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iHub Research By iHub Administrator / October 24, 2012

iHub Research Moves to the Second Floor

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After one and a half years of growing the research arm of the iHub, we are now expanding to the second floor. With sometimes over 12 staff members crammed into our 400-square feet space, our office has been over capacity for the last 6 months. Therefore, we are happy to

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iHub By Hilda Moraa / October 24, 2012

How Mobile technology has been used to create an impact in Cameroon


Introduction Salim Amin, chairman of A24 Media in Nairobi once said, “The mobile phone has had a bigger impact on the African than colonization”.  Mobile phones have certainly affected the vast majority of Africans and has subsequently been branded Africa’s Swiss army knife. The mobile infrastructure is the only infrastructure

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iHub By iHub Administrator / October 24, 2012

Guest Editorial: Money Management at the BOP


By Supriya Singh Irene[1], 30, sits in a pandanus hut fringed by mountains in the Morobe province inPapua New Guinea and tells how her family of six lives on $2.79 a day. They grow 150 kg of betel nut that brings them about 1000 kina (roughly $500) a year. This

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iHub By Angela Okune / October 24, 2012

How the Base of the Pyramid in Kenya uses their mobile phone


The cost of mobile phones has decreased steadily, and what was once considered a luxury good is now a necessity for many Kenyans. In order to understand mobile phone usage at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in Kenya, iHub Research and Research Solutions Africa conducted a 6-month study, funded

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iHub By Rachel Gichinga / October 23, 2012

Silicon Savannah: Hype or Reality? A recap of last week’s event


                    Last week’s “Silicon Savannah: Reality Check” discussion generated a substantive amount of debate. A recap of the major talking points, by Andrea Bohnstedt (paraphrased from her Saturday article in the Star) Not every app is a business, and not every

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