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OA News: May 5-7, 2011

May 7, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. A new regular feature on the Forbes blog, this segment will examine the brightest stars on the African tech scene. The author starts by looking at South Africa’s MXit, which has become a global brand:
    Africa’s Best Tech Companies: Mxit Lifestyle {Forbes Blog}
  2. Last week, Google held a conference for over 600 individuals. Conference content included Google’s developer and business technologies, ranging from Android to Google Maps for business, website optimization and online advertising:
    Google highlights web opportunities in Ghana {Ghana News Agency}
  3. ICTs may be forcing change and democratizing Africa, but need to be applied to the entire society, according to the UN Under-Secretary General. Good examples are Rwanda and Ghana:
    Africa Industry ‘Prone to Shocks’ {Nairobi Star/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX via Financial Tech Spotlight}
  4. A R15 million tech center in Harare is expected to aid 400 youth:
    ICT centre for Harare schools {IT News Africa}
  5. Intel plans to test small-quantity pre-paid broadband bundles in Africa. For example, 15 megabytes of data will only cost 10 cents. An interesting concept, indeed:
    Intel Says Africa May Be First for Use of Small, Prepaid Broadband Bundles {Bloomberg}