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Facebook & Instagram go down

January 27, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media users across the African continent, as well as the rest of the world, have been trying to connect to popular social media services – Facebook and Instagram. While the WhatsApp service is still running, the reasons behind the outage have not been brought to light by the service providers. Popular photo and video ...

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Google launches online portal for Nigeria’s 2015 elections

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

Google has launched an online portal (http://www.google.ng/elections/) where voters can keep an eye on the latest news about Nigerian politics in the run-up to the general elections in February. According to Google’s Communications and Public Affairs...

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Will “Facebook at Work” become a disruptive force?

January 15, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media giant Facebook has begun testing a pilot project dubbed “Facebook at Work” with its partners. The app will be visible in iOS and Android App Stores and accessible to pilot partners only. According to the company, Facebook at Work is...

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Has social media emergent Bebuzee unleashed the beast?

January 14, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The Social Network Bebuzee, have yet released another record breaker. This time it is the long awaited Bebuzee Adbuz advertising network. What you are about to read, is the first Bebuzee Adbuz related publication, since Bebuzee re-launched, the...

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Nigeria sees 18,870 domains registered in 2014

January 14, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

According to the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Nigeria saw a drop in domain name purchases in late 2014. NiRA recorded, at the end of 2014, that there were only 18,870 domain names registered within Nigeria. NiRA also reported that domain...

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Social Media reacts to Charlie Hebdo massacre

January 7, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports by BBC News, gunmen attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The tragic event occurred on the 7th of January 2015. According to the BBC, 12 people, including french Journalists as well as French police...

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South Africa: Kalahari-takealot merger gets the green light

January 6, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The competition authority has revealed the approval of the merger application of takealot.com and Kalahari.com, two of South Africa’s ecommerce players, on the 5th of January 2015. According to the authority, the online retail merger becomes effective on 01...

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Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

December 19, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The fear of getting stuck in traffic jams dotted with thousands of stationary vehicles in a bottleneck entry into Kenya’s capital is what has led to the shift in consumer trends as residents move to shop online, this is according to online retailer Jumia....

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Kaymu unveils new mobile app for Kenya

December 18, 2014 • OnlineComments (0)

Kaymu has further expanded its mobile marketing initiative with the launch of its latest mobile app for Kenya. According to the company its latest mobile application has been designed to make online shopping easier and more convenient. According to the...

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Social media pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

On the 5th of December 2013, Africa, as well as the world lost one of its most inspirational leaders – Nelson Mandela. It has been one year since that historical day and the memory of Nelson Mandela continues to show the world the true power of the...

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Social Media reacts to Kano bomb blast

December 2, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports, Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has promised to track down the perpetrators of the bomb blasts. The blast killed more than 100 people at the central mosque in the city of Kano. Jonathan said his government will “continue to...

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Facebook aiming for free internet in Africa

November 17, 2014 • Online, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports social media giant, Facebook, is in advanced talks with Avanti, a UK-based satellite operator regarding a project that will essentially provide free internet services in Africa. The project is part of Facebook founder Mark...

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The rise of online shopping in Africa

November 17, 2014 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online transactions make up less than 1% of the overall retail market in South Africa according to Enst & Young. Although this is extremely low when compared with the UK where online shopping constitutes 14% of retail sector purchases, this number is...

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Bebuzee – Potentially Social Media, Takeover Contenders

November 17, 2014 • Company News, OnlineComments (0)

According to Bebuzee, it is the up and coming sensation of the social media world. They supposedly have enough firepower to sustain and maintain what could potentially be one of the greatest thing the internet has ever seen. Breaking down the above, they are...

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Bebuzee: Social Media World Threat?

November 13, 2014 • Company News, OnlineComments (0)

According to Bebuzee, they call them the Mario and Luigi of the Social Media world… Any guesses why? Bebuzee are the future, the revolution, a threat and everything of our future generation. They will be picking up coins faster than Facebook’s like page....

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Bebuzee, The Social Network Everyone is Talking About?

November 10, 2014 • Company News, OnlineComments (0)

According to Bebuzee, over the last few months, Social Media users have most certainly picked up the buzz going around Social Networks. With the likes of Ello, the Site that claims or at least it seems to be the Anti-Facebook Network, it has sparked opinions...