Facebook Hosts Female Tech Influencers In Kenya

Facebook hosted a Women in Tech event and a Developer Circles Masterclass in Nairobi, Kenya this week. Bringing together the Developer Circle in Nairobi for an evening of networking, Facebook also hosted a Developer Masterclass with 25 Developer Circle leads from across Africa, in an intensive, three-day training course. Exploring Facebook technologies and platform products ...
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MTN In Talks With DSTV Parent Company Over Pay-TV Deal

South African broadcaster Naspers is in talks with MTN Group to supply pay-TV content to the mobile operator’s subscribers, Naspers said on Monday. “We are in discussions with MTN regarding a content supply agreement,” Naspers spokeswoman Meloy Horn said in an email. If agreed, the deal could boost returns for Naspers’ pay-TV unit, which is ...
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South Africa’s Vodacom To Take Over Stake In Safaricom

UK-based telecoms group Vodafone moved to consolidate two of its African interests on Monday with the transfer of a 35% stake in Kenya’s Safaricom to majority-owned South African subsidiary Vodacom. The deal is the latest move by Vodafone’s chief executive Vittorio Colao to rationalise the company’s disparate portfolio of assets around the world, with the ...
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Ad Revenue Forecast For Snapchat Revised Down To $ 770 Million

Reuters Snapchat’s 2017 advertising revenue forecast has been trimmed by $30 million due to higher than expected revenue sharing with its partners, digital marketing firm eMarketer said in its latest ad spending forecast on Tuesday. The revised figure still represents growth of more than 157% from last year, however it is smaller than eMarketer’s prior ...
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