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OA News: October 27-30, 2010

October 30, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Six points mobile developers should consider when designing for Africa:
    Mobile Opportunities and Challenges in Africa {marlonparker.co.za}
  2. SciDev: the new centre aims to collect all this data into a single, online, resource that could be useful for African policymakers:
    Africa Previews Historic World Data Centre {Fast Company}
  3. Nairobi’s impressive tech hub, as seen by an outsider:
    Why Nairobi deserves the ICT innovation hub of Africa crown {Business Daily}
  4. A look at programs providing content to non-Internet communities:
    Time for Africa to boost digital literacy {Business Daily}
  5. Social media and the Internet are becoming more important tools for candidates, especially with the growing percentage of young voters:
    Youth votes could swing Tanzanian election {Reuters Africa}
  6. More than a third (37%) of emerging small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses in South Africa have no Internet connectivity:
    Connectivity A Problem In The SME Market {Cape Business News}
  7. In the first day of a new mobile broadband launch, hundreds of people in Harare could be seen glued to their phones and laptops surfing the internet.
    Mobile internet revolution takes Zimbabwe by storm {The Zimbabwean}
  8. The merits of creating an app over a .mobi site:
    Look Before You Leap Into ‘Mobi’ {Business Day via allAfrica.com}
  9. Maybe Kilimanjaro is soon?
    3G Mobile Internet Comes to Mount Everest {Mashable}