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Revisiting What I Know About Network Effects And Startups

The recently announced IPO of Alibaba got me thinking last week about network effects1 – what they are, how they develop and evolve, and how network effects can help or hurt a startup.   That is something I think about a lot, practically every ...

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Fixing Africa’s Clusters of Inventions

More than five hundred years ago, the gross world product was flat as global economic growth was stagnant. In other words, generations of people that lived apart did not experience major changes in living standards. Though there were empires and ...

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Five Pillars for Building Africa’s Hi-Tech Sector

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco under the High Patronage of his ...

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Fifth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit Will Take Place In Morocco

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2014) (http://www.gesmarrakech2014.org) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be ...

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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. According to company’s experts several mass mailings exploited this theme. A large part of the major theme mailings promoted products ...

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Iphone-5-mockup

Today, Tekedia confirms that the CEO of France Telecom, Stephane Richard, has announced that iPhone 5 will be released on Oct 15. Yet, Apple is still mute or dumb over this as usual. Best Mobile Contracts UK    noted  that  if we consider the fact that this is a network carrier boss, it could well be true.   Stephane Richard is reported to have said “If I believe what we heard, the iPhone 5 is out […]

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Established in 1999, the Youth Forum has become an integral part of UNESCO’s highest decision-making body – the General Conference. It brings together young delegates from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences and identify common opportunities and challenges.   As part of the 7th Youth Forum, UNESCO will be offering five young journalists and bloggers the opportunity to participate in the Paris event. Journalists and bloggers who are selected to attend the 7thUNESCO Youth Forum will be […]

ideos

For a very long time, one opened the pages of  a Western newspaper with upbeat news about Nigeria – Wall Street Journal reported about the Huawei IDEOS smartphone in Nigeria. The phone is a really cool deal and was actually seen in Nigeria during the g-Nigeria event organized by Google. Then few had interests because there were many things not in that phone – the folks who can afford smartphone will afford smartphone and the […]

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The Radar was launched alongside the HTC Titan to mark the launch of Windows Phone 7 Mango, the first major update to the mobile Microsoft interface that introduces a wealth of new features including multitasking and voice search. The Titan is a very large device that will not be to everyone´s tastes, but the Radar offers a similar software experience in a more comfortably sized phone.   The Super LCD screen on the Radar measures […]

buzzcity

BuzzCity CEO, KF Lai, writes that anyone who still believes that mobile gaming is the domain of the spotty teenage boy urgently needs to update their thinking. All age groups are now engaging in regular and immersive mobile entertainment activity on their mobile phones, and the proportion of women playing mobile games is rising fast. Those agencies and brands that understand the new dynamics of mobile entertainment can take advantage of this powerful channel to […]

voip

Visiongain,in a new report synopsis, made available to Tekedia, predicts that by 2016, mobile VoIP applications will generate annual revenues of $36 billion, driven by more than 180 million users worldwide, even as mobile VOIP enters a new phase. Across the world, operators are beginning to embrace the technology as consumer demand for cost effective communication services rises. There has been a steady increase in the number of successful partnership between VoIP vendors and mobile […]

windows8

Windows 8 is coming soon — and it looks nothing like the Windows you’re used to. Microsoft formally introduced Windows 8 on Tuesday to thousands of software developers gathered at the company’s annual Build conference in Anaheim, Calif. The software giant said it reimagined Windows for the “changing world of computing.”   Windows 8 is the codename of the next version of Microsoft Windows, a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on […]

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