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African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world

22 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme

21 Apr 2017

Alon Lits
Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

By Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017

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Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

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New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia

18 Apr 2017

Marije Gould, Verint VP of marketing EMEA.
Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions

17 Apr 2017

Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz
Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

Mara Social Media has acquired the global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz

28 Mar 2017

Aspiring Innovators Programme catapulting African tech startups
Aspiring Innovators Programme catapulting African tech startups

The Aspiring Innovators Programme will take place at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, profiling African technology startups to an audience of over 1000 CIOs and senior IT executives

20 Mar 2017

DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges
DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges

‘Check your privilege' when coding, or your systems could have negative impacts on billions of people, warned Terri Burns, associate product manager at Twitter

14 Mar 2017

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Apps: The holy grail of content marketing

Business book author Tony Schwartz wrote, “Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the internet"

By Julia Rhodes 10 Mar 2017

The six rules of digital disruption
The six rules of digital disruption

In his keynote address at the Dell EMC Forum on Thursday, 9 March 2017, Nigel Moulton focussed on transforming for the future

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

Google Maps adds bucket list feature
Google Maps adds bucket list feature

You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app

15 Feb 2017

Facebook launches Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge
Facebook launches Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

15 Feb 2017

TPConnects to launch IATA NDC based travel search website for Middle East and Africa
TPConnects to launch IATA NDC based travel search website for Middle East and Africa

TPConnects will be launching ihlah.com, a travel search website accompanied by top-ranked mobile apps for travellers living in the Middle East and Africa region, by the second quarter of 2017

1 Feb 2017

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The role of apps in the digital transformation journey

Whether businesses use the cloud, on-premise systems, or an amalgamation of both, digital transformation is happening – and applications are playing a rather big role…

By Gavin Holme 1 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017

This is not another "year of the mobile" trends piece - that ship sailed five years ago. If you do not have a mobile presence then you really should not be playing in the digital space

By Lynette Hundermark 26 Jan 2017

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class
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

Vast digital transformation expected
Vast digital transformation expected

According to a new report, digital transformation sits atop the strategic agenda for enterprises

20 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1

It's easy to be inundated by the avalanche of technology that exists and is constantly coming out, leading to a plethora of emerging trends in the market and across the globe.

13 Dec 2016

AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list
AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list

The winners of this year's AfricaCom Awards were announced yesterday evening at the LookOut in Cape Town

17 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Digital change begins with business leadership
Digital change begins with business leadership

Digital transformation is a powerful revolution that needs to happen in order to accelerate business activities, skills and models

By Saurabh Kumar 14 Nov 2016

Cape Town woman brings coding skills to marginalised communities
Cape Town woman brings coding skills to marginalised communities

A local woman who launched a project in partnership with SAP and Google, trained over 1,000 young people in basic coding skills

9 Nov 2016

Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience
Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience

Over the past several years, behavioural psychology has attracted a great deal of interest outside of academic circles

By Jason Ried 4 Nov 2016

African App Awards include South African finalists
African App Awards include South African finalists

The finalists for the African App Awards have been selected and winners will be announced at the AppsAfrica.com awards dinner to be held in Cape Town on 14 November 2016

1 Nov 2016

Jeri Curry, president and CEO, Enset (Image source: YouTube)
Why NGOs need to embrace digital now

From garnering greater support through transparency to building online credibility with funders

By Sindy Peters 21 Oct 2016

Evaluating the app-opportunity
Evaluating the app-opportunity

"There's an app for that" is one of the most common phrases exchanged amongst smartphone owners. From hailing a taxi

By Lynette Hundermark 20 Oct 2016

Jumia furthers hospitality technology with launch of Extranet Web
Jumia furthers hospitality technology with launch of Extranet Web

Jumia Travel has launched the web version of the Extranet App on Android with the aim to give hotel managers more flexibility and independence.

12 Oct 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation
Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services

3 Oct 2016

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