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World Cup breaks New Internet-Video Streaming Records for ESPN, Univision and Akamai

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is still in its opening round, but the soccer tourney has already broken the record for peak amount of online-video streaming bandwidth as delivered by Akamai Technologies, and also set new high-water marks for ESPN’s and Univision’s digital-video services. Reports Todd Spangler for Monday’s Germany-Portugal match drove a peak of 4.3 […]

Netflix launches in 190 countries globally including Kenya

Las Vegas, January 6, 2016 — Netflix launched its service globally, simultaneously bringing its Internet TV network to more than 130 new countries around the world. The company made the announcement — and the service went live — during a keynote by Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings at CES 2016. “Today you are witnessing […]

Facebook launches live broadcasting to select non-verified U.S. users

For nearly the past four months, Facebook has had a live-streaming service that’s sought to rival what Periscope, Ustream, or YouTube offer. But the service has been limited to celebrities and those with verified profiles. Now, the social networking company has revealed that it’s testing its live video offering with more people. Facebook hasn’t given a time […]

Internet Usage in Africa Rising Rapidly

The African Internet Effect is rippling out and affecting everything it touches. The first shocks of this earthquake have been quite gentle but its power will build for two reasons.  reports Balancing Act Firstly, the African “digital change” generation are 18-30 years old. In the next five years as they get older, there will be […]

Data remains costly In Africa but free internet may not come free

The greatest barrier to extending internet use in most African countries, is the cost of data. The greatest barrier to extending internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa one gigabyte of data on mobile networks—the only means of accessing the internet for most—is […]

Safaricom launches 4G network ahead of its rivals

In Summary Safaricom has launched a high-speed wireless Internet network that is initially available on Mombasa Island and in parts of Nairobi such as Gigiri, Runda, Buru Buru, Parklands and Kabete. The launch of the 4G technology comes on the heels of last week’s signing of a Sh14.9 billion national security communication contract between Safaricom […]

Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 million

  Amazon announced Monday it is buying Twitch, a service that lets people watch live streams of other people playing video games, for $970 million. Reports huffingtonpost Twitch, which also lets people broadcast videos of themselves playing and streams professional video-game tournaments, makes money from advertising and from selling subscriptions. The company says that more […]

iROKO: Internet TV advances in Africa

The African entertainment internet TV platform has launched a new international content package for its subscribers on the continent. New content categories introduced on the platform include Hollywood, Bollywood, telenovelas and Korean programming, complementing the platform’s extensive Nollywood catalogue. Subscribers throughout English Speaking Africa (ESA) can access the service for $2.50 a month. iROKOtv […]

Is Germany using big data in quest for a World Cup win?

Big data has become a buzzword in corporate boardrooms, but it could also mark the difference between winning and losing a football world cup final. reports   Gareth van Zyl of ItWebAfrica Collecting millions of data sets that are difficult to process using on-hand database tools is referred to as ‘big data’. This data can […]