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DotConnectAfrica wants a Free and Open .africa

DotConnectAfrica wants a Free and Open .africa

Domains, Internet
Based on the way business proposals go, company acquisitions and eventual implementation of plans that are anticipated determine the success or failure of a project. Again the partnership involved in crafting the management and maintenance of a project greatly influences every pertinent growth or stunting of a business. For instance most government lead projects have failed especially in Africa because people believe that it’s the per-requisite of the government to take care of the running and offloading of any losses. In the private sector, the burden of loss squarely lies on the shoulders of the investor. This is the main reason why most privately led mega-projects have tended to succeed in the due course. The internet is one major business that has greatly influenced how the world

What east Africa needs to become truly an IT hub

Internet
East Africa has made great strides in technology. Last year Time magazine dubbed Kenya ‘Silicon Savanna’ due to the country’s ICT revolution. However, the region’s ICT sector still faces numerous challenges. John Kieti, manager of m:lab East Africa, a mobile innovation and entrepreneurship development facility, points at internet connectivity as one of the major challenges in the region. more

Statement by Vice President Almunia on the Google investigation

Business, Internet
18 December 2012 "After meeting Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, today in Brussels, I have decided to continue with the process towards reaching an agreement based on Article 9 of the EU Antitrust regulation. Since our preliminary talks with Google started in July, we have substantially reduced our differences regarding possible ways to address each of the four competition concerns expressed by the Commission. more  

France tells internet service provider to end ads block

Business, Internet
A major French internet service provider (ISP) has agreed to abandon its ad-blocking policy - seen as a swipe against Google - after a minister intervened. Digital Economy minister Fleur Pellerin said she persuaded Free to restore full access to all content on the internet, including Google ads. Free started blocking ads last week when it updated home router software. more