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Quick Hits for Oct 11

{ Posted on Oct 11 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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While Google & PayPal leave cash on the table in Sub-Saharan Africa, smart ePayment solutions are left up for grabs. In a video interview, Oluniyi David Ajao describes the business opportunity for West Africa. (via @ICT_Works & @niyyie) ICT4D.at has ...Read More »

Avoiding the Zone of Suck with the 80/20 Rule

{ Posted on Sep 21 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
Most people are familiar with the concept behind the 80/20 rule or Pareto Principle. It generally states that 20% of a population consumes 80% of the resources. It’s attributed to a 19th century Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who ...Read More »

Weekly Quick Hits

{ Posted on Jul 26 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
Throughout the week I make note of interesting news pieces, blog posts, online debates and trending topics with a focus on technology and Africa. This is an experiment in sharing some of these items, filtered by yours truly, in ...Read More »

Naijaborn – the Nigerian Social Network

{ Posted on Jun 12 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
There's been a lot of buzz in African tech circles lately about Naijaborn.com, a web community for Nigerian residents and diasporans, which entered its public beta on June 1st. The self-funded startup is a partnership between Francis Omokhape Oghuma ...Read More »

iYam.mobi – Africa’s Mobile Directory

{ Posted on Apr 09 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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It’s no secret that mobile devices are the predominant mode of telephony in almost every African country. In a continent of one billion people, the number of African mobile subscribers today is estimated to be around 300 million, representing ...Read More »