Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Massive Opera Mini Growth in Kenya

I nicked this from our sister website, hope they don't charge me for giving you this information...

Opera Mini browsing jumped 12.1 per cent in January 2009 over the previous month. The Norwegian firm's latest The State of the Mobile Web report shows that its user base is up to 20 million uniques, and that monthly page views increased 18 per cent to 7.6 billion web pages in the same time period. Data transfers were also up 18 per cent from December 2008, with Opera Mini generating more than 122 million MB of data for operators worldwide.And the country which led the growth chart? You really deserve a prize if you guessed Armenia, whose usage jumping more than 2800 per cent. Nigeria was second, with 1854 per cent. Other notable countries include: Egypt (1391 per cent), Philippines (570 per cent) and Kazakhstan (419 per cent). Kenya isn’t too far behind and comes in 16th globally and 4th on the continent after South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria with a 184.3% growth.

What’s All The Fuss About Opera Mini?
Not only is the Opera Mini browser the most popular mobile phone browser in the planet, it’s the most powerful browsing experience currently available. It works on entry level standard cell phones, Blackberry devices, Symbian cell phones and Windows Mobile devices. Using a mixture of cutting edge technologies and mainstay standards, the Opera Mini browser allows users to download faster, render pages more quickly, and navigate pages with more precision and ease of use. By using Opera servers the browser is able to display pages that pass through an Opera server in an easy to read display output.

The next time you want to browse the internet via your mobile phone, why not try the Opera Mini 4.1 browser, I promise you that you’ll not be disappointed.
To download Opera Mini 4.1

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Wait… is this for real? A new Dr. Dre song on the radio? I know how you feel. It’s that awkward feeling that is somewhere in between excited and afraid. Is “Topless” the first single off Dr. Dre’s mythical ‘Detox’ album? I’m not really sure, at all, but this does give me hope that our wait for Detox (eight years and counting) will be a lot shorter than the wait for Wahu’s album.
Or maybe I’m getting ahead of myself... when he introduced the track to the world, DJ Envy from New York’s Hot97 mentioned Nas first. Could this be off one of his new projects? Or what about T.I.? It is my understanding that he is planning to release one of those deluxe edition things for his latest album ‘Paper Trail.’ I guess he needs the cash flowing while he’s in the big house. Also, did anyone actually hear Dr. Dre rapping? I must have missed it… Let the speculation begin.

Eh, Yo! Dr. Dre…Are You Like A Real Doctor Dude?
For those of you who don’t know, Dr Dre (Andre Romelle Young) is probably the most celebrated producer in the history of hip hop. He’s produced hits for his original O.G. group NWA and music superstars like Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Mary J Blidge, Missy Eliot, Justin Timberlake & 50 Cent just to mention a few. To give you a clearer understanding of just how successful Dr. Dre is as a music producer, simply remember the line out off his single ‘Forgot About Dre’ (Chronic 2000)… “when your album sales weren’t doin’ too good/who’s the doctor they told you to go see?” Dr. Dre has got the Midas touch, produced multi-million selling albums and won Grammy Awards to boot! In a nutshell, if you hear a dope hip hop beat, Dre’s probably the one behind the boards.

Perhaps the most endearing trait of this hip hop enigma is his ability to produce hip hop classics for himself (unlike P Diddy-and I ain’t hatin’ or anything). Dr. Dre has produced two of the greatest hip hop albums for himself; The Chronic and Chronic 2000. Dr. Dre is also famous for never rushing the production of his albums. The Chronic was produced in 1991, while Chronic 2000 was actually released in 2001 (do I detect a 10-year cycle here?). While the possibility of his 3rd and final album DETOX being released in 2011 is unlikely, rumour has it that the album will drop this year. Already, two singles off the Detox album, ‘Could’ve Been You’ and ‘Topless’, have been leaked online. Though Dr. Dre has refused to give details as to Detox’ release date, music lovers worldwide can only salivate and wait in anticipation for what will no doubt be another classic from hip hop’s head surgeon.
Mojo Sojo

Tupac's Mum Sues Company Over His Movie

Amaru Entertainment has responded to a lawsuit over the rights to the film adaptation of rapper Tupac Shakur. MorganCreek filed the lawsuit against Amaru Entertainment in Los Angeles Superior Court last week. The lawsuit claims Amaru Entertainment is in breach of contract for refusing "to honour and perform a contract of a production of the film based on the life of Tupac Shakur." "Tupac touched so many people in his brief life and it makes me feel honored in keeping his message alive," Afeni Shakur told the media in a statement. "And I want to do so with integrity - in the right way with the right people...That's what Tupac would have wanted." Another rep for Amaru was more candid about the lawsuit and claimed it had "no merit." Amaru Entertainment is now filing a counter-lawsuit against Morgan Creek over the movie and sabotage allegations. "Sadly, MorganCreek decided to take advantage of this situation and attempt to frustrate our project by interfering with our business relationships," the rep stated. "We will not be frightened by MorganCreek's tactics and we are absolutely confident that the movie will be produced and released."

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jamaica Officially Bans Dancehall Music

The nation of Jamaica has instituted an island-wide ban of all music which glorifies violence or sexual activity, and in effect banning virtually all Dancehall music. The ban, which became official earlier this week, is targeted at quelling the growing dancehall trend called "daggering," where participants stimulate sexual intercourse on the dance floor. The style was popularized by dancehall star Mr. Vegas, who released a song and video of the same name last June. Under the new regulation, all music with lyrics detailing murder, arson, rape, and gun violence cannot be played on air.
Furthermore, DJ's are not allowed to be play censored versions of songs, as the intent and suggestive nature of the tracks would still be discernible. As the country's most popular music genre, dancehall stands to be the most affected by the new ruling. However, the decree will also limit the accessibility of Soca and Hip-Hop on the island. Hip-Hop has strong roots with the Caribbean island due to Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, who helped launch the genre of Hip-Hop in the 70s, after migrating to New York City in the late 1960s.