Africa Dispatches: Break-out brands

There was a time when Silicon Valley dominated technology’s global brand map. Information and communications technology (ICT) brands like Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Google and Oracle ruled this world. But the landscape is shifting, reports Jon Pienaar (@j0nn0) in this Mark Magazine: Africa Dispatches feature.

Crowd-mapping helping to save vultures in Namibia

by Russell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) In this video interview, Joris Komen, an education and environment innovator based in Namibia, discusses his work using Ushahidi crowd-mapping in conjunction with social media to reduce the number of vultures being poisoned as a result of poaching in southern Africa.

Juliana Rotich maps the future with Ushahidi #designindaba

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Juliana Rotich, a speaker at Design Indaba 2014, has a remarkable eye. Show her a map of undersea broadband cables connecting to Africa, and she points out that they still follow the sea routes that helped make Africa a continent of colonies not so many decades ago.

Where to find the #NetProphet 2011 speakers on Twitter

Want to follow the 2011 NetProphet conference speakers? Look no further. The tag for the event taking place May 12 in Cape Town is #netprophet.

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