Author Nafisa Akabor

Start-ups

Croking gives users a voice

South Afircan-led start-up Croking hopes user-generated ideas from its social community about brands will get companies to sit up and take notice once these ideas, known as “crokes”, become valuable within the community. They become of value once they gain traction through engagement

Start-ups

Start-up Mobicred targets online payments

A new start-up business, Mobicred, which offers online credit payment facilities to consumers, hopes to convince digital shoppers in South Africa to make purchases using its service as a convenient and, it says, safer alternative to credit card purchases

In-depth

Nokia puts on its boxing gloves

Nokia, soon to be part of Microsoft, is continuing its efforts to regain lost relevance — and market share — in the mobile phone market with a new high-end smartphone and its first foray into tablet computing. The tablet, a 10,1-inch Lumia 2520 with full high-definition

News

SA-made game tops iTunes charts

A South African-developed game, Snailboy, has become one of the top games on Apple’s App Store within weeks of its release. The game was published three weeks ago on the US App Store and has since claimed a spot in the top 20 best new games category. The company behind Snailboy

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Sorting the wheat from the social chaff

Who really has clout in social media in South Africa? Digital communications agency Retroviral has developed a new tool, called Webfluential, that it hopes will help companies answer this question. Retroviral and Webfluential co-founder Mike Sharman says people who

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