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Posts Tagged ‘technology news’

  • Lenovo Africa

    Lenovo unveils cutting-edge YOGA line-up for South Africa

    January 28, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Lenovo unveils cutting-edge YOGA line-up for South Africa

    Lenovo has revealed the launch of the multimode YOGA 3 Pro, YOGA Tablet 2, and the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro. According to the company, these additions to the YOGA line-up aim to redefine the computing experience and address users’ desires for stylish devices,...

  • Facebook denies social network hack

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook denies social network hack

    On 27 January 2015 social networking platforms Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffered an hour long outage. The outage resulted in Facebook and Instagram users within Africa, as well as the rest of the world, being unable to connect to these services. While...

  • Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences....

  • Power shift in BI and analytics will fuel disruption

    January 28, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Power shift in BI and analytics will fuel disruption

    Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytics models are being disrupted as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner. The rise of data discovery, access to multi-structured data, data preparation tools and smart...

  • Altron and Tango to revolutionise the African subscriber’s digital experience

    MTN set to empower African businesses

    January 27, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN set to empower African businesses

    MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the continent. The new service will leverage the extensive footprint of MTN’s Global MPLS...

  • Microsoft launches 'Head Start' to help startups this Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

    January 27, 2015 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

    Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft...

  • social media

    Ghana: Social network LoveRealm rebrands

    January 27, 2015 • StartupsComments Off on Ghana: Social network LoveRealm rebrands

    LoveRealm, the Christian social network based in Accra, Ghana has revealed that it has rebranded its current landing page. Speaking to the press, Yaw Ansong Jnr, CEO of LoveRealm stated that: “The essence of the redesign of our landing page is to...

  • More than 20k malicious apps use Facebook APIs

    Facebook & Instagram go down

    January 27, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook & Instagram go down

    Social media users across the African continent, as well as the rest of the world, have been trying to connect to popular social media services – Facebook and Instagram. While the WhatsApp service is still running, the reasons behind the outage have not...

  • Dying Light launch trailer revealed

    January 27, 2015 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Dying Light launch trailer revealed

    Dying Light is almost upon us. Experience an all-new story of survival set in a city devastated by a mysterious infection. Play as Kyle Crane, an undercover operative sent to the quarantine zone with the mission to locate a high-ranking military officer gone...

  • Moving beyond the start-up phase

    January 27, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Moving beyond the start-up phase

    Building a great business in Africa involves more than just hard work, good networking skills, and a fair degree of luck. Whilst the core of any good business venture in Africa is a business that enables you to satisfy a customer’s need in a unique or...

  • mark zuckerberg

    Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Africa

    January 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Africa

    According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook has been testing a new version of Facebook dubbed “Facebook Lite.” The app is essentially a simplified version of its mobile website, which has been specifically designed for low-end Android devices in...

  • Alcatel-Lucent to build FTTH network in South Africa

    January 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Alcatel-Lucent to build FTTH network in South Africa

    Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Vodacom to build a gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution to expand the service provider’s customer base in the enterprise and residential markets. According to Alcatel-Lucent, the converged fibre to the...

  • IFS World

    Video Interview: IFS targets Africa as key growth market

    January 26, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: IFS targets Africa as key growth market

    Alastair Sorbie is currently CEO and President of IFS, a position he has held since 2006. Sorbie joined the Swedish ERP solutions provider as managing director in 1997, when IFS entered the UK market. During his time as IFS UK MD, Sorbie played an important...

  • Digital TV Kenya

    Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV revenues to hit $6.22 billion in 2020

    January 23, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV revenues to hit $6.22 billion in 2020

    Pay TV revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa will reach $6.22 billion in 2020, up from $3.54 billion in 2014 and $1.92 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Excluding South Africa, pay TV revenues will climb from $0.83 billion in 2010...

  • visa

    10 vital tips to avoid excessively high mobile phone bills

    January 23, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 vital tips to avoid excessively high mobile phone bills

    More and more Africans are consuming value-added services over their mobile devices as data charges and smartphones become cheaper. With the festive season that just passed – most of us could do with advice on spending less money on our mobile devices. In...

  • First Bank of Nigeria, Clickatell use Whatsapp to drive financial inclusion

    WhatsApp makes a move to PC

    January 23, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WhatsApp makes a move to PC

    Popular messaging service “WhatsApp” has made its way to PC browsers across the African continent. The reveal was made public by the firm’s CEO Jan Koum – on the company’s Facebook page. Loum stated that: “Today, for the...