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World-first mobile biometrics console at Securex

Local biometrics firm Ideco will showcase its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit at Securex from 24-26 May 2016. The solution was recently launched at the connectID 2016 conference and expo in Washington, US.

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty.

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

The SMART Africa Secretariat and Ericsson have entered an information and communications technologies (ICT) partnership to meet the goal of developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

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Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East
Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East

Mobile operator Orange has launched a call for candidates for the 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Scoring in online publishing in Africa
Scoring in online publishing in Africa

The last three years have seen strong growth for online publisher Goal.com. According to Effective Measure, in February 2016, Goal.com broke the half a billion page views per month mark in Africa. Effective Measure is the sanctioned digital measurement tool by IAB SA in South Africa and has recently extended its reach into Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

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Facebook expands video ads support

Facebook's Audience Network has expanded to support more video. These video ads will appear both in-stream (pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll) and in-article (starting with Instant Articles) from advertisers that want to drive brand awareness and recall.

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The Holmes Report Africa Consultancy of the Year

Following an extensive judging process involving hundreds of submissions from the best public relations and strategic communications firms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, five African PR agencies are in the running for Africa PR Agency of the Year: Epic MSGLROUP, Atmosphere, Burson-Marsteller, Djembe Communications and Magna Carta.

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BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution

BrandsEye, a global leader in data analytics and media intelligence, has announced the launch of a new service which will add to its present online intelligence solution. The new service will allow companies a full 360 service offering that tracks real-time social, print and broadcast, and multimedia engagements within their brand.

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Many African countries are grappling with escalating unemployment figures. But in the meantime, the continent is home to an ever-increasing number of highly skilled, and highly motivated young people, who are raring to go.

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations aimed at helping the BBC reach young African audiences.

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks, a Data Breach Investigation Report by Verizon, has revealed.

20 May 2016

Nigeria withdraws proposed anti-social media bill
Nigeria withdraws proposed anti-social media bill

The Nigerian Senate yesterday, 18 May 2016, bowed to pressure from the public on the Frivolous Petition Bill 2015 (SB. 143), otherwise known as the anti- social media bill, throwing away the draft law.

By Ismail Mudashir 19 May 2016

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#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

According to the W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey the number of planned hotel rooms in Africa is up with 30%. This growth spurt indicates a positive outlook for the hotel development industry in Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts (a company that has been operating in Africa since 1971) - Hassan Ahdab.

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016