Zoopy Rebrands. Focuses On Mobile Video, Apps & Mobi Site [INFOGRAPHIC]

South African Video-sharing site Zoopy’s chosen to reposition itself focusing on mobile video. They’ve got a fantastic infographic on the change of strategy and tact as well as some neat stats on the future of mobile in Africa, emerging markets and the world. Here’s the scoop and a pretty infographic!

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Mobile Phone Use in The Gambia Research Results

We learnt of an interesting research project on mobile phone usage in the Gambia, a West African country done by Fatim Badjie. The project focused on 6 major areas: Ownership and Costs; Mobile Usage; Availability and Issues; Impact and Benefits; Operator and Services; Institutional Context The following summary of the results of this survey is […]

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eTranzact Setting up Shop in Kenya

Electronic payments company, eTranzact, could be setting up shop in Kenya. We wrote about eTranzact as one of the major players in Nigeria for their mobile money service M-Teller that they are rolling out in the west African country. eTranzact provides a wide array of payment solutions including web, mobile and ATM. eTranzact is the […]

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The cans and cants of technology

A guest post by Jonathan Bhalla Research Manager, Africa Research Institute (@AfricaResearch) In late 2010, I travelled to East Africa to explore the region’s budding technology industry. It was not just the growth of telecommunications that interested me, but the emergence of a new generation of technology bloggers and entrepreneurs who are busy designing mobile […]

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A chat with Russel Southwood, Balancing Act Africa

Russel Southwood is one of the leading authorities on African technology and communications. Russel is CEO of Balancing Act Africa, a consultancy and online publishing company specialising in telecoms, Internet and broadcasting in Africa. Erik of Ushahidi and ihub considers Russel ‘to be the most well-connected person in the African tech scene, he also happens […]

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Learn WebPR, SEO and Mobile Marketing with Quirk Education

The refreshed brain and revived ambition that accompany the beginning of a new year make this the best time to update your marketing skills. Quirk Education makes it easy to sharpen your skills and propel your career by offering convenient online courses in a range of digital marketing disciplines in February. The new semester kicks […]

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This week in the African blogosphere, Week 2, 2011

West Africa Webtrends Nigeria and Mobility Nigeria both carried the story of  Zubair Abubakar who launched a blackberry app for Nigerian Constitution. Funding for startups in Nigeria seems to be picking up as Webtrends Nigeria reported: In what is second high-profile funding in Nigerian tech-related company this year, 2011 is really up to a good start! […]

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This week in the African blogosphere, Week 1, 2011

Time for our first week roundup of the African blogosphere as far as tech, innovation, startups and the other stuff we like here on Afrinnovator. So let’s dig in: West Africa At $50,000, Will The .ng ccTLD Become The Hottest Top-Level Domain? – TechLoy On January 3, 2011, one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers, ThisDay launched […]

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Flix.co.ke Offers Movie Listings on Mobile

Erik on his first blog post of the year called attention to the rise of the mobile web in Africa. Statistics in the past have shown that mobile is the device of choice for most Africans getting on the Internet. Events like the upcoming Mobile Web West Africa are pushing this agenda further by bringing […]

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Yoza: m-Novel Library

Early on in 2010 we wrote about the use of mobile phones in education and particularly the efforts of one Steve Vosloo of the Shuttleworth foundation in his m4Lit efforts, trying to get teenagers to read more. It seems interesting to turn back to this story as the year winds down. Steve’s initial exploits in […]

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