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20 Jul 2012

Friday News Round-Up


The digital world is changing: new business models, new players, new services. The emerging markets of Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia are pioneering ways to make the most of the new opportunities. To catch up on the latest examples of innovation and business developments, we put together a weekly list of 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 Africa & Middle East

Google launch SMS version of Gmail in Africa
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18898967

South Africa's FNB integrates mobile banking to Facebook
http://www.techcentral.co.za/fnb-takes-banking-to-facebook/33582/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+co%2FUqJF+%28TechCentral%29

Kenyan and Ugandan start-ups make location pay its way"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18858897

Mobile apps increasingly help Muslims observe Ramadan
http://www.ameinfo.com/mobile-apps--help-muslims-ramadan-306925

Saudi Telecom profits exceed forecasts
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/18/saudi-telecom-results-idUSL6E8IIHIC20120718

Webinars

Webinar: Boosting Customer Retention
http://webinars.telecoms.com/webinar/customer-retention-and-arpu/

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