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(l-r): Director, Consumer Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Adeola Dairo; Managing Director, Samsung West Africa, Paul Lee and Vice President, Marketing, Etisalat Nigeria, Adebisi Idowu, at the launch of the Samsung Experience Zone in the Etisalat Experience Centre, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

December 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian telecommunications network, Etisalat Nigeria, has launched a Samsung Experience Zone within the Etisalat Experience Centre in Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos. Etisalat in partnership with Samsung West Africa unveiled the first of many Samsung Experience Zones which it aims to launch in major Etisalat Experience Centres, across the country....

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Microsoft held an Hour of Code session with the Blairgowrie Primary School pupils.

Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

December 8, 2016 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual...

Lenovo Nigeria in partnership with Slot Systems unveiled the first retail brand store in Lagos.  (Image Credit:Blouin News)

Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

December 8, 2016 • Hardware, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by The Guardian, Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria. The store is set to be located at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos and will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktops,...

John Donovan, Cisco COO EMEAR; Yasmin Kirton, Cisco Africa Snr Virtual Sales Manager; Adanma Onuegbu, Signal Alliance Nigeria CEO; Tunji Akintokun, Cisco Africa Partner & Commercial Lead, and Milo Schacher, Cisco EMEAR VP Partner Organisation. (image: Moses Braimah)

Signal Alliance wins Cisco international award

December 7, 2016 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria was recently celebrated and honoured in Seychelles following the Cisco global Winner Circle Corner Award 2016 given to Signal Alliance. The award recognizes a group of top performers who through their commercial activities in the 2016 financial year...

Hyperli enables  local businesses to connect with consumers and grow their sales through daily deals.

South African Hyperli launches new online deal marketplace

December 7, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Fast on the heels of Groupon’s exit from the South African market, newly formed Hyperli is set to take the online daily deal marketplace by storm. Hyperli has honed its offering and has launched a newly curated online marketplace focused on delivering...

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FNB launches Smart Device festive season deals

December 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FNB has unveiled five exciting promotional deals aimed at keeping customers and their loved ones connected at all times, no matter where they find themselves in South Africa during the busy festive season. New and existing FNB customers will now be able to...

ZAOU acting Vice-Chancellor,  Professor Yerokun Olusegun Adedayo.

ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa

December 6, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Zambian Open University (ZAOU) announced its courses and degree programs will be available on eLearnAfrica, further extending the university’s reach into the country and across the continent. eLearnAfrica.com is a newly launched mobile application and...

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StitcherAds expands to Sub-Saharan Africa region

December 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

With mobile penetration very high in African countries Facebook is expected to become much more relevant for direct response advertising given its unique cross device strengths. A global Facebook and Instagram Marketing Partner, StitcherAds has seen growth in...

Android Nougat 7.0

Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

December 6, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by TimesLive, South African start-up, Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa. Onyx is licensed to load Google software like Android and Chrome onto devices sold under the company’s own brand or...

Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at FNB.

FNB Banking App wins global technology award

December 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

FNB was recognised for having the ‘Best Mobile System/Service Initiative’ for its innovative FNB Banking App during the Annual Banking Technology Awards 2016 held in London last week. The FNB Banking App demonstrated excellence and the best innovative...

ShowMax is now available on an even wider range of smart TVs as well as smartphones, tablets, web browsers, Apple TV.

ShowMax is now available on Android TV

December 6, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

With the release of a new version of its Android app, ShowMax has increased the base of supported devices to include media players and smart TVs running Android TV. ShowMax is now available on an even wider range of smart TVs as well as smartphones, tablets,...

ALCATEL has compiled a list of Apps that will help you track your spending this festive.

Keep track of your spending and save this festive season

December 2, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are buying gifts for loved ones, travelling, or just treating yourself to something special, make sure you don’t find yourself feeling the blues in January. ALCATEL recommends the following Android apps to...

Ecommerce

CashBag desktop app promises a rewarding shopping experience

December 2, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

With more than 56% of web users having shopped online *The South African eCommerce market is poised for explosive growth as consumers’ flock to discover deals online. With this in mind the founders of Cashbag.co.za, an eCommerce disruptor, has launched a...

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Ghana: MTN partners DataMi, Viotech for sponsored data service

December 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana has announced it will be launching the first sponsored data service in Ghana in partnership with Datami and Viotech. The sponsored data services will allow customers to use data services at the expense of a third party company. The service will...

iWayAfrica has launched Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into Sub-Saharan Africa. (image: file)

iWayAfrica introduces Jola, a retail satellite service

December 2, 2016 • Retail, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

iWayAfrica has launched Jola, a Pan-African Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into Sub-Saharan Africa. Meaning ‘one who brings happiness’, Jola provides affordable satellite internet to Sub-Saharan Africa including those areas with limited...

The hashtag, Word Aids day was top trends across the globe the entire day.

WORLD AIDS DAY celebrated on social media across Africa

December 1, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today we celebrate World Aids day, a day dedicated to the awareness of Aids across the world since 1988. According to the WHO more than 14 million people worldwide, about 40%, of people living with the HIV virus that causes AIDS, are unawere of their status....