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African Opera Mini Users Saved US$500million In Mobile Internet Data, says Opera Software

African Opera Mini Users Saved US$500million In Mobile Internet Data, says Opera Software

Opera Software, a Norwegian software company popularly known for its Opera browsers has reported that users of its Opera Mini mobile browser in Africa saved about US$500million in mobile Internet data up to October 2015. South African users enjoyed around a US$65 million (R905 million) saving over the ten months and Nigerians saved a whopping

L-R_ Guillame Leblond MD Hellofood, Obi Ejimiofo MD Lamudi, Sefik Bagdadioglu MD Kaymu Adaora Asala MD Easyatxi Amy Muoneke MD Carmudi

Trust is e-commerce’s greatest challenge in Nigeria, says industry experts

Although considerable progress can be said to have been made in the e-commerce world in Nigeria, trust has been identified as its greatest and biggest challenge. This much was stated by the Managing Directors of Africa Internet Group-backed Kaymu, Lamudi, Carmudi, Hellofood and EasyTaxi at the Fireside chat event hosted by iDea Nigeria, a Lagos-based

21 year-old Nigerian invents mobile medical device for surgical theatres

I remember when I got sick as a kid and I had to stay at the general hospital for some weeks. I vividly remember the general hospital didn’t have light at night and the nurses go about with kerosene lamps to check up patients. Over the years, public health system seemed to have improved in

internet_africa lets you know your ISP’s speed and much more

Only a few tech savvy guys would know that by right clicking the Internet connection icon at the bottom right of a computer’s system tray, one would be able to get information such as speed, bytes sent and received and so on of the Internet connection in use. But then that doesn’t help much, especially


Minisaving, the savings platform that allows you monitor your daily savings on-the-go

You see, every business that wants to grow in leaps and bounds, and be around for a long time must find a way of saving the little or big profits made from every sale or business transaction. Savings is the lifeblood of any business. This fact cannot be over-emphasized! The good thing about saving is


The 5 Biggest Entertainment Sectors In Nigeria [REPORT]

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, Nigeria’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from $4 billion USD in 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%. While noting that the Nigerian market is heavily driven by consumer spend, the report noted that Internet access will


MTN launches mobile money transfer between Uganda and Rwanda

MTN Uganda has launched cross-border mobile money transfer services between Uganda and Rwanda, reports The Monitor. The service, which allows customers in both countries to transact via Mobile Money without having to change currencies, would enable an MTN customer in Rwanda to send money in Rwandese Francs to a recipient in Uganda who will receive


InnJoo set to launch two new smartphones with larger batteries

After two launch events held over past few months in Nigeria, Dubai-based mobile phone manufacturing company, InnJoo is set to launch two new devices at the University of Lagos in a bid to target the younger generation. During the launch event, which is centered around providing solutions to improve the power issues in the country,

In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, photo, Filipino Catholics prepare to take photos, using their mobile phones and tablets, of Pope Francis aboard his Popemobile in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis is here on a five-day apostolic visit in this predominantly Catholic nation in Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

How Millennials Are Growing Africa’s Mobile Economy

Taiwo Otiti, Country General Manager for IBM West Africa writes on how organizations can unlock new ways to solve business challenges, enhance productivity and better define the needs and strategic interests of the corporation in the future of the marketplace by tapping into the digital wisdom of millennials.


Samsung dominates South Africa’s smartphone and tablet market – report

According to a new research by International Data Corporation (IDC), South Korean phone manufacturer, Samsung has consolidated its position at the top of the South African market in the second quarter of 2015. The report revealed that Samsung’s smartphone market share increased from 40.9% in 2014 to 45.2% in 2015, well ahead of second placed


Google Launches The First Android One Phone in Africa, Infinix Hot 2 in Six African Countries

Google today announced the launch of Android One, its affordable smartphone program for Africa, with an official launch in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Morocco today in partnership with device manufacturer, Infinix Mobility. The phone, called Infinix HOT 2, will be available in Nigeria starting today at select retail outlets and via online