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Episode 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa.

Date: 22 May 2015
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Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits
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By Malcom Sharara 22 May 2015 08:35

Launch of African Economic Outlook 2015
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The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will publish their joint African Economic Outlook 2015...

22 May 2015 08:29

More on Most Africa awards
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Wag the Dog Publishers are branching out into Africa and launching two new awards in the Most Awards category...

22 May 2015 08:16

Online TV, live from Africa
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Two young, black females. One hot new online TV platform. Welcome to Aza TV, launched by Sorele Media on 20 May 2015...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2015 14:00

The 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize launched
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The initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent...

21 May 2015 13:29

DFM announces selected African projects at Cannes
DFM announces selected African projects at Cannes

At the networking function held at the South Africa Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival on 19 May, the Durban FilmMart (DFM) announced its selection for the sixth DFM show in Durban on 17 to 20 July 2015...

21 May 2015 08:59

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa
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Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

'Most Kenyans' in internet job hunt
'Most Kenyans' in internet job hunt

Kenyan internet users spend most of their time online looking for jobs, a study has revealed...

By Francis Oduor 20 May 2015 11:18

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in SA
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in SA

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 21 May 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Daniel Gross, Gerhard de Kock and Jacqui Maroun...

20 May 2015 10:10

Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing
Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing

The current debate around the sharing of infrastructure by mobile phone and internet companies is one that calls for sincere dialogue among key stakeholders, who include policymakers...

By Koliwe Nyoni- Majama and Christopher Musodza 20 May 2015 09:10

New bosses for Zimpapers
New bosses for Zimpapers

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited has appointed Delma Lupepe and Pikirayi Deketeke as chairman and chief executive office of the media, printing and packaging group respectively...

19 May 2015 14:09

Ebizradio.com aims across Africa with Tuluntulu
Ebizradio.com aims across Africa with Tuluntulu

Ebizradio.com, one of Africa's business audio stream platforms, has added the Tuluntulu app, designed to stream video and now audio on low-bandwidth connections in developing markets...

19 May 2015 13:12

JOVAGO partners with Africa Fashion Week 2015
JOVAGO partners with Africa Fashion Week 2015

JOVAGO, Africa's hotel booking portal, has partnered with Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2015 to give 25% discount off every hotel booked for AFWN 2015...

19 May 2015 13:03

Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office
Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office

Networks Unlimited has opened its first cross border office in Nairobi, Kenya, encouraged by the growing demand for its products in East Africa...

18 May 2015 16:52

Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users
Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users

CAIRO: Metro commuters in Egypt will now be able to make complaints and suggestions about their metro experiences by directly messaging videos or pictures to the metro's management over WhatsApp...

18 May 2015 11:59

TNT journalists scoop EAC Awards
TNT journalists scoop EAC Awards

Two journalists with The New Times were yesterday recognised for playing a major role in promoting public awareness about the East African Community (EAC) integration process...

18 May 2015 11:50

Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide
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Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology...

By Sara El-Khalili 18 May 2015 11:26

Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'
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The social media has become a major threat to the viability of the newspaper industry and the existence of journalism as a profession, a Government official has said...

By Abigail Mawonde 18 May 2015 10:17

Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist
Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous attack...

18 May 2015 09:29

Call to share mobile phone infrastructure
Call to share mobile phone infrastructure

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Postal and Courier Services has called for a strong policy on infrastructure sharing by all mobile phone companies in the country...

By Diana Nherera 18 May 2015 09:20

Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award
Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award

Rwanda 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution Internet) has been feted with the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for its innovative business model...

By Collins Mwai 18 May 2015 09:09

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation
Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

By Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015 08:41

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 131: The Pendoring Ad Awards campaign with ETIKET
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On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Tiaan Ras, Director of Research and Strategy at Etiket...

15 May 2015 12:33

S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies
S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies

JUBA: South Sudan formed two new media regulation bodies Thursday placing national intelligence officials on the boards of both, a decree on state radio said...

15 May 2015 11:25

Territory Ministry launches institutional magazine
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The Ministry of Territory Administration last Wednesday, in Luanda, launched an institutional magazine on local governance dubbed "Nossa terra" (Our Land)...

14 May 2015 14:05

Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org
Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org

In a bid to promote penetration, affordability and accessibility to internet services in the country, Airtel Malawi has partnered with Facebook on its internet.org initiative...

14 May 2015 10:44

Tanzania: Zantel launches real time news service
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Zantel mobile phone subscribers will start to get real time entertainment news through their smart phones under a new product code named, Zuninga television...

14 May 2015 10:27

Back to their roots
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Family is what the youth cannot live without. This is one of the key findings of the Sunday Times Generation Next Study. This was in response to the question about what things respondents cannot live without...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 May 2015 08:38

Airtel, Oando partner on retail footprints
Airtel, Oando partner on retail footprints

In line with its commitment to spread its retail footprints across Nigeria, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with Oando marketing to deliver value to Nigerians...

By Bankole Orimisan 13 May 2015 11:41

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