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April 17 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Apr 17 2014, 10:54:17

Following months of strategic consideration and customer research, MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions that will transform the consumer landscape. Brian Gouldie, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN South Africa, explains MTN has been hard at work reviewing its strategy in order to remain competitive. Gouldie says

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Apr 17 2014, 07:19:31

Microsoft has announced the local availability of its latest business productivity software offering, namely Office 365 Personal.  Office 365 Personal enables users to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote as well as Outlook onto one PC or Mac. Additionally, buyers are also able to install Office onto

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Apr 17 2014, 07:18:45

Sony Computer Entertainment yesterday announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally as of April 6, 2014. "The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," said

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Apr 17 2014, 07:17:47

IHS Holding, a leading telecommunications infrastructure company, has secured a further $130 million in funding from investors. The capital raised is in addition to the $490 million of debt and equity announced on 03 March 2014. IHS will use the funds to accelerate its plans for expansion into new and existing markets. "This is strong

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April 16 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 08:53:27

Technology giant Microsoft has re-emphasised its commitment to the African continent, and Nigeria specifically. According to newly-appointed General Manager for Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane, Microsoft is committed to entrenching itself in Nigeria, particularly now that the country has been revealed as Africa's biggest economy. "We have invested heavily in ensuring that we have a good

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 08:36:54

Google today launched the South African Elections Hub, an online portal where voters, journalists and campaigners can easily track all the latest news, trends and information related to the 2014 elections, set to take place on 7 May, marking 20 years of democracy in South Africa. The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 08:35:54

Gilles Lepretre has been appointed SAP Africa's Managing Director for French-speaking Africa.  The appointment comes at a time that sees the company driving significant growth in line with its 2014 goals for the region. In his new role, Gilles will lead the newly formed French African SAP territory, which is a merging of West and

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 08:33:18

A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. The free Android and iOS Platinum Road app contains over an hour's storytelling narrated by Radio 702's David O'Sullivan - 17 true stories that are derived from Delmar's latest

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 05:15:46

Mobile operator Airtel has become the first company to be awarded a 3G and 4G licence in the African nation of Chad. "Mobile devices, using either 3G or even 2.5G EDGE networks, are already the main platform for internet access in Africa, allowing people to bypass the limited reach of the fixed broadband network," said

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 05:14:57

French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN). According to Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein, there has been a growing demand for their services, which

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