#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 16 Jan 2019

Daniel Jaeger, market unit head, Central, East, West Africa at Nokia.
Africa heads for a mobile-powered 2019

Digitalisation and digital innovation are not forgotten as Africa sweeps towards a mobile-powered 2019...

11 Jan 2019

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

14 Dec 2018

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, business unit manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 13 Dec 2018

Kenya Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 launch.
Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has launched a budget friendly smartphone, the Huawei Y5 Lite in Kenya...

12 Dec 2018

StarTimes ON app now accessible in Kenya
StarTimes ON app now accessible in Kenya

StarTimes has officially launched its on demand mobile video streaming service in Kenya...

11 Dec 2018

#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet
#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet

The world, in general, is going through a fuel revolution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

Snapchat inks deal with 20 local media brands in MENA
Snapchat inks deal with 20 local media brands in MENA

Social media company Snapchat has inked new deals with 20 local media brands to publish its daily stories and shows in a content channel known as Discover...

6 Dec 2018

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time...

5 Dec 2018

MTN rolls out first Disney Mobile web service in Nigeria
MTN rolls out first Disney Mobile web service in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has introduced the first Disney mobile web service in Nigeria...

5 Dec 2018

Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan
Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan

Imagine you had only 24 hours to put together a passable mobile marketing plan. What mobile tactics would you prioritise over a day because they are such non-negotiables?...

By Mike Laws 5 Dec 2018

MTN celebrates 20 years in Uganda with new campaign
MTN celebrates 20 years in Uganda with new campaign

A new campaign showing the value of connections was launched by MTN in Uganda to celebate 20 years of operations...

28 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022
5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022

A new report from Ericsson reveals that 5G will be deployed by global operators in Africa by next year...

27 Nov 2018

Music app Baziks to extend reach in Congolese market
Music app Baziks to extend reach in Congolese market

The Democratic Republic of Congo-based Baziks will roll out a crowdfunding campaign by the end of this year as it bids to develop its offering and introduce paid services.

22 Nov 2018

Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger
Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger

Pan-African payments company, Celulant, has built the first augmented reality powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger...

20 Nov 2018

Digital Media Africa finalists announced
Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November...

20 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers...

19 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data
#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data

"I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!" It's a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa
Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa

Vodacom now reaches 28 markets in Africa, with the addition of 19 new countries it is now operating in...

6 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

Brad Reilly of Network BBDO's presentation at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Shae Leigh of Red & Yellow School .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: How non-digital agencies win at digital

Network BBDO is one of the IAB Bookmark Awards' top six-ranked digital agencies of the year, and so presented at last week's Digital Agency Showcase at Red & Yellow School. ECD Brad Reilly showed some non-digital work and others in the automotive space. Remember Raj and Raj 2?

By Leigh Andrews 1 Nov 2018

Mark Tomlinson of Hellocomputer, presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Red & Yellow School .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: Being more human, doing digital work

In introducing Hellocomputer as one of the IAB Bookmark Awards' top six-ranked digital agencies presenting at last week's Digital Agency Showcase at Red & Yellow School, group MD Mark Tomlinson placed emphasis on being more human in these digital times...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2018

Airtel and Coverage Broadband roll out 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria
Airtel and Coverage Broadband roll out 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has inked a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to introduce 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria...

29 Oct 2018

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