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iROKOtv Is Rethinking Its Mobile Strategy For African Consumers (Hint: It Will Focus On Android)

iROKOtv Is Rethinking Its Mobile Strategy For African Consumers (Hint: It Will Focus On Android)

In what appears to, largely, be an experiment of sorts, iROKOtv is on the verge of killing off its streaming service in Africa and focus on a mobile download experience for the continent’s movie subscribers.


This report shows what’s driving mobile payments and banking around the world

MEF today released its annual Global Mobile Money report which reveals nine significant mobile money trends and explores how they are stimulating growth across the expanded mobile ecosystem. The report, based on a study of 15,000 mobile media users across 15 countries, shows that mobile banking continues to engage consumers – especially in mobile first

BlackBerry to roll out BB 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 to all BB10 devices in the coming weeks

BlackBerry has just announced that over the coming weeks, it’ll be shipping the BlackBerry 10.3.2 firmware update and BlackBerry Blend to all BB10 based devices. According to BlackBerry, the update promises to provide more security and privacy in a bid to keep your productivity in the long run. BB 10.3.2 will arrive with a lot


Opera Software launches Opera Max with Data saving, Wi-Fi management and App Blocking features

Opera Software, the company that developed Opera Mini, Africa’s most popular mobile browser, has today launched the new Opera Max, a data compression tool that has seen huge popularity amongst Nigerians. Opera Max compresses all data sent through Android smartphones with world leading image and video compression technology, so users can get the most from their

WorldRemit brings its simple, low-cost online money transfer service to Rwanda

WorldRemit today announced that it has launched its online and mobile money transfer service in Rwanda to provide a quick, convenient, and low-cost way for people to send money to friends and family abroad. With this launch, senders in 50 countries across the world including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Burundi — the


Nigeria’s GTBank Launches USSD-Based Money Transfer Service

Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, one of the leading banks in Nigeria has introduced an USSD-based service which enables money transfer via the mobile phone for its customers. The service allows GTBank customers to perform third party transfers to both GTBank and other bank account holders in Nigeria, via their mobile phones, by simply dialing the


Opera provides access to free books and math materials from Worldreader and Microsoft

Opera has partnered with Worldreader and Microsoft to make free books and learning materials available through its mobile browser. Worldreader is a non-profit organization that provides children and families across Africa with access to digital books, many of which are free of charge. With this partnership, students in 32 countries across the continent can get


Opera releases report on the most popular Android phones in Africa

According to a recent report by Opera, Samsung, Tecno and Huawei phones are the most widely used Android devices by Opera browser users in Africa. The web and mobile browser recently released the new Opera Mini for Android, which is now one of the top-featured apps in the Google Play store in several countries and


eTranzact Is Totally Rethinking Mobile Payments In Nigeria With Its New PocketMoni Service

eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa is attempting to rethink mobile payments in Nigeria with a new PocketMoni service that claims to better understand the needs of the marketplace. The company says it “has done a retake of what mobile money can be with a recreated game changing mobile