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Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season

Forty-seven and a half million dollars is a big commitment to African technology companies -- even with the recent uptick in VC investment on the continent.

Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Ovi

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the

SoftBank leads a $120 million round for insurance startup Lemonade

SoftBank's Vision Fund has finally made a good tech investment around real estate. After investing $4.4 billion in what is essentially a bespoke office space rental business (WeWork) and another $450

Safaricom launches innovation center to move beyond M-Pesa

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Ovi

India’s OYO snags $10M strategic investment from hotel giant China Lodging

Indian budget hotel startup OYO pulled in a big $250 million round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund last week, but now it has topped that money up with a $10 million strategic investment from multi

Budget hotel network pioneer OYO raises $250M led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund

India-based OYO, a startup that pioneered and popularized the concept of budget hotel networks, has closed $250 million in new funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund. The startup was founded in 2

A running list of every company backed by the $93B SoftBank Vision Fund

When SoftBank announced the first close of its $93 billion Vision Fund back in May, it was hard to understand how the company would even manage to deploy so much capital in an already saturated ecosys

India’s top mobile operator Airtel is buying smaller rival Telenor India

Less than a month after Vodafone confirmed it is in talks to merge with Idea Cellular and create India’s largest mobile operator, one piece of M&A has been confirmed in that space. Bharti

Vodafone is in talks to merge with Idea and create India’s largest telco

Vodafone has confirmed that it is in discussions over a merger deal that could create India’s largest telecom operator. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the telecom giant said it i

Convergence crosses the pond

Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don't worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limi

Africa Roundup: Zuckerberg’s visit, IBM’s new research center

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Ovi

Vodafone Publishes Highly Detailed Report Into State Surveillance Requests

Carrier Vodafone has published a report detailing the surveillance demands that were made on its users by government agencies and authorities in 29 of the different countries around the world in which

U.K. 4G Choice Ramps Up, As Vodafone Follows O2 With August 29 4G/LTE Launch

After U.K. carrier O2's announcement last week that it plans to launch a 4G/LTE network on August 29, Vodafone has confirmed it plans to launch its own LTE network on the same day -- albeit, the netwo

Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone’s Verizon Wireless Stake

Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/u

Updated: Vodafone BlackBerry Users In Europe, Middle East And Africa Hit By Email Outage Caused By Vodafone Router Error

BlackBerry users on the Vodafone network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have not been receiving emails today as RIM's network suffers another outage. Early this morning Reuters reported that em

EU Gives ‘Unconditional’ Clearance For UK Mobile Payment JV From Vodafone, O2 And Everything Everywhere

A mobile payment joint venture from the UK's biggest carriers, first announced <a target="_blank" href="http://paidcontent.org/2011/06/16/419-o2-vodafone-everything-everywhere-team-up-for-m-payment-p

Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband

Big news from the UK this morning: <a href="http://www.vodafone.com">Vodafone</a>, one of Europe's biggest mobile operators, has made a formal offer to buy up the assets of <a href="http://www.cw.com"

Vodafone and Canonical Release a Webbook in South Africa

Vodaphone and Canonical today announced the Vodacom "Webbook", the fruit of a joint effort to develop a low-cost mobile computing solution for South Africa. Most of the specs are about what you'd expe

Vodafone Launches Their First Silicon Valley R&D/Investment Center

Vodafone. It's a brand that most folks here in the states would, at first pass, almost certainly chalk up as "that one European company that puts their name on a bunch of <s>football</s> soccer jersey
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