Archive for November, 2010
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Oslo, Norway and Luanda, Angola — November 30, 2010 Unitel, leading mobile operator in Angola, and Opera Software have signed an agreement that allows Unitel customers quicker access to the Internet from their mobile phones. Opera Mini is a mobile web browser available for more than 3000 mobile phone models. It is easy to install and enables a better Internet browsing experience similar to a computer. Globally, more than 71 million users ...  [Read more]

African Hip-Hop Joins Technology Revolution via new website
Monday, November 29th, 2010

… African Mixtape website is launched with endorsement from artists PRESS RELEASE: Johannesburg, 24 November 2010 – Mixtape culture has enjoyed a resurgence in the past few years as artists look for ways to reach their fans directly in an increasingly crowded online marketing environment. The Mixtape has also become an innovative way for artists to debut new material and gauge fans reaction without going through the bureaucracy (and cost ...  [Read more]

Announcing Africa Portal, a new knowledge resource for Africa
Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Though Africa is still playing catching with the world in terms of getting connected to the Internet, the next phase of participation on the international information superhighway is already catching-on this parts. More African content is getting online everyday, as published by Africans and non-Africans. Today 25th November 2010 marks another milestone in the quest for putting African information online. A new website has launched. It is aptly ...  [Read more]

Smart TV launches in Kenya
Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Swedish firm Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB), operators of the Smart TV brand, have extended their digital TV service to residents of Kenya. The service was fully launched today, following a pilot phase that began since June 2010. The pay TV operator is aiming to offer affordable TV to Kenya, and revolutionize the market. Capital FM quotes NGB Kenya Chief Executive Officer Dan Kagwe as saying: "We have got a product that we believe suits ...  [Read more]

My 3 top annoyances with using a BlackBerry
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Note: the information I am sharing below is based on my personal experience only. Other BlackBerry users in better circumstances might not experience all or any of the annoyances elucidated in this blog post. The BlackBerry is a great smartphone, no doubt. Along with the device comes a bouquet of services that keep a user connected, in today's world of electronic communication. However, after 4 months of steady use, there are some annoying ...  [Read more]

Running BlackBerry OS 6 on BlackBerry Bold 9700; the introduction
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Since this is my first blog post about a BlackBerry (BB), I might as well give a little background into my entry to the BB world. When I made-up my mind to give BlackBerry smartphones a try, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 was the hottest BB device in the market (July 2010) and so I went for it, although I knew a new BlackBerry (Torch 9800) was imminent. The BlackBerry 9800 was soon launched, and with it, a new and shiny operating system. It is ...  [Read more]

Interview: Oluniyi featured on
Monday, November 22nd, 2010

An interview conducted with me has been published. In their own words: In this interview, Mr. Ajao reveals: How to take on the unique challenges of growing an Internet business in Africa. The secret competitive advantage easily available to every business in Africa… but ignored by most entrepreneurs. How to become a market leader based off of word-of-mouth advertising. Why “get-rich-quick” thinking is what ...  [Read more]

A review of Smart TV (a digital terrestial TV service in Ghana)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I have monitored the Smart TV service for a while now, having obtained the Smart TV receiver two weeks ago. The following review is based on my personal experience using the service. What is Smart TV? Smart TV is a pan-African brand providing tailor-made and affordable pay TV solutions to consumers across Africa. Currently Smart TV is available in Ghana and is on the verge of commercial launch in Kenya and Uganda. Smart TV is a brand owned by ...  [Read more]

Moneybookers rebrands to Skrill
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I was a little perplexed by an email from Moneybookers a moment ago, announcing a new brand: You know that Moneybookers has never been a company to stand still, always evolving our solutions to better meet your needs and expectations. Our next evolution is to rebrand as Skrill, the first step towards offering you massively enhanced payment facilities to attract and convert even more customers. Skrill is going to better represent what we are ...  [Read more]

BarCamp Takoradi 2010 – Leading & Entreprising in an Oil & Technology-Fuelled Economy
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The best comes from the west - or so they say. Having gone to Accra and Kumasi earlier this year, the BarCamp train is going to the Western Region of Ghana this November. The coastal city of Takoradi would place host the techies, entrepreneurs, aspiring students and other interested fellows as they meet to discuss "Leading & Entreprising in an Oil & Technology-Fuelled Economy". BarCamp Takoradi 2010 will be at the Takoradi Technical ...  [Read more]