Quick Hits, Afrigator & Google Africa

2008 September 11

MIH Acquires Afrigator

“We’ve been holding off on the big news but we can finally confirm today that MIH Print Africa (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Naspers Limited, has secured a majority stake in Afrigator Internet (Pty) Ltd.

We could not have chosen a better partner in MIH Print Africa as their strategy for Africa aligns perfectly with ours and is an important development for the social media space across our continent – validating the importance of blogging and social media in Africa.”

Read more at Bandwidth Blog , Read Write Web and Afrigator’s Blog.

Google & HSBC set to launch O3b, Satellite’s to provide low cost internet access to billions around Africa, Asia & ME

“An important aspect of Google’s mission is to make information universally accessible. Unfortunately, in many less developed areas of the world, particularly countries in Africa, access to the Internet is scarce and expensive. Today, we are pleased to let you know about one way we’re helping to address this problem: by investing in O3b Networks. O3b’s mission is to provide high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to the “other 3 billion” people in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.”

Read more at whiteafrican , Appfrica and Google Africa blog

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