Posts Tagged ‘business’
A radical change comes to .ng domains
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The .ng domain system has come a long way from the days of cumbersome registration via email to today's fully automated world-class domain name system. Another drastic policy change is around the corner, that could potentially place .ng on an even higher pedestal, gaining attention from just about every corner of the world. As of now, anyone in the world can register .com.ng, .org.ng, .name.ng. and .mobi.ng. Understandably, .net.ng, .gov.ng, ...  [Read more]

Glo Mobile soft launches in Ghana
Thursday, January 19th, 2012

After several false starts, Glo Mobile Ghana appears to have taken its most remarkable step yet, towards a commercial launch. The cellular network obtained its operating licence since 2008 but had failed to launch its service to the public, citing logistical difficulties. Its last false start was 17th November 2011. A much-publicized commercial launch slated for that date was postponed at the last minute. Today 19th January 2012 was another ...  [Read more]

Toshiba shines with world’s thinnest tablet at CES 2012
Friday, January 13th, 2012

The 2012 edition of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas USA did not disappoint. Being the biggest platform for tech companies to show-off their latest innovations, a lot of new tablets (mostly running the Android OS) were among the announced. I have followed the news reports and one tablet that stood-out of the crowd was Toshiba's Excite x10. It is exciting. From PC World: This 10.1-inch tablet distinguishes itself as the only model that ...  [Read more]

TEDxDzorwulu to be held in Accra, Ghana
Thursday, December 8th, 2011

TEDxDzorwulu comes-up in Accra Ghana this Saturday 10th December 2011. Find the full press release from the organizers, below: On Saturday, December 10, 2010, from 8:00AM – 5PM GMT, the inaugural TEDxDzorwulu conference will be held at the African Regent Hotel in Accra Ghana on the theme: Think, Create and Innovate. TEDxDzorwulu will focus on innovation that has taken us beyond traditional thinking and is producing budding Entrepreneurs from ...  [Read more]

Challenges of Shopping Online in Nigeria
Friday, July 15th, 2011

I got the following message from a reader of this blog: Good day Mr. Ajao. I am a post graduate student at the university of Northampton, United kingdom, studying MA International Marketing Strategy. I am really proud as I see a Nigerian like you writing good articles on current issues on the internet. I have read about 4 of your articles and I must that I am very impressed. You are making us proud here in the United Kingdom. After reading one ...  [Read more]

A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This is the 3rd and final part in a series of posts related to Esoko. Esoko: The Platform Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging. The Esoko platform provides automatic and ...  [Read more]

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web
Monday, July 11th, 2011

Following the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana on 7th July 2011, the mobile networks all launched campaigns geared towards enticing mobile subscribers to port to their network. Newspaper ads, radio jingles and TV ads have taken the lead but since the internet is slowing going mainstream in Ghana, the leading mobile networks have taken their marketing the internet, as well. I am highlighting the web campaigns ...  [Read more]

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution
Friday, July 8th, 2011

This is the 2nd part in a series of posts focused on Esoko. While many web/software development entities in Africa focus on fancy applications (apps) that have little meaningful impact on their society, a fast-growing software company headquartered in Accra is focused on improving some agricultural processes through creating software for collecting, analysing and sharing data related to agriculture. Esoko Ltd is championing an unusual mix in ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana introduces data packages to prepaid customers
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

MTN Ghana recently introduced data packages for its prepaid mobile broadband subscribers. Hitherto, Ghana's biggest telecommunications company had been offering mobile broadband to its prepaid subscribers without data packages. Subscribers enjoyed a data tariff based on the amount of airtime they loaded to their special data SIMs. Also, MTN subscribers with a normal SIM could enjoy very low tariff rates without needing to subscribe to any data ...  [Read more]

The rebirth of Ghana’s .gh domain name system?
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

.gh is the country code Top-Level Domain name (cc-TLD) for the Republic of Ghana. Introduced in 1995, it is currently managed by a private company in Accra Ghana. This company sponsored the .gh domain with ICANN (the international body for managing domains) and currently serves as the registry and registrar, simultaneously. Although .gh is intended for use by entities in Ghana, it is poorly patronized due to poor awareness on the part of the ...  [Read more]