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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Algerie Telecom launches Nooonbooks, an Arabic digital library
Algerie Telecom launches Nooonbooks, an Arabic digital library

ALGIERS: A new digital library "Nooonbooks" containing over 30,000 books exclusively in Arabic has been launched by Algerie Telecom, announced its CEO Azouaou Mehmel on Friday...

23 Mar 2015 11:13

KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa - KPMG South Africa
KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa

The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched their new Africa Business App, which provides businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information about doing business across the continent...

Issued by KPMG South Africa 23 Feb 2015 10:20

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Danette Breitenbach
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 1

Yes, consumers are all in the digital space. Not all consumers are not the same, and no, not all digital consumers are same...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2015 06:01

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young
Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young

A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Egypt's mobile application users revealed that 75% of adult mobile apps users in Egypt are younger than 34 years of age...

24 Nov 2014 12:02

Arterial Network launches new website
Arterial Network launches new website

Arterial Network has launched its redesigned website, actualising its mission in becoming a leading source of information and exchange for the African creative sector and its diaspora...

12 Nov 2014 07:27

Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success
Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success

One of the first brands to sign up for Jumia Egypt's shop-in-shop concept was Sony, and the retailer has reportedly already noted a significant increase in sales of its products...

21 Aug 2014 13:45

Jumia Egypt launches 'shop-in-shop'
Jumia Egypt launches 'shop-in-shop'

Niyi Aderibigbe, reporting on Ventures Africa, says that Jumia Egypt has launched 'shop-in-shop', an online shop for retailers.

4 Jun 2014 11:49

Gemalto to provide Algerian ePassports
Gemalto to provide Algerian ePassports

Digital security company Gemalto has been selected to provide the Algerian governmental agency Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d'Algérie with its Sealys eCover for ePassports and embedded eTravel software to support the country's ePassport program.

23 May 2014 09:07

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

Egypt providing embassies with e-readers for diaspora voting
Egypt providing embassies with e-readers for diaspora voting

Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is providing 180 e-readers to 41 Egyptian embassies around the world to be used in the country's national elections this month.

By Chris Udemans 14 May 2014 10:00

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

Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing
Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

Issued by C Squared 26 Mar 2014 12:03

Bouteflika website cyber attack as Algeria vote campaign opens
Bouteflika website cyber attack as Algeria vote campaign opens

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's website was inaccessible Sunday at the start of campaigning for Algeria's 17 April election as his camp reported a cyber attack.

25 Mar 2014 07:07

Naseem Javed
Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

New undersea cable system to link Tripoli to Benghazi
New undersea cable system to link Tripoli to Benghazi

Alcatel-Lucent and the Libyan International Telecommunication Company (LITC) has signed a turnkey contract to build a new 1,000km undersea cable system linking the Libya's capital, Tripoli, to Benghazi.

4 Feb 2014 11:33

Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing
Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing

GAZA CITY - A Twitter account of Hamas's armed wing has been suspended by administrators, the Palestinian Islamist movement said Thursday, 23 January, accusing the social media site of censorship.

24 Jan 2014 08:12

Broadband still unaffordable for millions
Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013 09:42

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

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

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

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

MTN's earnings up 22% to 654c
MTN's earnings up 22% to 654c

MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.

14 Aug 2013 13:05

Infographic shows African leaders leading on Twitter
Infographic shows African leaders leading on Twitter

According to an infographic on One, Twiplomacy found that African leaders lead the way when it comes to having conversations on Twitter. The infographic also shows the best connected, most followed, and most active African leaders on Twitter.

2 Aug 2013 09:10

New channel for DStv
New channel for DStv

Telemundo, a channel exclusively dedicated to telenovelas, comes to 48 countries in Africa from 12 August 2013 on DStv, channel 118 in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

27 Jun 2013 07:00

EU welcomes pledge by Egypt for 'open' internet

BRUSSEL, BELGIUM / CAIRO, EGYPT: Europe's Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has welcomed a pledge by Egypt to maintain an 'open' Internet that would not be subject to government shut downs, as was the case during the 2011 uprising.

29 May 2013 11:43

Angry Internet users hunt down Nile relic vandal

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.

28 May 2013 12:06

Card, ATM & Mobile Expo Africa 2013

The 13th edition of the Card, ATM & Mobile Expo, taking place 11-13 June in Lagos, Nigeria, promises a superb learning experience where successful shared services implementations across the world can share their learning points with Africa.

Issued by Intermarc Consulting 27 May 2013 21:55

Alan Winde impresses at Net Prophet 2013
Alan Winde impresses at Net Prophet 2013

Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde impressed attendees at the annual Net Prophet conference last week with news of exciting tech innovations for the province.

By Sindy Peters 24 May 2013 19:00

Submarine cable to connect Tunisia to Europe

Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia have announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Interoute, the owner operator of Europe's next generation network, for the commissioning of a submarine cable, called Didon, connecting the city of Kélibia, Tunisia to Interoute's pan European fiber optic network, via its landing station in Mazara del Vallo, Siciliy, Italy.

21 May 2013 11:56

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