Vodacom/RLabs Mobile Challenge

Vodacom and RLabs are running a competition on the use of mobile technology in improving local communities. The idea behind the competition is the growth and acceptance of mobile in Africa. The challenge is to come up with innovative ways to leverage not only voice and text but also the growing mobile internet space. There […]

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Maneno: Promoting African Content

Content made in Africa! In the fairly recent past we have covered Afrigator and myScoop, both of which are African (blog) content aggregators. This time, we take a look at Maneno, a content (blog) platform built with African content in mind. Maneno is actually a swahili word meaning “words“. We asked the people behind Maneno […]

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myScoop Goes Real-Time

myScoop, the South African blog aggregator has just announced real time fetching of articles from your blog. The functionality is powered by PubSubHubBub. PubSubHubBub is a simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom and RSS. In non-geek terms that basically means that it is a thingy which makes your blog […]

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KTN Coverage of iHub Launch

KTN, one of Kenya’s TV broadcasters covered the ihub launch. We stumbled on the footage on YouTube. Enjoy:

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Crowdsourcing in Africa

Crowdsourcing has in recent years really taken off around the world in many ways. The basic idea is to maximize or take advantage of the masses to solve a large problem. The perfect example of this is Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Wikipedia is contributed to literally by individuals all around the world and now […]

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iHub Launch Video & Photos

Erik Hersman and Conrad Akunga (iHub advisor) introduce iHub: Joe Mucheru, Google Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Lead, gave his thoughts: And some photos: Watch the recording of the event as it happened (Ustream): Live Streaming by Ustream.TV

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[BREAKING] iHub Launch Kicking

I’m at iHub for the launch party… and being who I am I just had to give y’all a sneak peak at what’s happening. Live coverage on Ustream

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 4

This is the last in a series of interview posts from a discussion with Ken Banks, the founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS. In the first part of the interview, Ken gave us some of his background and how he came to get involved with mobile technology and how the FrontlineSMS project began. In the second […]

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 3

In the third part of our interview with Ken Banks, founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, we continue our discussion about FrontlineSMS. This time we discuss about projects such as FrontlineSMS:Medic and FrontlineSMS:Credit which are specific applications of FrontlineSMS to ‘vertical’ scenarios such as medicine and informal banking. In the first part of the interview, Ken […]

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 2

We continue our conversation with Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS. In the first part of the interview, Ken gave us some of his background and how he came to get involved with mobile technology and how the FrontlineSMS project began. In this second part we delve more into FrontlineSMS… Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net, devotes himself […]

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