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February, 2013

Domain industry insider Kevin Murphy Obfuscates illegality and corruption issues on .africa

In his attack targeted towards DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application, Kevin Murphy a domain industry insider downplayed the serious issues which should benefit the ICANN new gTLD program applicants – read more at: http://domainnewsafrica.com/domain-industry-gossip-columnist-kevin-murphy-tirades-on-dotconnectafricas-escalation-letter-to-us-congress/#sthash.2zyQEXg1.dpuf

ICANN willing to get China more involved in Internet management

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — “China has a huge role to play in the global Internet. Without China and without complete Chinese participation in ICANN, ICANN frankly does not have a global legitimacy,” Fadi Chehade, the newly appointed ICANN president, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview. Chehade is travelling to Asia on Friday for […]

Goodbye Hotmail! Microsoft Moves Users to Outlook.com

  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. […]

Apple, Macs hit by hackers who targeted Facebook

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations. Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers […]

African Union Cybersquatting a Continental Top Level Domain “.africa”

Africa has made the news once again, in the technology sector and as the most attractive continent in the world in terms of technology and business. It’s clearly the next emerging market with top tech and blue chip firms jostling to set up regional head quarters. . In the technology frontier and especially the internet […]

Internet, privacy, communications technologies on agenda for world summit

Ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society, world leaders and high-level participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs, intergovernmental organisations and other groups will meet in Paris later this month to take stock of progress towards the goals set by that summit. Dubbed WSIS+10, the Paris summit, set for 25 to 27 […]

ICT Masterplan dubbed Connected Kenya 2017 launched

The government of kenya through its ICT Board has launched its master-plan. The government’s effort towards transforming the country into a knowledge based economy through digital empowerment was on 14th February 2013 endorsed with the launch of the first National ICT Masterplan, Connected Kenya 2017. A five year  plan that  seeks to drive citizen adoption of […]

Tanzania facing Internet shortages

Tanzania is facing Internet shortages in the country after two submarine cables were hit by technical issues recently, the country’s regulator said in a statement. The Tanzania Telecommunication Company (TTCL) CEO Kamugisha Kazaura said that the problems occurred in Egypt’s northern Mediterranean city of Alexandria, “where the cables are connected to others linking the continent […]

DotConnectAfrica’s .africa campaign quoted by ICANN as making the case for .africa and New gTLDs

“New GTLD program benefits be expanded to places such as Africa”- final applicant guidebook . When ICANN overwhelmingly approved the new gTLD Program, in the ICANN 41st June 2011 meeting Singapore it took the world by storm as one of the landmark developments that would significantly affect the internet landscape.  “Today’s decision will usher in […]

Data Explosion Set to Drive Growth

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, […]