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August 29 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 10:28:44

This week has been pretty hot in the world of technology - even with the latest cold front setting in. This week in technology we saw PayPal land over 1 million active users in South Africa. Not only has PayPal landed 1 million users, but it is also expected that Africa's telecom market is set

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 08:51:46

Back in June 2014, Microsoft successfully launched the implementation phase of the TV White Space (TVWS) pilot project in Limpopo. The pilot project was part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative and its end goal was to help ignite Africa's economic development and improve its global competitiveness through innovation, world-class skills and affordable access. Fast forward

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 08:06:35

Telkom informed its customers that it will be enforcing its fair usage policy. According to the telecom giant, the reason behind the move was in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. To add to this, at the beginning of August 2014, Telkom had issued a warning to its uncapped subscribers.

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 08:01:16

Coming up in September, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Super Time Force is coming to Games with Gold on Xbox One as a free download, replacing Strike Suit Zero. Crimson Dragon will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members as

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 05:29:11

Just short of three months ago, Hisense announced its plans to supply Southern African countries with locally manufactured products through its Export Division. To date, over R15 million worth of products has been supplied to Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, as well as Madagascar, Seychelles, Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon. According to Hisense, Namibia is proving to

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 04:44:51

MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush Hour Voice bundle, MTN Customers can make on-net

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 03:59:33

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan received his National eID card, heralding the official launch of the eID pilot program. In the pilot phase, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic payments functionality to 13 million Nigerians. This initiative is the largest rollout of a biometric-based verification card with an electronic

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Aug 29 2014, 03:13:34

Nigerian consumer internet company, Iconway, has revealed that it will be launching PricePadi.com on 1 September 2014. The domain is the new home of the company's online shopping service, which allows customers to search for and discover products available from different sources in Nigeria along with their current prices. According to the company, PricePadi.com features

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August 28 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Aug 28 2014, 06:28:51

Microsoft has announced that the Nokia X2 is now available in Ghana. According to Microsoft, the device has been designed to assist residents to connect to mobile internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 features a 4.3-inch Clear Black display. Additionally, the device has a 5MP rear-facing, autofocus camera with flash, as well as a

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Aug 28 2014, 05:38:08

MTN and Huawei have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. According to MTN, this trial is currently the fastest and most intelligent optical network to date in the industry - setting the standard for the evolution of optical transport. The ultra-fast single-channel 2.4 Tbit/s

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