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Why Web Presence is Key to App Success

Aug 09 2016

Barron Ernst, Senior Director Mobile and Growth, Naspers.  Here’s a question: how important are websites in a mobile world?  Apps seem set to dominate the way customers interact with brands. In 2015, Apple’s App Store grew by 1,000 apps per day, and Google Play downloads are expected... Read more


How does technology innovation shape our world?

Jul 29 2016

Lee Clancy, SVP Product & Mobile Strategy at Naspers shares how technology has the power to address big societal needs. With Naspers’ focus on high-growth markets, we experience first-hand how technology enriches communities, every day, all over the world. Indeed, the most successful... Read more


Three Reasons Pokémon GO Might Struggle in Emerging Markets

Jul 20 2016

Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer, Showmax, A Naspers Company, shares his thoughts on the latest Pokemon Go craze.  You must have been asleep over the past couple of weeks not to have heard about Pokémon GO . The Augmented Reality game from Nintendo and Niantec lets players roam towns... Read more


Q&A: Making the Most of Mobile CRM

Jun 23 2016

Grow.co , a forum for marketing professionals, hosted a panel debate last month on mobile Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer at ShowMax, and Eduardo Henrique, Head of Global Expansion at PlayKids, joined mobile marketing professionals to discuss how... Read more


Follow the Leader: Alec Oxenford, founder of OLX and Letgo

Jun 21 2016

Read the first in our new Follow the Leader series, where we profile entrepreneurs making waves in high growth tech markets around the world.  For our inaugural post, we spoke with Alec Oxenford, co-founder of Naspers companies OLX and letgo .   Q: What is your role at Naspers... Read more


Larry Illg, CEO Ventures talks global opportunities and lining up for success in foreign markets

May 02 2016

Outside of the U.S. and China, 70% of the world’s internet and ecommerce business is happening. Going global sooner can be the difference between an opportunity seized or lost. And sometimes this can be the difference between a business succeeding or ultimately failing. Many companies with... Read more


Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer at ShowMax, shares his top tips for app success.

Apr 14 2016

When it comes to mobile apps, user experience is everything. The most innovative and disruptive business model in the world is still likely to fail if the app strategy is not successful. Despite this fairly obvious fact, all too often businesses launch apps that do little more than gather... Read more

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