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  • There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja (image: Shutterstock)

    Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

    Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences....

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    Ghana: Social network LoveRealm rebrands

    January 27, 2015 • StartupsComments (0)

    LoveRealm, the Christian social network based in Accra, Ghana has revealed that it has rebranded its current landing page. Speaking to the press, Yaw Ansong Jnr, CEO of LoveRealm stated that: “The essence of the redesign of our landing page is to...

  • Bebuzee has reached over five million users since its launch four months ago

    What makes Bebuzee so special?

    November 3, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on What makes Bebuzee so special?

    Today, social media, revolves all around us, keeping us connected with our friends and loved ones. Otherwise we can only perceive what we have in front of us. Who harvests potatoes online? Nobody! Well now we’ve got your attention, Bebuzee is supposedly the...

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    Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, OnlineComments Off on Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    Yookos has recently updated its mobile app features in order to enhance the user experience on Android, IOS and Blackberry handsets. The social networking site released the upgrade on September 4th and intends on focusing on photos, status updates  and...

  • KPMG South Africa

    Data cannot work in isolation of analytics

    August 27, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Data cannot work in isolation of analytics

    The proliferation of connected devices has resulted in the exponential increase of real-time data. But data on its own means very little if proper analytics does not take place. Frank Rizzo, data and analytics leader for KPMG South Africa, discusses the...

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    Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

    July 10, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

    Facebook is growing at an exponential rate, along with the likes of Twitter. However, a new social media platform has arisen, and has set its sights on Africa. Yookos is a social networking site that allows users to meet friends online, play online games and...

  • Derek Kudsee, COO of SAP Africa (image: file)

    Megatrends are transforming the African economy

    March 26, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Megatrends are transforming the African economy

    We live in a networked world in which, like it or not, we are all connected to communities that keep us informed and can help us learn, share and consume more efficiently. Organisations are now inextricably tied into a networked economy, as they are connected...

  • Nigerian Businessman Tony O. Elumelu. (Image Credit: Tony Elumelu foundation)

    10 African business leaders to follow on Twitter

    October 18, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African business leaders to follow on Twitter

    Local and international media have focused this week on what has been described as ‘mounting losses’ for the online messaging service Twitter ahead of its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). According to a regulatory filing this week Twitter lost...

  • Social Networking poses security threats

    July 4, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Social Networking poses security threats

    Social networking is all about sharing: information, ideas, jokes, pictures, personal, academic and professional milestones. That is why it has become such a popular way for individuals around the world to stay in touch with each other and for brands to reach...

  • Social networking technologies on the rise in the enterprise

    May 23, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Social networking technologies on the rise in the enterprise

    Avanade, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today released results from a global survey on adoption of social collaboration technologies by 4,000 end users and 1,000 business and IT decision-makers in 22 countries. Data from...

  • SA mobile usage study yields surprising results

    July 25, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA mobile usage study yields surprising results

    The Mobility 2012 research study, conducted by South Africa’s World Wide Worx with the backing of First National Bank, yielded a number of interesting data from South African mobile users and how they make use of their mobile phones. Arthur Goldstuck,...

  • Could Africa launch the next Facebook?

    June 8, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

    Recent market performance and rumblings aside, there are clear reasons why Facebook has attracted a global subscriber base of over 900 million people. What if Africa could do the same?   Those in the business of Internet development and applications...

  • Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    May 18, 2012 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    Shares of social network giant Facebook were officially floated on the NASDAQ on 18 May with an estimated value of $100 billion. The company’s IPO is priced at $38 per share, turning it into the largest tech IPO in history. The social networking website has...

  • OK Computer: How the power of social media can make a change

    April 30, 2012 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on OK Computer: How the power of social media can make a change

    With the sudden uptake of social media over the last couple of years, the power of this medium is being recognised as one of the most powerful platforms to get a message, campaign or event across. Facebook recently updated their user statistics, and the...

  • Q&A: Who is Africa’s Top Young Tech Entrepreneur?

    October 6, 2011 • Software, Top StoriesComments (4)

    Gossy Ukanwokwe, is a 23 year old Nigerian based student ,and Founder and CEO of one of Africa’s fastest growing e-learning social networking site – Students Circle. Ukanwokwe, who is regarded as one of Africa’s top young Technology Entrepreneurs is...

  • SA might decrypt BBM messages

    September 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    South Africa’s Deputy Communications Minister Kopeng Obed Bapela told a delegation at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (Satnac) in East London, that South Africa might look into the decryption of BlackBerry-type...