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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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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 05:14:50

For the past few years, the Cloud has been one of the fastest-growing technologies in the IT space, offering many benefits to organisations of all sizes. However, due to security concerns around the Public Cloud, many large enterprises have instead investigated the option of the Private Cloud. This in itself has proved to be a

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 05:14:19

New data from mobile operator Safaricom reveals that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones. In addition, the report shows that in excess of 100 000 new smartphones are shipped to customers each month. "Safaricom will continue championing for the increased penetration of smartphones from the current 67%, with a view to enabling more Kenyans

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Apr 16 2014, 05:14:08

Samsung Electronics South Africa is introducing the world's first Curved UHD TV to South African consumers, who now have the opportunity to pre-order these sets from 11 April 2014 to 11 May 2014. According to Ansgar Pabst, Business Lead for TV/AV, Samsung Electronics SA, "In addition to being amongst the first in the country to

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April 15 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 15 2014, 06:38:49

They first garnered international attention with the launch of the first ethnically diverse emoticons. In fact in the past two weeks the Afro Emoticons from Oju Africa have had the world abuzz, with over 12000 downloads of the free app from Google Play in just 4 days, of which the majority of those downloads have

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