‘Africa’

Are Facebook and Google Are Locking In African Customers With Freebie Deals

Facebook and Google have grand plans to bring the internet to developing nations, paying Lisa Rinna-sized lip service to altruistic visions of global connectivity. But let’s always remember that these US tech giants are also gunning for new customers and the lucrative data that comes with them. Both companies are rolling out programs in some […]

Bloomberg Innovation Index

Billionaire venture capitalist Jim Breyer is heading to the Swiss Alps this year with an upbeat message. “This is a magical time,” says Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital and a partner at Accel Partners. “Innovation is happening in centers of excellence around the world faster than ever before.” His optimism contrasts with the […]

Africa’s five fastest-growing technology companies

The Deloitte Technology Fast50 Africa initiative is an award that recognises the continent’s fastest-growing technology companies in terms of revenue. David Mwanambuyu looks at 2014’s top five winners. Read more

China Telecom reports healthy financials despite 4G struggles

China’s number three operator China Telecom lost 4 million subscribers in the nine months to September as it struggled to play catchup with the launch of 4G services by larger rivals. China Telecom’s total subscriber base now stands at 182 million, of which 113 million are 3G users. It had 1.3 million 4G subscribers at […]