Motogari, Zoopedup and Local-Built Social Networks

Zoopedup is a South African car blog turned social network built for people with a passion for cars. The site was started by one of South Africa’s influential techpreneurs, Charl Norman who took his passion for the Internet and combined it with a passion for cars to produce one of South Africa’s biggest home grown social networks. Today […]

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IdeaBounty Takes on Chevrolet

Cape Town crowdsourcing platform IdeaBounty is definitely growing in leaps and bounds, taking on more and more challenging crowdsourcing tasks for its clients. We’ve featured the platform severally and even done a podcast with their MD, Daniel Neville. IdeaBounty is now taking on providing it’s crowdsourcing platform to Chevrolet, giving creatives from all over the […]

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Hive Colab: A Collaborative Community Work Space in Uganda

Appfrica has announced a new initiative called Hive Colab, a place for freelance developers to find a good working environment. Hive Colab is a collaboration between Appfrica Labs, Project Diaspora, UConnect, and Node Six: Hive Colab is a collaborative, community owned, open work environment for young tech entrepreneurs looking to focus on projects, to access […]

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Zoopy's New iPhone App

Zoopy is a video and image sharing site much like YouTube that was born in South Africa. Today, Zoopy has announced the availability of it’s iPhone App available for download from iTunes. We at Afrinnovator.com host our videos on Zoopy as part of our ‘Use African, Grow African’ policy (of sorts). As much as possible […]

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Microsoft Discontinues Kin Phone – Why Not Offer it to Developing Countries?

Back in May Microsoft launched a new mobile device that struck somewhere in between a feature phone and a Smartphone. Yesterday, barely a month after the Kin launch, Microsoft pulled the plug on Kin saying it was integrating it’s Kin and Windows Mobile development teams. Microsoft said Wednesday it has stopped work on the Kin […]

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GMail Now Available in Swahili and Amharic

You can now enjoy your GMail on a Swahili or Amharic localized interface. Simply go to the language settings and switch to the new language. Kudos to Google for the localization efforts!

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[VIDEO] Africa Technology Development

A short video on technology as a force for change and development in Africa…

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Idea Bounty launches Financial Times UK Creative Competition

London, June 23, 2010 – Today, Idea Bounty, a community site that allows brands to tap the collective intelligence of creatives all over the world, goes live with a brief from publishing  giant Financial Times (UK). While “crowdsourcing” advertising ideas is not a new concept, Idea Bounty is the first to award prize money for […]

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KTN Tech Junkie: Kenya's First Prime Time Tech Show

It is long overdue but finally Kenya will get a local home grown prime time tech show on national broadcaster KTN. This of course has many tech people really psyched up. Quoting one of the people involved in the making of Tech Junkie: KTN is launching Kenya’s first tech show next week Wednesday at 9.50pm. […]

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[Guest Post] The Leapfrog Effect: The Pros and Cons of Legacy

[Guest blog post: Rob Salkowitz is author of Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). He lives and works in Seattle. Follow him on Twitter @robsalk] With the increasing speed of IT innovation, it’s become commonplace to remark on the “leapfrog […]

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