[Jeremy Daniel] In a major boost for the African film industry, YouTube has created a Nollywood-specific channel on YouTube. The channel boasts over 400 Nollywood movies that can now be downloaded and viewed for free from anywhere in the world.
[Jeremy Daniel] Africa may not have the numbers of Facebook users that more developed continents do, but the continent is rising fast. According to Facebook-analysis site, Socialbakers.com, the number of users on the continent grew by over 27% in the last three months, and by over 50% in the last six months.
[Jeremy Daniel] As the Egyptian government feverishly tries to cut off all contact with the outside world, Google, working in collaboration with Twitter, has set up an innovative service for Egyptians desperate to communicate and stay in touch. It's a service called voice to tweet, and relies on software from a company called SayNow that Google purchased only last week.
[Jeremy Daniel] The Mail & Guardian Online, one of South Africa's premier online sources of news and opinion, has been taken offline today, Wednesday, 26 January 2011, after an attack by Russian hackers in a phishing attack that has been building for several weeks.
[Jeremy Daniel] In a cold and rainy Cape Town on Monday morning (8 November 2010), Google launched gSouth Africa, its sixth African event of the past twelve months, inviting developers and tech entrepreneurs from all over the continent to come and engage to help create a better, more relevant internet for Africa.
[Jeremy Daniel] It seems the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has finally had enough of all the fake Twitter accounts that have sprung up in the name of Julius Malema, hilariously calling on the authorities to "closer (sic.) Twitter if its administrators are not able to administer reports for violation of basic human rights and integrity".
[Jeremy Daniel] Ten billion messages sent to mobile phones during July of 2010; 53 million photos sent during the same month, and more than 710 million logins... These are the kind of numbers that developers from emerging markets look at with envy when studying the mature internet markets of the Western World.
[Jeremy Daniel] Days of speculation are at an end after Liqui-Fruit and its advertising agency, Liquorice stood up and claimed responsibility for the Cape Town iceberg spotted off Clifton Beach at the beginning of the week.
[Jeremy Daniel] Politicians around the world have woken up to the potential of Facebook and Twitter as unfiltered platforms from which they can deliver their message to a receptive audience. But few have taken it up as effectively and with the same gusto as Nigeria's wonderfully-named President, Goodluck Jonathan.
[Jeremy Daniel] Nick Heller is responsible for New Business Development across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Google. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, he focuses on new product incubation and exploratory efforts in technology, meta-data licensing, strategic partnerships, special projects, as well as alternative distribution models for existing and new business initiatives.