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IBM Sees Insights From Big Data In Africa

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Africa is already well known for leapfrogging the rest of the world in use of mobile money, but African countries now have another big leapfrogging opportunity: big data analytics. Across the continent, there's a tremendous potential for using data analytics in powerful new ways in a wide range of industries...
IBM Sees Insights From Big Data In Africa

DiData launches OpSource cloud services

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Dimension Data, the big systems integrator, bought OpSource for its cloud services in June, and is now unveiling the updated clouds offering under its brand. The services include a public compute-as-a-service cloud, a private version of same, as well as managed hosting and managed services — all using the same...
DiData launches OpSource cloud services

Google Maps live traffic updates served up to seven new regions, 19 more get 'expanded coverge'

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Ready for yet another dose of news related to Google Maps? The service's live traffic update functionality has been expanded yet again, and now seven more cities including the likes of Mexico City and Greater Johannesburg, South Africa can join in on the action. Better yet, 19 other major...
Google Maps live traffic updates served up to seven new regions, 19 more get 'expanded coverge'
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Explore Mandela’s archives online

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Last year we announced a $1.25 million grant to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to help preserve and digitize thousands of archival documents, photographs and videos about Nelson Mandela. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) is committed to documenting the life and times...
Explore Mandela’s archives online
Startup Spotlight: Nomanini's orange box helps poor South Africans see more green
Google Cultural Institute helps launch Nelson Mandela Digital Archive project

Die Antwoord: "I Fink U Freeky," co-directed by Roger Ballen (music video)

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[Video Link] A video for "I Fink U Freeky," from Die Antwoord's new release "TEN$ION." Co-directed by Ninja and Johannesburg, South Africa-based photographer Roger Ballen....
Die Antwoord: "I Fink U Freeky," co-directed by Roger Ballen (music video)

Google celebrates Nelson Mandela with virtual museum

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Google today announced the grand opening of the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive, an online collection of digitized photos, videos and documents centering around the former South African president. The site, based out of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, South Africa, was developed with the help of...
Google celebrates Nelson Mandela with virtual museum

Twitter helps save South African carjacking victim

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Man locked in his own car boot sends text message to girlfriend, who uses Twitter to spread word and track down vehicleIt has fuelled political revolutions and offered the likes of Stephen Fry, Wayne Rooney and Lady Gaga a direct line to their fans.Twitter might not, however, be the first...
Twitter helps save South African carjacking victim

Softbank-backed mobile ad giant InMobi pulls out of Africa and Russia over its poor performance

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InMobi, the India-headquartered mobile advertising firm that raised $200 million from Softbank last year, is closing down its regional offices in Africa and Russia due to slow uptake and low sales performance. Business Daily Africa reports that the five-year-old company, which is one of the world’s largest mobile advertising firms,...
Softbank-backed mobile ad giant InMobi pulls out of Africa and Russia over its poor performance
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