Today, I woke up to a very strange update from WhatsApp. Apparently, the team behind the app thought it was a good idea to add a functionality where you can post your status in pictures and text which appear for 24 hours before its deleted. There’s another app that does that: Snapchat. Snapchat has that same functionality where users post pictures and videos and people … Continue reading Bring Back My WhatsApp!
Looks like we have a fibre broadband fight on our hands. Vodafone recently launched their own fibre broadband solution. This is just some months after MTN rolled out their own fiber broadband solution in Accra. Vodafone’s fibre optic broadband technology aims to deliver significantly faster download broadband speed than conventional broadband ADSL. Vodafone is claiming that their solution will give 10x more the speed of … Continue reading Vodafone Launches Fibre Broadband, Gearing Up For A Fight With MTN
I just want to make this clear: I LOVE WhatsApp. Ever since I got back to Ghana in 2012, I’ve been using WhatsApp as my main mode of communication with people. I use Twitter, Facebook Messenger and other platforms but WhatsApp is my go to tool when I need to communicate with someone or people. WhatsApp effectively killed text messaging. What the people behind WhatsApp … Continue reading Opinion: WhatsApp Groups Aren’t Effective For Group Communication
Above Image credit: Rivaliq.com Governments all over the world are neck deep into a surge in demand for better people centric initiatives and a delivery of campaign promises faster primarily through social media. Progressive governments both at national and state levels in turn are leveraging this same new media to meet the demands of their citizens. Governments, worldwide, have social media accounts daily communicating with … Continue reading The Social Media Wave: Is Ghana’s Government Getting Left Behind?
I saw this story come across my social media networks. It looked like a simple story which now seems to have escalated to weird levels. Backstory Saimon Sirikwa works for the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. Last week, he posted a video on Facebook in which he appears to intentionally give the wrong translation of the words of a female tourist. In the video, the … Continue reading Overkill:Tanzania Tourist Guide Charged With Cybercrime Over Wrongful Translation
Never trust government when they give deadlines. After promising to migrate from analogue to digital TV by September 2017, the Minister of Communications designate, Ursula Owusu, said that the deadline is likely to be extended due to technicalities. It seems like financing is a major part of those technicalities. This is not the first time the digital TV migration deadline has been pushed back. The initial … Continue reading Looks Like Ghana Will Miss The 2017 Deadline For Digital Terrestrial Migration (DTV)
It was late afternoon at the Holiday Inn hotel in Accra. Coming in from the hot weather into the hotel lobby and being welcomed by cool air courtesy of the air conditioners was a welcoming. In one of the conference rooms at the hotel, the startup company Asoriba was officially launching their church management software solution to the public. Asoriba is a church software management company … Continue reading Asoriba Officially Launches Their Church Management Solution
When I restarted this blog and started writing again in 2016, I was frustrated by the lack of content revolving around technology in Ghana. Tech stories were almost non existent or not in-depth enough. And so, I started writing again, trying to cover technology news in Ghana. The aim was to be a bit more in-depth and write from user perspective side about technology. Fast forward … Continue reading Transitions
Fact: DSTV trounces the competition when it comes to TV coverage of sports and movies in Ghana. When most Ghanaians think of satellite TV, their mind automatically go to DSTV. Whenever there’s a soccer match involving British Premier League Soccer teams, crowds gather around TV sets and watch the Supersports channel. DSTV doesn’t really have a competitor in the field. Because of their dominance of the … Continue reading Is Kwesé TV The Disruption That We’ve Been Looking For?
It was reported last week that Tigo and Airtel have been working on a potential merger. According to sources, this deal has been in the works for quite some time. According to new information coming in, it looks likes like the French Telecom operator, Orange, would take over the combined entity. The telecom operator Orange had already completed acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso last year … Continue reading Is French Telecom Operator Orange Making A Move To Ghana Following The Airtel-Tigo Merger?