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Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all

August 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

In July 2014 Twitter revealed that advertisers will obtain access to a Google Analytics style dashboard within the social media platform. The dashboard was created to help brands, restaurants and corporate entities gauge and keep track of the performance of each Tweet sent out. The analytics section has been closed to the public for sometime ...

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Jumia expands to Cameroon

August 26, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia is rapidly becoming a household name across the continent of Africa. Following its recent launches in Uganda and Ghana, the online retailer has now gone live in Cameroon. With the launch of the Jumia in Cameroon, the company is now active in 9 countries...


PayPal lands 1 Million active users in SA

August 25, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayPal has revealed that over a million South African consumers now have active PayPal accounts across the country. PayPal also stated that the company has over 152 million active accounts in 203 markets around the world, including: Algeria, Kenya, Rwanda,...

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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...


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,...