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MultiChoice partners Afric Xpress on electronic payment

Multichoice Ghana has partnered with Afric Xpress to introduce the ‘txtNpay’ electronic payment system to DStv subscriber which has enhanced the ease of payment of DStv subscription. Mr. Aaron Ampofo, Operations Manager, MultiChoice Ghana told journalists in Accra on Wednesday that the use of Afric Xpress’ txtNpay platform had increased …

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High speed Internet, mobile phones key to economic growth – World Bank

The Internet and mobile phone have been identified as the keys to economic growth in developing countries. The World Bank in a report says, it has found evidence in Ghana and Brazil which indicates that governments using Internet technology can be more efficient, transparent and responsive in govenance. The report …

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Google search engine in Akan

The world number one search engine, Google has scored another first. Google has added an Akan version to its search engine on the Ghana page. I was browsing Google Wednesday morning July 1, 2009, which is Republic Day in the country and the Ghana page appears in Akan! All the …

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Firefox faces new challengers as 3.5 is launched

A funny thing to happened to Firefox on the way to vanquishing Internet Explorer: the Mozilla browser’s success opened the door for a host of its other competitors. Even as Internet Explorer’s market share has slipped–down a dramatic 8 percentage points to 65.5 percent in about the last year–Firefox programmers …

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Ghana ranked 102 in Global Competitive Report

Ghana is ranked at 102 0ut of 134 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report for 2008, in spite of the fact that labour cost in the country is low.  And businesses in the country are considered ‘factor driven’ rather than technology and the country has been identified as having low …

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How mobile phones are getting into rural radio

A little over a year ago I found myself sitting in the San Francisco offices of an international humanitarian NGO (nongovernmental organization). Their main focus at the time was a major human-rights treaty, and they wanted advice about mobilizing rural communities to lobby their governments to ratify it. There was …

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US Senate postpones transition to digital TV

The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 — setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday. Monday’s Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats …

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Global PC sales drop

The number of Personal Computers (PCs) sold has fallen for the first time in six years, according to a report by IDC. IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, the organization says on its website. …

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MTN Ghana makes it in top-10 fastest growing mobile operators in Middle East and Africa

MTN Ghana is number nine in the top-ten list of fastest growing mobile phone companies in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The report released by The Mobile World, a market data and analysis company focused exclusively on the mobile telecommunications sector shows MTN Ghana at the ninth position …

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New attack on Nigerian internet scams

An online reporting system has been set up in the fight against internet finance scams originating in Nigeria. In a world-first initiative aimed at reducing a crime now responsible for people losing millions of dollars each year, Queensland Police have launched the Advance Fee Fraud online reporting system to assist …

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