Archive for May, 2010
Infinity TV, a new Direct-To-Home Digital Satellite TV service
Monday, May 31st, 2010

I have been inundated recently with requests about how to add new channels to the Multi TV decoder. The bottomline is, a new service was launched earlier this year on Astra 2B. Astra 2B is the same satellite that beams Multi TV's signals to West Africa. Since Infinity TV is currently on test transmission phase, their signals are unscrambled and thus Multi TV users with the right settings can enjoy Infinity TV service, for now. This is not ...  [Read more]

BarCamp Nigeria 2010: Event Summary & Photos
Monday, May 31st, 2010

With the second edition of BarCamp held in Nigeria on 22nd May 2010, it appears signed & sealed that the event has come to focus on tech; and not just tech, but dot-coms. Themed “Creating Local Content for Nigerian Web Market”, the event attracted dot-com players and wanna-bes from all over Nigeria. It was held at the Centre for Information Technology and Systems within the Yaba campus of the University of Lagos. The two keynote ...  [Read more]

iPhone users flock to Opera Mini
Friday, May 28th, 2010

Oslo, Norway — May 28, 2010 — More than 2.6 million people used Opera Mini on their iPhones, in the two weeks following April's mid-month launch. This surge in new Opera Mini users reshaped both the top 10 countries and the top handsets for mobile Web usage, according to Opera's State of the Mobile Web Report, issued today. The United States jumped two spots in the top 10 country ranking, displacing South Africa and Nigeria. Globally, the ...  [Read more]

Event: The Business of Ecommerce. An Etranzact Ghana Business Incubation Programme.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Etranzact Ghana is again making an attempt to entrench the culture of electronic commerce in Ghana's business landscape. Ghana like much of the rest of Africa, still relies on cash transactions. Etranzact being a payment processor, is creating awareness about ecommerce through a series of events targeted at the Ghanaian marketplace. Find below an introduction of Etranzact's incubation programme: The eTranzact Business Incubation Program was ...  [Read more]

Glo Mobile to leave Ghana?
Monday, May 24th, 2010

Glo Mobile Ghana has shifted its launch date several times. This is due to a myriad of challenges facing the telecom company with rolling-out its network in Ghana having been licensed to operate a cellular network a few years ago. Things appear to have got worse over the months and Glo Mobile is now seriously considering leaving Ghana altogether, even before it has launched its network commercially. The front page of Ghana's leading newspaper ...  [Read more]

Are mobile phones pushing cyber cafes out of business?
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

When last did you visit a cyber cafe? Eight years ago, my answer would have been "right now". I would have been writing/reading this on a computer in a cyber cafe. Right now however, I am lying somewhere comfortable in my home, whilst punching the soft keys on my laptop. A few years ago in Accra, one could count more than ten internet cafes between Vodafone (then Ghana Telecom)'s Head Office around Kwame Nkrumah Circle and BusyInternet on Ring ...  [Read more]

Facebook Ad: Used Clothing Bales
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

I don't know if to smile or frown but I was surprised to have noticed this advertisement on Facebook: Great Quality Summer clothing! mens, womens, and kids resale stock at cheap prices to all traders from only £2.50 per ...  [Read more]