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This week.. Facebook hits 100m hours of video a day, half of China is online, banks concerns over mobile security of PIN, Apple & Samsung wary over 2016 smartphone earnings and much more. Instagram has announced that it has reached the milestone of 500 million monthly users. That’s a commonly used metric that has its limitations when it comes to tracking just how engaged users are with a given app, but Instagram says that over 300 million of those people use the service every single day.
Did you hear? Microsoft bought LinkedIn. Yes you did. But do you know why? Well, Tim Green has sifted through lots of plausible reasons so you don’t have to…
Last week Microsoft endorsed the skills of LinkedIn. It endorsed them so hard, it cost $26 billion.
Yes, you all know about this by now. Microsoft bought LinkedIn for a huge sum in an all-cash transaction. It was the second biggest acquisition in tech corporate history, and it was kept totally quiet. Not a single leak.
You can’t succeed in China unless you have an unfair advantage. But if you do have one, the rewards are huge. That was the key take-away from experts at the recent MEF Connects China held during GMIC Beijing…
Thinking of expanding your business into China? Be careful. This is the advice from a VC that specialises in taking overseas companies into the region.
“95 per cent of companies do not belong here.”
Nigeria has a flourishing music scene. But, thanks to rampant piracy, its musicians don’t make the money they deserve. Now, MTN’s and Huawei’s Music+ service is giving Nigeria’s music-mad population a viable alternative to cheap illegal CDs.
MEF’s features editor Tim Green recently interviewed the service’s marketing manager Ebere Nzewi for MEF’s Africa eBulletin which also contains case studies, interviews a round-up of news from the region, information on VAS regulation in Nigeria, as well as market stats and an exclusive preview of MEF’s forthcoming Global Messaging Report which puts consumers in Nigeria and South Africa under the spotlight.