Large networks of engaged users in Africa (part 2) — mobile money.

Posted in: M-Pesa, Mobile Money, Telcoms, Uncategorized- Mar 08, 2012 2 Comments

Thus solution (M-Pesa) aimed at improving economic activity for the poor needed ‘non poor’ actors in the ecosystem in order to inject cash into the system and thus make it flow and grow initially. Niti Bhan writing in Afrinnovator, March 5, 2012 This is a continuation in our thinking about how large networks of engaged users will [...]

Large networks of engaged users in Africa

Posted in: Social, Uncategorized- Mar 05, 2012 No Comments

Fred Wilson, of Union Street Ventures (Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr), often talks about their investment thesis of “building large networks of connected (engaged) uses.”  These new markets are a “networked” architecture rather then a hierarchical model.  And, rather then looking for startups that sell software, or services, to established market participants, they look for startups that enable [...]

Simple QR codes by SMS

Posted in: Uncategorized- Mar 01, 2012 No Comments

QR codes (Quick Response Codes) are convenient way to access information on mobile phones. When you scan or read a QR code with your iPhone, Android or other camera-enabled Smartphone, you can link to digital content on the web; activate a number of phone functions including email, IM and SMS; and connect the mobile device to [...]