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Cisco and Microsoft CEOs Share Vision for the Future of the Industry

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco and Microsoft CEOs Share Vision for the Future of the Industry

Participating in discussions today in New York, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will share their views on the future of technology and discuss their plans to strengthen their collaboration to meet customer demands for improved interoperability between the network and software solutions that the two companies provide....

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IBM Collaborates With Clients and Business Partners to Bring Blade Computing to Smaller Firms

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Collaborates With Clients and Business Partners to Bring Blade Computing to Smaller Firms

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new initiatives to prepare business partners for the availability of BladeCenter S, the industry’s first blade computing system designed to help smaller firms simplify the management of their technology. In addition, IBM...

Vodafone may be headed for the Nigerian telecoms market

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Vodafone may be heading for the Nigerian telecoms market as indications have emerged that Mubadala Development Company of the United Arab Emirates, which was granted a $400 million licence by Nigeria, is in talks with the UK’s biggest mobile operator....

ITU Telecom Africa 2008

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITU Telecom Africa 2008

Comprising a high-calibre Exhibition, a Forum and a whole lot more, ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 will provide a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together to focus on the core issues relating to ICT expansion in Africa. The Forum...

Calling All Software Developers: Motorola Introduces Global Series of MOTODEV Summits

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Calling All Software Developers: Motorola Introduces Global Series of MOTODEV Summits

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a global series of MOTODEV Summits — exclusive, one-day events that offer today’s most creative and innovative application developers the opportunity to participate in advanced training, understand market...

It’s a faster, cheaper iMac

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on It’s a faster, cheaper iMac

Apple’s iMac just got a makeover and what was arguably the best desktop computer on the market for the average consumer is slimmer, sleeker and significantly faster. But perhaps best of all, it’s cheaper, by $200 to $300, depending on the model....

UniNet to offer low cost data services across Africa.

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

The coastal town of Knysna in South Africa has just become the Largest wi-fi enabled area in the whole of Africa. The principles derived from the South African Government Green paper on telecommunications has allowed for low cost data service providers such...

Video: John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech

“I don’t think we’re going to make it,” John Doerr proclaims, in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. Spurred on by his daughter, who demanded he fix the mess the world is heading for, he and his partners at Kleiner...

Egypt ‘new hotspot for IT outsourcing’

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Cairo: Egypt is increasingly being noticed for its IT outsourcing capabilities in the global market, says an expert. “Egypt is fast carving a position for itself among global IT outsourcing players, and Egyptian software development companies are...

Nigeria: Eke Asks FG to Resist Call for Nuclear Energy Exploration

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Eke Asks FG to Resist Call for Nuclear Energy Exploration

THE Enugu Regional Transmission Manager of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Mr. Joseph Eke, yesterday, advised the Federal Government to resist the call for exploration of nuclear technology as a way of meeting the nation’s power needs,...

Google to stop selling TV downloads on video site

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google to stop selling TV downloads on video site

Google, after buying video-sharing site YouTube nine months ago for $1.65 billion, plans to stop selling television shows on its homegrown video site. The company will stop offering download-to-own and download-to-rent programs Aug. 15, according to an e-mail...

Tech start-up aims to root out freelance accountants

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

As technology entrepreneurs go, Kamande Muiruri ranks at the top. In the mid-1990s, he was among the flag bearers of the Internet revolution in Kenya at Africa Online alongside Ayisi Makatiani and Amolo Ng’weno. Harping on a big dream of how Internet would...

East Africa: Cable Project Gains Interest

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Cable Project Gains Interest

Several African governments are currently nominating investors for a submarine communications cable project linking countries in eastern and southern Africa. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is backing the project — which it...

Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

In this report Efem Nkanga takes a look at the controversy that trailed Nigeria Communications Satellite’s bid to get a licence and provide telecoms services in Nigeria Of recent, the bid by the management of Nigeria communications Satellite Nigcomsat...

Video: Jonathan Harris tells The Web’s secret stories

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Jonathan Harris tells The Web’s secret stories

Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the infinite world on the Web — so he builds dazzling graphic interfaces that help us visualize the data floating around out there. Here he presents “We Feel Fine,” a project that scours blogs to...

Shuttleworth grasps open source political message

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Shuttleworth grasps open source political message

Mark Shuttleworth has grasped the anti-American political message of open source and is using it this week at LinuxWorld. It’s a massive departure from his own blog post in May, when he called corporate “patent trolls” the main threat to open source,...