The Internet Revolution – The Pursuit of its Future

November 2, 2013 4:02 am1 comment by:
The Internet Revolution – The Pursuit of its Future

The Internet continues to evolve, and engineers are working on new infrastructure that could facilitate better service. A new European Union-funded project called “Pursuit” is working on new protocols that will allow content to be accessed on a peer-to-peer basis, rather than the need to access a server.

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PayPal Now Available to Equity Bank in Kenya

October 27, 2013 8:20 am0 comments by:
PayPal Now Available to Equity Bank in Kenya

Payment service company PayPal, has partnered with Equity Bank for traders in Kenya to access PayPal’s global customer base, of more than 137 million active accounts in 193 markets.

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Africa’s E-Government Projects Need a Rethink

October 18, 2013 4:19 pm0 comments by:
Africa’s E-Government Projects Need a Rethink

Why so many e-government projects in Africa are not as successful as expected and what can be done to turn things around?

There’s not a lot of guidance on this question. Lists of success and failure factors are generic rather than specific to any one project, and need to be analysed before the project starts. Evaluation methodologies focus more on impact than implementation, and generally apply only after the project has ended.

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Mobile money: Africa’s best contribution to innovation so far?

August 14, 2013 10:53 pm0 comments by:
Mobile money: Africa’s best contribution to innovation so far?

The evolution of mobile money in Africa is a clear example of a business in which the continent is leading and not lagging. Besides the classical money transfer services already present since several years, many providers are now expanding their services by entering the banking industry and opening up to interesting scenarios so far unexplored by the so called “developed economies”.

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Apple blocks Google Motorola’s sensor patent challenge

April 25, 2013 10:00 am0 comments by:
Apple blocks Google Motorola’s sensor patent challenge

Google has failed in its latest attempt to convince a US trade agency that Apple has infringed its intellectual property. The case centred on a claim the iPhone maker should have licensed a feature that lets its handsets ignore touches when held close to users’ heads. Google had acquired the contested patent as part of its $12.5bn (£8.2bn) takeover of Motorola Mobility. Apple could have faced an import ban on its mobiles had it lost. Although Apple is based in the US, it outsources production of its mobiles to factories in China and Brazil making them vulnerable to such a challenge. Dropped claims Motorola accused Apple of infringing six of […]

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