Posts Tagged ‘SMS’

Google’s Eric Schmidt on his views of Technology in Africa

Originally posted on Google+ by Eric Schmidt A Week of Africa [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="543"] Eric Schmidt (R), Google Executive Chairman with Erik Hersman (L) at Pete’s Coffee, iHub.[/caption] After a week of business meetings in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, we can surely say three things are new for the continent: a) the despotic leadership in Africa from the 1970s and 1980 is in ...

22 Jan 2:23 PM 1 Read More...

30 Brilliant African Tech Startups To Watch

From the Ventureburn.com blog: 30 African startups were profiled. Their selections were based on the startup coming from an African root and secondly, it been just brilliant. From Transport apps: TaxiRank - South Africa Down in Cape Town, Taxi Rank makes it easy for the city’s 4-million citizens to catch a cab. Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off destinations to compare estimated quotes from multiple cab co...

06 Jan 9:56 PM 1 Read More...

SasaAfrica | A storefront for African Vendors

SasaAfrica has created an online storefront for vendors in under served communities which uses MMS uploads, SMS notifications, and mobile payments. Aimed at shortening the distance between credit-based consumers and developing nation vendors, SasaAfrica.com. [vimeo 37638582] According to the team behind SasaAfrica, their main goal is to provide an online storefront and payment system for street vendors in developin...

17 Sep 11:34 AM 0 Read More...

Frustrated Innovation – Ory Okolloh; @KenyanPundit

Africa's technology community will thrive only by facing up to the continent's fundamental problems. - By Ory Okolloh Africa is trending, if stories in the international media over the last year are anything to go by. And no story about "rising Africa"—many of us would argue it has "arisen"—is complete without mention of the role technology is playing in this transformation. The rise of the mobile phone, disrup...

27 Feb 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Infoline: SMS Powered Business Directory in Ghana

Determined to provide an avenue for businesses to reach and connect with customers efficiently, Edward Amartey-Tagoe; co-founder of Nandimobile is focused on creating platforms which empower connections between businesses in Ghana and their customers. They launched a new product, Infoline, one of the biggest mobile business directories in Ghana. Infoline is simply a business directory service that enables mobile ...

12 Jan 10:07 AM 2 Read More...
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