M-Pesa, the mobile money system used to handle nearly half of Kenya’s gross domestic product, is tentatively stepping into eastern Europe.
One day after Philipp Humm’s surprise resignation from T-Mobile, Vodafone announced he has joined its ranks. Humm won’t just be supervising one of Vodafone’s numerous European subsidiaries – he will take charge of eight carriers in Northern and Central Europe.
The quality of Europe’s internet access is right up there with Asia’s — but according to Akamai, if you want top quality continental broadband your best bet is to hit Holland or Romania, which boast the best speeds. Sweden is home to some of the fastest cities.
Embattled Nokia is hoping it can become faster and more competitive by shifting the heart of its manufacturing operations to Asia, a move which will see 4,000 jobs cut in Finland, Hungary and Mexico but will be seen as long overdue.
The proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has drawn the ire of many tech industry leaders for its potential to squash innovation. GigaOM talked to O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly about why SOPA is wrong and what the tech industry can do to stop it.