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All posts for October 2011

  1. The key to social media and traffic in Cairo

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    Very nice but not totally convincing, Aly Rafea told me a secret this morning, a secret that's worth gold. Rafea is the founder of bey2ollak.com, an app that "lets people share traffic information for the primary streets in Cairo and Alexandria, (the...

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  2. "Social" Marketing and the Egyptian Revolution.

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    Yesterday morning I attended a conference for entrepreneurs held near Cairo, in a "Smart Village" where Microsoft, Vodaphone, Intel, Alcatel and a lot of banks are located.The event included a Panel on social media, or, more precisely, on how...

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  3. Creating the African Gaming Industry

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    It all started as an ordinary rivalry, two young developers claiming at the same time to be the first game developer in Africa. No risk of it coming to blows with a continent separating them: one lives in Accra, Ghana, and the other in Nairobi,...

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  4. An Activist Entrepreneur

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    Bruno Legendre acts with an unrelenting logic that I described Friday in my weekly column in the Science & Techno supplement (Article in French; subscription required). But I wanted to talk about him in a little more detail on several...

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  5. Campaigning against car horns in Casablanca

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    Selma Benjelloun is slim, shy, discreet and determined. She needs to be in order to enter into a fight with this city's deafening car horns (klaxons in French)-- perhaps the wost that I've ever heard, and not only in terms of noise. Almost as soon as...

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  6. How do you ask the innovation question?

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    Casablanca -- Lean, sporting a light beard, Adnane Charafeddine has the intense look of someone with a vision. And yet, when he shows me his method of innovating, I'm surprised – his art is copying. That's how he created QuelleVoiture.ma (What a...

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  7. Mexico: Social networks against narcos

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    Mexican web users are perhaps in the process of creating, however gropingly, something new: using social networks to make up for the absence of civil society acting against the government and against narcos. Paradoxically, it is those in power who,...

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  8. Yumbling part 2: When Capital Fears Risk

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    Mexico DF – Ricard Suarez found the money he needed for launching Yumbling, his site that aggregates all possible information on entertainment in Mexico City, while incorporating social-media and gaming layers. He found enough to pay developers for...

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