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  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs Chris Kanaracus

    Sep 19, 2014
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    Larry Ellison, founder and former CEO, Oracle. He now becomes CTO and Chairman.
    It's the end of an era at Oracle, as CEO Larry Ellison has been appointed executive chairman and CTO of the vendor, with co-presidents Safra Catz a...

    "Safra and Mark will now report to the Oracle Board rather than to me," Ellison said in a statement. "All the other reporting relati...

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  • Increased Internet access to generate more consumer spend in Africa in the next 5 years: PwC Staff Writer

    Sep 18, 2014
    Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC South Africa
    Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment and Media Industries Leader for PwC South Africa.
    Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African ent...

    South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2 per cent compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 – 2018 to a value of R190.4...

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  • African enterprises urged to adopt a mobile-first mindset Staff Writer

    Sep 18, 2014
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    Organizations that fail to set clear mobility strategies are in grave danger of losing out to the competition, and a complete failure to embrace th...

    That was the conclusion drawn today at the IDC Enterprise Mobility Forum 2014 in Johannesburg. Hosted at the city's Michelangelo Hotel by global ad...

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  • 10 Africa-based firms to benefit from Green Pioneer Accelerator program Lilian Mutegi

    Sep 18, 2014
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    Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos have partnered to launch an accelerator programme for green entrepreneurs, looking to help the...

    The Green Pioneer Accelerator Program is an acceleration program for 10 early stage companies looking to position themselves for scale. It was anno...

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  • TradeMark East Africa to lease staff laptops for 3 years Baraka Jefwa

    Sep 18, 2014
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    TradeMark East Africa (TEMA) on Monday published a tender for lease of laptops for its employees.

    According to the tender specifications, suppliers are required to deliver and provide services for a period of three years (the lease period) while...

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  • Blackberry buys Movirtu from TLcom Capital Staff Writer

    Sep 17, 2014
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    Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) has announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to Blackberry...

    The sale sees TLcom achieve a cash-on-cash return in excess of two times its initial investment in Movirtu made in 2010, which made TLcom the lead...

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  • Orange subscribers to acces Bank of Africa accounts via Orange Money Staff Writer

    Sep 17, 2014
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    In the coming months, Bank of Africa (BOA) and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to th...

    Orange customers will have the opportunity to carry out safe and real-time banking operations, to transfer money, pay for goods and services (water...

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  • MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Uganda farmers Lilian Mutegi

    Sep 17, 2014
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    Uganda's smallholder farmers are benefiting from an innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market inform...

    The programme, dubbed MFarmer SMS, currently operates under the Nakaseke Community Telecentre in Uganda with an aim of helping farmers in rural are...

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  • South Africa, Kenya cloud revenues to more than double by 2018 Lilian Mutegi

    Sep 17, 2014
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    The combined revenues of the cloud computing markets in South Africa and Kenya will more than double to US$288 million in 2018 from US$114.6 millio...

    A report by Frost & Sullivan, entitled "Overall Cloud Computing Market in South Africa and Kenya", states that the increased bandwidt...

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