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Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
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From an idea to an app - how not to fail
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Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

How to develop African mobile games that pack a global punch
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Gamsole founder Abiola Olaniran tells Disrupt Africa why the time is ripe for international investors to become involved in the African mobile gaming industry as the continent makes its mark globally...

By Abiola Olaniran 4 Jul 2016

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Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

Nigerian consumers are increasingly comfortable with online shopping...

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MTN Nigeria wins 2.6 GHz auction
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MTN Nigeria wins 2.6 GHz auction, commits to continued investments in Nigeria's broadband infrastructure...

1 Jul 2016

MTN sets sight on cementing relationship with Nigeria
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MTN has now set its sights on cementing its relationship with the West African nation and pursuing its next phase of growth there...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 20 Jun 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
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Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

Legend press conference
New entertainment bouquet for Nigeria

Legend unveils premium entertainment, unlimited internet and high definition voice calls in Nigeria...

14 Jun 2016

MTN to pay Nigeria US$1.671 billion
MTN to pay Nigeria US$1.671 billion

Update to shareholders on Nigerian fine and withdrawal of cautionary announcement...

11 Jun 2016

Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware
Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware

Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...

8 Jun 2016

First Pan-African OOH measurement product
First Pan-African OOH measurement product

GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and Cuende announce first Pan-African Out of Home measurement product...

2 Jun 2016

Winning team MedRX from Ghana
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The largest student African Entrepreneurship challenge saw finalists from Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania compete for top honours...

1 Jun 2016

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Rise of African fintech changes how Africans transact

Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...

By Dominique Collett 1 Jun 2016

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Nigeria trials mobile smartphone IDs

Media Concepts International and HID Global team up at ID4Africa to showcase mobile IDs on smartphones, with the Nigeria Police...

31 May 2016

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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

31 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
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BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations...

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

Fraud management in Africa's mobile market
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With mobile ownership in South Africa and Nigeria now as common as it is in the United States, the continent is rapidly gaining ground as the new frontier for mobile...

By Gareth Whitaker 18 May 2016

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Free wi-fi for Lagos City Mall

Nigeria: Airtel and Lagos City Mall partner on free Wi-Fi...

9 May 2016

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How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

Konga.com's complete product and customer data intelligence sits in the cloud...

18 Apr 2016

Abuja, Nigeria becomes Uber's 400th city to launch
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Abuja has become the 400th city in Uber's growing global network. With the launch of Uber, an innovative technology platform, Abuja joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa...

24 Mar 2016

MTN says still in talks with Nigerian officials over fine
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Telecom giant MTN on Friday insisted negotiations were ongoing with Nigerian authorities to settle a record $3.9bn fine imposed for failing to disconnect unregistered subscribers...

14 Mar 2016

Top three free video editing apps for smartphones
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By Nkem Ndem V 2 Mar 2016

MTN pays USD250m in Nigeria fine dispute
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Telecoms giant MTN said on Wednesday it had paid $250 million to the Nigerian government in a dispute over a $3.9-billion fine imposed last year for failing to disconnect unregistered users...

25 Feb 2016

The mobile Internet is transforming the way that Nigeria does business
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With sub-US$50 smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business...

24 Feb 2016

The TagPay digital banking platform receives a Kalahari Award
The TagPay digital banking platform receives a Kalahari Award

Tagattitude, the innovative French FinTech, has won a Kalahari Award for its digital banking platform, TagPay at the 6th Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, held in Lagos, Nigeria...

19 Feb 2016

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Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service
MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service

Gemalto has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services...

12 Feb 2016

Visafone acqusition - We'll meet Etisalat in court - MTN
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MTN Nigeria said it is ready to meet Etisalat Nigeria in court over its acquisition of Visafone Communications Limited...

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MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up
MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria. Etisalat confirmed to Bloomberg that it is suing MTN...

9 Feb 2016

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