Social network market shares in top 7 African markets

Does Africa provide a fertile ground for Facebook’s future growth given the current downward trend in market share? Can something be done to induce renewed interest in this social network? All current and prospective investors who did their homework should be asking this question about the newly-crowned public company.

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Mobile telecom’s “Robin Hood” is at it again

I awarded Cell C a virtual Mobile Consumer Champion medal for their introduction of mobile data price war in late 2010, and I am being proven right again. Telecom’s “Robin Hood” has introduced what is billed as the first-ever most competitive prepaid voice rate of 99 cents per minute; with per second billing from the first second, anytime and regardless of mobile number called.

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Blackberry rules South Africa’s Twitterland with 2 in every 5 mentions

Blackberry leads in tweeting 50 well-known South African brands. This device was the source of more than 40% of the 525 000 archived tweets. This insight is in line with World Wide Worx’s latest report that shows Internet penetration in South Africa has grown by more than 25%, predominantly due to increased smartphone market share.

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