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“Africa is the second largest continent in the world, yet it is the least computerised.”

Exclusive interview with Gideon van Niekerk, MaraMedia CEO.  MaraMedia is a gold sponsor at the upcoming African Education Week.

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Smart Card Market Focusing on Services to Sustain Growth, finds Frost & Sullivan

Commoditisation of physical smart cards and the progressive digitalisation of services motivate strategic re-think

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WD® KICKS OFF AFRICA PARTNER ROADSHOW IN NIGERIA

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

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Safaricom selects Gemalto’s cloud-based solution to offer Kenyan mobile users phonebook back-up services

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (http://www.gemalto.com) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.

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SA: Education group, CTI, advances learning

CTI is the first to offer free tablet computers for study – the group says.

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M2M Market: Machine to Machine Solutions and Strategies Analyzed in Research Reports

Industry forecast reports on machine to machine market covering wireless M2M opportunities, IoT, M2M communication, strategic alliances in M2M ecosystem and more.

DALLAS /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. At the same time, IoT & M2M communication is projected to be the fastest growing technology segments of the Information Technology (IT) sector in the next 3 to 5 years, with significant potential investments from companies to secure their computing environment. At the forefront of the next electronics super cycle, shall be next generation wireless devices that take advantage of embedded computing and machine to machine communications as well as consumer solutions involving wearable computing and next generation applications such as augmented reality. RnR Market Research offers multiple research reports on the machine-to-machine (m2m) ecosystem with data, information, analysis and forecasts valuable to multiple stakeholders of the industry including but not limited to hardware vendors, software vendors, wireless and other market players in the Utilities & Smart Grid, Automotive & Transportation, Logistics, Public Safety, Security & Surveillance, Retail & Vending and Healthcare segments.

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Human Rights Watch: On a Dogged Mission of Defamation

Once again, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is engrossed in its frantic campaign of defamation.  The organization has just distributed, through the electronic media, a document that targets Eritrea as a “systemic violator of human rights”.  The core areas of its unfounded accusations are Eritrea’s National Service and the country’s nascent mining sector.  To this end, HRW unabashedly equates Eritrea’s National Service with “forced labour”, which, in its view, “qualifies Eritrea as a violator of human rights”.

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Innov Africa forum essential for Africa’s Mobile Communication services

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

As online reports reveal, the InnovAfrica forum currently taking place in Dakar, Sénégal is looking to improving communication between continental stakeholders.

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WD® APPOINTS MITSUMI AS NEW DISTRIBUTION PARTNER FOR AFRICA

 

Company expands presence in growing African market

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LAGbook Founders Set to Launch Online Game Development Company Naija Arts in 2013

Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, founders of Africa’s largest social networking website LAGbook are set to launch their online game development company Naija Arts as LAGbook hits the 1,000,000 member-mark in 2013.
Lagos, Nigeria, October 13, 2012 –(PR.com)– Founders of prominent African social networking website, Ladies And Gentlemen book, popularly known as LAGbook, today announced they’ll be launching Naija Arts, an online game development company after LAGbook hits the 1,000,000 member-mark in 2013. 

Naija Arts will be founded with LAGbook’s Chief Financial Officer, Josh Osemwegie, and will focus on online game contents (HTML5) that will made available on the LAGbook social discovery platform, and the Naija Arts website using the HTML iframe technology.

“We want Naija Arts to be Africa’s equivalent of Miniclip. Initially we registered Naija Arts last year, and started working on Oleku, a 3D computer game for Windows. Oleku was to be a street (crime) life and survival game with features of famous locations in Nigeria. But the piracy issue in Nigeria became too disturbing,” said Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of LAGbook.

Chidi continued, “We tried our hands on creating free trial versions that will need paid licensing after 15-days of pay, but then we realized the license key(s) could be distributed along with the free trial versions for payment. Which ever way we turned, there was a counter piracy attack. This inhibited the project, and finally the development came to a halt.”

“We figured out that online gaming contents was the only way to prevent piracy. We’ll make money off the ads placed on the web pages in which the games are embedded on using the HTML iframe technology. But then, we needed a huge traffic, and a ready database of potential gamers. So we decided to pour more energy into the growth of LAGbook, and introduce our online game contents once our user size is robust and impressive,” said Chika Nwaogu, CEO and President at LAGbook, Inc.

Chika continued, “LAGbook is now what we have always wanted it to be; a fast growing social networking website, and this has rekindled our dream for Naija Arts. Once LAGbook hits the one million member-mark extrapolated to be in the early months of 2013, we’ll be releasing Boko, a 3D adventure game based on the Boko Haram menace in Nigeria.”

“We thought Nigerians want to play Boko, more than they would want a survival game like Oleku. So we will be debuting with Boko, and Oleku follows subsequently. Boko will be the first three dimensional computer game born out of Africa, and we’ll be blessed to break that record,” said Chidi

“I’m glad to be a co-founder of this project. I intend contributing with early investments, and financial planning. I’ll be Co-founder and CFO at Naija Arts, and you don’t know how much that means to me,” said Josh Osemwegie, CFO at LAGbook, Inc.

LAGbook is Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking website with about 500,000 registered users and 6,000 daily signups. LAGbook is most popular in the cities of Yaba in Lagos-Nigeria (where it was incepted and ranks #2), Hirtshals and Sindal in Denmark (where it is ranked #37 and #28 respectively), and Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong (where it is ranked #27).

Contact Information
LAGbook Inc.
Nosa Ilegbinehi
+2348183042794
www.lagbook.com
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