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US Ambassador on a ground breaking public internet chat: Here is the Transcript

CO.NX Moderator (Mark): Hello and welcome to today’s webchat!? We’re taking your questions now.? The live chat will begin at the top of the hour 12:00GMT. CO.NX Moderator (Tim): Good…

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Kenyan Tech sector is now the Point of attraction in Africa

ECP invests Sh1.9bn in ?Wananchi ISP Great news for the Kenyan Tech world as there are signs ?that Kenyan ICT sector is the place to be at the moment. U.S.based…

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Kiswahili Tech Projects are falling apart, why?

The Swahili speaking community in Eastern Africa should think seriously on how to develop and grow the language beyond the casual communication it represents at the moment. The concern that…

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Orange Launched Blackberry Solutions and expect 2M subscribers by year end

Orange followed in the footsteps of Zain to launch Blackberry solutions in Kenya. Telkom Kenya and Research In Motion announced the launch of Blackberry and the expected roll out on…

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Get any Facebook account hacked for $100

For $100 you can get a Facebook account of your choice be hacked. The revelation was made? by Security firm PandaLabs.? It is very serious to extent that Facebook itself…

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East Africa Tech World and Leadership wrap up

Uganda Ushahidi witness alert The recent riots in Uganda is troubling for East Africa Community.? Leadership in the region should understand that faster development can only be achieved through peaceful…

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The site you are accessing (http://eastandard.net/) cannot be reached, pliz check later

“Please check tomorrow we don’t have? Ksh.1000 to renew our domain”. Nobody said that from standard but what do you make of? a whole standard website being down because the…

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Kenyan Police Website and the traffic updates

Dear Mr. New Commissioner I am still coming to terms with your name but if i am not wrong i think you are Mr.Iteeri.? I know you are new at…

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TEAMS to go live next week

According to Dr. Bitange Ndemo TEAMS cable is to go live next week.? At long last TEAMS is really here. The chorus in the market in the last few weeks…

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Equity Bank a victim of Web Forgery

In the last one month majority of Kenyan sites have received floods of online attack. Now it seems the? early beneficiaries of the fiber of optics in Kenya are the…

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Africa Top ten internet Countries and why Africa is the continent to watch

It is now a fact that the whole coast of Africa is connected to fiber optic cables. It is exciting to be in Africa, to be part of the revolution…

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BBC Digital Planet, tech show on BBC World Service is coming to Nairobi

BBC Digital Planet, the technology show on BBC World Service, is coming to Nairobi and they would love to meet local listeners and people in the tech community.? So how…

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When come to M-Banking, banks find it hard to detach from M-Pesa

Mobile banking, powered by cell phones, has become a big success story in Kenya and the whole world now talk about it. But this has been basically the M-Pesa story…

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Diaspora giving up on Kenya? John Karanja of SpaceKenya.com says NO

Kachwanya: There is talk that Kenyans in the Diaspora are giving up on Kenya and there a number of issues sited like power rationing or? electricity shortages, water rationing, crime…

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Do you still send letters and what happened when Gmail was down

Two strange things happened? on Tuesday at least for me. One, Google was down ?and I could not access my mails and two I received a letter from Post Office.?…

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E.A. Internet Governance Forum and my 5 Questions for ICT Board and Kenic

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) in collaboration with other organisations have organized a second East African Internet Governance Forum (EA-IGF 2009).? This Forum…

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Is Yu the Fastest expanding network in Africa?

When Yu launched its operation in Kenya sometime last year, many people highly doubted its chances of success in Kenya. Operating in Kenya as the fourth mobile service provider was…

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Yahoo Is now Asking What are you doing right now?

Social Networking is the in thing and has taken the? internet? by storm.? The latest trend is not just social networking but a combination of social networking? and the microblogging?…

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Google spammed by phrase “white people stole my car”

Have you seen this phrase “white people stole my car”? May be it started as a joke and many people picked up to the extent that the phrase has been…

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FreeCode Seminar – Pan Afric Hotel: Nairobi

The organisers of FreeCode, a cutting-edge Systems Support Provider for IT Security, Help/Support Desk and Publishing Solutions, Document Management Systems as well as Email and IP Telephony Systems invites you…

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Beware of Honeypots

By Idd Salim Shamelessly copy-pasted from Wikipedia, “a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally it…

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Around 40 Per cent of Twitter Messages are pointless babble

A recent study by a? marketing firm Peer Analytics Group, found out that almost a half the tweets are pointless babble. Take a look at the following 1.Pointless babble tweets:…

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Number Portability, where is the excitement?

Mobile number portability means you can keep your existing mobile telephone number when you change your service provider. ?When you feel? that? one mobile phone service provider is not meeting…

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Top Ten Kenyan Social Media Kings

1. Chris Kirubi There is no other entrepreneur in Kenya who I know who understands the power of social media than DJ CK.? He has made Capital FM website http://www.capitalfm.co.ke…

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E-learning and the tale of diskettes

E-learning is a welcome gesture. It seems the government is finally thinking in the right direction. In the recent times computers have overtaken all other things used in work to…

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Mpesa Overload? Technically impossible unless….

By Mr. Anonymous This piece was written by someone who requested to remain anonymous Mpesa An average Mpesa transaction takes a maximum of 100 bytes. And that is a complex…

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Meet Safaricom True Broadband..that never was

When I saw full page advert posted on Daily Nation showing? Mr.Michael Joseph talking about the True Broadband, I got so excited . At long last I found the ISP…

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Nairobi Plane Crash and the worrying Air accident Statistics

An aircraft crashed at Nairobi’s Highrise estate near Wilson Airport shortly before 3pm Kenya Time on Saturday. According to Capital News there were four people on board who got? injured…

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Hackers and Kenyan banks..security threats

Guest Post By Idd Salim A hackers life is about to get veeeery veery interesting… Let me explain something Kenya is one country where the art of security through obscurity…

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Kenya being part of the internet super-highway, the sky is the limit

Much has been said about the connection of Africa to internet super highway and the excitement is everywhere. But how exactly will people take advantage of the broadband connection is…

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