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Applications threaten mobile TV

For years it was the talk of the wireless industry: beaming television to the world’s four billion cellphones would be the icon of the digital age. Now, just three letters are hastening the demise of that vision. App. Short for “application,” the programs people download from online stores to run …

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Vodafone launches “stock and win” promotion

Management of Vodafone on Monday launched a “stock big, grow big, win big” promotion to enhance the businesses of its retail customers. Under the promotion, from now until September, this year, every GH¢20 worth of Vodafone mobile top up cards purchased by retailers and hawkers will qualify them to receive …

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Global Internet speed to slow down- Study

Global Internet users would be confronted with a challenge that experts say would make the use of the Internet difficult. The Internet is expected to slow down, as the number of users around the world grows, a study has said. The growing demand for the Internet by businesses and individuals …

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Vodafone denies allegations of cheating

Major Albert Don-Chebe (RTD), Head of Corporate Communications, Vodafone Ghana, on Friday denied knowledge of any Nigerian company called Telegennica, alleged to be employing local contractors to install masts for Vodafone. Maj. Don-Chebe told the Ghana News Agency that Vodafone has awarded a contract to Huawei to install infrastructure across …

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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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