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Nigeria: Etisalat Selects Ericsson for Mobile Expansion

March 4, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat Selects Ericsson for Mobile Expansion

The Egyptian mobile operator, Etisalat Misr has selected Ericsson for its network expansion. This follows an agreement recently endorsed between the two companies to boost the mobile broadband in the region, bringing Etisalat Misr’s total investment with Ericsson equipment and services to more than EUR 200 million, about N23.467 million, to date...

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Gates explains why Microsoft needs Yahoo

February 21, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gates explains why Microsoft needs Yahoo

The Microsoft chairman is looking ahead to the time later this year when he will be focused full-time on fighting disease and poverty, while also trying to do everything he can to help his software company in its battle against Google...

Silverlight, BlackLight: i5 gears up to light up the new

February 21, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Silverlight, BlackLight: i5 gears up to light up the new

Microsoft solutions specialist i5 has strengthened its capabilities with the recent acquisition of Chameleon Technologies, a Web design studio. On joining i5, Chameleon has been renamed to BlackLight and will specialise in developing web content based on the...

Microsoft Responds to Yahoo! Rejection

February 13, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Responds to Yahoo! Rejection

Microsoft Corp. issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Yahoo! Inc. that its Board of Directors has rejected Microsoft’s previously announced proposal to acquire Yahoo!: It is unfortunate that Yahoo! has not embraced our full and...

Google Beefs Up Kenyan Operations

February 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google Beefs Up Kenyan Operations

We’ve taken note in recent months of the growth and innovative use of Web 2.0 in Kenya and how it has really taken root in light of severe adversity that still continues in the aftermath of the most recent Presidential election there. Apparently, we’re...

Kenya: Cyberactivism in practice

February 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Cyberactivism in practice

enya provides us with the most recent and inspiring example of the nexus between technology and collective action. Kenyan citizen journalists and activists are actively using Web 2.0 tools and applications such as wikis, blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and...

2008 South African Weblog Awards announced

February 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on 2008 South African Weblog Awards announced

Journalists have the opportunity to be nominated for the 2008 South African Weblog Awards. Nominations will be accepted between February 11 and February 22. The voting period will be from March 3-...

Obama is a Mac and Clinton a PC

February 5, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

STYLES make fights — or so goes the boxing cliché. In 2008, they make presidential campaigns, too. This is especially true for the two remaining Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Reporters covering the candidates have already resorted to...

IST-Africa conference and exhibition

February 5, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on IST-Africa conference and exhibition

The 2008 IST (information society technologies)-Africa conference and exhibition will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 7 to 9 May 2008. The event, which is part of the EU-funded IST-Africa initiative, is the third in a series of annual conferences which...

Google worried about Yahoo-Microsoft merger

February 4, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google worried about Yahoo-Microsoft merger

In a thinly veiled attack on Microsoft’s $44.6 billion takeover bid for Yahoo, Google Inc. said Sunday that the proposed deal raises troubling questions and urged policymakers to take a close look before approving any merger. The criticism came in a...

Rwanda: One Cellphone Per Household

February 4, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: One Cellphone Per Household

The Government has launched a credit scheme of a cellphone-per-household aimed at bridging the communication gap in rural areas. The initiative kicked off recently in Musanze District, Northern Province. The Minister in the Office of President in charge of...

IBM to Build First Cloud Computing Center in China

February 4, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to Build First Cloud Computing Center in China

IBM today announced it will establish the first Cloud Computing Center for software companies in China, which will be situated at the new Wuxi Tai Hu New Town Science and Education Industrial Park in Wuxi, China...

Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 per Share

February 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 per Share

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has made a proposal to the Yahoo! Inc. Board of Directors to acquire all the outstanding shares of Yahoo! common stock for per share consideration of $31 representing a total equity value of approximately $44.6 billion...

Microsoft Opens Partner University Initiative in Nigeria

February 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Opens Partner University Initiative in Nigeria

In a bid to assist its partners in Nigeria and Ghana achieve first class implementation results and best breed technology solutions, Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Partner University initiative in West Africa...

South African universities rise to the Google challenge

January 28, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Professors across South Africa are partnering with Google to introduce students to the world of online advertising and hundreds of South African marketing students are ready for the challenge...

Drinking Water Quality Management Conference to be held in Johannesburg

January 28, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Drinking Water Quality Management Conference to be held in Johannesburg

Delivering safe and clean drinking water remains a top priority for all municipalities. Emerging issues such as pharmaceuticals and other contaminants entering source water are only some of the challenges that must be overcome...