Online Reputation Management in Africa: A Compelling Case for Business, Government & the Consumer

Naazneen Parkar is an independent Online Reputation Analyst from Kenya with experience across the web with key focus on Kenya, South Africa and more recently Canada. Naazneen has a passion in the tourism industry and more importantly the link between online marketing and tourism. Digital and its benefits are not new to any of us. […]

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Systems Thinking Applied To Why M-Pesa’s Economic Impact and Wealth Creation Lessons Affects the Ecosystem and Not Just the Bottom of the Pyramid

Image via Wikipedia Niti Bhan is Founder at the Emerging Futures Lab. Niti integrates her multidisciplinary background in business, design and engineering with a global perspective to offer immediately actionable insights and strategic directions for successfully entering the challenging markets of the developing world. Much of the topic in today’s discussions on Africa especially here […]

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Infographic: Mobile Web Africa 2012 Visualised including Statistics, Quotes and Insights

This past week, we covered Mobile Web Africa 2012 and we started coverage with 5 reasons to attend as well as live coverage that you can relive Day 1 and 2 here on Afrinnovator. I got the chance to be one of the first speakers on the opening day of the conference and spoke on […]

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Live Blog: Mobile Web East Africa Day 1 & 2

Afrinnovator’s in the house at Mobile Web East Africa 2012 in Nairobi Kenya, tune in below to get a sense of our favourite quotes, tweets and highlights from the conference. We’ve also got a Storify going. Updates by @BrendaWambui and @MKaigwa. Day 1 Storify of Day 1 http://storify.com/brendawambui/mobile-web-east-africa-2012 Day 2 Storify Day 2 http://storify.com/brendawambui/mobile-web-east-africa-2012-day-2 Anything […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Be At Mobile Web East Africa 2012 This February

In Kenya’s technology past over the past four years there have been some hallmark moments that have began waves and changes that shifted the course of history in technology here. Contacts, coffees and conversations have been sparked in boardrooms, hallways, Skunkworks meetings, cafes and nowadays places like Nairobi’s iHub.   Two years ago, however, there […]

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MFarm Makes Unreasonable Institute Finals: How You Can Help

Kenyan mobile tech startup MFarm, launched at the first IPO48 contest in Nairobi in October 2010 by the all-girl tech team of Jamila, Sue and Linda. The 48 hour “idea-to-business” contest pit them against more than a dozen other contenders and they came out top winning £10,000 from Kresten Buch and HumanIPO. In 20122, MFarm was […]

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Why You Must Never Forget About the Humble Feature Phone in Africa

Jonathan Hoehler is Chief Technical Officer and Business Analyst at Starfish Mobile International based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. With over 8 years in the mobile telecoms space in Africa, he’s been an evangelist frequently seen on the conference circuit speaking and presenting on the future of mobile on the continent. Follow him on Twitter […]

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15 Skills African Tech Talent Must Acquire in 2012

Guest post by Appfrica CEO and metaLayer’s Founder/Director of Product – Jon Gosier. In the American and European tech space there’s a growing problem. There’s so much funding available for early stage startups that everyone and their college dropout buddy is starting-up, leaving no one out there to hire. It’s one of those first world […]

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M-Pesa: Beyond the Buzz

Image by smagdali via Flickr This is a guest post by futurist and technologist Soud Hyder. I’ve been meaning to pen my thoughts on this over the better half of this year but time has nonetheless been very elusive. I happened to watch a video recording of a panel discussion about technology in Africa and […]

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An East African Mobile Entertainment Overview: Music Discovery, Nano-economics and Mobile Money

Recently, All Amber invited Afrinnovator down to cover and participate in Mobile Entertainment Africa. Below is a summary of that first talk, which painted a snapshot of some trends and key learnings from the East African mobile entertainment scene. Silicon Savannah: the new catchphrase describing the East African and Kenyan region, the innovation and dynamism […]

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