With Africa poised to adopt smartphones on a large scale for the first time, are local developers able to capitalise on the trend?
The latest enterprise IT news from the tech hotspots of the African continent.
Hilary is an itinerant print and radio journalist who originally hails from Southern California. In recent years her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia and Africa, where she has reported on everything from techie innovations to antique riverboats. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she's busy swatting mosquitoes and keeping an eye on the ways technology can impact society.
Adam Oxford is the editor-in-chief of Hypertext Media, a South Africa publishing house that specialises in technology issues from across the continent and produces daily news at htxt.co.za daily. Based in Johannesburg but originally from the UK, he's written for most of the major technology publishers over the last 17 years, covering everything from PC gaming to photography to Linux to open data and emerging tech markets. He anyone who can wield a soldering iron without burning themselves and thinks the reinvention of dangerous downtown Joburg as an up-and-coming tech cluster is the coolest thing ever.
Browser maker goes mobile in Africa with buyout of a South African ad company.
And you thought the Apple SIM was disruptive...
Ongoing debate over who pays for what sees mobile operators and Facebook clash at AfricaCom.
The Mozilla Foundation has signed deals with three new operators to bring Firefox OS to the continent.
Senate passes broad bill which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers.
Many of its African neighbours already have LTE networks - so what's the hold up in Kenya?
4Afrika invests in competition to improve pan-continental collaboration and help improve lifespan of African innovation centres.
13 million person pilot of national identity card combines both biometric verification for state services and a prepayment wallet aimed at bringing financial services to the poorest.
A decision made by Kenya's telecoms watchdog could have profound implications for the country's mobile money market.
Airtel has launched a fresh assault on the African market with a novel virtual SIM proposition - tech targeting those for whom even the SIM card is too expensive, locking them out of the continent's booming mobile market.
South Africa leads the continent when it comes to 3D printing, and most of that is thanks to one small group of hackers.
The organiser of Maker Faire Africa talks to ZDNet about why he wants to build a network of inventors.
Buying and selling online may be the norm in many parts of the world, but in Africa, it's still very much in its infancy. Are things likely to change?
South African general manager moves into pan-continental role, while deputy takes over at home.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Stuck in the slow lane: Why Kenya's public 4G network isn't up to speed
- 2 The developers' dilemma: Why more smartphones won't necessarily mean more profits
- 3 Will this $100 RepRap be the device that takes 3D printing to the masses?
- 4 New Nigerian law means seven years for cybercrime
- 5 Africa's new thin SIM cards: The line between banks and telcos just got thinner