Posts Tagged ‘facebook’
Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?
Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I have used smartphones (mostly Nokia) for a few years now but started using BlackBerry since July 2010 and have never been a day without a BlackBerry ever since - until now. The BlackBerry device became the central point of my daily communication routine. I could read, forward, reply personal and business emails quickly. I could follow the conversation streams on Facebook and Twitter apps when I was idle. I could take photos at events and post ...  [Read more]

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Vilnius, 1st of June 2011, mobile flirting community Eskimi celebrated second million users just 2 months after the first million user mark was reached. “We are focusing on creating a fun and sticky mobile flirting community for people to chat, blog, share photos and experiences, vote. We expanded the product with interest likes function that help customers express their interests and find new people who share the same interests. This ...  [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 ...  [Read more]

Google Plus, a new social networking website
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Google Plus is Google's latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google's previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut etc. I got an invitation to join Google Plus from a good friend, and I am loving it so far. It comes with a lot of features that scream "Facebook-lookalike" while other features are new innovations from the search engine giant. I like the minimalist interface ...  [Read more]

Cell C wins global telecoms award
Sunday, June 26th, 2011

“MyTools”, a groundbreaking service was awarded the Global Telecoms Business innovation award Cell C and development partner fonYou have put South Africa’s innovation capability on the map by scooping the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the consumer services category for its innovative cloud telephony service “MyTools”. Cell C was the first mobile provider globally to introduce this cloud-based service for mobile ...  [Read more]

Tayo Aderinokun, MD of GTBank, passes away
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

GTBank announced the passing of their former Managing Director a few minutes ago, via Facebook and Twitter: We regret to announce the passing on of our CEO, Tayo Aderinokun, today, aged 56. As MD, Mr. Aderinokun led the Bank to the top of the banking industry and the Bank became the 1st sub-saharan bank to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. He will be dearly missed... Under his watch, GTBank consolidated its leadership in Nigeria's ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana’s lofty broadband promise
Saturday, May 28th, 2011

I was a bit amused by a bold promise from MTN Ghana's Facebook update recently: Dear All Thank you for your commendations .We are working hard to even give you much more better coverage for both voice and data services Indeed, MTN’s USD 90 million West African Cable System (WACS), the biggest in Africa, has landed from UK and soon subscribers across the continent like you will be receiving a broadband windfall ever. WACS (West Africa Cable ...  [Read more]

Interview: ‘Gbenga Sesan speaks on the role of Social Media in Nigeria’s 2011 General Elections & more
Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The following interview was conducted on behalf of Global Voices Online, an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world. Nigeria's Golden Opportunity for a Social Revolution through the Ballot Box Oluniyi: Thanks for agreeing to speak with Global Voices Online. Could you introduce yourself to our international audience? My name is 'Gbenga Sesan. My area of interest is in the appropriate use of ...  [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 look at Vodafone’s BlackBerry Internet Service offer
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Vodafone launched its Blackberry services a few weeks ago, targetted at individuals, small businesses and large enterprises in Ghana. The telco announced BlackBerry service packages that were different from that of its main competitors - MTN and Zain. Currently, both MTN and Zain offer very similar BlackBerry services. They both offer a flat monthly fee. The visible difference lies in their tariff: while Zain charges 35 GHc per month, MTN ...  [Read more]