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Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

  • What could a South African version of Black Friday look like?

    Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

    May 29, 2014 • North Africa, RetailComments Off on Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

    The “Shop-in-shop” concept on JUMIA Egypt provides access to JUMIA’s own nationwide shipping fleet, storage facilities, customer service platforms and offer buyers flexible payment methods. “The opportunity is huge”, said Mattia Perroni, CEO of...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    April 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    Kaspersky Lab, an international IT and Online security company, conducted research into the evolution of IT threats in 2013 using information from their Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. From the results, the cyber security company found that Middle...

  • The Egyptian government this week has lodged a proposal to grant fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt a license to become the fourth mobile operator (image: ITU)

    Egypt to get fourth mobile license

    April 4, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt to get fourth mobile license

    The Egyptian government this week has lodged a proposal to grant fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt a license to become the fourth mobile operator in the country. It is said that the fourth license will be made available to them for $357-million, while other...

  • Rocket Internet’s Jumia  (image: Google)

    JUMIA launches in Uganda

    February 7, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on JUMIA launches in Uganda

    Today Nigeria’s JUMIA, an online shopping destination in Africa, is extending its services to Uganda. The East African country will now have access to Jumia’s wide range of products including: fashion, electronics, home appliances, mobile devices and...

  • Abe Thomas, IBM South Africa Country General Manager (image: IBM)

    Can African businesses overcome the technology adoption gap?

    January 28, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Can African businesses overcome the technology adoption gap?

    IBM today announced the results of a new study entitled ‘Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies’, which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such...

  • Ross Thomasson, Regional Director, Africa, for Vodafone Global Enterprise. (Image source: Vodafone)

    Removing monopoly-type mobile landscapes

    October 23, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Removing monopoly-type mobile landscapes

    In August 2013 Vodafone announced the expansion of its communications services unit Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) in Africa. The Company claimed it is experiencing strong growth in revenues from the enterprise market on the Continent. On the back of...

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    New Egyptian tablet to be launched by end of year

    September 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on New Egyptian tablet to be launched by end of year

    A new tablet, in cooperation with the Egyptian government, the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the technology giant Intel will bring forward Pluto, the first ever tablet to be assembled entirely in Egypt with an Intel processor. The hope is...

  • iLabAfrica Director Joseph Sevilla (image: IBM)

    iLabAfrica launches training academy in Kenya

    September 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on iLabAfrica launches training academy in Kenya

    In an effort to boost education and digital security training in Africa, iLabAfrica has announced the unveiling of a new training academy for digital security in Kenya. The academy should be a boost for the telecommunications industry, which has experienced...

  • Altron and Tango to revolutionise the African subscriber’s digital experience

    Microsoft awarded top employer status in Africa

    September 3, 2013 • Company NewsComments Off on Microsoft awarded top employer status in Africa

    Microsoft has been certified for the second year running as one of Africa’s Top Employers in 2013/2014 for its operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, and South Africa. This makes the company part of the CRF Institute’s Top Employers in Africa Index along...

  • Technology is very much a part of Egypt's ongoing journey of development. (Image source: George Nazmi Bebawi/ Shutterstock.com)

    Technology at the heart of Egypt’s growth plan

    August 13, 2013 • Features, North AfricaComments Off on Technology at the heart of Egypt’s growth plan

    In 2011 Egypt made worldwide headlines as a revolution took hold and anti-government protestors vented their anger and frustration against the regime. It was a time when the world held its collective breath in anticipation of what could or would transpire....

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    In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 10, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    On the third day of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, competitor offerings will be scrutinised by judges who will physically test each submission. Yesterday saw the individual teams presenting their games, apps and programs to judges –...

  • Africa well represented at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Africa well represented at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    Competing nations have started to arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia, as Microsoft’s bi-annual Imagine Cup officially kicks off today. The competition sees teams from different nations compete against each other in app development, program development and...

  • Team MASKed Ninjas from Egypt (image: Microsoft)

    Meet Africa’s Innovation Competition Imagine Cup finalists

    June 27, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last couple of months and it is almost time for the worldwide finals. This year, the event is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and there are a number of African...

  • Etisalat launches first Arabic mobile money system

    June 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on Etisalat launches first Arabic mobile money system

    MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat today announced the launch of the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt’s subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones. The...

  • Africa’s most active ICT regions

    May 17, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s most active ICT regions

    Based on information being supplied to media, Africa’s ICT industry is growing – boosted by the advent of mobile product and services, but sustaining this momentum is dependent on the identification and implementation of the right investment in ICT,...

  • Mobile Internet Survey reveals heavy usage, high expectations

    April 24, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Mobile Internet Survey reveals heavy usage, high expectations

    Analysys Mason recently conducted primary research with mobile Internet users in six countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA): Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the UAE. They were asked about their Internet access, decision criteria...