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Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

2 days ago

African governments that shut down the internet could lose it

In an unprecedented policy suggestion, some members of the AFRINIC community have proposed denying internet to African governments that shut it down in their respective countries

By John Walubengo 19 Apr 2017

Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge winners

With its Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the open internet. The winning teams were from India, South Africa, and Brazil

5 Apr 2017

ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with its launch plan

4 Apr 2017

Africa's ‘space race' for satellite connectivity

Satellite services in Africa are making a comeback as Africa enters a new ‘space race' for satellite connectivity across the continent

3 Apr 2017

Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge

28 Mar 2017

It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service

Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM has announced the launch of data sharing, an innovative service that allows customers to share their data with friends and family

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 23 Mar 2017

Propelling Africa's growth through digital industrialisation

Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, says the company has had to reconfigure itself as a digital organisation in preparation for the expected widespread growth of the industrial internet and its effect on traditional industrial assets

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 3 Mar 2017

Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market

27 Feb 2017

GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies

The GSMA has released its Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy report which encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies

27 Feb 2017

ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa

Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband

25 Jan 2017

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks

16 Jan 2017

Community Tablet set to accelerate digital inclusion in rural Mozambique

The internet is a key enabler of social development and education. While internet services have shown phenomenal success in other parts of the world

28 Dec 2016

The case for satellite internet in Africa

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low

By Dawie de Wet 23 Dec 2016

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International

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 2 days ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

2 days ago

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

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F8 2017: Camera effects platform and more from day one

F8 2017, the annual Facebook event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology was held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on 18-19 Aprils 2017. More than 4 000 people attended the event and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live.

3 days ago

Iran blocks Telegram voice calls: state media

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's judiciary has blocked newly introduced voice calls on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in the country, state media reported on Wednesday.

3 days ago

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