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INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where mobile phone penetration...

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Kenya invites African Entrepreneurs to Scale their Ventures

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – EMRC in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Solution Partners and the Strathmore University is announcing a call for action for Entrepreneurs from all over Africa to bring their projects, ideas and running businesses and to discuss them with experts during the 2017 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) in vibrant Nairobi. AFIF 2017 will...

New Zealand is now the easiest place in the world to do business

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE –  A record 137 economies around the world have adopted key reforms that make it easier to start and operate small and medium-sized businesses, says Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, the World Bank Group’s annual report on the ease of doing business. The...

Tech and Media Leaders Meet in Lagos to Assess Investment and Growth Strategies

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Leading strategy and investment heads from technology and telecom giants including Google, Uber, Intel, Africa Internet Group, Vodacom, Airtel, Nokia and Etisalat are meeting in Lagos on September 20 to discuss strategies for investment...

Facebook partnered with She Leads Africa in support of female African entrepreneurs

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Facebook is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa,  an African enterprise and women’s business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential. She Leads Africa’s hugely...

CashlessAfrica Expo 2017: Industry thought leaders from more than 40 countries to address “The future of finance”

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances...

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Digital Trends for 2017 – What Do You Need to Know?

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – If you want to set yourself apart from the competition and future-proof your digital marketing performance, taking into account new trends and industry innovations is an essential practice. We’ve already outlined the digital skills that you’ll need to sharpen for 2017, but what about the overarching industry trends?...

Americans Look at Their Smartphones More Than 9 Billion Times Daily, Up 13 Percent From 2015

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – A new survey released by Deloitte today confirms American consumers’ dependence on mobile phones continues to rise as the platform of choice for work, home and self across an increasing range of...

Most searched terms on Google 2016

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Google, the global online search giant has released details of the most searched topics for 2016. It’s a yearly release by Google popularly known as: Year In Search. According to Google, “This...

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Yahoo’s security protection was even worse than you might have thought from its disclosure in September that 500 million accounts had been hacked in 2014. Its shares are down about 2.3% in post-market...

Kenya invites African Entrepreneurs to Scale their Ventures

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – EMRC in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Solution Partners and the Strathmore University is announcing a call for action for Entrepreneurs from all over Africa to bring...

African Exchanges Should Focus on Smaller Businesses

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled...

The Economist’s Nigeria Summit Shifts Focus on the Future of Nigeria’s Economy

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Riding on last year’s successful summit, The Economist Events’Nigeria Summit has stated that the 2017 edition will explore strategic opportunities available for Nigeria’s...

McKinsey – Business spending in Africa expected to grow from $2.6tn in 2015 to $3.5tn by 2025

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE –  Six years ago when the McKinsey Global Institute first looked in detail at Africa’s diverse economies, almost all of them were experiencing accelerating growth....

DHL Express recognized as Top Employer in Africa for the third consecutive year

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has been certified as a Top Employer in Africa by the Top Employers Institute at the prestigious...

Alibaba Group Celebrates Transformation of Taobao Marketplace at Inaugural Taobao Maker Festival

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Alibaba Group has announced that it is hosting an inaugural Taobao Maker Festival from July 22 to July 24 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center. The festival celebrates...

Ringier Africa & One Africa Media Enter Into Classifieds Joint Venture

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – Ringier Africa  and (OAM)  have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa’s largest classifieds group. In the joint venture deal...

SimbaPay announces single money transfer of up to $45,000 (USD) to Africa

INTERNET BUSINESS LOUNGE – SimbaPay is revolutionizing the remittance space through its official announcement of raising the single transaction limit to a whopping $45,000. This is substantially...