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17 Aug 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 Emerging Markets

4 inspiring tablets from Africa for Africa
http://gearburn.com/2012/08/4-inspiring-tablets-from-africa-for-africa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+memeburncom+%28memeburn%29

Mobile payments to be worth $1.3tn by 2017
http://memeburn.com/2012/08/mobile-payments-to-be-worth-1-3tn-by-2017/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+memeburncom+%28memeburn%29

Qtel moves to buy out Wataniya
http://www.telecoms.com/48255/qtel-moves-to-buy-out-wataniya/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=qtel-moves-to-buy-out-wataniya

Nigeria - Mast, Tower Users Urged To Adhere To Usage Directive
http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2012/08/mast-tower-users-urged-to-adhere-to-usage-directive-nigeria/#.UCoQ6lVG3jg.twitter

Security soars to the cloud
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/security-soars-cloud/3854/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+biztechafrica%252FCgBD+%2528BiztechAfrica+News+updates%2529

Europe & Asia race for Zambia’s digital migration tender as Zambia prepares to migrate to digital
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/europea-asia-race-zambias-digital-migration-tender/3853/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+biztechafrica%252FCgBD+%2528BiztechAfrica+News+updates%2529

CDMA merger on the cards: Multilinks, Starcomms and MTS could become a new CDMA giant in Nigeria
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/cdma-merger-cards/3851/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+biztechafrica%252FCgBD+%2528BiztechAfrica+News+updates%2529

Africa Infographics

Battle for Bandwidth
http://techtalkafrica.com/the-battle-for-bandwidth-infographic.html/

Chinese Investments in Africa
http://ht.ly/d0kZy


Blogspot

Mxit's Alan Knott-Craig on innovation and targeting African needs
http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/mxits-alan-knott-craig-on-innovation.html