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Kuluya Games Launches an SMS In-App Payment Platform|Plus ...

Kuluya Games Launches an SMS In-App Payment Platform|Plus ... | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
The over $2 million worth Nigerian-based, Spark incubated African gaming company Kuluya Games has launched an SMS payment platform for some of its games, in a move that will see its users buy games and items that ...
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Intel to invest in African startups to spur app development - Capital FM Kenya

Intel to invest in African startups to spur app development - Capital FM Kenya | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Capital FM Kenya Intel to invest in African startups to spur app development Capital FM Kenya Intel Corporation is planning to intensify its engagement in Africa by investing in local start-ups to encourage development of local applications and...
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Airtel launches SMS service to track user location

Airtel launches SMS service to track user location | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Airtel Kenya offer has launched a text-based location service enabling customers to locate friends and family using an SMS short code.
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Smartphone sales to grow 30 per cent in MEA this year - gulfnews.com

Smartphone sales to grow 30 per cent in MEA this year - gulfnews.com | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Smartphone sales to grow 30 per cent in MEA this year gulfnews.com India had the biggest smartphone sales growth in the fourth quarter with 166.8 per cent, followed by Latin America with 96.1 per cent, China with 86.3 per cent, Middle East and...
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Behavioral change tops challenges for mobile money use in West Africa - IDG News Service

Behavioral change tops challenges for mobile money use in West Africa IDG News Service Despite a rise in mobile phone users and the introduction of mobile money offering across Africa more than four years ago, the use of mobile money services in...
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Vodafone Group raises concerns over Egyptian unified licence plans

Vodafone Group raises concerns over Egyptian unified licence plans ... line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) will gain access to the country's mobile ...
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Kenya Epitomises Mobile Sector Opportunities in Africa | L'Atelier ...

An analysis of the mobile communications market in Kenya underlines once again the array of opportunities awaiting mobile service providers, especially in the mobile money sector, in Africa.
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Start-up attention shifts from Kenya to Lagos – Angel Fair Africa's ...

Start-up attention shifts from Kenya to Lagos – Angel Fair Africa's ... | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
This article by Russel Southwood originally appeared at SmartMonkeyTV, a VC4Africa publishing partner, and is published with permission. Suddenly Lagos is the focus of start-up attention in Africa with the arrival of Angel ...
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Africa's mobile economic revolution

Africa's mobile economic revolution | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone – and not just for talking.
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What Facebook Needs In Order To Read Your SMS?

What Facebook Needs In Order To Read Your SMS? | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
A new version of Facebook for Android drew some media attention because of the SMS reading permissions it requires, raising users’ concerns regarding privacy. Developers do have a reasonable explanation, but is it indisputable?
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MTN scores ZAR136 495 million revenue - BizNis Africa

MTN scores ZAR136 495 million revenue - BizNis Africa | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
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MTN scores ZAR136 495 million revenue
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Group data revenue (excluding SMS) increased by 41,4% (32,6%), supported by an expanded 3G network, strong growth in data users and an increase in smartphone adoption.
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Microsoft invests $75m in Nigeria, South Africa, others - Biztech Africa

Microsoft invests $75m in Nigeria, South Africa, others - Biztech Africa | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Microsoft invests $75m in Nigeria, South Africa, others
Biztech Africa
Software giant Microsoft says it has invested a fresh $75 million in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other African countries.
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Apps account for more than half of smartphone use

Apps account for more than half of smartphone use | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Smartphone users in the US, China and the UK spend more than half of their device time using mobile apps, with messaging in a distant second place, according to research from Arbitron Mobile.
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TxTo Unrolls Your Story By Printing Out SMS Conversations Onto Scrolls - TechCrunch

TxTo Unrolls Your Story By Printing Out SMS Conversations Onto Scrolls - TechCrunch | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
TxTo Unrolls Your Story By Printing Out SMS Conversations Onto Scrolls
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The project started when co-founder Martin Daniel was interning at Google while his girlfriend was back home in France.
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ICT for Agriculture: New SMS service connects farmers with weather and water info

ICT for Agriculture: New SMS service connects farmers with weather and water info | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
New ICT for agriculture project uses text messages to reach farmers. The SMS service provides information on weather and water use efficiency to farmers in Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia. (Africa has the fastest growing mobile market in the world.
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MTN Uganda hits 8.8 million subscriber base - PC Tech Magazine

MTN Uganda hits 8.8 million subscriber base - PC Tech Magazine | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
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MTN Uganda hits 8.8 million subscriber base
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... March 2014 in Johannesburg South Africa.
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Youth market dominates South African bank's mobile app users - Mobile Payments Today

Youth market dominates South African bank's mobile app users - Mobile Payments Today | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Youth market dominates South African bank's mobile app users
Mobile Payments Today
Their usage of FNB's app revolves around day-to-day transactions such as balances, payments, transfers, purchasing prepaid airtime, data and SMS purchases.
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Indian tech startups enter Unicorn Club with billion dollar valuation; many ... - VC Circle

Indian tech startups enter Unicorn Club with billion dollar valuation; many ... - VC Circle | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
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Facebook buying 11,000 drones to connect Africa - Telegraph

Facebook buying 11,000 drones to connect Africa - Telegraph | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Social network in negotiations to buy a drone manufacturer with the aim of using its high-altitude autonomous aircraft to beam internet connections to isolated communities (The future is now. #drones #africa @facebook #m4d #ICT4D.
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Uganda gets mobile lab to spur farmers' soil know-how « Afronline ...

Uganda gets mobile lab to spur farmers' soil know-how « Afronline ... | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
The project, which is worth 150,000 euros (just over US$410,000), is a public-private sector initiative by the K+S Kali GmBH, Sasakawa Africa Association (ASA), Uganda's National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) ...
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Crowdfunding platform Afrikstart to revolutionise Africa's startup scene - Ventureburn

Crowdfunding platform Afrikstart to revolutionise Africa's startup scene - Ventureburn | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Ventureburn Crowdfunding platform Afrikstart to revolutionise Africa's startup scene Ventureburn Launched in 2013 by Edwige Boum, and a group of students who met on an online course on Technology Entrepreneurship from Stanford University and...
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Africa's Digital Revolution: Full Speed Ahead - World Policy Institute (blog)

Africa's Digital Revolution: Full Speed Ahead - World Policy Institute (blog) | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
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Africa's Digital Revolution: Full Speed Ahead
World Policy Institute (blog)
Cell phones are helping teachers improve the learning experience of their students - increasing remote learning.
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A peek inside the East African startup scene - Wamda

A peek inside the East African startup scene - Wamda | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
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A peek inside the East African startup scene
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In September 2013, we – a small and dedicated team of tech maniacs – started a world tour of innovative ecosystems in emerging markets.
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Metadata and the law: what your smartphone really says about you - The Conversation

Metadata and the law: what your smartphone really says about you - The Conversation | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
Metadata and the law: what your smartphone really says about you
The Conversation
When telecommunications mainly consisted of voice and perhaps short message service (SMS) the actual content of the communications was rarely collected.
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IBM Says Africa Will Be A Huge Growth Opportunity

IBM Says Africa Will Be A Huge Growth Opportunity | Africa Mobile | Scoop.it
The continent's infrastructure was built with mobile in mind.
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