Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

  • Cobus Potgieter

    Video Interview: Cobus Potgieter talks tech & YouTube

    August 20, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off

    IT News Africa caught up with South African YouTube sensation, Cobus Potgieter, to discuss tech in Africa. Potgieter also gave IT News Africa the run down on the equipment and tech that he uses as well as advice to Africans who want to break out onto the...

  • With 9.8-million views, P-Square’s Personally ranked first as the most watched YouTube video in Nigeria for 2013 (image: YouTube)

    Top 10 Nigerian YouTube videos

    December 12, 2013 • ListsComments Off

    Global video sharing giant YouTube has once again released its annual list of the most watched videos on the site, and while Ylvis’s The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) and PSY’s Gentleman M/V scored the top spots in Global Top Trending YouTube Videos and...

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Image source:

    Watch Nelson Mandela memorial live online

    December 10, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    As the world prepares to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a special memorial service is being held today at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Up to 91 Heads of State have arrived in the country to attend to service, as well as...

  • Netflix (31.6%) holds its ground as the leading downstream application in North America (image: Netflix)

    Netflix and YouTube accounts for 50% of traffic

    November 14, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today released its Internet traffic trends report, entitled “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013”. “For the first time ever, peer-to-peer filesharing has...

  •, a founding member of the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas (image: Charlie Fripp)

    IT News Africa exclusive: Black Eyed Peas’ talks technology

    October 29, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

    He has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. He is, frontman and founder of  the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas. One thing that fans might not know is...

  • if the Internet and Google tools have played an important role in success, Google wants to hear about it. (image:

    Google seeking African innovators

    August 27, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    Internet giant Google is calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work.  Whether a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    May 25, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    It has been a busy week across Africa’s ICT sector. There has been a plethora of interesting stories that have emerged from a focus on high-growth market segments, including gaming, mobile & telecommunications, as well as thought leadership pieces about...

  • Youtube turns eight-years-old

    May 21, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    The largest video sharing platform worldwide, YouTube, turns 8 this week. YouTube, which was acquired by Google in 2006, has become the go-to destination to find video content on almost every subject possible – from the latest viral harlem shake video...

  • Taking your small business social

    February 28, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Social media has provided small businesses with the opportunity to market their brands on a big scale at a fraction of the cost. This said, in order for social media to work to your advantage, you need to understand the various platforms and know how to use...

  • Kenya: online community galvanised to cover elections

    February 1, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    Online focused news agency Storyful and Google are coming together to discuss the role YouTube plays as a tool for monitoring elections around the world, as they prepare to launch a Kenyan elections channel on YouTube. Ory Okolloh, Google policy manager for...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II to feature YouTube streaming

    November 9, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Activision Publishing has  announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s new live streaming feature, available when the game launches on November 13th, will offer players live stream gameplay on YouTube directly from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game...

  • Google+ and YouTube to livestream Olympics in Kenya

    July 20, 2012 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    The stage is set for the 30th Olympics in London from 27th July to 12th August. Kenyans are waiting in anticipation for the gold medals their national team will be bringing in and to them showing their prowess in the usual 1-2-3 style. Through Google+ and...

  • East Africa Com 2012 bringing together Africa’s innovators

    March 5, 2012 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    East Africa Com provides the perfect forum for innovators. Gathering “movers and shakers” of the region’s digital world in Nairobi, Kenya for two days from 17-18 April at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa Com will showcase...

  • YouTube launches in Nigeria

    December 8, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    YouTube has announced the launch of YouTube in Nigeria, showcasing the best and brightest local talent. YouTube Nigeria will now offer some of the most informative and entertaining video content from around the world through a local interface,...

  • YouTube launches in Afrikaans and isiZulu

    November 3, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    YouTube has launched in two more South African languages: Afrikaans and isiZulu. The announcement was made today at the second annual Google South Africa (G-SA) event held in Newtown, Johannesburg. Here, over 30 Google experts from around the globe are...

  • How to get Africa on the content bandwagon

    October 26, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    The business challenge of today is no longer the astute acquisition of technology but finding the best way to innovate with technology to differentiate your organisation in the market. This is the view of Internet Solutions managing director, Derek Wilcocks,...