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The challenges of ecommerce in Africa [Tech4Africa] | memeburn

The challenges of ecommerce in Africa [Tech4Africa] | memeburn | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it

Building an ecommerce business in Africa is a markedly different process from other, more developed parts of the world as well as other emerging markets. The business models, operations and marketing solutions that work for Amazon, for example, probably won’t work in Africa which is evolving very differently in terms of infrastructure and economic growth.

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Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2015 and Beyond

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2015 and Beyond | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and IT users for 2015 and beyond. Gartner's top predictions for 2015 begin to examine a shift in the age old relationships between man and machine due to the emergence of digital business.
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New York City unveils the pay phone of the future—and it does a whole lot more than make phone calls

New York City unveils the pay phone of the future—and it does a whole lot more than make phone calls | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
It's also a gigabit WiFi hotspot, a charging station, an emergency alert system and a portal to city services.
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2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out - Telkom awarded for CSI programme

2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out - Telkom awarded for CSI programme | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it

The 2014 Sunday Times Corporate Social Investment Award went to Telkom for its information and communications technology (ICT) incubation programme otherwise known as the Bandwidth Barn. The recipient is decided by the Who Owns Whom detailed BEE scorecard applied to all JSE-listed companies, and measures the impact and sustainability of a company's CSI initiatives. 

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The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic)

The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic) | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Allow neuroscience to guide your logo design.
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Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Microsoft is poised to dominate user-generated games with both Project Spark and Minecraft under the same roof.
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Mobile industry's top 10 challenges

Mobile industry's top 10 challenges | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Today's mobile players face the question of whether they should offer DSL and fibre solutions, or focus on a pure mobile strategy
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Here’s What It Actually Takes to Make It as an Entrepreneur

Here’s What It Actually Takes to Make It as an Entrepreneur | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship is never that easy and the stereotype of the startup founder is not representative of the technology world.
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Chinese Management Ideas Are Beginning To Get The Attention They Deserve

Chinese firms break up innovation into a large number of small steps.
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Tilly’s streamlines shopping via visual-search technology - Mobile Commerce Daily - Applications

Tilly’s streamlines shopping via visual-search technology - Mobile Commerce Daily - Applications | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
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Tilly’s is streamlining shopping while building its customer base with visual search technology that lets customers snap a photo of a desired item in the clothing and accessories maker’s catalog, and buy the item.

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ITWeb - ITWeb

ITWeb - ITWeb | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
SA's riven ICT sector has further delayed and fragmented government's focus on using ICT as an education enabler. While broadband, in and of itself,..
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Why We Still Don't Have A Four-Day Workweek

Why We Still Don't Have A Four-Day Workweek | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Where did our five-day workweek come from anyway? And when will three-day weekends become the norm?
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Why Responsive Web Design Helps People Buy Your Product

Why Responsive Web Design Helps People Buy Your Product | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Simply put, your e-commerce site should look about the same on all mobile devices as well as your desktop computer. Not only will it save you money, but it should boost revenue too.
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Mobile marketing in 2015: geolocated notifications and more next-gen trends

Mobile marketing in 2015: geolocated notifications and more next-gen trends | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Benjamin Robbins advises businesses on how to make the most of mobile marketing in the year to come
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Learner Revolution in, Ed Tech Revolution out - eCampus News

Learner Revolution in, Ed Tech Revolution out - eCampus News | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
A new report suggests investors should focus on companies servicing the "Learner Revolution," which creates pathways of success to guide individual students
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With a mobile boom, learning games are a $1.5B market headed toward $2.3B by 2017 (exclusive) | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

With a mobile boom, learning games are a $1.5B market headed toward $2.3B by 2017 (exclusive) | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Mobile consumer apps have renewed interest in education games, also known as “serious games.”
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ITWeb - ITWeb

ITWeb - ITWeb | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The Internet of things could be more of a game changer than the Internet was, says Mark Beliveau, Software AG's VP of its Intelligent Business Operat..
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ITWeb - ITWeb

ITWeb - ITWeb | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
The KZN government wants technology to play a central role in the region's growth objectives. The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government is pushin..
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Mark Cuban on How to Turn a Simple Idea Into a 'Mega Sale'

The billionaire entrepreneur and 'Shark Tank' host discusses the key to massive disruption without using advanced technologies.
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In Serious Games, Analytics Are Everything! by Andrew Hughes : Learning Solutions Magazine

In Serious Games, Analytics Are Everything! by Andrew  Hughes : Learning Solutions Magazine | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it

An important part of serious gamedevelopment is the use of analytics. Analytics, and more specifically learning analytics, involves the measurement, compilation, and analysis of data for the purpose of optimizing learning outcomes.

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What America's Retailers Are Spending on Social Media This Holiday Season (Infographic)

What America's Retailers Are Spending on Social Media This Holiday Season (Infographic) | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
Many companies are investing in Facebook campaigns despite changes to its organic reach.
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Mobile Apps In Numbers – Statistics And Trends [Infographic]

Check out our infographic, “Mobile Apps In Numbers ” to know more about the estimated number of available mobile apps, free vs paid mobile apps, estimated number of mobile apps by category, mobile apps by rating and more.
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Mobile App for Citizens to Comment on New Legislation | Innovation details

Mobile App for Citizens to Comment on New Legislation | Innovation details | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
MakeLaw enables governments to engage directly with citizens and generate meaningful reports on their views.
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What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains, but the reality has so far fallen short of the created expectation. However, even though the continent has not yet capitalised fully on its potential underground riches, African growth will be underpinned by rising commodity quantities in the coming decade.

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Ventures Africa | Top Five Food Markets In Sub-Saharan Africa

Ventures Africa | Top Five Food Markets In Sub-Saharan Africa | MyRoundUp | Scoop.it
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They were lost in Luanda, Angola bustling capital, until they found the McDonalds. Being American in a familiar place in a foreign country is home until you see the price for the burger meal: $14. This being Africa means there must be a local twist, says the American tourist John, and sometimes the twist is the price.

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