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October 2 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 2 2014, 04:35:53

To fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to highlight Africa's 'future growth pole', Microsoft has revealed the 7 new African start-ups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship. According to Microsoft, one of the goals of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is to accelerate African innovation, ensuring that entrepreneurs continue to grow their businesses and

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 2 2014, 03:06:42

SkyVision Global Networks has inked a partnership with Unity Bank of Nigeria. The partnership will see SkyVision providing its satellite-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, via its local Nigerian hub, to support Unity Bank's LAN. Unity Bank has 236 branch offices and has chosen SkyVision to install and deploy an optimal solution to meet its

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 2 2014, 02:47:18

MTN South Africa is celebrating summer with a promotion that will reward customers with daily surprises in the form of free MTN-to-MTN voice minutes, data or content. In essence MTN is giving customers surprises that are valued up to R1 million a day from 1 October 2014 till 15 January 2014 Every day, MTN will

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 2 2014, 02:18:34

Gadget fans fond of browsing the web on their mobiles will see a big boost in broadband quality as of December 2014. Telkom - a leading South African telecommunications provider - is set to launch LTE Advanced at the end of 2014. LTE is a popular, rising South African mobile broadband technology, allowing users to

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October 1 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 1 2014, 14:08:44

The PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for September 2014 was rather stellar. We received titles like PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale, Velocity 2X, and host of other great titles. This month, the folks over at Sony are treating players to a rather epic lineup. While we are still battling it out in PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale,

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 1 2014, 09:45:02

Mark Shuttleworth, a South African born IT Billionaire, has won his long standing court battle against the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb). Shuttleworth has been awarded R250m by the court of appeal. The court battle began when Shuttleworth attempted to take R2.5 billion of his funds overseas. According to Shuttleworth, he emigrated in order to free

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 1 2014, 08:35:58

MTN Group has appointed Mteto Nyati as Group Chief Enterprise Officer, effective 1 October. Nyati joins MTN from Microsoft, where he was General Manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) Emerging Regions. In this role, he developed and implemented growth strategies for markets within the region. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 1 2014, 08:20:29

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa to continue with the building of a fibre optic network in the Msunduzi municipality, located in KZN. The case was filed by Msunduzi Municipality against Dark Fibre Africa in February 2014, after the company began constructing the initial phase of the fibre optic network in the

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 1 2014, 06:58:39

Microsoft has opened the curtains on Windows 10. IT News Africa was given a Technical Preview of Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system, which revealed that Windows 10 will be designed for business as well as consumers and includes an updated user experience. Microsoft also revealed that Windows 10 will offer enhanced security and management capabilities.

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 1 2014, 05:51:55

MTN South Africa launched a roaming promotion for the benefit of members of the Muslim community who will be travelling for The Hajj annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The roaming promotion commences with immediate effect and runs until 10 October and sees greatly reduced voice, SMS, and data rates during The Hajj annual

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