Business

IBCA Called for Inclusion of African Businesses at ICANN Africa Strategy Meeting in Addis Ababa

Business
The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA), an initiative of DotConnectAfrica that was Unveiled at ICANN 49 Public Forum in Toronto Canada and seeking to partner with ICANN and the African Businesses in a multi-stakeholder model of IG was invited to present its ideas at the just concluded African Multi-stakeholder Internet Governancemeeting held at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 6-8 March 2013. Invited to speak on the different sessions as a panelist, Ms. Bekele analyzed the African business scenario, noting that there was a need to identify the various stakeholders and define them within the multi-stakeholder model so that specific and strategic roles could be assigned. This, she emphasized, would be the best way to increase visibility of the African DNS...

Goodbye Hotmail! Microsoft Moves Users to Outlook.com

Business, Internet
  Microsoft announced today that its new webmail service, Outlook.com, is coming out of beta testing and is now ready for primetime. The service, which was announced last July, now has 60 million users and will now replace Hotmail.com, Microsoft's older webmail system. Microsoft's Hotmail, which was originally MSN Hotmail, has been online since 1997. source Watch More News Videos at ABC

Data Explosion Set to Drive Growth

Business, Internet
Do you think Fortune 500 CEOs care about Africa? In the past, frankly, with the exception of oil and gas giants, they didn't. But this is changing... and fast. This week, IBM is opening its Africa innovation hub in Nairobi. To demonstrate the significance of the occasion, IBM has brought along all its senior team, led by CEO Ginni Rometty (named #1 most powerful woman in business by Forbes in 2012). Like other ICT companies, IBM wants to ride the wave of Africa's ICT revolution. In this area, Africa has not only been catching up with the West, but is in fact overtaking it in areas such as mobile money. more
The Mpesa appeal with .africa gTLD for the unbanked!

The Mpesa appeal with .africa gTLD for the unbanked!

Business, Mobile
With the dynamic influence in which the digital technology is growing, its clear that the world is heading to the mobile platform. History of tech trends shows that people and organizations and consequently manufacturer of tech –consumer products have fast moved from stationery PC’s to the portables, this were mostly laptops. With the recent exiting move to the mobile platform, tablets and phablets (a hybrid of phone and tablet) laptops are being quickly ditched for light hand held devices. App developers across the platforms that include HTML 5, Android, BlackBerry and IOS are increasingly developing apps that are used by the hand held devices. In Africa its reported that it’s the largest user of the mobile platform, Opera which is the owner of the opera browser recently gave a