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Ghana’s mobile war: Vodafone takes rates fight to MTN

It has long been established that there is a mobile war going on in Ghana among the mobile phone companies. There are six mobile phone companies licensed to do business in Ghana currently. These are Tigo, MTN, Vodafone, Zain, Kasapa and Glo. Each of these is launching aggressive marketing strategies …

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Vodafone sends mobile payphone booths to rural commnunities

Vodafone Ghana, a telecommunications company, is refurbishing old telephone booths collected from the urban centres to offer mobile payphone services to rural communities. Major Albert B. Don-Chebe (RTD), Head of Corporate Communication of Vodafone Ghana, who made this known during a media encounter in Takoradi on Thursday, said the payphone …

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Google hopes YouTube will be profitable in the future

Web video site YouTube will be profitable for Google Inc in the near future, the Internet search leader said on Thursday. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006, but has lost money on the site that lets people post and share videos free. Analysts have raised concerns about the …

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After Twitter leak Google Application security questioned

Twitter uses Google Docs for information sharing. How do I know this? Well, it seems Twitter Inc. has had a pretty significant security breach which was brought on by a Twitter employee’s Google Apps account being hacked. Have a look below at one of the screenshots the hacker has sent …

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Vodafone subscribers up 800,000 in two months

Vodafone Ghana has roped in 800,000 more customers nationwide since its launch in April this year, making it the fastest growing network in the country, Major Albert Don Chebe (rtd), head of corporate communications, has said in Sunyani. Addressing a cross section of the media in Brong Ahafo on the …

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Zain Ghana, Madagascar to get advanced SMS technology from Tango Telecom

Kuwait-based Zain Group has awarded contracts to Tango Telecom to provide its advanced SMS technology, the iAX SMS platform for its Ghana and Madagascar networks. Information available to ghanabusinessnews.com from the telecommunications industry says Tango Telecom’s messaging platform, enables prepaid and postpaid charging, storage and delivery of A2P, P2P and …

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Website publishes sensitive hacked Twitter information

Technology news website TechCrunch published on Wednesday sensitive internal documents belonging to Twitter, including financial projections, offering a rare glimpse into the wildly popular microblogging site. Twitter has a targeted revenue run rate of $140 million by the end of 2010, with the expectation it would record its first revenue …

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Hackers target companies on Twitter

Hackers are getting more creative in targeting certain companies and Twitter has recently discovered the consequences of such an attack. About a month ago, an administrative employee at Twitter was targeted and her personal e-mail was hacked, according to a blog post today by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. The hacker …

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Zain Ghana gets $160m IFC loan for expansion

Zain Ghana has gone to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to borrow $160 million to fubd its expansion plans. The Bloomberg news service in a report quoting the IFC, says Zain Ghana will receive a $90 million loan from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and $70 …

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Microsoft to offer free Office suite online

Everyone predicted Microsoft Corp. wouldn’t take long to fire back against Google Inc.’s latest foray into its home turf. It took less than a week. On Monday, Microsoft said it would offer a free version of its popular Office software suite that would run on the Internet. The Redmond, Wash., …

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