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Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
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The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

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MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

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MobiPay and Namibian mobile network operator, MTC, has entered into a partnership to launch MTC Money which enables its subscribers to transfer money and make withdrawals as well as deposits.

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Mobile internet key in Africa
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First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.

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In order to provide its customers with advanced voice and broadband services, Telecom Namibia (TN) will deploy Zhone's MXK and several additional Zhone services.

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A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa - while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.

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African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
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20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

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France Telecom-Orange report cable ships incident
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France Telecom-Orange is reported to have suffered a major incident on its cable-ship, the Chamarel. A fire broke out on the ship late afternoon on 8 August 2012 while returning from a repair operation on the Sat3-Safe cable off the coast of Namibia in the Atlantic Ocean.

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When two friends decided to go on a motorcycle tour around Southern Africa, they filmed it on their Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones and produced a documentary of their adventure.

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A new research study has found that SA has some of the least affordable prepaid mobile tariffs on the continent and is falling behind many of its neighbours because of high wholesale call rates between operators.

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Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
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13 Mar 2012

iPad launches in Namibia
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