TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom Roaming service in Uganda is a letdown

I stuck with Safaricom on my way to Kampala and in Kampala to watch Harambee Stars play Uganda Cranes, but i was disappointed with the so called roaming service. Roaming…

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TECHNOLOGY

Youtube.co.ke- Google is now more Kenyan than most Kenyans

Youtube.co.ke it is. Google is slowly making their presence felt in Kenya. This week Google Launched Youtube.co.ke . So is there any difference between Youtube.co.ke  and Youtube.com? Nope. Why lauch…

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TECHNOLOGY

Vodacom Tanzania Partners with Nokia Siemens Networks to introduce convergent billing platform

Nokia Siemens Networks has migrated the existing charging and billing system of Vodacom Tanzania to its own charge@once unified platform.. With the charge@once unified platform, Vodacom Tanzania’s customers can  choose…

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TECHNOLOGY

iPhone 4S, A waste of expectation

I stayed awake  long enough to hear if Apple will mention anything to do with iPhone5 which many expect to compete with Samsung Galaxy SII(the best phone at the moment)…

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TECHNOLOGY

Wezesha Laptops initiative came to an end, Students please move on

The interest on the Wezesha laptops has been highest on this blog for many months since this post was written. We have had students calling, emails, sms, and comments but…

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STARTUPS

Tandaa Digital Content Grant Shortlist will be announced on October 10th 2011

The review of 795 proposals received for the Tandaa Digital Content Grant is still on going. The ICT Board has confirmed that they will announce the shortlist in a week’s time…

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TECHNOLOGY

Garage48 Winner- Kamata Kab

And the big winner for Garage48 weekend event is Kamata Kab. As we explained here, the concept behind Garage48 is to turn  ideas to working products or services within 48…

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TECHNOLOGY

#Garage48 Nairobi- Top Ten Best Ideas and Teams

Garage48 is a 3 day  forum, where you get to listen to people pitching business ideas. The ideas to become working products in three days.  Started from Estonia (yeah you…

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TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom has increased the voice call rates, utadoooo?

Kenya is a land of contrasting reasoning, while Yu made their free calls permanent a few days ago, Safaricom today has increased   voice call charges to Ksh.4 on net and…

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TECHNOLOGY

Crowdpesa – Mobile Payment Gateway linking the Existing payment Systems

Crowdpasa is an open mobile Payment gateway linking the existing Payment systems. The Application has been developed for Mobile, Web and Symbian platforms. In terms of monetization, CrowdPesa intends to…

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TECHNOLOGY

Internet Governance Forum In Nairobi- Main Points on the First day

This  week Nairobi Kenya is hosting Internet Governance Forum under the theme“Internet as a catalyst for Change: Access, Development, Freedom and Innovation” . The global IGF is being held in…

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TECHNOLOGY

Wordcamp Kenya 2011: 8 reasons why you should not miss

I talked about Wordcamp sometime back here, but now the time is near and it is only three days remaining for the early bird tickets. The early bird tickets  are priced…

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TECHNOLOGY

Top Apps: First Nokia App on the Windows Market

Top Apps is the first glimpse of how Nokia will approach the the absence of Ovistore on the Windows phone. The app was posted to the Windows Phone Marketplace on…

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TECHNOLOGY

Fiber cuts-Anybody found cutting cables should be jailed for life

That was a weekend of slow internet and Mpesa outage. The problem on the Safaricom network affected Data, M-PESA, Voice,and Wimax. According to the Safaricom CEO Mr.Bobcollymore, the problem was…

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TECHNOLOGY

Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S2 smartphone worldwide

Samsung confirmed that they have sold 10 million Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone worldwide. That going  past their previous smartphone record made by the original Galaxy S. The 10 million mark…

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TECHNOLOGY

World of Avatar buys Mobile Social network Mxit

World of Avatar has acquired 90% of South Africa based MXit for an undisclosed amount. Mxit currently has 43 million registered users in over 120 countries. Basically making it the…

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TECHNOLOGY

BlackBerry Developer Challenge “WebWorks” Winners

The following are the the winners of the BlackBerry Developer Challenge “Webworks selected on regional basis. I don’t think there is any Kenyan who participated in this, but I hope…

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TECHNOLOGY

Huawei SMART Mobile Broadband Solution Road Show

I had a chance to attend commencement of Huawei’s annual Mobile Broadband (MBB) road show at Panari Sky Hotel  to see some of their latest technologies in Kenya . A…

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TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Broadens Software Donation Program to Reach More Nonprofits and Communities

Microsoft  announced updates to  its donation program that makes it easier for nonprofit organizations to get access to affordable technology. The updates to the Microsoft Software Donation program, which is…

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TECHNOLOGY

Nokia has extended the deadline for ‘Create for Millions’ Competition in East and Southern Africa

Nokia today announced the extension of the deadline for its ‘Create for Millions’ Competition in East and Southern Africa to November 1, 2011 . This will give  developers more time…

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TECHNOLOGY

Nokia E6 Review- Smart Business Phone

The E6-00 is a high end smartphone, from the Nokia family of smartphones. Design: The phone has a solid-build with a metallic bezel on the edge of the phone. Has…

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TECHNOLOGY

MedAfrica from Kenya listed among the top 10 favorite startups from the DEMO 2011 Conference

When they became top at the Pivot 25 demo in Nairobi, we had them broke it down here for us. But that was from small pond, Medkenya now MedAfrica, a…

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TECHNOLOGY

Kenyan Apps- Are they just junkies without Value to the consumers?

I remember when Fiber optic cables landed in Kenya, my friend Idd Salim predicted that  there would be  10 Kenyans under 32 USD millionaires before October 2010..That was really ambitious…

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TECHNOLOGY

POWO September: Open Source Talk and Training Workshop, be there

Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform…

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TECHNOLOGY

Sinai Fire Tragedy: Open Letter to Kenyans Online

Dear Bloggers, Social Media people, Online readers. I hope you are all keeping well. Since  it is so hard to write a formal letter these days, i will go straight…

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TECHNOLOGY

Media Watch: The Gutter Press Star defending their lack of respect to the relatives of the dead

The star printed the following on their front page, the day after  the Sinai Fire and yesterday they were busy defending that horrible ..irresponsible action after several complaints from the…

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TECHNOLOGY

How to wean yourself off a telcom operator

I’m a creature of habit, I’ve had the same line for 11 years and I have never used any other mobile service provider. To be honest I blame myself for…

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TECHNOLOGY

Pesapal named among the 20 Hot international Startups to Watch

Kenyan Startups are now getting the right recognition that they deserve around the World.  Pesapal one of the well thought out startup in Kenya was named among the 20 Hot…

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TECHNOLOGY

Ghafla- Entertainment website that provides music content and digital downloads from East Africa.

Are you one those people who have no idea what Kenyan Artists are saying on their songs?  Here comes Ghafla with KenyanLyrics. Ghafla.co.ke  is a Kenyan Startup website that provides…

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TECHNOLOGY

Selected Apps to Pitch at AppCircus in Nairobi

So here below are the top 12 submitted apps that will have the chance to pitch in front of the professional jury and win a nomination to the Mobile Premier…

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