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OA News: October 13-14, 2010

October 13, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Many people are overspending on their broadband plans and do not need elaborate plans:
    SA’s broadband myths {iafrica.com}
  2. Preventing the newspaper collapse in Ghana:
    Need for African newspapers to repackage news to compete with Internet {GhanaWeb}
  3. The promise of African self-expression in the globally wired world:
    Internet is Writers’ New Window of Expression {The Herald via allAfrica}
  4. Kenya’s laws and electronic banking system are not ready to combat hackers:
    Rise in electronic fraud grips Africa’s attention {Business Daily Africa}
  5. A study suggests that South Africans use social media more frequently than the global average. At the same time, time spent using e-mail is much lower. Additionally, 35% of South African Internet users have written a blog post:
    Web: South Africans high users of mobile social media {Business Report}
  6. ‘Nigeria needs N604bn to improve ICT’ {Daily Sun}
  7. Top mobile websites in SA {myBroadband.co.za}
  8. Excerpts of a 50th anniversary lecture examining the past and present of technology:
    Memories of Colonial Africa {Campus Daily Online}