The increasing use of bitcoins in Africa has prompted a growing chorus of government officials, legal experts and e-commerce entrepreneurs to call for the virtual currency to be regulated.
Orange Collecte, launched last week in the Ivory Coast, is putting a mobile twist on the crowdfunding concept.
Facebook is riding the wave of mobile adoption in Africa to help meet its goal of connecting businesses with people in emerging markets.
MDX-i, a subsidiary of MainOne, West Africa’s largest data center is tapping Microsoft's Azure to launch a cloud-service to help it meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos.
Google's Android One phone, aimed at emerging markets, is now available in Africa
Rising Internet usage, plus a culture used to bargaining for used goods, provides fertile ground
Both the ACE and WACS intercontinental cables have been upgraded
The project will deliver 77 exchange points
BitX closed a funding round, while Bitsoko won a Gates Foundation grant
The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger
Orange, Airtel seek to work with developers
Mobile operators are better placed to lead mobile financial services, industry experts say
There is still reluctance among users in the region to pay online in advance of goods received
Developing user communities outside the U.S. is important for Facebook
Telecom execs face the facts and believe Web-based services are here to stay, an Ovum poll indicates
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