Technology in East Africa

Mobile technology is spurring entrepreneurial led economic growth in East Africa.   There are lessons here for the developed world too, low-cost accessible technology can be put into service for the majority of people. Technology doesn’t have to be a competitive status symbol, or just a leisure accessory.   This development was first covered by my journalistContinue reading “Technology in East Africa”

The future might be mobile, but what about the customer?

Imagine a future where mobile payments are seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. So, for example, you could be on a crowded train and spot a poster offering a week’s holiday in the sun for a bargain price. All you have to do is scan the QR code, authenticate your cardholder credentials and hey prestoContinue reading “The future might be mobile, but what about the customer?”

Tablets, a promise undelivered?

NPD Group’s recent survey released suprising insights.   Tablet sales, including iPads, are not cutting into PC sales   Moreover, J.P Morgan believes that tablet manufacturers who aren’t making iPads are actually cutting their production schedules for 2011. So, what does all this mean?

How we use mobile phones

Mobile phones are everywhere, I have three for some strange reason. The first practical mobile phone was produced by Motorola in 1973 and cost about a million US dollars to produce. The costs of producing and distributing mobile phones and provided connectivity have mercifully dropped since then, hence the ubiquity that we have today. ThoughContinue reading “How we use mobile phones”