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Kenya goes Google over app development

November 8, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Kenya goes Google over app development

Google Kenya is looking to push development of the IT sector in the country and will host an event to promote technology development and application, it said in a statement.  The Internet giant has launched a campaign to “promote innovation and development of local content in key sectors of the country’s economy.” The tech giant is [&hellip...

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Re-elected Obama tweets into history

November 7, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Re-elected Obama tweets into history

Re-elected American President Barack Obama has not only secured himself another term as the President of the United States, but also tweeted himself into the record books of hugely-popular microblogging site Twitter. Late on Tuesday night (US time) Obama...

Google, Kenya’s Wananchi partner for public wi-fi

November 5, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google, Kenya’s Wananchi partner for public wi-fi

Kenyan operator Wananchi Group and Google have entered into a partnership to launch public wi-fi hotspots across the country to in order to boost the local Internet and wireless market. According to a statement from the companies, the Wazi Wi-Fi service is...

iROKO partners wins online trademark infringement case

October 29, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on iROKO partners wins online trademark infringement case

iROKO Partners, one of the world’s largest online provider of African movies and music, has announced a win against a domain name infringing on its trademarks. In the case iROKO Partners Ltd v. Iroko TV Movies, a complaint was filed based on a domain name...

Microsoft served notice on browser selection breach

October 25, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Microsoft served notice on browser selection breach

The European Commission has issued a notice to technology giant Microsoft of its understanding that the company failed to give users a choice of different browsers if they did not want Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as their default internet browser. The...

Facebook posts $59 million net loss

October 24, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook posts $59 million net loss

Facebook, Inc. has reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2012. “As proud as I am that a billion people use Facebook each month, I’m also really happy that over 600 million people now share and connect on...

X marks the spot for free emaps

October 23, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on X marks the spot for free emaps

mapIT has announced its offer of free maps to businesses and individuals who wish to use maps on their website. This includes blogs or other social network outlets in order to locate company premises, directions to events, clubs or for which ever purpose...

Kenya – ICANN’s new approach to Africa

October 22, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Kenya – ICANN’s new approach to Africa

Kenya’s The Star reports that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has welcomed a plan devised by Africa’s Internet community leaders to facilitate greater participation of the African continent in the organisation’s...

Google calls on East Africa to reduce web costs

October 10, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google calls on East Africa to reduce web costs

International Internet giant Google is urging East African countries to reduce the costs of Internet services in the region in order to promote more local content. Google’s Field Access Director Kai Wulff said in Uganda that the region “receives...

Tech media closely monitoring Ghana’s e-govt

October 9, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Tech media closely monitoring Ghana’s e-govt

Ghana’s ambitious new reporting initiative, the Network of Communication Reporters (NCR) has thrown its weight and support behind boosting coverage and development of the ICT sector in the West African country. The NCR, made up of journalists specializing...

Facebook officially has 1-billion users

October 4, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

The world’s largest social network, Facebook, celebrated a milestone by crossing over the one billion mark of people using the network to connect and communicate. “This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If...

G-Connect Wi-Fi launched on SA’s Mango airline

October 2, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on G-Connect Wi-Fi launched on SA’s Mango airline

Low cost airline Mango’s entire fleet, comprising six new-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, is now online. The last aircraft was fitted with the service last week and assumes service today. The G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service has exceeded all...

mapIT to host Developers Day

September 19, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on mapIT to host Developers Day

To follow on from the last successful mapIT Developers Day held in March this year with over 60 developers attending, mapIT announced that it will host another free Developers Day on 5 October in Johannesburg. This will be a development session where...

SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

September 14, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city this week flipped the switch on the brand-new Durban Internet Exchange (DINX), complementing the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and the Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX), currently the largest two Internet exchange...

Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

September 13, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

According to the Times of Zambia the government has challenged the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to strengthen laws governing technology, including Internet usage within the country. The use of ICT ought to be more...

Heavyweights join SA’s Retail Tech Africa forum

September 13, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Heavyweights join SA’s Retail Tech Africa forum

Woolworths, Pepcor, Massdiscounters, Famous Brands and Shoprite are the latest in a long line of retailers to join the Retail Technology Forum in South Africa.  With close to 7,700 stores between them spanning Sub Sahara and beyond, they join an already...