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Nigeria: 16 million visit Facebook on mobile monthly

February 5, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile. This announcement comes on with Friends Day (4 February), or Facebook’s 12th birthday. During the past five years, the global Facebook community has more than [&hellip...

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South Africa: Online travel agency lands $40m investment

February 3, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built a market...

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South Africa: Twitter reacts to Vodacom outage

January 27, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom subscribers in Gauteng have reported problems on the network, via social media platform Twitter, on 27 June 2016 saying that they have been unable to access data services as well as had difficulty making voice calls. According to downdetector.co.za...

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Intel to empower women in Africa with online learning platform

January 27, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

Intel Corporation has unveiled an online learning platform, which has been dubbed “Intel She Will Connect: My Digital Journey,” that is aimed at providing an opportunity for women to learn, connect and share online. Intel revealed that My...

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ShowMax adds download functionality for Apple devices

January 27, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Video on Demand Service (VOD) ShowMax has added a new download function to its mobile app in order to address one of the major hurdles facing South African consumers – the cost and availability of internet connectivity. “The internet connection is the...

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Infographic: Jumia Nigeria looks back at e-commerce in 2015

January 25, 2016 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

Online retailer Jumia has released a new Infographic with the objective of shining a light on the key facts and figures of the year that has passed as well as the promise of 2016. In 12 points, it goes back on its most memorable sales of the year, the records...

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Hellofood to sell food online in Kenya

January 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Hellofood to sell food online in Kenya

KFC Kenya and South African sea food restaurant, Ocean Basket, have partnered with Hellofood to sell food online. According to Hellofood it will now deliver food bought from the two restaurants on its online platform to customers across Nairobi. In line with...

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Top 3 key search marketing strategies to consider in 2016

January 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 3 key search marketing strategies to consider in 2016

With the New Year 2016 already set in, it is considered to be the perfect time for everyone to have their search marketing strategies to be evaluated. Besides considering SEO for enhanced organized website traffic, one has to include pay per click (SEM) also...

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E-commerce drives upsurge of courier shipments in Kenya

January 19, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce drives upsurge of courier shipments in Kenya

In the parking lot outside Africa Internet Express’ (AIX) warehouse in Nairobi’s Baba Ndogo estate, close to twenty semi-trailer trucks and a hundred motorcycles, decorated with logos of different companies providing courier services, wait to be...

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Twitter suffers outage on mobile and web

January 19, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter suffers outage on mobile and web

Social media giant Twitter has been unavailable to millions of users across the globe. The outage occurred at 8:20am GMT on the 19th of January, 2016. Visitors to the social media platform, via mobile and web, have been greeted by the following message:...

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Top 10 recruitment websites in Africa

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in...

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What Internet capacity do you need to run Netflix?

January 15, 2016 • Online & SocialComments Off on What Internet capacity do you need to run Netflix?

The arrival of Netflix in South Africa promises an alternative to current and expensive TV services on offer – that of being able to stream hundreds of popular movies and TV shows in real time, on demand, whether it be from your smartphone, tablet or...

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Netflix to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions

January 15, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Netflix to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions

David Fullagar, Vice President of Content Delivery Architecture at Netflix, has revealed that the company will be taking steps in order to prevent customers from streaming content that’s only available outside their own country. In an official...

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Nigeria sees launch of SureCredit

January 14, 2016 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria sees launch of SureCredit

Nigerian gift card company SureGifts has revealed the launch of its newest product SureCredit. According to the company, the platform allows employees – of certain approved companies – to obtain voucher loans without, according to the company,...

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South Africa: ShowMax and MWEB ink partnership

January 14, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: ShowMax and MWEB ink partnership

Back in 2015 Subscription Video On Demand service (SVOD) ShowMax entered into the South African market. At launch, ShowMax revealed that it had a content catalogue that totaled more than 11,000 hours of video content, which included local African content as...

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Youth Employment in Middle East and Africa receives a boost

January 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Youth Employment in Middle East and Africa receives a boost

To further promote youth employability in the Middle East and Africa, Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Udemy, a marketplace for online learning and teaching. The MoU commits the parties to share skills-based course offerings...