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Collating various resources helpful for exploring the future of media in Africa
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Africa joins global strategists to chart future of media and journalism

Africa joins global strategists to chart future of media and journalism | African media futures | Scoop.it
Exploring the future of journalism and media in Cape Town in 2018
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How could thinking paradigms be different in the years to come? Media channels communicate both content and concepts, shaping ideas and worldviews. Through media communication new ideas can spread to help people innovate towards fresh solution to the world's problems.
During May 2018 media strategists will explore the future of ‘philanthropic journalism’ and explore how to protect and improve the quality and credibility of journalism across the globe at the World Media Economics and Management Conference (WMEMC) in Cape Town.
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A closer look at Lenovo's bendy concept phone and tablet

A closer look at Lenovo's bendy concept phone and tablet | African media futures | Scoop.it
We knew Lenovo's Phab2 Pro and Motorola's Moto Z series were breaking cover today, but the moment that drew the loudest gasps was when a YouTuber bent a phon
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How would such "flexible" media devices affect the way that you are interacting with people for inspiring them with hope for life?
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Bright Simon amongst leading Mobile Health Innovators of the Year - Africa Healthcare IT News

Bright Simon amongst leading Mobile Health Innovators of the Year - Africa Healthcare IT News | African media futures | Scoop.it

Promoting the use of technology in Africa Healthcare." Bright Simons for mPedigree developed a platform to combine mobile technology and cloud computing to fight counterfeit medicines by providing free access to an instant drug quality verification system via text messaging in Africa and South Asia.

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What an inspiration! In recent years these young innovators used existing technology to provide solutions to present needs! What else could the modern media be useful for to help people?

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Laura Goodrich's comment, January 18, 2013 12:12 PM
Love the innovation and this story. While others were mocking txting as a ridiculous innovation for the young, Bright Simons recognized the collision of a trend and a challenge in the world. Completely inspiring! Consider curiosity rather than judgement as new innovations emerge. Now think about a current innovation or technology and ask the question how might this innovation evolve or what challenges might this innovation address!
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Nokia and Vodacom collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa - ET Telecom

Nokia and Vodacom collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa - ET Telecom | African media futures | Scoop.it

An MoU has been signed under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of South Africa.

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As mobile phone networks provide highly increased mobile connections, which enable not only video streaming, but will make augmented and virtual reality tools more accessible, how will you be part of utilising this technology with your organisation, company or network?
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