Africa is mobile…but the continent is torn between the smartphone army and the dumbphone brigade. Both camps have compelling arguments in their arsenal.
While he’s no Dave McClure, Jason Njoku is quite prolific with the F and S words. Five minutes into our tete a tete at the Brazzerie during MWWA, I could swear the air around the lunch table where I was seated across him had turned blue.
If I might creatively paraphrase Jason, Spark is a giant middle finger to all them risk agnostic VCs and competition-hopping angel investors that never write cheques.
I talked to Jason and Bastian of iROKO Partners, and of course now the really noisy, sparky SPARK…what’s it with these guys and capital letters?
It was lunch time on the first day of Mobile Web West Africa 2013, and I got into this interesting conversation about what a smartphone really is and how it’s different from a feature phone, with Robert Lamptey (CEO and co-founder, Saya Mobile) and Jeremy George (VP Africa, BiNu). Both their companies make feature-phone focused […]
The last time I was at Mobile Web West Africa my the first time, in 2012. I wrote for TechLoy at the time and got to talk about all kinds of stuff. There was BlackBerry’s Nigerian love affair, and the 5G WiFi thing, which everyone pooh-poohed. Spinlet launched eventually, and I even got to do […]