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Areeba soon to be MTN Ghana

June 19, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Areeba soon to be MTN Ghana

The name of the areeba mobile telephone service will soon change to MTN Ghana on your mobile phone if you are a subscriber to that brand. The Corporate Service Executive of MTN Ghana, Miss Mawuena Dumor said that at a day’s workshop called by the company to allow it to interact with journalists...

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Zimbabwe Passes Internet Spying Law

June 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe Passes Internet Spying Law

Zimbabwe last week passed a new law allowing the government to monitor telephones, mail and the Internet. For VOA, Peta Thornycroft reports that the Zimbabwe government justifies this new law by saying it is necessary to protect national security. President...

Financial aid for Zimbabweans is Internet based

June 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Financial aid for Zimbabweans is Internet based

Inflation and shortages in Zimbabwe, whose goverment is accused of ruining the economy, are leading its citizens abroad to use high-tech ways to help out their loved ones at home. Zimbabweans abroad have found ways to pitch in – giving part of their...

Nigeria: Industry Prepares for Ennovate Expo

June 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

James Emejo: Nigeria ‘s information and communications technology (ICT) industry is again looking forward to this year’s edition of the annual eNNOVATE Expo. eNNOVATE is Nigeria ‘s premier technology and value added services expo. Its...

Google sets up base in Kenya

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google sets up base in Kenya

Russell Southwood Google is moving outside of the continental comfort zones for most global investors, North and South Africa, and is opening its first operation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya has been chosen as the base camp for what is likely to turn into a...

Apple announces more than 1 million downloads of Safari for Windows

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple announces more than 1 million downloads of Safari for Windows

Apple® today announced that more than 1 million copies of Safari™ for Windows were downloaded in the first 48 hours since the free public beta was made available on Monday. Safari 3 is the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use browser, and is available as a...

Naspers Acquires a Strategic Stake in Germany’s First Mobile TV Operator

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Naspers Acquires a Strategic Stake in Germany’s First Mobile TV Operator

Naspers Limited (JSE:NPN) today announced it has made a strategic investment in MFD Mobiles Fernsehen Deutschland (MFD), Germany’s pioneering mobile television company for an undisclosed amount. MFD’s mobile TV service, watcha, comprises five...

South Africans Falling for Facebook

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans Falling for Facebook

By: Stefan Brink: LIKE many South Africans, I have recently discovered Facebook. And, this is hard to admit as someone who trades on his tech smarts, it seems I am late to the party. South Africa has discovered the social networking side of the internet, and...

South Africa: Telkom broadband prices slashed

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (4)

In a move that largely surprised the market, Telkom (JSE:TKG) announced that it will slash prices of it ADSL broadband products by an average of around 18%. These pricing changes have been filed with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa,...

Kenya: World Bank Funds Broadband

June 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: World Bank Funds Broadband

The World Bank has extended a grant of US$114.4 million (Ksh7.9 billion) to boost high speed broadband internet connectivity in three African countries. Mr Colin Bruce, the Bank’s country director for East and Central Africa region says this could...

iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications

Apple today that its revolutionary iPhone™ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29. Developers can create Web 2.0 applications which look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone, and...

Egyptian, SA Companies on Microsoft 2007 Partner Program Award shortlist

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egyptian, SA Companies on Microsoft 2007 Partner Program Award shortlist

Microsoft Corp. today announced the finalists for the 2007 Microsoft® Partner Program Awards. The awards recognize Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners that developed exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year...

Next steps for m-banking in Africa

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

By Ethan Zuckerman- I saw John Gage, Sun Microsystem’s official international man of mystery, in Arusha last week, and now at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town. The man is clearly traveling too much. (It’s okay, John. Me too.) John pulled me aside...

Flooding an inbox near you

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Flooding an inbox near you

90 percent of email that reached companies in May was spam according to data compiled by TrustLayer Mail, the managed security service from Panda Software. Spam is more than just annoying. Unless there is a good mail filter system in place, workers will waste...

ISACA SA 2007 CobiT 4.1 Convention and Conference

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on ISACA SA 2007 CobiT 4.1 Convention and Conference

Registration has now opened for the ISACA SA CobiT User Convention and Conference to be held at Montecasino on 10 to 12 September 2007. We have a great line-up of international speakers and have once again managed to keep the pricing extremely competitive...

Nigeria: ICT And Wealth Creation

June 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

The potential of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to make a difference in the lives of people globally is a fact that has come to be accepted by all. With development and innovation going hand in hand and knowledge becoming one of the most important...