News by ‘Anthony D. Curtis’

88mph: The VC Firm Investing In Africa’s Tech Startups

This story was featured in Ventures Africa magazine’s February/March Edition…. A global network of experienced entrepreneurs prepare to invest the time and money required to give Africa’s most promising early stage tech companies the head start they need. VENTURES AFRICA – A small group of...

Africa hungry for homegrown online content

(CNN) — Things have never been more exciting in Africa than they are now. The continent’s rising economy and burgeoning tech space is all anyone can talk about. At a recent South by Southwest panel, “Africa or Bust! Content, Monetization, Opportunity,” it was made clear...

Zodiac Prepares for Chinese New gTLDs, Announces “Chinese Advisory Services” for New gTLD Applicants

April 02, 2013, Zodiac Holdings Limited (“Zodiac”), the largest Chinese TLD applicant, is pleased to announce that 6 of its new gTLD applications have successfully passed the Initial Evaluation. The results for八卦 (gossip) and 集团 (conglomerate) were announced on March 23, 2013 and 网店 (online shop),...

gTLD: The Impact of 524 Words on the Global Branding World

ADOTAS – There are specific 542 dictionary words applied for as generic top-level domain as ICANN gTLDs at an average cost of million dollars each. What will these dictionary words achieve as cyber brands, what power will they exert on new and established brands and...

Samsung and Google Extending Their Reach In Africa

As Google announces its White Space plans in the Republic of South Africa, Samsung too is extending its operations across the the continent. Apple’s investments in Africa are more limited. Who will win the race for the next emerging electronics market? Google has announced experiments...

Internet addresses coming closer to being more international

Research Triangle Park, N.C. — The agency in charge of Internet addresses says it’s given preliminary approval for 27 new suffixes — all in Chinese, Arabic and other languages besides English. But there are some familiar names among the applicants on the initial list, among...

Facebook and Google Create Walled Gardens for Web Newcomers Overseas

With more than half the people in the world still not online, Facebook and Google are waging a battle to make sure that Internet newcomers get their first tastes of the Web from them. Each company is persuading wireless carriers in poor countries to offer...

300 UK domains pilfered, massive security lapse blamed

Exclusive What appears to be a glaringly obvious security hole has been blamed for the snatching of 300 domains hosted by one web-hosting firm last year, The Reg has discovered. A source told El Reg that anyone with a hosting package from 123-Reg, and hence...

Internet Providers Persuade FCC Panel Against Cybersecurity Recommendations

WASHINGTON—Big Internet providers seem to have talked their way out of unwelcome new recommendations on cybersecurity. Danny Yadron has specifics of how Internet providers oppose proposed cybersecurity measures put forth by an FCC panel. Photo: Getty Images. An original draft of a report by an...

African Union Cybersquatting a Continental Top Level Domain “.africa”

Africa has made the news once again, in the technology sector and as the most attractive continent in the world in terms of technology and business. It’s clearly the next emerging market with top tech and blue chip firms jostling to set up regional head...