SoLoMo: the glorious intersection of social, location and mobile that was going to superpower hyperlocal search and prove to be the holy grail, allowing retailers and other businesses to attract an army of smartphone-wielding customers. Pretty exciting stuff, especially during an economic downturn, right? In my opinion, quite the contrary.
By Vanessa Clark 23 Jan 2013 11:54
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Sweet Spot Content took an authentic story about a fishing boat in Zimbabwe - a story that illustrates how Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is helping local communities - and turned it into a piece of cinema.
Issued by Sweet Spot Content 10 Jun 2013 08:54
More than half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. Africa has experienced an incredible boom in mobile phone use.
By Richard Firth 18 Mar 2013 11:14
TechZim reports that the use of Opera Mini in Zimbabwe has been increasing while the use of other mobile browsers have been declining over the past two months.
7 Nov 2013 12:09
First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.
By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52
IT Web Africa reports that Zimbabwean mobile operator, Econet Wireless, will soon enable Zimbabweans living in South Africa who use its 'CALL HOME SIM' cards, to load money using their handsets, and send it 'instantly' to an Econet number in Zimbabwe.
29 Aug 2013 11:44
Zimbabwe on Thursday, 30 May 2013, raised by nearly 40% the licence fees for mobile telecommunication operators to $137.5 million from $100 million.
31 May 2013 10:53
Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their disgust at politically-motivated violence by starting an online group called Blackout Thursday. Every Thursday, the Facebook group members blackout their picture profiles in an effort to promote peace.
18 Mar 2013 14:03
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a telecommunications company listed in Zimbabwe, is to extend its footprint into South Africa, with plans to open a new shop in Johannesburg to serve its Zimbabwean clients.
7 Mar 2013 12:56
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012 12:19
Fundamo, a Visa Inc. company and a global specialist mobile financial service provider, have reported accelerated growth of mobile financial services in Africa. In 2012, Fundamo has launched three new services - FirstMonie with First Bank Nigeria and Celpay with Celpay International in Uganda and Zimbabwe.
13 Nov 2012 10:50
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