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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:21pm

Google releases USB security key for two-factor authentication

But the new device only works via the Chrome web browser, with no support for smartphones and tablets

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:48pm

Online food ordering service Hellofood.com, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), has announced a partnership with Samsung at the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Lagos. 

As part of the Galaxy Gift Package, Hellofood has been selected as one of six apps that will be pre-installed on all Galaxy S5 devices for its users.

Emmanouil Revmatas, Samsung West Africa Director, endorsed Hellofood as “the fastest way to order food online from your favourite restaurants” and...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:14am

Ghana's President John Mahama has launched a project to build a $10bn (£6.6bn) IT hub near the capital, Accra, within three years.

Dubbed Hope City, it will have Africa's tallest building, at a height of 270m (885ft), an investor says. It will be built on empty land and will employ about 50,000 people and house 25,000 people, the investor adds.In January, Kenya unveiled plans to build an "Africa's Silicon Savannah" within 20 years at a cost of $14.5bn. 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 1:01pm

Nigerians are a nation of entrepreneurs; while the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has established itself as a technology hub.

So wrote Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, in a post on Google+, after spending a week in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Nigeria, known as a land of oil corruption and the ubiquitous 419 email scams, is the biggest surprise to a first time visitor. Nigerians are entrepreneurial, stylish,...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 9:51am

Google has announced its annual Zeitgeist, a look at 2012 through the collective eyes of the world on the web, offering a unique perspective on this year’s major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in South Africa.

Topping the list for overall trending South African searches in 2012 is free classifieds site, OLX – online buying and selling has become a popular means to get rid of those unwanted items. Beloved songstress and world famous diva, Whitney Houston (who passed away in February this year), claims second place on the South African list. Hurricane Sandy,...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 9:40am

France Telecom-Orange and the other members of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) consortium announced in a ceremony held today in Banjul, The Gambia, that the ACE submarine cable is now operational for the first phase linking France and Sao Tomé & Principe. The cable, which will extend as far as South Africa for the second phase, provides connectivity to broadband internet in Africa and will add extra capacity to existing international networks.

Nearly 12,000 km of optical fibre running along the west coast of Africa have been deployed to connect 13 countries from France to Sao...

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 2:32pm

Pieter Verkade has been appointed new MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, effective February 2013.

Currently the CEO of MTN Cyprus, Verkade replaces Christian de Faria, who retires in January 2013 after 6 years with the Group. MTN Group President and CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa, says Verkade’s appointment is further affirmation and a sign of confidence in the pool of talent within MTN.

“The fact that we are able to fill this strategic position with one of our own speaks volumes of the richness of MTN’s leadership pipeline, and the strides we are making to create an environment that...

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 2:55pm

Mobile service provider Airtel Nigeria has taken a giant stride in its quest to pioneer innovation and lead a new phase of telecoms revolution in the country as it announces the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.

LTE, widely accepted as the true 4G, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on advanced network technologies with a central focus of increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with enhanced core...