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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access [video]

2 days ago

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of the first Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

2 days ago

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched
New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling

13 Jun 2017

Taking advantage of agility on the digital transformation journey
Taking advantage of agility on the digital transformation journey

Agile processes are imperative to the success of any business looking to successfully compete in a rapidly changing environment

By Danny Drew 13 Jun 2017

Nigerian rideshare app reports success
Nigerian rideshare app reports success

GoMyWay.com, the Nigerian rideshare app, reports that it has experienced a 150% increase in registered members and a 300% increase in the number of seats offered

13 Jun 2017

Spearheading digital transformation in East Africa
Spearheading digital transformation in East Africa

GE is bringing new digital infrastructure solutions to the Kenyan market by connecting software, apps and analytics to industrial businesses, enabling them to operate faster, smarter and more efficiently

2 Jun 2017

Enterprise app development on the back burner
Enterprise app development on the back burner

In this year's Gartner mobile app survey*, results have shown that more than a quarter of organisations globally have not built, customised or virtualised any mobile apps in the last 12 months

2 Jun 2017

Microsoft launches AppFactory Academy in Ethiopia
Microsoft launches AppFactory Academy in Ethiopia

Microsoft 4Afrika, Wollo University and Tulane University's Centre for Global Health Equity (CGHE) have joined forces to launch a new AppFactory Academy in Ethiopia

By Tom Jackson 30 May 2017

Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site
Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site

Here are some of the ways you can maintain your WordPress business site to ensure optimal performance

By Charles Mburugu 25 May 2017

A new era for native mobile development?
A new era for native mobile development?

Over the last few years, new languages have been introduced for both iOS and Android that could see the start of a new era in native mobile development

By Matthew Longden 13 May 2017

CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops
CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students

9 May 2017

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel
Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday

2 May 2017

Stuff magazine's top gadgets, apps of 2016
Stuff magazine's top gadgets, apps of 2016

Stuff magazine recently hosted its annual Gadget and App Awards for 2016, honouring various brands such as Dell, HTC, WeChat, and Apple, among others

2 May 2017

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

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