Case Study: How Kenyan SME earns 60% of its Revenue from the Web (Part 1)

Africa is undergoing a wonderful renaissance, driven by Internet and Mobile Technology. In just 10 years we have leaped from a 0.4% internet penetration rate to 13.5% internet penetration rate, according to Internet World Stats. We have embraced mobile technology, making it a part of our day to day business, at times setting the pace […]

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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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Doing Tech Business in Africa: A Few Lessons from Twitter's Rise in Africa

Very recently Portland Communications released some data from research carried to find out about the usage of Twitter in Africa. The report was received quite well and received some notable attention across the web. Much of what has been written has looked mostly at just the implications of the research on primarily social media and it’s use […]

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Building Websites that Work in Africa

It is interesting that sometimes it’s not the most robust and well designed solutions that get picked up by consumers. Great design of course is something of great importance when designing a piece of software, an app or a website. And clients will gravitate to well designed (graphically, not in terms of user experience), well […]

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Which African country is best to do a tech startup? A Decision Framework

In recent conversation that have spanned the last 6 months, I’ve been getting the same style of questions from foreigners who recognize the growing opportunities in Africa and want to jump in. “Which is the best country in Africa to do a tech startup?” Sometimes the question is underlying in the comments I have seen […]

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Learning Ruby on Rails, Fighting the Funding Trap and Other Interesting Things

Riding the Rails One of my goals this year is to learn Ruby on Rails. When I first decided to get into web development (proper), about 7 years ago, my analysis lead me to PHP/MySQL. After coding two major sites literally from scratch (including the now defunct Jijini Markets), I decided it was time to […]

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Two recently launched web startups from South Africa

More and more tech startups are coming up across Africa, fuelled by growing interest in tech, innovation and startups in Africa from all over the world, and an increasing realisation of major opportunities online, Africans are finding new grounds to conquer online, on mobile and other tech business areas. Today, let’s take a look at […]

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A Nigerian, Kenyan & South African Web Comic

Digital online publishing presents some great opportunities for African content creators and creatives. The digital/online medium presents a way around the all too often lengthy and costly publishing process associated with publishing a print version of the work. And so without much ad0 here’s a pick of three web comics we found interesting from Nigeria, Kenya […]

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By the numbers: Communications Commission of Kenya Mobile & Internet Stats

This post is originated from the iHub blog by Leo Mutuku, and reposted here with permission. The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has released a Statistics Report on the Communications Sector reviewing the last quarter of the year 2010/2011. The information used to compile the report was provided by service providers in the sector. Some interesting numbers and […]

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Watchout Dealfish, Google Trader is here!

Google has officially launched it’s Google Trader service in Kenya following it’s success in Uganda and a launch in Ghana. Google announced on it’s official Google Africa blog: After the pilot launch in Uganda and the exciting launch in Ghana, we are excited to announce the launch of Google Trader in Kenya. Google Trader is a free classifieds service that allows people […]

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