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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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43% of recruiters use social professional networks as their key source of quality talent...

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Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East
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The 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000, is now open for entries...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

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Facebook expands video ads support

Businesses will be able to extend the reach of their videos on Facebook and Instagram...

23 May 2016

BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
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BrandsEye is now able to monitor traditional media, including print and broadcast, alongside its existing offering of tracking social media and online news...

22 May 2016

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Tech startups are looking to make freelance work an efficient and lucrative reality for Africa's work-seekers...

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities
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Rwanda will in October 2016 host the third Transform Africa Summit that will focus on developing 'smart cities'...

20 May 2016

Twitter to free room for links and photos
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Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit...

18 May 2016

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Digital literacy skills for Africa's youth

SAP to train more than 150,000 youth in 30 African countries in digital skills, including coding...

17 May 2016

Egypt arrests four over mocking internet video
Egypt arrests four over mocking internet video

Four young Egyptians have been remanded in custody, accused of making fun of the government in a satirical video posted on social networks...

12 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

Fast internet for Africa by 2020
Fast internet for Africa by 2020

Campaign launched for faster internet for all Africa by 2020...

By Gabriella Mulligan 9 May 2016

Effective Measure expands into Africa
Effective Measure expands into Africa

Effective Measure has expanded its coverage of the African media market...

9 May 2016

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda
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Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

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Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users
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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...

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Algerie Telecom launches Nooonbooks, an Arabic digital library
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Yes, consumers are all in the digital space. Not all consumers are not the same, and no, not all digital consumers are same...

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Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
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Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young
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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...

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Arterial Network launches new website
Arterial Network launches new website

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12 Nov 2014

Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success
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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

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.

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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

Social media is a key for terror groups
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