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Within a few weeks, Mozilla – the not-for-profit company that has largely made a name for itself in the Internet space – is set to make waves in the mobile industry with the launch of a new Firefox operating system for mobile phones. The company is already offering free phones...
It has come to light that three of the top 20 investors in technology giant Microsoft are actively trying to persuade the company’s Board of Directors to get co-founder and chairman Bill Gates to step down from his position. Gates co-founded the company with Paul Allen in 1975. “There is...
African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent's many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world. Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only...
He has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. He is Will.i.am, frontman and founder of  the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas. One thing that fans might not know is that he is heavily invested in technology – all...
IT News Africa recently attended the 2014 Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC), which was held at the Shanghai Expo centre. The expo gathers over 10,000 customers, partners and industry professionals from more than 80 countries and regions around the world to share insights and promote dialogue on industry trends and...
Ask any tech-savvy internet traveller, and they will probably tell you that they know the internet pretty well. With the help of powerful search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, locating relevant and meaningful information has become a lot easier. Google serves up more than three billion searches each...
The technology space in Africa is growing at an exponential rate. Naturally, the African continent is booming with potential in this sector. Over the past few months, we have seen a great number of influential technology leaders as well as entrepreneurs greet the technology scene with innovative concepts and inspirational...
The annual revenues for the video games industry is billions of dollars each year, surpassing that generated by Hollywood. With that comes millions of gamers who assume the roles of various characters – from Tier-1 soldiers, firefighters and doctors, to farmers and professional drivers. There is one group of gamers that has...
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. Almost two years later, the former government toppled and...
  Looking past the turbulent history of Ethiopia, one that has been impacted by famine, drought and war, there is evidence today which confirms that this East African region has fully embraced ICT to advance itself and establish a secure position amongst developing economies with high-growth potential. However, challenges do remain...
  Located in South-Central Africa, Zambia forms part of a region that is fast emerging as one with high growth prospects because of a strong technology base and increasing rates of adoption. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics reveal that in 2012 the number of mobile cellular subscriptions stood at approximately just...
Telkom informed its customers that it will be enforcing its fair usage policy. According to the telecom giant, the reason behind the move was in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. To add to this, at the beginning of August 2014, Telkom had issued a...
Smartphone manufacturing is one of the most competitive consumer segments.  In the last decade, innovation has upped levels of functionality and complexity in mobile devices and, with that, comes a hefty price. A number of smartphone manufacturers produce these devices for emerging markets, but do African-born companies have what it...
South Africa paid tribute to women across the country on National Woman's Day, which was held on 9 August 2015. Besides a general tribute to women in South Africa, National Woman's Day is also a public holiday in South Africa; however, as Women's Day fell on Sunday the 9th, the public...
  The West African country of Liberia has received a great deal of coverage in the news of late. Specifically, there have been detailed reports in regional media about financial irregularities within the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) and the reported announcement of Chairperson Madam Angelique Weeks that there were both...
The Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015), which was held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi, showcased an impressive amount of technology under one roof. Not only was the Oculus Rift on show, but Intel showcased one of it's upcoming, as well as most promising...
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