Top stories in Tech this week


The IT News Africa editorial team is pleased to offer you a quick round up of the most popular stories on the website for this week.

IT News Africa's top news stories of the week. (Image: File)

This is an overview of articles that have been read the most by visitors to the site and we hope you will enjoy the overview.

‘RIM appoints Managing Director for Southern Africa’

With the company falling under increasing levels of scrutiny, news of a local appointment was sure to capture the interest of the market.

Alexandra Zagury has been appointed as Managing Director for South Africa and Southern Africa. Based inJohannesburg, Zagury will oversee all of RIM’s operations, sales and marketing efforts for the region.

‘Nigeria’s One Number wants its name in the limelight with InMobi’

Competition for business withinAfrica’s growing mobile and telecoms space is on the increase. Service providers are under increasing pressure to guarantee service levels to consumers and comply with regulations prescribed by industry regulatory bodies, including communications commissions.

One Number, an established Nigerian Telecom service provider, announced a partnership with InMobi to serve as its exclusive mobile ad network for the lifestyle app, Essential App.

‘Top 10 BlackBerry Bold 9700 applications’

We take pride in providing lists that are informative and relevant. We believe they benefit readers who enjoy a ranking system to place situations, people and technology in perspective.

The Top 10 BlackBerry Bold 9700 applications offers a synopsis of the top applications that have been created for this device – including Drive, MileageTracker Pro, UberTwitter, Dictionary & Thesaurus, and others.

‘Multi-million Dollar deal to spread Wi-Fi3 to Western & Central Africa’

Global interest in the continent continues to make headlines.

Recently, Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. announced a $4.9 million Content Delivery Network (CDN) agreement with World Affinity Telecom to supply Wi-Fi3 technology to Western andCentral Africa.

Chris Tredger, Online Editor