YouTube announces celebrity partners as it takes on original programming

Video-sharing platform YouTube announced a venture into original content which will see add around 100 channels of original programming through partnerships with A-list celebs including Ashton Kutcher and Madonna.  “Even more talented creators and original entertainment will soon join YouTube’s existing channel lineup,” said YouTube global head of content partnerships, Robert Kyncl, in a blog post. …

Kalahari shuts down in Kenya and Nigeria

MIH internet is closing down two of its African e-commerce sites, Kalahari Kenya and Kalahari Nigeria due to a lack of profitability. The decision to discontinue the sites follows a “strategic review” of MIH’s investment priorities. In a statement on dealfish.co.ke the company’s GM of e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa for MIH, Stefan Magdalinski, said “the …

African tech innovators get the nod for inaugural Innovation Award

Web and emerging technology Conference, Tech4Africa, has announced the 11 finalists for its inaugural Innovation Award – designed to recognise homegrown innovation and inspire the industry to develop global solutions to uniquely African challenges. Entries for the Award, which was open to both companies and individuals closed on 12 September, with the finalists spanning a …

The iPod 10 years later: A re-review

On 23 October 2011, the iPod turned 10 years old. Little did we know in 2001 that the new device that Steve Jobs introduced at a special Apple music event would turn out to be the most significant in the company’s history. But how would that first iPod measure up today? Arstechnica’s Senior Apple Editor, …