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All posts tagged "Africa com"

  • Africa.com: The domain that launched a startup

    Teresa H. Clarke is the chairperson and CEO of Africa.com LLC. In February 2010, she re-launched the high-tech company after resigning from her position as a managing director in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. Memeburn asked Teresa about the process and experience of leaving a senior level position at a corporate giant to pursue a startup based on a single domain name, Africa.com. Memeburn: When did you the get...

  • AfricaCom gathering foresees huge mobile broadband growth

    The growth of the mobile broadband market in South Africa was one of the key themes emerging from the opening keynote addresses at the Africa Com conference being held in Cape Town on Wednesday and Thursday. Speaking at the CTICC in Cape Town, mobile operator MTN’s CEO Karel Pienaar said that mobile broadband -- accessing data on cellphones -- would be the key growth area over the next 10 years in the mobile service provider industry. Over the last year, Pienaar said that data services as a percentage of MTN’s total revenue had pushed through the 10% barrier, and...