EU, Google reach deal on competition remedies

The EU and Google agreed Wednesday on how to settle complaints the US Internet giant is squeezing competitors in Europe’s search market, avoiding legal action and billions in fines. “I believe that the new proposal obtained from Google after long and difficult talks can now address the Commission’s concerns,” EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said. …

Online Content Africa’s Next Consumer Boom?

The Alaba Market, in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, is a chaotic mass of noise, vehicles and electronics shops; open air stalls selling software and movies of dubious provenance and tiny dark rooms housing the country’s ruthlessly profiteering film producers.   Financed at Alaba and filmed in houses-turned-sets, ‘Nollywood’ has become a $500 million-a year …

Rwanda: DotConnectAfrica Trust raises over a million USD for its commitment to transform Africa

  It’s hard to see commitment to projects especially in emerging markets like Africa.   Africa has been long identified as a new frontier location for investors looking to put great  projects that mostly focus on ICT. More recently there has been an increase of the number of mega-proposals and plans to build smart cities. …

Goldman Sachs: Technology SA’s biggest area of underperformance

Technology is South Africa’s biggest area of economic underperformance, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.   The report, entitled ‘Two Decades of Freedom’, highlights South Africa’s achievements since the establishment of democracy in 1994 and the challenges the country still faces.   Though it said South Africa has made significant advancements in the …

Any Value In ACA (Obamacare) Related Domains?

This is a guest post by Sean Sullivan who is responsible for the content.   Sean Sullivan is Founder & CEO of BankAds a monetization solutions provider for financial related domains. Sean is also the owner of several other companies within digital advertising in a number of verticals, including Coups.com, a digital coupon services company. …