Business

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The thin line between market dominance through innovation and monopoly

Apple’s conduct [vs Epic Games] locks consumers in, preventing them from moving to other systems due to high switching costs. This restricts choice and monopolizes the market.

Doing business in an election year in Kenya

In just slightly over a year, Kenya will head to the polls for the General Elections. Electioneering periods turn out to be a bad period for small businesses.

Potential of digital payments across Africa

According to the Visa COVID-19 CEMEA Impact Tracker, contactless payments and eCommerce shopping grew exponentially, with merchants and consumers showing a sustained preference for digital payments.

Please DM for price

"DM for price" is tantamount to having a supermarket with goods that are well labeled, but with no prices. You pick something, then go to the cashier to confirm the price. That is ridiculous.

You can now pay businesses via WhatsApp in South Africa

South Africa's Nedbank, in collaboration with Mastercard and Ukheshe, has launched a payment platform that lets businesses receive secure in-chat payments from their customers via WhatsApp.

Guarding against internet overlords

The duopolistic Mastercard and Visa payment processor hegemony poses a huge threat to the internet, while over the last few years, the dangers of the power held by Big Tech and governments have been under scrutiny - they shouldn't be the only ones.

Reversing the technology talent erosion in rural communities

One of the countermeasures to address rural decline is for tech companies to recognize that talent can operate from anywhere and provide employees the option of working from anywhere. Allow skilled tech workers to work from their rural home towns.