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East African mobile app innovators to watch

Earlier this month I was asked by a panel moderator what the most critical factor was in accelerating broadband use. My answer was mobile apps. If people have interesting things to do with their devices, they will upgrade to smartphones, they will pay the usage charges, etc. This is also why I decided to put some effort into beating back ETNO’s misguided effort to squeeze the Internet into a dysfunctional accounting-rate regime.

So where are these apps coming from? From young innovators who are leaving their safe jobs and starting new companies to develop a nd launch apps


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