TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter SMS in Africa, Free in Kenya at the moment

And now Twitter mobile texting is right back. In Kenya the short code is A big sign how¬† serious twitter is now taking their operations in Africa.¬† Whiteafrican‘s¬† blog has…

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Why i will be blogging more about Football

Hehehe don’t worry, kachwanya.com is not turning to football blog any time soon. I just wanted to get your attention on some football tech related matters.¬† Plus yeah the mighty…

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Dear Employers, stop being the enemy of growth

Dear employers Over the last few years the use of internet in Kenya has taken off. Now the stats show that over 8.5million Kenyans are online and 22million mobile phone…

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MY name is Kachwanya and I support KenyaFeb28

Once a upon a time i wrote that KenyaFeb28 #Failed… People who read the post , some understood my points, some took them on face value and others thought i…

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AccessKenya fibre network recorded 99.93% uptime for the whole of 2010..Do you agree?

Did you know that AccessKenya fibre network recorded 99.93%¬† uptime for the whole of 2010? Ok, i was a bit surprised, only 0.07% less to perfection!¬† Based on the whining…

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Safaricom System Upgrade

Another weekend another system upgrade from Safaricom.¬†¬† Well the last one about Mpesa was not bad. Safaricom will be upgrading their systems this weekend. The exercise is scheduled to run…

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Next2.us and the SMS Business in Kenya

A few weeks ago I got introduced to Next2.us. Next2.us brings geosocial technology and message match capability to simple low-end handset through text messaging. In other words SMS based social…

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Business and Lifestyle online Magazine for Kenyan Ladies

Information is power and power is everything.¬† This is a fact many people take for granted but at the end, they learn the hard way.¬† In business world having or…

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Google’s English to Swahili translation for ‘stupidity’ is ‘women’..

Really Google!!..translation of the word “stupidity” from English to Swahili is “Women”? So the person who did this must be the so called experts, probably in both languages. Should be…

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Ten Reasons why KenyaFeb28 Failed

Since the eruption of the protests in Tunisia which toppled the¬† former President for life Zine El Abidine Ben Ali there have been calls on twitter for Kenyans to take…

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Scammers are moving with technology too, now they are using SMSes be warned

Yes it¬† is 2011 and internet has been around here for more than a decade now.¬† If you have been around for that long or even a quarter of that…

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Just a phone call and you kill the internet

So killing the internet¬† is that easy. A phone call from stone faced dictator to ISPs and the scared chickens rush to reconfigure the routes of the traffic. Mubarak and…

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Illusions of Grandeur

By Kenyanentrepreneur I was asked to write a piece on Kenyan Tech Entrepreneurs by the owner of this blog (who I follow on Twitter). ¬†He asked me to write this…

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Mobile Trends and the Innovators, where are the masses?

By Mwirigi With the launch of the Android powered Huawei IDEOS in Kenya, there‚Äôs been lots of talk about an Android revolution but quite frankly , I highly doubt it.¬†…

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Digital Marketing In Kenya: An Interview With Gaita Wamucii

In this interview, Gaita Wamucii shares some gems of insight in regard to digital marketing in Kenya. Kachwanya: What is your take on the current state of digital marketing in…

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Kenyan Cyber-Security: Suffering from Neo-Luddism and Ignorance

“Technology will evolve forward, with or without our help… All we can do is get out of the way, or ‚ÄĒ at best ‚ÄĒ enjoy the ride.” Douglas Rushkoff There…

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Huawei IDEOS the world’s first affordable smartphone Launched in Kenya

How many times do you use the words “cheap” and “truly smart” on the same sentence?¬† At long last we have¬† a smartphone¬† which can match that description perfectly. The…

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Does Mobile Money Build Savings?

By Bankelele In the four years since the introduction of Safaricom’s M-Pesa there has been a massive growth in the use of mobile money in Kenya as a financial tool,…

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Quora, Big in 2011

There has been a huge influx of interest around the ‘new’ kid on the block Quora of late. Founded by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever, the company looks to “continually…

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Blog for life and Win an Ipad

There is a blog competition going on here , HOW TO ENTER 1. Make your way to icare website here 2.Create and account by clicking on register and then login…

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Mobile Monday Kenya and the best for 2011

I start by pinching myself for not including¬† Mobile Monday Kenya in our¬† Tech winners of the year 2010. Clearly Mobile Monday Kenya was among the big winners of 2010,…

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Think of Web in terms of questions answered, customer service medium

Do you wake up in the morning and wonder what exactly you are doing wrong when comes to your web or mobile web strategy? I mean you check your website¬†…

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Wikipedia to Launch Schools Project in Kenya and iHub Meetup

Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Talk @ iHub on 12th Jan 2011 You are welcome to attend a talk by Dr.Ting Chen, the chairman of Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees who is…

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Hackers and the Cyber Security in Kenya

When Hackers visited our utumishi kwa wote (police) website, it took a question from a reporter @Larrymadowo for the spokesman of the police to realize that their website had been…

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The Kenya Tech Winners and Losers 2010

2010 Winners (#Success) iHub It doesn’t come better than iHub…Nairobi‚Äôs Innovation Hub for the technology community. Launched back¬† in March in the year of our lord 2010¬† and since then…

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Yu Data Modem

Great to see Yu doing something about internet market. The new YU modem price…..Ksh. 2.599 Internet bundle ….2 months free unlimited data True Happy Christmas from Yu..jienjoy

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Net Neutrality and why you should fight for it

Yesterday Nonie M Gathitu popularly known on twitter as @NonieMG asked whether¬†a tale of two internet being discussed in US will affect us here.¬† It reminded me that I had…

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Cell phone, Computer Usage in Kenya Up as Social Networking becomes part of Life

Kenya joined the global world in embracing technology according to a¬†new Pew Global Attitudes study.¬† The only¬† two African nations surveyed were¬† Kenya and Nigeria. There are interesting findings: Cell…

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Social Treasure Hunt Kenya MMX

Social Treasure Hunt is a quest by teams, drawn from the members of the public, on a mission to discover the still hidden wealth in our communities using social media…

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Kachwanya.com App in Ovistore and meet Nokia merry Christmas Apps

Kachwanya.com app for Nokia Users It is a party season and here we are pleased to announce that Kachwanya.com is¬† now available in the Ovi Store. You can now get…

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