Inmobi Rebrands

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2012, under


India based InMobi, the largest independent mobile advertising network with offices on 4 continents among them Africa, has rebranded its logo.

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Free Wikipedia access for Africa mobile users

Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2012, under



Wikipedia-logoUsers in Africa and the Middle East will soon be able to access the Wikipedia for free on their mobile phones. This comes after Mobile Operator Orange Partnered with the Wikimedia Foundation in an initiative aimed at increasing the reach of the foundation.


The initiative that originally started 2009 in Europe will now extend to more than 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East where Mobile Operator

Orange has coverage.


Users will not be charged for data access on the

Wikipedia website when they access the pages via a web browser on their mobile and so long as they stay within the website.


Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia that allows users to edit the files and update branches of knowledge as covered by historical events.


The initiative according to Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner is to help keep Wikipedia free for public use from all internet enabled devices.  The announcement received a welcome call especially from students whose primary source of accessing the internet is the mobile phone.


James Mathenge, an IT student at the Jomo Kenyatta University in Kenya when asked to comment about the initiative said “Its hard enough that I have to do my homework via mobile considering the heavy data charges but now thanks to Wikipedia, there will be no excuse for lagging behind in studies and current events.”


Wikipedia thus becomes the first organization to launch such a free project though this might be compared to the effort by some mobile operators such as

YU Kenya who allow free access to certain social networks on the web such as Facebook.


However, the question that should really pose is whether the initiative will succeed against a poor reading culture in Africa.

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Startup Weekend & Tech Cocktail Compete To Recruit Startups For Startup America


MasterChallenge-TCvsSWStartup America's Master Challenge showdown is now underway. This fun, friendly competition pits influential tech groups against each other, to see which one can encourage more startups to join the Startup America Partnership. The winning group gets bragging rights, of course, and will be recognized at upcoming events, like Startup America's Anniversary and at SXSW.

Past challenges included East vs. West and Feld vs. TechStars, for example. This week's competition, which kicked off just this morning, is between Tech Cocktail and Startup Weekend.

Attn Student Entrepreneurs: Highland Capital Wants To Help Kickstart Your Business


Screen shot 2012-01-27 at 1.45.45 AMVC firm Highland Capital Partners is sounding the horn for their fifth annual "Summer@Highland" entrepreneurship program. The 10-week program aims to provide young, talented entrepreneurs with the environment and resources they need to kickstart their early-stage technology companies.

Online donors raise Sh5.9m for orphanage after attack


A Kenyan man sparked an Internet frenzy resulting in online donations of over $70,000 (Sh5.9 million) in 24 hours for a Kenyan orphanage.

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