PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
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User experience takes centre stage in Africa’s entertainment and media industry: PwC report

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries

Amid shifting consumer preferences, rapid advances in technology and ongoing disruption to business models, the new strategic imperative for entertainment and media (E&M) companies is to turn customers into fans – by innovating to create the most compelling, engaging, and intuitive user experiences. Significant shifts are underway in how Africa’s…

Societe Generale
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Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa

Deployed in Ivory Coast and Senegal, YUP already has more than 30,000 open wallets and nearly 600 agents

Launch complete in Ivory Coast and Senegal Launch planned by the end of 2017 in Ghana and in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Togo and Guinea in 2018 Target: to open one million wallets in the next three years, to double Societe Generale's individual customer base in sub-Saharan Africa and create a…

Festival de l’Electronique et du Jeu vidéo d’Abidjan (FEJA)
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Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA): the biggest eSport event in Africa

Abidjan to host major video-game festival this November

The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) will take place on November 11th and 12th at Palais de la Culture. Organized by Paradise Game, this unique festival will welcome more than 50 000 video game lovers. The 2017 edition will feature eSports tournaments. The qualifications will start…

Kaspersky
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Kaspersky Lab Introduces Next Generation Consumer Line-up, Coupled with Kaspersky Free Antivirus

The latest versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security are designed to protect the modern household, helping people care for their connected devices and every aspect of their digital lives

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has launched updated versions of its consumer flagship products. The updated Kaspersky Internet Security ensures even better protection against ransomware, is able to protect Mac computers while using public Wi-Fi networks and also offers an extra layer of protection with a secret code for Android users to…

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Bluechain to Moderate and Present Multiple Sessions at Seamless East Africa 2017

Yoku Korsah to moderate keynote panel on the ‘Role of National Payment Switches’ and deliver session on ‘Low Cost Merchant Acquisition Strategies’

Bluechain (www.Bluechain.com), a universal Request for Payment (RfP) technology that secures data transactions through a single-user mobile experience across payment channels, announced Managing Director of Bluechain Africa, Yoku Korsah, will moderate a keynote panel and deliver a keynote session at Seamless East Africa held on September 6-7, 2017 at the…

Facebook
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Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attendees at Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali hear how social platforms can drive tourism growth and build a global community

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool…

Facebook
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Showing Publisher Logos in Trending and Search

By Andrew Anker, Product Manager Facebook

Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles in Trending and Search surfaces on Facebook (www.Facebook.com) as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance people's recognition of the sources of news distributed on our platform. Publishers will now be able to upload multiple versions of their logos through a…

Youtap Ltd.
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Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

New smartphone apps designed to simplify mobile money payments

Youtap (www.Youtap.com), a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the…

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Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa – a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa

Twaa Mentorship also features a helpline from professional psychologists for emotional support and advice

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) (http://TWA.or.tz), today launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in…

Mozilla
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Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not

Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it…