Technology Transforming Elections in Africa

This article is a follow up to a previous article on ‘The Influence of Technology on Governance in Africa‘ in which we observed how technology is shaping how governments operate, how citizens expect their governments to operate, and the interaction between government and citizenry. We summarized the impact of technology on the ‘citizen’ (people) side […]

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A Look at Mobile Broadband in Kenya [infographic]

This post was originally from the Nairobi innovation hub blog and is reposted here with their permission… The arrival of the undersea fiber cables in Kenya in 2009 has revolutionized the technology and economic sectors. Kenya is one of very few countries in Africa with a comprehensive framework set up in this regard. Average national download speeds have […]

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BrandsEye takes Gold at National Services Seta Competition

BrandsEye, the Online Reputation Management (ORM) service, has been awarded Marketing Organisation of the Year (in the small business category). On Thursday 24, February, a team from BrandsEye attended an elaborate awards ceremony at Gallagher Estate, hosted by the Services Seta, and sponsored by Business Day, MTN Business and eTV News. At the event, BrandsEye […]

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BrandsEye Version 2 Launch

BrandsEye launches Version 2 of their software this week. The Online Reputation Management (ORM) software has been heavily upgraded with an advanced HTML5 interface, full sentiment automation and integrated team workflow for social CRM. Having been in Alpha testing with select clients for a few weeks it will be made available to new and existing […]

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Meet Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, 19-year-old Co-founder of promising Online Startup, Bookneto

Top Nigerian blog BellaNaija does a brilliant interview with a young Nigerian living in Canada who’s in the process of starting up a new web startup that aims to revolutionize how people use the web to learn. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, is 19 years old and has been living and studying in Nigeria for the last 3 […]

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Africa Facebook Phenomenon Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

Facebook has become a bit of a phnomenon amongst African youth. In Kenya it is not uncommon to find young people walking around, or sitting in matatus glued to their mobile screens, not reading text messages or dialing but following the happenings in their Facebook ‘friendverse’. So we thought we’d take a quick look at […]

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TNS Research International Kenya DigitalLife Survey Results [Audio Recording]

TNS Research International’s DigitalLife Survey results were launched today at the Sankara hotel in Nairobi. The survey was taken among urban populations in Kenya in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. The aim was to formalize exactly where the country stands in terms of engagement on the internet. The study reveals major differences in regard to use […]

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Kenya Online Behavior Survey Results to be Released

Social media and other online engagements in the Kenyan population has been on the rise. Recently a survey of Kenyans on Twitter and Twitter usage by Kenyans was done by kenyatweets.com and a report released. However, there is still lacking a good amount of comprehensive, objective data from a formal study of how Kenyans are […]

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Combining Traditional and New Social Media for Major Success: The Case of Tech4Africa

The confluence of key operational and strategic factors enabled tech-focussed PR firm Emerging Media to reach 11 million people through its campaign to publicise the hugely successful, inaugural Tech4Africa conference. “It was a huge win for us to be involved in this ground-breaking conference, but particularly so considering the success of the media campaign that […]

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Interview with GTBank on their Use of Social Media

A few weeks ago Afrinnovator featured GTBank, the Nigerian bank that is pushing it’s use of New/Social Media as a way of building it’s brand and connecting with it’s clients (or in this case audience). GTBank are clearly trend-setters for corporations in Africa. We found it interesting that a bank had spent so much effort […]

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