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Facebook opens office in Africa

June 30, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social Media giant, Facebook, has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. According to the company the branch will be based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the...

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South Africa: Online portal boosts business in townships

June 18, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

South African township based business owners have jumped at the opportunity to join a new interactive website, designed to help them connect with their customers and grow their business. The new website, cando.sa.com, launched by Nampak Bevcan’s...

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Evolution of Wi-Fi drives business opportunities and growth in Africa

June 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game changer for Africa and has made an impact on Wi-Fi demand, says Ruckus Wireless. In fact, according to published reports, mobile penetration in sub-Saharan...

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Top 20 hottest online searches in Nigeria

June 17, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria increased to 83.4 million in February 2015. There was an increase of 1.32 million internet users on the GSM and CDMA networks in...

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Online job portal begins operations in Senegal

June 12, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everjobs, an online job portal, recently started its operations in Dakar. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. Everjobs will support Senegal’s plan to establish...

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Twitter CEO steps down

June 12, 2015 • Online, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by the BBC, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo has announced that he will be step down. The 51-year-old stated that he’ll no longer be Twitter’s chief executive as of July 2015. The social media platform has evolved during...

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8K videos surfacing on YouTube

June 9, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to report via androidheadlines.com, video sharing platform “YouTube” has now begun to label 4K and 8K videos accordingly. In the past, users of the platform were able to stream video content at a resolution of up to 1440p; however,...

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Nigeria’s Hotels.ng raises $1.2M for African expansion

May 27, 2015 • Online, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The largest hotel bookings website in Nigeria, Hotels.ng, has raised $1.2 million to expand across Africa from a number of investors including EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund and Omidyar Network, a venture capital firm launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Founded...

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Nigerian fuel crisis sets social media ablaze

May 25, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via the BBC, banks in Nigeria have cut opening times, flights have been cancelled, and telecom operators are now looking at restricting services as Nigeria faces a fuel crisis. According to the report, the party of President-elect...

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Dax Data Reveals Adobe Document Cloud Launch Online

May 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Events, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Following the success of the Adobe Document Cloud launch events in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Dax Data are hosting an online launch. This virtual event allows users, who were unable to attend, a chance to learn more about this exciting new offering from...

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Google Consumer Barometer reveals internet usage stats for Kenya

May 8, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a survey conducted by the Google Consumer Barometer, which was revealed by capitalfm.co.ke. 89 percent of people located within Kenya go online to visit social networks, which include the likes of Facebook, Twitter, as well as Instagram. To add...

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New online job portal launches in Cameroon

April 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to online portal Everjobs, it has now launched Cameroon’s latest online job portal. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa, Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. According to Lauer,...

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Social media mourns the passing of John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu

April 22, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by EWN, former Bafana Bafana football star, John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu has passed away. The South African Football Association (Safa) joined the rest of the country in passing their condolences onto his family. According to the report,...

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Social media network Wangu launches in Zimbabwe

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The Herald, Zimbabwe now has its own dedicated social media network. The report reveals that social media website “Wangu” functions similarly to popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook. According to the...

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Ghana: e-registrar portal now live

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to ghana.gov.gh, Ghana has launched an e-registrar portal. The portal is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country. According to the media release, the Portal will be integrated with the Ghana E-Payments Portal (GEPP) and the Ghana...

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Keeping the connected generation safe online

April 8, 2015 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Always-on connectivity has become part and parcel of today’s society, with more and more people relying heavily on email, social media and web browsing. Children growing up in this era have unprecedented access to information, multimedia and interactive...