At BlackBerry, a New Strategy Emerges

The dilapidated smartphone pioneer has inked a dozen deals that will see BBM preloaded on a bunch of Android handsets in emerging markets.

PlayPhone Adds SingTel to Its Roster, Betting on “Not Yet Mature” Emerging Markets

And it’s a safe bet, too. Just don’t expect a whole lot of change overnight.
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Yahoo to Shutter Cairo Office to “Streamline Operations” Globally

Yahoo closes up shop in Egypt.

What the NSA Might Have Wanted to Learn From Tracking Your Phone

A mobile phone’s location is a rich trove of useful data, so it’s no wonder that the spy agency experimented with it.

Many Questions for Michael Dell on Going Private, and What’s Next

In an interview, Dell’s founding CEO and soon-to-be majority owner sounds an aggressive tone.


Startup Keeps Africa’s Jet Set Aloft

The lack of quick, affordable connections is starting to squeeze Africa’s expanding economy. In response, more executives and rich Africans are turning to pricey business jets.

Benefits of Hot Air

When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you.

Bill Gates, about Google’s plans to float broadband transmitters over Africa in hot-air balloons, in a Businessweek interview with Brad Stone

Kenya’s Juliana Rotich Shows Off the Small BRCK That Solves a Big Problem

Ushahidi’s co-founder shows a prototype of the device, which acts as a backup connection to the Internet in spots where connectivity and power are spotty.
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IBM Hearts Africa With New Casablanca Development Center

Building on a presence that began in 1932.

Yahoo’s Head of Middle East and Africa Departs for New Social TV Startup Aimed at Emerging Markets

A new venture is aimed at the growing mobile viewership in the Middle East and Africa.