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. …

NEPAD presentation of .africa history at ICANN Durban, seen as massive misrepresentation

“African government delegates were finally complaining they were coerced into ‘AU position’ and stating that they have no reason to object to DCA or a competitive bid for Africa”. DotConnectAfrica has emerged as the first firm to show interest of the project dotAfrica (.africa). . This was explicitly reported to the delegates attending the AfriSIG …

Building businesses with Big Data – the African way

Africa’s technology and business leaders have in their hands an unprecedented opportunity to surpass their global counterparts.   If we can harness the vast and growing sources of information known as “Big Data”, members of the C-suite – particularly Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Information Officers (CIOs), who increasingly share the responsibility for growth …

Banks Battle Telcos for Cash in South African Townships

Standard Bank Group Ltd. (SBK) hired Itumeleng Heymann to persuade her neighbors that for about $6 a month, their cash would be better off with Africa’s largest lender than in its current hiding place: under the bed.   For millions of Africans, a simple Nokia mobile phone acts as a bank account, allowing them to …

Africa Poised to Be Technology’s Next Frontier

Multinational high-tech companies looking for new frontiers and fresh ideas are lining up for a slice of Africa’s relatively untapped consumer market.   Many experts are saying the continent is poised to be the next hotbed of technological innovation. Others are even more optimistic.   A man scrolls through his mobile phone to carry out …

Windows 8 to be redesigned by Microsoft as PC sales plummet

When Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer first revealed his software for the touchscreen world in February 2012, he said he was “betting the company” on it.   There were “no compromises” made in replacing the time-honoured desktop with Windows 8’s colourful tile-based interface, Ballmer insisted.   But just six months after the official release, Microsoft – …

IT revolutionizes Africa’s business sector

Day laborers in many African countries can hardly find a job without having a cell phone. This is one of the topics discussed at “Africa Business Week” held in Frankfurt (22 – 26 April). Felchesmi Mramba, the manager of the Tanzanian electricity provider TANESCO, believes that mobile technology has revolutionized the business world. Speaking to …