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  • Waabeh shows snapshot of Africa’s music streaming industry [infographic]

    Online music streaming has been booming ever since iTunes was released more than a decade ago. With African content for Africans in mind, services such as Nigeria's iRoking and Kenya's Waabeh are steadily increasing their online footprints, not only in their respective regions, but internationally as well. The latter recently released an infographic of its performance in the last year, which gives us a snapshot of what the African music streaming industry might look like. Since launching in 2013, Waabeh has managed to become the local go-to place for Kenyan artists to easily upload and distribute their music,...

  • Flexibility vs instability: pros and cons of working at a startup [Infographic]

    Like most things in life, working at a young dynamic startup company has its ups and downs. A recent unofficial survey of more than 150 startup employees suggests that low pay and lack of company structure are what concern them the most. What the survey has noted is that many of a startup company's characteristics are double-edged swords. For instance, having an open-minded work environment might mean that there'll be more space for your ideas but it lacks organisational structure. That and low salary-compensation for your work were rated as being the most concerning downsides of working at a...

  • 20 of the world’s hottest startup cities [Infographic]

    Interested in startups outside the Valley? Intuit just released this interesting infographic that breaks down the world’s top startup cities into eight key areas that distinguish them as major startup hubs: startup output, funding, performance, entrepreneurial mindset, trendsetting, support, talent, and differentiation. Of course, topping the list is Silicon Valley, but just behind is Tel Aviv. But given major acquisitions like billion-dollar Waze, which sold recently to Google, clearly Israel’s second biggest city has got the gumption for startups. In 17th, 18th, and 19th places you can see Singapore, Melbourne, and Bangalore, thus making a total of four from Asia....

  • China’s luxury ecommerce market to be worth $27 billion in 2013

    China’s ecommerce market looks set to be worth $296-billion in 2013 as China surpasses America to be the world’s top e-commerce market. In that industry, one of the most interesting and international segments is Chinese luxury ecommerce. According to a new report by Washington-based Observer Solutions today, the country’s online luxury sales will be worth an estimated $27-billion this year. The report’s authors also made an infographic (see below) that outlines the numbers and key players in this high-end sector in China. It’s structured around four reasons why luxury brands should leap into China right now if they haven’t done...

  • One year of Mxit open APIs [Infographic]

    It's the birthday of Mxit's open APIs and the launch of its mobi portal. To celebrate the last year we're not having cake, but rather showcasing a lovely infographic on the South African social network's developer (dev) and app growth. Since the mobi portal launched in April 2012, 126 active developers have launched 219 apps onto the platform, showing steady progress. Highlighting the infographic's stats, the 2012 to 2013 growth saw between five to 35 apps published each month, taking the total number of apps on the platform from 209 in March 2012 to 428 in March 2013. In terms of categories,...

  • Funding and South Africa’s tech startups [Infographic]

    South Africa's funding scene is cagey. It's really hard to find concrete information, but it's no surprise really, considering all the non-disclosure agreements. Silicon Cape has been running a survey in an effort to unlock some funding information which it hopes will enlighten the country's tech startup community. The survey results were compiled into this infographic. While 60% of startups are self-funded, 41% are in search of funding. Funding is still a luxury available to a select few -- about a quarter of the survey respondents have received funding from VCs, Angels and family. Few investors are willing to invest amounts...

  • Check out the 10 biggest tech entrepreneurs under 30 [Infographic]

    Need some inspiration? Why not look to the most successful, and young (under 30), tech entrepreneurs in the world today, in the form of a nice neat infographic? It's sure to lift your mood... or make you feel like a terrible person because you haven't yet marked your place in the history books. From what kinds of companies were received well in 2012 to the genius of their ideas to their problem-solving nature, we can all learn something from these entrepreneurs. It's important to have models for success, and where better to look than the best of the best. So...

  • The state of South Africa’s tech startup industry [Infographic]

    A recent Silicon Cape survey titled The State of South Africa's Tech Startup Industry has been compiled in the form of the mighty infographic. Although only around 250 people have answered the survey at the date of writing, the information supplied by the small sample group provides revealing insight into the nature of the scene, and most tellingly, the perception of the scene -- especially when compared to last year's poll of 190...

  • Will the world replace employees with entrepreneurs? [Infographic]

    If the number of entrepreneurs keeps rising, we may well find ourselves in a world full of innovators, creators and risk-takers in the not-too-distant future. New ideas, new ways of doing business, new clients coming in every day... sounds great right? Well not for the regular employees of the world according to a recent infographic by Funders and Founders. The infographic argues that not only are startups turning away from traditional employees, but so are large enterprises such as Google, small businesses and agencies. Its basis for argument is that 30% of current large tech companies have set up seed funds with the...

  • So. Many. Billion-dollar startups. [Infographic]

    When we came across this infographic about billion startups by Staff.com, we were impressed to see the number of young companies that have sky-high valuations. That is, until we started calling out big names that we expected to see on the list. Where is Pinterest? What about SurveyMonkey, Rovio and Kayak? Once we started doing some research we realised that the billion-dollar club has in fact become more of a party in the park than an exclusive VIP snootfest. The New York Times did the thumbsuck-math and came up with a number between 25 and 40 startups that now have...