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Etisalat Nigeria and YuuZoo Singapore have launched an e-commerce platform, SME Arena, to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. It allows SMEs to converge, network, collaborate, showcase their products and interact with customers and business partners in the digital segment, thereby enhancing efficiency, productivity and profit...
African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth African country where AG Mobile phones and tablets are available,...
With the recent announcement of Isaac Mophatlane taking over the reins as CEO of Business Connexion (BCX), the company has now revealed that its shareholders have indeed voted in favour of the offer by Telkom SA to acquire the entire share capital of BCX. The purchase consideration is R6.60 per...
As South Africa imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing in March, three-quarters of South African consumers (75 per cent) say they are now using contactless payments, citing safety and cleanliness as key drivers. Consumer polling by Mastercard, studying changing consumer behaviours in 19 countries around the world, paints a picture...
Facebook has launched “My Digital World” - a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programmes including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe Lam, and eZibo...
Amazon company, PAYFORT announced a new partnership with DHL Express in North Africa on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. The partnership will see DHL express customers across the region complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards, whilst protecting them against fraudulent usage and other...
Nutanix has appointed James Sturrock as Systems Engineering Director for Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (WEURSSA). He will be responsible for all technical resources in the WEURSSA region as they engage with end-users and channel and OEM partners. Commenting on his appointment, Sturrock says “I am thrilled to be taking on...
What is Deliver 2 Me? Wumdrop has developed the world’s first delivery solution which delivers to the real time location of your mobile phone, allowing you to choose the hour that you would like your order to be delivered, at the exact location you will be, regardless of whether or...
South African tech startup RapidDeploy, whose cloud-based software enables public safety officials to reduce emergency response times and improve situational awareness, has raised $12 million (163m ZAR) in Series A financing. GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung NEXT provided the Round A funds, enabling RapidDeploy to accelerate the development and deployment...
Microsoft unveiled the results of its new survey in advance of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The report, titled "Views from Around the Globe: 2nd Annual Poll on How Personal Technology Is Changing Our Lives," encompasses the views of 12,002 Internet users in 12 countries. This is the...
With reports making the rounds about an increase in data tarrifs with effect from December 1, 2016, social media has been abuzz in Nigeria. Acting on a directive given by the national regulator, a number of mobile operators, including MTN and Globacom have sent out text messages to their subscribers notifying them of upcoming...
South Africa’s bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops - but, predicts Brian Timperley of Turrito Networks, a new round of disruption is due under the twin pressures of fibre rollout to consumers and the growth of international “over...
Leading broadband satellite Internet Service Provider, Bentley Walker, has confirmed it will extend its service coverage towards Libya via its Newtec Ka-band VSAT broadband platform. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to Libya, will go live on 26 September and will provide broadband Internet access across...
Smartphone manufacturer HTC has revealed the release date of the HTC One M9 in South Africa. According to HTC, its latest smartphone will be available in June 2015. Neeraj Seth, Head of Marketing, HTC MEA stated that: "The HTC One M9 is an extension of you as it is attractive,...
There is a huge difference between mobile money and mobile payments... People are confusing the two technologies and although they are very similar, the difference is huge. Mobile Money is the ability to store money in a value store not linked to a bank account. This is giving people access...
  According to an IDG Connect Survey, 86% of buyers who invest in B2B IT make decisions using social networks. A CIO Africa report claims the survey of over 400 enterprise decision makers revealed that 57% use social networking over other resources like professional networks, video sharing & reviews. Bob Johnson, principal...
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