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USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O - Mobitainment
USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O

USSD, a South African-born marketing technology, has proved to be a "knockout" for marketers in Africa, especially for Boxer Superstores, SA's well-known grocery store servicing low to mid income shoppers, which created the Boxer Super Shopper Show...

Issued by Mobitainment 20 Nov 2014 11:03

Vijay Sai Pratap
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Glenn Gillis
Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

[2014 trends] Waka waka (this time for Africa)
[2014 trends] Waka waka (this time for Africa)

It wasn't too long ago that Shakira was singing to thousands at the FNB Stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup: "Waka waka (this time for Africa). Your time to shine. Don't wait in line. Y vamos por todo."

By Gisèle Wertheim Aymés 15 Jan 2014 07:09

New research shows mobile purchases fall in volume, gain in value
New research shows mobile purchases fall in volume, gain in value

MEF has completed its third annual mobile consumer survey of 10,000 respondents, across 13 countries including various African countries, to gather insights in to mobile consumer behaviour.

6 Dec 2013 11:36

Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast
Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast

HELSINKI, FINLAND: In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.

11 Nov 2013 09:43

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Prioritise tech; cut overheads
In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Prioritise tech; cut overheads

Running your own business can be challenging at the best of times, not to mention financially draining. But there are ways to cut costs, and all you really need is a fast, reliable Internet connection.

2 Aug 2013 09:03

Ilan Hertz
Reasons why the consumerisation of the enterprise is no longer a question

NEWTON, US: In some ways, you could say that the consumerisation of the enterprise was inevitable. The line between personal devices and enterprise has become increasingly blurred.

By Ilan Hertz 31 Jul 2013 06:37

Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa
Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa

Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.

14 May 2013 11:02

Tom Manners
PC days not numbered

Scarcely two weeks ago, the Industrial Development Corporation issued an official announcement that not only portrayed the PC industry as a sector in absolute free-fall but also blamed Microsoft's perceived failure to get Windows 8 off the ground as the reason for the decline.

By Tom Manners 10 May 2013 11:35

The mighty mobile... untapped
The mighty mobile... untapped

SINGAPORE / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Mobile devices are more important to consumers than money, keys or food, yet marketers are yet to unlock the full potential of mobile.

17 Apr 2013 11:39

North Koreans really hacked off now
North Koreans really hacked off now

NEWSWATCH: North Korean social media sites (yes, they do have them) have apparently been hacked, reports CNN, and closer to home, the iBurst boss might face arrest, reports TechCentral.

By Rod Baker 5 Apr 2013 07:49

Rachel Greenberg
South Africa and the rise of the VoIP industry

SAN DIEGO, US/ JOHANNESBURG, SA: In the next few years, South Africa will become more interconnected than ever with newly improved wireless communication technologies throughout the country.

By Rachel Greenberg 4 Apr 2013 11:00

ABIBA Systems to participate in Next Generation Telecom Summit Africa 2013
ABIBA Systems to participate in Next Generation Telecom Summit Africa 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA / CAPE TOWN, SA: ABIBA Systems, a leading Indian telecom analytics solution provider, has announced its participation in the Next Generation Telecom Summit Africa taking place in South Africa.

14 Mar 2013 10:55

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