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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Gbenga Sesan to host Google Plus hangout with finalists of the 2011 Android Developer Challenge

Earlier this year Google held their Sub-Saharan Africa Android Developer Challenge. Nigerian ICT Advocate, Gbenga Sesan will be holding a live Google Plus hangout session with finalists of this year’s Android Developer Challenge. This year’s challenge winners include Nigeria’s Afrinolly App, Kenya’s Olaleshe and Kenya’s Shoppers’ Delight App. The Google Plus Hangout will be held on Thursday, November 17th at 12 Noon […]

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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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3 'viral' Local YouTube Music Videos from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Web video is one of those revolutionary inventions that has really opened up the world in dramatic ways. For example, 2011 YouTube statistics show that over 48 hours of video are now uploaded per minute, and YouTube has surpassed 3 billion views per day. TED’s Chris Anderson made the assertion that web video is powering global innovation in […]

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Conference Review: Mobile Entertainment Africa 2011

In-depth coverage of Mobile Entertainment Africa, the continent’s inaugural conference on the convergence of African entertainment and mobile phones organised by All Amber at the One and Only Resort in Cape Town.

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mLab Southern Africa Prepares for Launch with Call for Membership Applications

mLab Southern Africa (SA), the region’s new incubator for entrepreneurs and innovators with a focus on mobile technology, is pleased to announce that application for membership has opened. The head office of the mLab SA will be officially opened at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 15 September, but already mobile developers and entrepreneurs with […]

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Africa Tech Innovation Pulse Check

Innovation is a change in the thought process for doing something, or the useful application of new inventions or discoveries. It may refer to an incremental emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. … In the recent past a growing meme in Africa has been that of the rise of innovation centers […]

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BUGBOX Spawns ANT ARMY: The Animatics Division

Character animation studio, Bugbox Animation in Johannesburg announces the creation of Ant Army, the Animatics Division. A strong team of artists and animators has been deployed to this side of the business. Formerly Nite Cap Animatics, Ant Army is now better resourced to address the hefty storyboarding and pre-production needs of the TV advertising industry. […]

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The two giants of local social networks in South Africa

Social networking (and that could to some extent be read as ‘Facebook’) is quite a phenomenon across the African continent and especially amongst the youth. According to this article: According to Alexa statistics, Facebook is the number one or number two most visited site in most African countries. The social networking site has been witnessing high […]

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