Posts Tagged ‘Website’
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]

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]

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]

Effective Blogging: Why Your Blog Should Be Mobile-Friendly
Sunday, June 19th, 2011

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. The Internet has evolved to a point where web access is no longer an exclusive preserve of desktop or laptop computers. A new demography has matured over the years and has since reached a critical mass that is already outnumbering desktops and laptops. I am referring mobile internet devices: smartphones, and feature phones that are capable of browsing ...  [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]

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]

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]