5 key takeaways from the worlds biggest mobile event


Every year at Mobile World Congress there is a lot of hype, brand noise and people with over 100,000 in Barcelona this year for MWC2016 at the world’s biggest mobile get together.

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MWC: Fully charged phones in just 15 minutes

oppo - supervooc

Oppo the chinese manufacturer launched it’s rapid phone charging solution ‘Super VOOC Flash Charge’ at MWC this week and means Oppo’s new devices will be fully charged in just a quarter of an hour, while five minutes at the plug provides ten hours of talk time.

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16 African startups who are changing the world

Seedstars Summit

More than 3’000 startups from Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America applied to participate in Seedstars World this year proudly supported by Appsafrica.com. In Africa these entrepreneurs  are working relentlessly on solving problems they care about and are among the most inspiring people around.

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MWC: Sports shoes just got very clever

samsung trainers

The internet of things (IoT) and wearables are nothing new, however Samsung have in conjunction with its in-house startup, Salted Venture launched what could be the biggest revolution in sportswear since Nike invented air bubbles.

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MWC: Is Virtual reality the next big thing?

Facebook shared how it was bringing its streaming technology for 360 video to Samsung Gear VR in coming weeks

Virtual reality is a major focus at Mobile World Congress 2016 with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a surprise appearance at Samsung’s press conference talking up progress in virtual reality and to promote VR in the future as “the most social platform.”

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African ventures to scale-up at the Africa Business Angel Forum

london“Africa Rising” is the common theme in pitch decks Appsafrica.com receives, however speak with ventures on the ground and it’s cash and talent, not narratives they require to scale and build businesses. 

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Entries now open for inaugural West Africa Mobile Awards

WAMAS-LOGO-2The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards targeting the leading mobile and tech companies across the region, are now accepting entries.

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