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  • Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers

    Egyptian cabinet to decide on WhatsApp voice ban

    May 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egyptian cabinet to decide on WhatsApp voice ban

    In a sign of what many critics are calling expected censorship, Egypt’s Cabinet has set May 10 2015 as a deadline in order to determine whether to continue to allow the WhatsApp voice application from being used in Egypt. The issue is likely to find...

  • Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers

    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...

  • Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers

    New WhatsApp scam on the warpath

    January 20, 2015 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New WhatsApp scam on the warpath

    As Africa is becoming more mobile focused, connecting via social media platforms such as WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and Twitter is becoming more of a necessity. We, as Africans, use these platforms daily to not only converse with our peers, but to also conduct...

  • WhatsApp preferred by Nigerian professionals

    September 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WhatsApp preferred by Nigerian professionals

    According to a recent study, the WhatsApp messaging service has been noted as the preferred social media platform among Nigerian Professionals. This is according to a survey conducted by Nigeria’s social innovation centre, Co-creation Hub. According to...

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    Zimbabwe: Telecel introduces WhatsApp bundles

    June 20, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The Telecel WhatsApp bundles are available for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. There are three WhatsApp bundles that can be purchased. The daily bundle, which costs 29 cents, gives subscribers access to WhatsApp for 24 hours. The weekly bundle, which...

  • Airtel Tanzania offers free Facebook, WhatsApp

    April 29, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Tanzania offers free Facebook, WhatsApp

    Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social networks Facebook, Twitter and messaging service WhatsApp in the country. “Our customers can now access Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter without...

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    WhatsApp takes SA by storm

    February 21, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on WhatsApp takes SA by storm

    More than half of South African adult cellphone users living in cities and towns are using WhatsApp on their phones.  This is the key finding of research conducted by World Wide Worx and Fuseware into the use of social media and instant messaging (IM) on...

  • SA analyst: Facebook’s Whatsapp acquisition guarantees its dominance

    February 20, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on SA analyst: Facebook’s Whatsapp acquisition guarantees its dominance

    Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp for $19 billion creates a beachhead into emerging markets, securing its future by targeting growth in countries where there is little fixed line infrastructure and mobile has become pervasive. Steven Ambrose, Strategy Worx...

  • Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16-billion

    February 20, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16-billion

    In what is seen as the biggest deal ever for a venture-capital-backed startup, social media network Facebook has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase messaging application WhatsApp for $16-billion – which includes $4-billion in cash and...

  • World Wide Worx, Report, South Africa, Internet, Communication, Economic, Access

    Apps biggest driver of SA’s mobile economy

    November 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Apps biggest driver of SA’s mobile economy

    The app has become the single most significant tool driving the mobile economy in South Africa. The use of apps on phones has shot up from 24% of adult cellphone users in cities and towns in mid-2012 to 43% in late 2013. The Mobility 2014 research study,...

  • SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now...

  • Vodafone Ghana offering free Whatsapp access

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana offering free Whatsapp access

    In a new effort to boost overall user base, Vodafone Ghana announced this week that it would be offering 30 days free of Whatsapp access on a number of Nokia mobile phones. The move is aimed to entice users to make the switch to the new Nokia phone devices...

  • Airtel Nigeria secures exclusive deal with WhatsApp Inc.

    April 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria secures exclusive deal with WhatsApp Inc.

    Established telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria has introduced “WhatsApp” data application packages to its subscribers. This follows a cross-promotion agreement with “WhatsApp Inc.” which gives Airtel Nigeria the exclusive right to launch...

  • “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    October 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    Mobile communication has grown exponentially over the last couple of years, and services such as WhatsApp and Mxit have experienced signficant month-on-month growth within their respective user bases. But well established South Africa based social media and...