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OA News: January 15, 2011

January 15, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Groupon’s acquisition of SA-based Twangoo bodes well for the nation’s burgeoning IT sector:
    South Africa: Silicon Cape? {Financial Times}
  2. Pingdom claims 110.9 million Internet users in Africa as of June 2010:
    107 trillion emails sent last year: Pingdom {AFP}
  3. Nigeria’s youth are perhaps more engaged than ever in Nigerian elections, thanks in part to social media. Moreover, President Goodluck Jonathan is known as being web-savvy:
    Nigeria looks to youth, internet and Barack Obama for poll inspiration {Guardian (UK)}
  4. A run-down of how Tunisians reported on recent unrest via different media outlets:
    Mid-East bloggers hail change in Tunisia {BBC News}