Balancing Act. Russell Southwood from the Balancing Act consultancy sits down with Natalie and I to discuss consumer protection rights, the future of technology in Africa and mobile currency systems MTN Mobile Money and Safaricom’s MPesa. Russell’s group Balancing Act seeks to be the primary source for information on the telecoms, Internet and audio-visual media industries in Africa.
Also. Jon talks about Microsoft Bing, Google Wave, Google Squared and becoming a TED Fellow!
Download or Stream the Podcast – MP3 | Subscribe
Links From the Show
Balancing Act – A free weekly e-letter/web site on the state of the internet in Africa. Regular items: news, business model, new software, web sites.
mpesa – Safaricom’s massive mobile commerce service
Mtnmobile Money – Wire money with your mobile
The Backlash Against Google Wave – Google rocks the boat.
Microsoft’s Big Bing Theory – “But It’s Not Google”
Daatum.com – Crowdsourcing Structured Data
Africansignals Wiki – African Signals is a site dedicated to finding out and showing local rates for mobile phone and internet connections around Africa
MyBroadband.co.za – Broadband Internet and Computer news website focusing on ADSL, 3G, HSDPA, iBurst, MyWireless, Gaming, Cellphone, Hardware and Software.