The rapid uptake of digital services across the continent requires that the region's governments urgently release more spectrum for mobile broadband services.
By Thabiso Mochiko 9 hours ago
Mobile ecosystem adds more than $150 billion in economic value to African economy...
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IFS's Digital Transformation Survey has unveiled how senior decision makers in 20+ countries view the need for digital transformation...
13 Jul 2016
SAO PAULO: A Brazilian court on Tuesday agreed to end its blockage of the smartphone messaging service WhatsApp after suspending it for failing to surrender user data, the company said...
5 May 2016
Cohn & Wolfe, a wholly owned operating company within WPP, has acquired a majority stake in Grupo Máquina, one of Brazil's largest and most widely respected public relations and public affairs groups...
19 Jan 2016
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: A court in Brazil on Wednesday ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days...
17 Dec 2015
New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...
5 Mar 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato or wished for a perfect candidate to come and sweep you off your feet?
29 Sep 2014
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: A scheme that has been skimming funds from Brazilian bank payments over the past two years may be the largest cybercrime heist in history, at some $3.75bn, security researchers say.
14 Jul 2014
RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.
Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Goalline technology will be used at a World Cup for the first time in Brazil with its backers insisting it is 100% accurate and cannot be hacked.
13 Jun 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.
10 Jun 2014
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: CNN International will be bringing its audiences a range of in-depth news, analysis and features - across TV, online and mobile - during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup, and throughout the tournament.
3 Jun 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: At least two of Brazil's 12 World Cup host stadiums will not be able to provide fans the cellphone and Internet coverage that organisers had promised, telecommunications companies revealed.
22 May 2014
LONDON, UK: Fernanda Romano the latest luminary to step into the D&AD hot seat. (Video)
28 Jan 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013
LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.
4 Dec 2013
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Google-owned Motorola Mobility on Wednesday unveiled the Moto G, aimed at the half-billion consumers around the world, many in emerging markets, who want a smartphone without a high price tag.
15 Nov 2013
BRAZIL: Brazil-based US reporter Glenn Greenwald said on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, he would publish documents from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden focused on France and Spain.
10 Oct 2013
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.
16 Jan 2013
LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.
Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: While the appeal of standard beer for consumers in Brazil is far from flat - with local beer brands now accounting for 19 out of every 20 beers sold in Brazil - new research from Mintel reveals that the premium end of the market may be instigating a change in taste for Brazilian consumers. Indeed, while volumes of standard beer decreased by 2% year on year to 2011, volumes of strong and premium beer grew an impressive 18%.
3 Dec 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate, judicial authorities have said.
27 Sep 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: With sales of exclusive products, online games and contests about who has the greatest number of fans on social networks, Brazilian soccer clubs are battling it out on the Web to reap the bonanza of online marketing.
26 Sep 2012
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.
26 Jul 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO / SAO PAULO / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Pierre Ausseill has been appointed to head the three AFP bureaus in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia) following on from Michel Leclercq, effective 23 July 2012.
19 Jul 2012
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: AFP's Portuguese-language HD video service, which launched in January 2012, fast gained leadership in the Brazilian online market. Two new agreements have now been signed with broadcast clients: ESPN has purchased coverage of Euro 2012 and of the London Olympics, while TV Século 21, one of Brazil's leading Catholic television networks, will receive our entire production of videos edited and voiced in Portuguese.
26 Jun 2012
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
1 Jun 2012