TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

Barclays Kenya Throws Their Customer’s Account Balance to the Social media Jungle

Social Media is a boon for brands. It is a free medium where brands get to interact directly with their customers, and in some cases, they can even partly port…

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Airtel Launched 3G Platform in Rwanda

Airtel has launched mobile Internet services on 3G platform in Rwanda.  Now the people down there can  enjoy HSPA+ technology with up to 21 Mbps speed. ..read more here

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Samsung to Launch Galaxy S3 in Kenya

  Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd will tomorrow morning launch the Galaxy SIII phone in Kenya.  

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Global Voice Summit Kicks Off in Nairobi Kenya

Global Voice Summit kicks off today at Pride Inn Hotel in Nairobi Kenya. The two-day event  convenes bloggers, activists and technologists for public discussions and workshops about the rise of online…

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TECHNOLOGY

CCK to Switch off Fake Phones on 30th of September …..naught

Communications Commission of Kenya has today launched a public awareness campaign dubbed ‘Pata Ukweli wa Mtambo’ to educate Kenyans on the risks associated with using counterfeit mobile phones and steps…

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Safaricom, Huawei Launched Ideos Ascend Y100

When Ideos U8150 was launched in Kenya last year, nobody knew the direction it would take. But at one point in future when the history of Smartphone will be written…

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Orange in one-month sales promotion targeting Western Kenya

Orange has launched a one-month sales promotion targeting Western Kenya with marketing activities planned for various areas in that region. The campaign – dubbed Orange “Yefwe” or “Orange is ours”…

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US$.6000 car by Mobius Motors to go on sale in Kenya this year

A car for USD6000 by Mobius Motors to go on sale in Kenya later this year. It is already being talked about as the car to transform African economy. According…

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TECHNOLOGY

Nokia Mobile Hack..Winners and more

Nokia has had its troubles in the last few years and the question some of us keep on asking is, how far down hill will the company go. In Kenya…

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STARTUPS TECHNOLOGY

The GrowthHub Ready to Invest USD 100,000 pre-committed capital on two Startups in Kenya

GrowthAfrica entered into a partnership with Village Capital to run a program dubbed Village Capital Nairobi program @ The GrowthHub. The Program will run for 20 weeks from August –November…

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Kenya Open Data site is back up

The Kenaya open data site is back up. Kudos to Linet Kwamboka (@g33kmate) who promised a quick action while responding to  this post. Although my view on Government projects execution …

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72% of youth live on less than 2 dollars a day in Sub- Saharan Africa according to Study Commissioned by Microsoft

A study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. from the International Youth foundation (IYF) reveals that 76% of workers in Sub- Saharan Africa are working at low skilled, low quality jobs that…

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Kenya Opendata is dead..RIP

It is been one year of hype and wonders about Kenya open data. It was launched by none other than his Excellency himself, the Commander in Chief of All the…

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Bring Zack Back Home Campaign…Here is the part of the story #BringZackBackHome

Since I came to know about Bring Zack Back Home campaign, I have done a few inquiries here and there looking for the background info. Unfortunately some people who have…

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Pivot East 2012 – Views from the Back of the Pitching Hall..

Pivot East Came…they competed, there were winners and there were losers.. After long reflection, it is time to give some thoughts on what took place and the lessons learned.   Pivot…

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Airtel partners with ECOBANK to launch Airtel Money in Chad

Airtel Chad has partnered with ECOBANK  to launch Airtel Money in Chad. The service will allow subscribers to carry out financial transactions on their mobile phones and enhance the delivery…

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What your phone says about you!!!!

I came across this post on Facebook written by my friend Njogu William ..I just had to ask him to allow me to post it here.. Here you go  WHAT…

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Microsoft Tablets- Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows Pro

Microsoft  has announced a pair of  tablets , one that runs the full Windows 8 , and one that runs Windows RT, a cut-down version of Windows 8 that still…

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Twitter Big Stick-Companies and people behaving badly

The last time I wrote about the TwitterBigStick I looked at its effectiveness, and the consensus was it is a great idea but there is a need for some improvement….

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Safaricom Guidelines against Sending Hate Political SMS

For those planning to send Political Bulk SMS here are the Safaricom tough guidelines for Content & Premium Service.  The guidelines includes the use of  Short Message Service (SMS), Multi…

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Samsung Galaxy S3 now available in both Safaricom and FoneXpress Shops in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy S3 is now available in both Safaricom shops and FoneXpress. Safaricom shops are selling the phone at Ksh.59,999 while one of the shop keepers at the FoneXpress  confirmed…

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Workshop-Demystifying Social Media for Business

When comes to social media in Kenya, many businesses are still on the dark. Well here is something for you Workshop on Demystifying Social Media for Business When: June 22nd…

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Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Review

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos can not really be called budget smartphone in Kenya although in some parts of the world it is. The price range is around Ksh.20k.  It…

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STARTUPS TECHNOLOGY

Samsung Kenya is Ready to Support Local Startups developing for Android Platform

Samsung Electronics, has reiterated its corporate plans to support local Mobile Web Application developers to access the global market. Samsung will provide support to local developers deploying their applications on…

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TECHNOLOGY

Mobile payment and Banking system- The case of “Kenyan success ” vs Disappointment in Haiti

I  have followed closely how the aid agencies including US Government and and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have struggled to get the mobile money ticking in Haiti in…

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StarTimes- The new PayTv Launched in Kenya

Here comes competition for both Zuku and Dstv. The paytv space in Kenya has gotten a new entrance in the name of StarTimes. StarTimes Media announced the launch of its…

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TECHNOLOGY

Ugandans on Twitter outraged by Spain Prime Minister’s SMS to Finance Minister..

Ugandans on Twitter reacted angrily to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after he reportedly texeted the Finance Minister “We’re the number four power in Europe, Spain is not Uganda”. It…

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TECHNOLOGY

AccessKenya Group to issue and list additional 10 million ordinary shares

Capital Markets Authority has approved AccessKenya’s Bonus Share issue to shareholders. The approval will enable the Group to issue and list an additional 10,382,785 ordinary shares of a par value…

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TECHNOLOGY

Google Student Africa Summit Kicks off Today

The Google Student Africa Summit starts today in Nairobi to 13th June at Chandaria Auditorium, Visa Oshwal, Westlands for 3 days of learning, creativity, networking. The summit will bring together…

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Windows Azure Officially Launched in Kenya

Microsoft yesterday officially launched Windows Azure Platform in Kenya. Windows Azure is Microsoft cloud computing platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers.  But there…

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