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Episode 129: Marketing on Skype, 100 years of the CocaCola contour bottle and 2 ad agencies

Date: 30 Apr 2015
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Samsung launches Digital Village in Volta Region, Ghana
Samsung launches Digital Village in Volta Region, Ghana

Samsung Electronics Africa has launched a Digital Village at the Volo community in the Volta Region Ghana...

By Lilian Mutegi 4 May 2015 07:42

USD$10m investment into One Africa Media - Private Property
USD$10m investment into One Africa Media

SEEK, the world's largest online employment marketplace by market capitalisation, has announced the investment of USD$10m for an additional six percent equity ownership in One Africa Media...

Issued by Private Property 30 Apr 2015 10:18

Everjobs officially launches in Cameroon
Everjobs officially launches in Cameroon

Everjobs, Cameroon's new online job portal, recently started its operations in Douala. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa, Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public...

24 Apr 2015 09:02

Gabon to host ICT Regulators' Symposium in June
Gabon to host ICT Regulators' Symposium in June

Gabon is set to host the global symposium for the ICT regulatory community in June...

22 Apr 2015 10:34

News24 Nigeria hits record highs with election coverage - 24.com
News24 Nigeria hits record highs with election coverage

News24 Nigeria broke all records last week with its coverage of the Nigerian election. The site clocked over 55-million page views in four-days; with 38-million page views on news articles and live updates...

Issued by 24.com 8 Apr 2015 12:46

Nigerian electoral commission website hacked
Nigerian electoral commission website hacked

ABUJA, NIGERIA: Nigeria's electoral commission admitted on Saturday that its website had been hacked, as the country's crucial presidential and parliamentary elections were hit by technical problems...

30 Mar 2015 09:23

Tolu Onile
Looking back at Nigeria's hot digital topics in 2014

Not to be left out of all the end of year reviews. We decided to put together one of our own. Looking over the last twelve months, we asked ourselves, what were the biggest things to happen in the Nigerian digital landscape?...

By Tolu Onile 11 Mar 2015 10:30

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

Samsung Smart School initiative launches in Senegal
Samsung Smart School initiative launches in Senegal

The Senegal Ministry of Education and Samsung Electronics Africa, have announced the launch of a mobile education solution aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners...

18 Feb 2015 08:23

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

Digitally bright future for outdoor
Digitally bright future for outdoor

Within the next decade, digital advertising is expected to account for more than a quarter of all billboards, as it is increasingly replacing traditional paper billboards across South Africa...

11 Feb 2015 09:55

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

Lonestar Cell launches new website
Lonestar Cell launches new website

Lonestar Cell Communication has launched a new website to enable customers have easy access to services provide customers with latest information...

9 Feb 2015 09:50

Facebook, Airtel Partner to Bring Internet.org APP to Ghana
Facebook, Airtel Partner to Bring Internet.org APP to Ghana

A status update by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook on his page stated that social media platform had partnered with Airtel to give people on the Airtel network access to free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication...

By Lilian Mutegi 27 Jan 2015 09:25

Nigeria: Google launches online portal for 2015 elections
Nigeria: Google launches online portal for 2015 elections

Google has announced it launched an online portal where voters can keep an eye on the latest news about Nigerian politics in the run-up to the general elections in February...

26 Jan 2015 09:36

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

Gemalto opens regional office in Côte d'Ivoire
Gemalto opens regional office in Côte d'Ivoire

Digital security company, Gemalto, has announced that it will be opening an office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, as part of the group's strategy of being a global player with a local presence...

16 Jan 2015 09:40

Nigeria sees 18,870 domains registered in 2014
Nigeria sees 18,870 domains registered in 2014

According to the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Nigeria saw a drop in domain name purchases in late 2014...

By Darryl Linington 15 Jan 2015 10:59

#HackAgainstEbola set to hold in Dakar, Senegal
#HackAgainstEbola set to hold in Dakar, Senegal

On 14 and 15 January Senegal's capital city of Dakar will host the third edition of #HackAgainstEbola, organised by OSIWA, UPF, Code for Africa and the Global Editors Network. The event is supported by Google...

By Paul Adepoju 13 Jan 2015 13:56

Nigerian Govt. to connect half the population to broadband in 2015
Nigerian Govt. to connect half the population to broadband in 2015

The Nigerian Government has revealed plans to connect 50% of its population to 3G broadband during the course of 2015...

12 Jan 2015 10:54

Microsoft, 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria
Microsoft, 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria

Technology company Microsoft announced a partnership with seed fund and accelerator 88mph to expand Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria...

15 Dec 2014 09:22

ekiosk mobile first Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator app
ekiosk mobile first Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator app

Brand Communications was appointed by I.LOG.S to create 'ekiosk mobile', a new Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator mobile application offering a broad range of Ivorian newspapers and magazines...

2 Dec 2014 11:44

Access Bank appeals to youth through AccelerateTV platform
Access Bank appeals to youth through AccelerateTV platform

In an aim to target Nigeria's youth, Access Bank Plc has launched AccelerateTV, a social interaction platform which delivers creative content...

20 Nov 2014 14:49

Bluegrass Digital launches in Lagos, Nigeria, capitalising on 66 million internet users - Bluegrass Digital
Bluegrass Digital launches in Lagos, Nigeria, capitalising on 66 million internet users

Founded in the UK and headquartered in Cape Town, Bluegrass Digital identified Nigeria, now recognised as the largest economy in Africa, as a firm platform from which to launch their expansion into Africa...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 20 Nov 2014 12:34

Another free app for Ebola information
Another free app for Ebola information

A new free Ebola app, part of a wider International SOS communications initiative aimed at supporting the global fight against Ebola, has been released for iOS and Android devices...

17 Nov 2014 14:50

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape
How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape

The recent BlackBerry Experience Executive Forum, in partnership with ITWeb, provided practical and actionable insights into the latest issues, trends and developments in enterprise mobility...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2014 07:29

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Buywela.com simplifying e-commerce for Nigerians
Buywela.com simplifying e-commerce for Nigerians

A new startup, Buywela.com, is aiming to become the "Google for e-commerce" in Nigeria - simplifying the online shopping experience...

15 Oct 2014 10:45

Social Media Week Lagos 2015 announces theme, open for submissions
Social Media Week Lagos 2015 announces theme, open for submissions

SMW Lagos, taking place from 23-27 February 2015, will explore the theme 'Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of A Connected Africa'; and submissions for #SMW15 are now open...

9 Oct 2014 11:14

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