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  • Lamudi becomes largest real estate platform in Kenya

    May 27, 2014 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Lamudi becomes largest real estate platform in Kenya

    Lamudi, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), has established itself as Kenya’s leading online real estate platform, recently exceeding 15,000 listings. The site offers Kenyans a wide range of different properties to rent and buy in different parts of...

  • South Africa: Uber to provide free rides on Election Day

    May 6, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on South Africa: Uber to provide free rides on Election Day

    Online and mobile taxi booking company Uber announced yesterday that it will be providing free rides between 7am and 9pm on South Africa’s Election Day, as they participate in making the country’s voting process more convenient in their own special way....

  • Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    April 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    Kaspersky Lab, an international IT and Online security company, conducted research into the evolution of IT threats in 2013 using information from their Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. From the results, the cyber security company found that Middle...

  • Google launches SA election Hub

    April 16, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google launches SA election Hub

    Google today launched the South African Elections Hub, an online portal where voters, journalists and campaigners can easily track all the latest news, trends and information related to the 2014 elections, set to take place on 7 May, marking 20 years of...

  • Fear mounts for missing Nigerian tweeter

    April 14, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Fear mounts for missing Nigerian tweeter

    There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja, Amnesty International said over the weekend. The man, identified by family members as Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi, has not been...

  • South Africa: Capitec rules the online banking roost

    April 11, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Capitec rules the online banking roost

    Specialist online marketing research agency Columinate yesterday released its third annual ‘Internet Banking SITEisfaction in South Africa’ survey. Launched in 2012, the survey is a measure of customer satisfaction with online banking services in South...

  • Kenyan hits 1-million fans on Facebook

    April 9, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan hits 1-million fans on Facebook

    Kenyan comedian turned entrepreneur Daniel Ndambuki has reached a milestone for individual Kenyans on Facebook, as he recently hit the one-million mark in ‘likes’ on the hugely-popular social networking platform. The achievement is the highest of its kind...

  • Kenya: MasterCard aims to increase electronic payments

    April 8, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: MasterCard aims to increase electronic payments

    MasterCard today announced the licensing of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) to issue MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards in Kenya. The collaboration is expected to increase the adoption of electronic payments in the country, especially in the retail...

  • Digital alternative to banks launches in SA

    April 8, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital alternative to banks launches in SA

    Africa Internet Holding (AIH), an African startup builder, announced today the launch of Lendico in South Africa. Lendico is the digital alternative to banks that enables investors to directly fund the loans of private individuals. Launching in South Africa,...

  • Microsoft taking lead on e-learning in Africa

    April 1, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft taking lead on e-learning in Africa

    Microsoft yesterday co-chaired a roundtable discussion on the need for private and public partnerships (PPPs) to deliver relevant, sustainable and scalable solutions that will promote e-learning in Africa. The roundtable resulted in the proposal of an EU...

  • First Afro emoticons launched by Oju Africa

    March 28, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on First Afro emoticons launched by Oju Africa

    In an innovative first, the world has been introduced to the first Afro Emoticons courtesy of Oju Africa. Powered by Mi-Fone, the first African mobile devices brand, “Oju” literally meaning “faces” in the Yoruba language from Nigeria, is an innovation...

  • Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

    March 26, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

    Widely regarded as the creator of the World Wide Web, online pioneer Tim Berners-Lee recently called for the creation of an Internet Magna Carta. The call has been spurred on by Edward Snowden’s recent NSA leaks. According to the latest revelations, the...

  • dotAfrica to officially launch in May

    March 26, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on dotAfrica to officially launch in May

    The May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now certain, after the final outstanding paperwork was inked at the 49th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) in Singapore today. Today’s agreement outlines the...

  • WeChat throws hat in African ring

    March 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat throws hat in African ring

    Instant messaging platform WeChat has risen to prominence over the last year, and with the dominance of WhatsApp and BBM on the continent, the company is well aware of the hurdles ahead of them. Representatives from WeChat were recently in Johannesburg, and...

  • Nigeria: Shopping online has just become easier

    March 20, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Shopping online has just become easier

    Online shopping has become more accessible to African citizens, thanks to major strides made by internet operators on the continent. But while online shopping has been booming, most Nigerians still struggle to purchase goods from the US and the UK – until...