20 Apr 2012

Friday News Round-Up


As demonstrated at the East Africa Com event this week, emerging markets have become hubs of innovation and creative start-ups in their own right – with Kenya even earning the nickname of ‘Silicon Savannah’. So in this age of activity, advancement and never ending news, we thought we’d put together a list of all the Hot stories we come across.
The Com World Series team live and breathe emerging markets, so we want to make sure we spread the news!

Hot Stories in Emerging Markets


Mobile money a high risk for fraud – viewpoint from this week’s East Africa Com event
http://www.humanipo.com/blog/230/Mobile-money-a-high-risk-for-fraud-in-Africa

Millicom sees strong emerging market smartphone uptake
http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=472838



Safaricom to lay fibre for 'data tsunami'
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Corporate+News/Safaricom+to+lay+fibre+for+data+tsunami/-/539550/1389650/-/tpejge/-/



Africa's stunning growth doesn't come cheap
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africas-stunning-growth-doesnt-come-cheap-2012-04-19



Hot analysis on Digital Evolution


The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/the-jig-is-up-time-to-get-past-facebook-and-invent-a-new-future/256046/



Blog Spot


700 Digital leaders networked & discussed growth opportunities at East Africa Com
http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/700-digital-leaders-networked-discussed.html



Image of the moment

A bit of fun for Friday -  how not to do customer experience management
http://mjfb-books.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/dilbert-on-customer-experience.html


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