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(Quartz) Africa’s biggest media company will fight Netflix for control of the global streaming market

(Reuters/Mike Blake) Written by Omar Mohammed When Naspers, the South African media conglomerate, launched its video-on-demand (VOD) service Showmax earlier this year, the assumption was this was an attempt at keeping out Netflix. The US-based streaming platform aims to expand its service globally in 2016, including in Africa’s second-largest economy. But it seems like this …

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First annual African Union Expo featured on AfricaTVUSA.net

The first annual African Union Expo, hosted by the African Union Expo LLC and Go Africa Network at MIST Harlem on November 17, was featured on AfricaTVUSA.net, an online African television channel. Listen as female entrepreneurs who participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition share innovative products and services that empower women and families, …

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(NYT) Intel to Invest Heavily in Software That Enhances Cloud-Computing Capabilities

   Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork SAN FRANCISCO — Intel, the world’s biggest maker of computer chips, has seen its future. There may not be room for some of Intel’s old friends in it. “A new world is coming, and it is inevitable,” said Diane M. Bryant, who runs Intel’s business in chips for industrial-size …

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(NYT): Technology, While Not a Fountain of Youth, Can Make Aging Safer

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JEAN DICKOW, 78, never wanted the latest whiz-bang technology. But her gadget-friendly daughter, who lives in Norway, was worried that Ms. Dickow would fall in her apartment and no one would know. So Ms. Dickow was persuaded to put on an Apple Watch look-alike called the Lively safety watch, which …

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(NYT): Tehcnology: New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork SAN FRANCISCO — Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she spends on her mobile phone, browsing for clothes or gifts. But when it comes time to actually buy something, instead of using her iPhone, she fires …

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NYT: Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork The kind of data science that worked for President Obama is coming to cloud computing, and working at a speed faster than the president ever saw. A company called Civis Analytics, financed by a group of data wranglers who worked on Mr. Obama’s 2012 campaign, is announcing on Wednesday a …

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Facebook opens office in Africa

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Social Media giant, Facebook, has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. According to the company the branch will be based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head …

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NYT (Science): An Advance May Double the Capabilities of Fiber Optics

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Researchers have announced an advance that could double the capacity of fiber-optic circuits, potentially opening the way for networks to carry more data over long distances while significantly reducing their cost. Writing in the journal Science on Thursday, electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego proposed a way …

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South Africa: Johannesburg Smart City gets boost from Microsoft

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork the City of Johannesburg’s transformation drive into a Smart City received a boost on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, when the metropolitan signed a collaboration deal with Microsoft South Africa. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement between the two organisations was signed by Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau, and Microsoft Corporate …

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