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7 African Mobile Phone Service Tariffs and Bundles

7 African Mobile Phone Service Tariffs and Bundles

Published on: May 28 2014 by Tim Katlic - Leave a Comment
Across Africa, telecom operators have started bundling voice, SMS, and data services to maintain revenues in light of the increasing popularity of VoIP and mobile...
New Leadership Course Prepares African Leaders for Knowledge Society Development

New Leadership Course Prepares African Leaders for Knowledge Society Development

Published on: Jul 12 2013 by Niamh Brannigan - 1 Comment
On Friday, 5th July, in one of the largest African Union Commission (AUC) initiatives in professional development, 213 mid-to-senior level Government and public...
Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Published on: Apr 08 2013 by Aaron Mason - 16 Comments
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to financial markets over the past several weeks there’s no way you’ve missed the Bitcoin: the unregulated, uncontrolled...
Will the Ubuntu Phone Rock the African Software Development Market?

Will the Ubuntu Phone Rock the African Software Development Market?

Published on: Apr 03 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
You’re undoubtedly familiar with Ubuntu. An open source OS powerhouse, some argue that Ubuntu has the potential to take a sizable bite out of the cost of deploying...
Open Standards Can Change Everything

Open Standards Can Change Everything

Published on: Mar 15 2013 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off
February’s San Francisco Technology Salon centered around current technology challenges in the developing world. What are our current needs? What’s holding...
Can Crowdsourcing Stop the Zambian Army Worm Invasion?

Can Crowdsourcing Stop the Zambian Army Worm Invasion?

Published on: Feb 04 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
The Zambian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock recently announced that they are experiencing an outbreak of maize-eating army worms in some parts of the country....
10 Observations on Technology in Africa from Eric Schmidt of Google

10 Observations on Technology in Africa from Eric Schmidt of Google

Published on: Jan 23 2013 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
After a week of business meetings in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, Eric Schmidt posted a detailed list of observations. As he used to run Google and is still...
Do Not Pity Those That Think Facebook Is the Internet

Do Not Pity Those That Think Facebook Is the Internet

Published on: Oct 12 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Christopher Mims has a well researched article on Facebook’s plan to find its next billion users and convince them the internet and Facebook are the same. He has...
Dialogue is Participation at Technology Salons

Dialogue is Participation at Technology Salons

Published on: Aug 10 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
The recent Technology Salon “Will the new .Africa domain name have development impact?” represented for me an above average collision of minds over the...
What is the development impact of .Africa and other changes in the online world?

What is the development impact of .Africa and other changes in the online world?

Published on: Aug 01 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
Recently, ICANN, the organization that controls the Internet naming system, made it possible for groups to apply for new gTLDs (names to the right of the dot, like...