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July 24 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:51:03

Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe. Through SIA's technology infrastructure, Perago will enable the Swish solution that utilises a mobile app and card reader (both chip and magnetic stripe card) to effectively convert a merchant's smartphone or tablet into a POS (Point of

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 24 2014, 04:34:34

When I turned 25, I saw this as a pretty big milestone in my life. At 25 years old, I felt like a true adult - I was now all grown up. I was educated, employed, experienced and stable. But when I look back, the journey from childhood to adulthood was really far from over

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 24 2014, 04:21:07

MTN has launched MTN Pulse, an exciting prepaid price plan aimed at the youth market, that enables customers who are subscribed on the plan to call each other at 29 cents a minute. The first 60 seconds of the day first call on the day is charged at 79c/min, thereafter a 29c/min rate applies for

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 24 2014, 03:43:26

Bata, a Kenyan footwear manufacturer and retailer, has made the move to sell its products online on Jumia's Kenya marketplace. The company has chosen to list on the marketplace due to its popularity in order to increase sales and revenue. The Jumia online marketplace is a platform that allows merchants to showcase their products, transforming

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Jul 24 2014, 03:22:38

A new dating site has gone live in Nigeria. Linda.com.ng was launched by two former employees of Rocket Internet in Africa. According to the dating site, the website is intended to be Nigeria's very own Match.com. The Founders ran a beta version of the site back in June 2014, and according to them, the up

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July 23 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:03:48

  The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Adejoke Adefulire-Orelope, Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dame Abimbola Fashola and former commissioner of Environment, Dr. Muiz Banire have commended Airtel Nigeria, over its corporate compassion programmes in the country. The trio gave the commendation at the unveiling of Touching Lives in Lagos last week. The Deputy Governor

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Jul 23 2014, 10:42:02

Jovago has signed a white label partnership with one of Nigeria's domestic carriers, Discovery Air in order to provide more accessible hotel booking services to Nigerians. This partnership with Discovery Air will ensure that Nigerians visiting the Discovery Air website can find and book from over 200,000 hotels around the world, available on Jovago. Discovery

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Jul 23 2014, 09:47:01

South Africa is a great opportunity for growth and for a scientist to have a tangible impact on society. This is some of the reasons that have brought Australian-born particle physicist, Associate Professor Bruce Mellado, to South Africa and to the School of Physics at Wits University 18 months ago. In the short time he

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Jul 23 2014, 07:29:51

Tier 1 Internet and telephony service provider, BitCo, has updated its corporate identity to better represent its service offering and personality. BitCo has grown up. Since 2006, when BitCo was established, the company has developed exponentially. From product offerings to infrastructure development, employee numbers and happy customers around South Africa. To represent this growth and

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Jul 23 2014, 07:10:42

SES and service provider Computer Warehouse Group have unveiled the launch of a new digital TV platform that is aimed at West African audiences. The TV platform in Nigeria will be the country's first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the opportunity for broadcasters to reach millions of satellite homes in West Africa.

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