Posts Tagged ‘smartphones’

Game of Phones Survey: billion glances at smartphones in Africa daily

More than 33% of Africans check their phones every 5 minutes and more than half of smartphone users regularly use their devices on public transport, at work and while shopping. This is opening the door for savvy businesses to provide a “platform for life” that evolves its value through sophisticated data analytics. The latest edition […]

Tech trends set stage for mobile, playful 2014

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter’s triumphant market debut, the rise of smart fashion and a new generation of game consoles highlighted the tech world this year, portending more mobile and social trends in 2014. Meanwhile Apple regained some lost momentum and Microsoft sought to reboot by announcing it was seeking a new chief executive. Twitter The one-to-many […]

Mobile Data Use To Grow 300% Globally By 2017 Led By Video, Web Traffic, Says Strategy Analytics

With smartphones and tablets replacing PCs as the the default computing device for many consumers, so, too, is data traffic shifting from fixed to wireless networks. The analysts at Strategy Analytics believe that this movement, combined with the wider trend for increasing time spent online, is going to translate to a huge increase in wireless […]

8 African mobile money services that aren’t MPesa

No, I’m not going to talk about MPesa, you can read all about the Kenyan grandfather of mobile money here, here and here. Rather, let’s look at other key mobile money products across the rest of the continent, Read More