content

Consumers are evolving into marathon consumers of video content. Thanks to faster internet connectivity and more affordable bandwidth, digital users are likely to binge watch an average of five television episodes at a time. This is according to the 10th...

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