Tech4Africa

Information wars begin - expert

The expansion of the internet in developing countries and the resistance by governments signals the start of the information wars, an expert says.

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New Firefox to feature 3D video

2010-08-13 22:09

The new version of Mozilla’s Firefox internet browser will have significant changes, and might soon even boast 3D videos and games.

Web brands just as important

2010-08-13 15:06

Internet brands are just as important as "real world" brands, despite the difficulties that web-based companies face, brand expert Alex Hunter says.

Organisations must 'adapt or die'

2010-08-13 12:18

The internet has changed the way organisations respond to issues and if they do not adapt to a new reality, they may cease to exist, internet strategist Clay Shirky says.

Quality is Apple's secret

2010-08-13 10:43

Apple Inc's success may lie in its ability to build high quality hardware and attract innovative and creative people to work for the company, says an employee.

 

inside Tech4Africa

Internet is a leveller - Shirky

2010-08-12 22:30

Internet strategist and thinker Clay Shirky has said that the internet is a leveller, but it is not always levelling.

Expert slams communication costs

2010-08-12 14:55

The cost of communication is still too high in SA and is mainly due to a lack of competition in the market, says Steve Song of the Shuttleworth Foundation.

Communication drives the web

2010-08-12 12:56

Dereck Wilcocks of Internet Solutions has emphasised communications as the driver of the internet at the Tech4Africa conference.

On the blog

2010-08-10 15:04

So I’ve been sent – iPad, iPhone, laptop and digital camera – to blog this year’s Tech4Africa Conference for News24.com...

BIO: Clay Shirky

2010-08-03 09:25

Clay is a provocative new voice on all things Internet: economics and culture, media and community, and the open source movement.

Tech conference to 'inspire'

2010-08-04 08:05

The Tech4Africa Conference 2010 kicks off in Johannesburg and the organisers hope to create an environment where participants can be inspired.

Broadband landscape changing

2010-08-12 15:50

There are changes coming as far as access to the internet is concerned, and it will change the way people behave online and consume media, believes TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod.

It's a boy!

2010-08-12 13:19

One local Tech4Africa speaker managed to duck out just in time to witness the birth of his son. Some people will try anything to get out of speaking!

Sisters take on technology

2010-08-12 11:22

The Tech4Africa conference is, for the most part, still a "boys and their toys" event, but some strong women have been making waves is the industry, as Barbara Mallinson demonstrates.

BIO: Leila Chirayath Janah

2010-08-03 09:27

Leila Chirayath Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource a social business that connects over 800 women, youth, and refugees living in poverty to digital work

BLOG: Meeting the geeks

2010-08-12 12:51

Find out what was said at the Tech Panel with Andy Budd, Dustin Diaz, Joe Stump, John Resig and Jonathan Snook – rockstars of the tech world from the likes of Twitter, Mozilla and Yahoo to name a few.

'Technology is for everybody'

2010-08-04 14:38

Technology is for everybody, not just a group of "techies" because it has the power to change lives, says the Tech4Africa conference organiser.

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