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Messaging apps: King Makers in the emerging world of chatbots

Aug 18 2016

Sebastiaan Vaessen, Head of Strategy at Naspers.  Messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Messenger and Snapchat have the potential to radically change the nature of competition in digital services.   An increasing number of companies are investigating chatbots to sell their services and... Read more


The hyper competitive world of mobile apps

Aug 18 2016

Sebastiaan Vaessen, Head of Strategy at Naspers.  In today’s world of mobile apps, businesses should play to win or go home. Leadership matters more than growth When it comes to internet companies, only market leaders make money. When the whole market is growing, such as what’s... Read more


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

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