Collecting tolls electronically – University of Ghana shows the way

By Edward Tagoe | On Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - No Comments »
ETC card

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Whiles the Government of Ghana is still struggling to introduce innovative ways in its revenue collection, the University of Ghana has implemented an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system on its Legon main campus. With this technology, drivers who choose to use the universities GIMPA side of the road pay to obtain a readable. 

Can e-Commerce help decongest the streets of Accra this Christmas?

By Edward Tagoe | On Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - No Comments »

Before you go on to the next sentence, take in a deep breath….can you smell and feel it? The X’mas flavour. Decorations in banking halls, a barrage of X’mas jingles and promotions on radio and Tv and if you in my part of the world, the dry harmattan wind blowing off the effect of the pomade on your skin. For most people Christmas is the best part of the year. For the people. 

The African Technology Summit – the lessons

By Edward Tagoe | On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - No Comments »

Coffee, lineyards lined with executive titles, Founders and executives chit chatting in the hall way – these are the first elements which welcomed me as I was ushered into the Labadi Pleasure Beach Hotel which hosted Ghana’s first African Technology Summit. From the beginning this seemed like any other tech conference I had attended, it however didn’t take long for me to. 

The Anas Video, hashtags and social media reactions

By Edward Tagoe | On Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - No Comments »

After a few days of threatening to expose a number of alleged corrupt judges, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ghana’s most popular investigative journalist screened the three hour investigative documentary on a large screen at the Accra International Conference center. Using youtube to build interest proved to be a good strategy as this teaser got him more than 100k views , beating many music videos. 

Why there might not be another mPesa in Africa

By Edward Tagoe | On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - No Comments »

It’s hard to tell the African tech success story without listing m-Pesa in the flock. Created in March 2007 in Kenya by Vodafone for Safaricom (a local telecom in which Vodafone owns minority stake) m-Pesa is mobile service which allows mobile users (with smart or feature phones) to deposit money into an accounts stored on their cell phones, pay for goods and services including bills. 

The Infinix Zero 2 on Jumia Ghana

By Edward Tagoe | On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - No Comments »
Infinix Zero 2

By the time you see this post, the Infinix Zero 2 would have already hit the shores of Ghana and that will help you understand why bloggers in Ghana are crazy about the device. But don’t rush into the fiesta yet, not until you check out the package in the device and get to know where the exclusive deals are in Ghana. The slim and tough Infinix Zero 2 is shipped with an Octa core 2.0GHz. 

Product Review – itel iNote Prime Tablet

By Edward Tagoe | On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - 1 Comment »
itel Inote Prime

itel Mobile is set to introduce its wide range of mobile devices unto the African market. With a strong presence in Uganda and Nigeria, the mobile company hopes to achieve similar marketing success in Ghana. But what gives item devices such an edge over already established brands on the market? The answer in pricing. Without compromising on quality, tel seeks to provide its users with the. 

Unboxing – itel iNote Prime 7

By Edward Tagoe | On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - No Comments »

Ever wondered why prices of tablets come with ridiculous price tags? Well, I do too. I figured in this age of innovation certain products shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. The iNote Prime is specifically designed for the market which wants to derive value from a 7 inch screen tablet which comes at an affordable price. Manufactured by iTel Mobile, the dual-sim device comes with an ear-piece,. 

MakeItHappen promo winner goes home with a car

By Edward Tagoe | On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - No Comments »
Nokia 535

Microsoft Mobile Devices Group, under the supervision of the National Gaming Commission has announced the names of the second and third winners of the Lumia MakeItHappen promotion in Accra. The second and third winners, Bright Kumi and SamirakuMahazu respectively, will each receive a brand new Hyundai i10 as their prize. The draw, powered by M-TECH Communications under the supervision of. 

E-Commerce in Ghana, where are we?

By Edward Tagoe | On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - 5 Comments »
What do use the Internet for

After some in-depth surfing, and tireless research on major tech-focused blogs, there seems to be no comprehensive archive of how e-commerce begun in Ghana, or maybe it hasn’t? This has challenged me to go into my somewhat rusty repository to put together what could be a stock others can add to or subtract from, so we get the true picture of the e-commerce situation in Ghana, if there. 

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