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

South Africa's FNB integrates mobile banking to Facebook

Kenyan and Ugandan start-ups make location pay its way"

Mobile apps increasingly help Muslims observe Ramadan

Saudi Telecom profits exceed forecasts


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The Com World Series team concentrates on emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia 24/7 – 365 days of the year. You can follow the news with us by joining our online communities.

19 Jul 2012

Entries now open for the 5th annual AfricaCom Awards!

It's time to start preparing your entry forms for the 5th Annual AfricaCom Awards!

One of the industry's most prestigious accolades, the AfricaCom Awards 2012 recognise the triumphs of Africa's vibrant digital ecosystem and enable you to celebrate your achievements from the past year and rub shoulders with the most influential digital leaders.

With exciting new categories and an authoritative new judging panel, the 2012 Awards reflect the amazing drive for innovation and spirit of excellence that is evident in Africa's digital market.

Deadline for entries: 7th September 2012

Word is already spreading fast
Our very own Emily Martyr recently took to the airwaves to talk about the AfricaCom Awards on SABC Radio's Socially Africa Show.

Click here to hear her discuss how the Awards have grown to reflect the unprecedented amount of innovation and investment in Africa's digital ecosystem and recognise leading players both large and small, at the following link.

Find out more and enter online today
Access our easy-to-use online entry system - please select the Invoice option for the Free to Enter awards.

For full details of this year's Awards - including the categories, gala dinner and entertainment - download the AfricaCom Awards brochure.

Good luck and we look forward to celebrating with you at this year's AfricaCom Awards on 14th November!