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  • HumanIPO: Cliff to host show on Comedy Central Africa
    24 Apr 2014 - HumanIPO reported last week Cliff had plans to launch an unscripted and uncensored radio show over the messaging application WeChat. Explaining the reason for the choice of medium, Cliff said traditional radio was going to die and he wanted to hold the funeral. The...
  • HumanIPO: Canal+ Afrique acquires broadcasting rights for 2014 FIFA World Cup
    24 Apr 2014 - The entire competition will be broadcasted on Canal+ channels, with every match being aired live. Canal+ Foot will be fully dedicated to the competition for one month. “This exceptional commitment is illustrative of the desire of Canal+ Afrique to offer the very best...
  • HumanIPO: MTN, Google, Facebook make Citi Group’s World Champions list
    24 Apr 2014 - The list names global companies dominating their respective industries. To be on the list, companies must have a market value in excess of US$3 billion and be in the top three in terms of market share in their segment, as well as having a global reach and a lasting...
  • HumanIPO: Microsoft increases Office 365 prices in SA
    24 Apr 2014 - “Microsoft periodically assesses the impact of its local pricing to ensure there is a reasonable alignment with the needs of customers, partners, and the marketplace, and may make changes in response to its assessment and feedback,” the company said in correspondence...
  • TechMoran: INTERNET AND MUSIC TO BRING YOUTH TOGETHER
    24 Apr 2014 - The communication service provider, Orange has made a partnership with a local musician Juliani in selling his album ‘Exponential potential’ all over the country. In the partnership they will initiate road shows in Mombasa, Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu and Nakuru. The...
  • HumanIPO: Samsung equips 98 Kenyan students with hands-on engineering skills
    24 Apr 2014 - The academy offered the trainees free hands-on training with Samsung’s top of the range equipment where they are taken through modules such as Hand Held Products (HHP), Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Audio/Video and Home Appliances (AV/HA) and Computers &...
  • HumanIPO: Mt. Gox liquidation underway
    24 Apr 2014 - HumanIPO reported last week the exchange had filed for liquidation, asking a Tokyo court for bankruptcy protection during a rehabilitation process. The decision was due to the difficulty of holding meetings with creditors across the world and unrealistic...
  • HumanIPO: Kenyan enters Internet Hall of Fame
    24 Apr 2014 - Muthoni started leading e-government and business software services company Openworld, which deals in web and cloud applications in Africa such as ARIS as well as an African Union (AU) reporting application used by member states, at the age of 24. She is also the...
  • HumanIPO: MTN sees SA subscribers decline, growth in West Africa
    24 Apr 2014 - The company reported its subscriber base in South Africa was reduced to 24.9 million, a reduction of 825,000 subscribers, attributing the reduction to the disconnection of active but non-revenue generating SIM cards. The operator has seen increased pressure to remain...
  • CIO: Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business
    24 Apr 2014 - Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.
  • HumanIPO: Nigeria’s Supermartng.com delivers to customers within 3 hours – co-founder
    24 Apr 2014 - HumanIPO reported earlier this month Afaedor, former managing director of Jumia Nigeria, and Gbolahan Fagbure, former director of operations at Jumia Nigeria, had launched the platform. Afaedor said the platform helps users to avoid the time-consuming process that...
  • Techweez: 16 Measures You Need to Take When Buying Or Selling Online to Avoid Fraud
    24 Apr 2014 - The difference between e-commerce and offline commerce is the reliance of technology to link up the seller and the buyer. Just that, the trade is the same as offline only that you don’t walk in to a shop and do window shopping to decide what you want to purchase...
  • IT News Africa: Gaining the competitive edge with Real-Time Predictive Analytics
    24 Apr 2014 - Predictive Analytics may not be a new concept in business but the convergence of new market forces such as big data, mobility and cloud computing have resulted in a host of new and powerful opportunities for the application of this valuable technology toolset. Merlin...
  • TechMoran: Instagram Upgrades The Explore Tab
    24 Apr 2014 -   Photos and video have never been this interesting on Instagram, the app has made a little but notable change on this to make it more personal. If you know your app well you would notice that under the explore tab, process that determines what posts appear, displays...
  • HumanIPO: FNB confirms disciplinary process over offensive Tweet
    24 Apr 2014 - HumanIPO reported earlier this week FNB’s social media personality Rbjacobs responded to a Twitter user querying where Steve, the company’s widely known advertising persona, had disappeared to by saying: “He’s some where (sic) in Afghanistan, putting a bomb under a...
  • TechMoran: Kenya’s IviHivi Wants to be a Social Platform for Real Time News
    24 Apr 2014 - Yet to be launched startup, iviHivi.com wants to be an online platform for finding and discovering Kenyan content on the web allowing users follow up to date Kenyan news in real time. Speaking to TechMoran, Jean Didier the founder said, “Our mission is to organize...
  • HumanIPO: LG reports 8th consecutive quarterly operating profits
    24 Apr 2014 -  The company’s operating income for the first quarter was US$90 million. HumanIPO reported in January LG saw an increase in operating income across its businesses, with operating profits hitting US$1.17 billion in 2013. LG said the operating profit was mainly due to...
  • CIO: OPINION: Fraud busting technology could save Kenyan insurers millions
    24 Apr 2014 - A recent report has shown that insurers in Kenya are losing millions in revenue through fraudulent medical claims. In fact, the situation is so dire that medical insurers are hiring doctors and nurses in order to use them to differentiate which medical claims are real...
  • Techweez: Kenya Power to Reduce Transmission Costs by Adopting Fibreglass Poles
    24 Apr 2014 - One of the benefits given by the fibreglass is its ability to withstand adverse weather conditions, it is also cheaper to maintain. This has driven Kenya Power to favor fibreglass poles over wood, although the original cost of the new material may be high. Resistance...
  • Techweez: Huawei Reduces Data Center Deployment Time through Container-based Solution
    24 Apr 2014 - The immensity of capital expenditure and high power consumption requirements play a great role in the deployment of data centers. Therefore setting up a data center in a new area costs a lot both in terms of money and time. Huawei’s Container Data Center Solution is...
  • Techweez: Adoption of Smart Home Appliances Expected to Grow into 2017
    24 Apr 2014 - The install base of connected appliances is expected to pass the 10 million mark by 2017. Currently smart home devices stand at 4 million although consumers don’t view these appliances as an attractive purchase. Juniper Research however states that there is a gradual...
  • HumanIPO: Kenyatta urges use of technology to lower cost of diaspora remittances
    24 Apr 2014 - Kenyatta told Kenyans living and working in Doha, Qatar the government would look into issues affecting Kenyans working abroad, among them unscrupulous employment agents who take advantage of Kenyan job seekers abroad, and high remittance charges. “This is something...
  • TechMoran: 2go Hits 13 Million Users In Nigeria Beats Facebook & Co.
    24 Apr 2014 -     Nigeria has decided that 2go is the social media platform to get hooked to; the mobile platform has become the most popular among the many social media platform employed in the country, clenching 13 million users in just country. The research results were reported...
  • TechMoran: Inside the Kenyan Fashionado Blog
    24 Apr 2014 - Lucia Musau has always been keen on fashion, as a matter of fact, initially her firm African Elite Model was majorly organizing fashion events in Mombasa Kenya before it ventured into corporate events. According to Musau, the more the firm got into corporate events,...
  • HumanIPO: SA’s web.za SLD to relaunch
    24 Apr 2014 - The relaunch – a decade after the last new domain names were accepted – comes after a public consultation process last year, and the early stages will see intellectual property holders have their rights prioritised and premium names delegated. ZADNA said the relaunch...
  • TechMoran: Lamudi Hits Six Months | Lists Over 250,000 Properties on Site
    24 Apr 2014 - Rocket Internet’s online property listings firm Lamudi has hit six months today with presence in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and South America and over 250,000 properties listed on site, representing  a 100% increase from February of this year. Kenyan-based Aneesa...
  • HumanIPO: Tigo to offer free mobile Facebook in Tanzania
    24 Apr 2014 - Millicom and Facebook have extended their partnership with the launch in Tanzania following a successful launch in Latin America in December 2013. Millicom president and CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht said: “Facebook has been a real driver of data on mobile networks. By...
  • TechMoran: Millicom’s Tigo Tanzania Partners with Facebook for Free Acess
    24 Apr 2014 - Millicom’s Tigo Tanzania has partnered with Facebook to launch free access to the social network on their mobile handsets. Facebook also launched Facebook service in Kiswahilií today. The firms partnered on a similar service in Latin America in December 2013 and have...
  • TechMoran: Thuraya Partners with Western Union for Prepaid SIM Top-Ups
    24 Apr 2014 - Satellite service firm Thuraya Telecommunications and The Western Union, have partnered to offer top-up services for Thuraya prepaid SIMs for voice and data services using the Western Union® Quick PaySM service. The service is available at participating Western Union...
  • TechMoran: Grameen Foundation & MasterCard Introduce AppLab Money in Kenya
    24 Apr 2014 -   MasterCard is indeed cementing its presence in Kenya because the car company has partnered with Grameen Foundation  to bring AppLab Money in Kenya. This initiative is designed to create mobile financial services products for the unbanked and under-banked in the...

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