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Will Google’s Webp image format benefit Africa?
October 5, 2010 ♦ Web
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Eventually, the JPEG may head the way of the GIF, at least if Google has its way with its Webp (pronounced “weppy”) format. Last week, the company publicly unveiled a new compressed image format that could perhaps replace the gold standard that is JPEG. But, such a takeover will take …

Charted: African ‘Facebook Index’ by nation
October 4, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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Internet World Stats has always been an excellent resource for global Internet use figures. For years, the site has routinely updated country-specific Internet penetration statistics when new ITU reports become available. However, in early September, Internet World Stats began tracking the number of Facebook users by both continent and country. …

OA News: October 1, 2010
October 1, 2010 ♦ News
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Updated undersea cable infograph, intellectual property progress

African tech startups go 0-for-3 at Seedcamp Week
September 30, 2010 ♦ Business & Web
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600 applicants
40 hailed from South Africa
3 of 23 semi-finalists were from South Africa
0 of 12 finalists are African start-ups

O ICT
September 30, 2010 ♦ Uncategorized
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Considering how networks are often compared to trees, it only makes sense to adapt an inspirational poem to the structure/tune “O Tannenbaum“. The possibilities are endless:
O ICT, O ICT,
How Africa adores you!
From local content in the south,
To mobile banking in the east.
O ICT, O ICT,
How Africa adores you!
O ICT, O …

OA News: September 26-27, 2010
September 28, 2010 ♦ News
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Connecting 600k schools, LION2 cable to land in Kenya, indigenous software for Nigeria