Microsoft Sees the Future in Cloud Computing

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 - No Comments »

MICROSOFT chief executive Steve Ballmer said that the technology giant that built a fortune with package software is betting the future of computing is in the internet “cloud”. “Cloud computing represent the next frontier,” Ballmer said at an annual gathering of corporate chief executives at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. “We’ve. 

Students Make Their Mark on The Future at Imagine Cup 2010 Finals

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, July 16th, 2010 - No Comments »

Team Skeek from Thailand took home the grand prize of $25,000 (U.S.) in the Software Design category for their solution eyeFeel, which allows hearing-impaired people to communicate with others via an augmented-reality environment. It combines speech and face recognition, converts it to English from text, and generates virtual conversation text balloons and. 

Orange opens new look shop at the Sarit Centre

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - No Comments »

Telecommunications provider Telkom Kenya is waking up from the slumber and is out to expand its distribution network across the country. The programme was just launched this morning, with the opening of an Orange Shop at the Sarit Centre in Westlands. Managing Director Mikhael Ghossein said the programme is aimed at making Orange services and products easily. 

Nation Media Looking for an Innovation Guru

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, July 12th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Innovation is lacking at NMG and that is making them very uneasy. So today NMG has decided to advertise for an Innovation General Manager’s position. That is a big step considering the fact that IF (Ian Fernandes) has not been great at delivering new ideas at NMG. The company has been left in many instances with bruised nose after trying to contain. 

The security stack

By Aireni | On Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - No Comments »

For those of you doing a double take at the title, why stop at 2?! Friday 21 May 2010 0900, I was oblivious to the concept of a security stack and yet, less than an hour later, I had experienced a conversion of Damascene proportions that I felt a sudden surge of empathy for Archimedes – given the fact that I was in a government building at the time,. 

Philips opens up opportunity for E-health in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - No Comments »

Philips has offered high level cooperation with the healthcare sector in Kenya to help solve urgent healthcare needs of the country such as increasing healthcare quality and access, cost reduction, upgrading healthcare infrastructure, knowledge sharing and improving connectivity. On request from several leading hospitals, Philips has introduced the Healthcare. 

Google Usher in EAC Common Market With a New Doodle

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, July 1st, 2010 - No Comments »

Google just appreciated this side of the world by joining EAC in ushering the common market which comes into effect today. The Google Doodle (A collection of all Google logos commemorating holidays and events around the world.) has rich tradition and by Google recognising the 126 Million population market, that’s a milestone. The Doodle can be found. 

Google working with “Moving The Goalpost” Broadcast Football Matches in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - No Comments »

Worldcup fever is still on and that is why Google has teamed up with Moving The Goalposts (MTG) Kilifi to bring the football fever to rural communities on the east coast of Kenya. In the evenings MTG is showing matches on a giant screen in rural areas where people would not otherwise have access to television. During the mornings, Google has set up a. 

Gmail Now Available in “Kiswahili”

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - No Comments »

Good news for those now having the spirit of coperation from EAC. This is the region with the highest number of Swahili speakers. Gmail just made it possible to have the mailing system in swahili. To get Gmail in Swahili, you need to login to your mail. Click on “Settings”. On “General” tab under “Settings” you will see. 

Telkom Kenya 3G Network To Go Live in Q4

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, June 25th, 2010 - No Comments »

Telkom Kenya is reacting to Zain Kenya getting the 3G license today. Speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek, Angela Mumo who is the Corporate Communications Manager says that already the intergrated communications services company is running a 3G Pilot network for its corporate clients. “We wanted the fee to go down to $3 million and on the higher side $10. 

Safaricom says M-PESA and PostPay customers exempt from SIM Card Registration, Urges Subscribers to Follow State Directive

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Nairobi, June 23, 2010…Leading communications firm Safaricom has clarified that it’s M-PESA and PostPay customers do not have to register their lines afresh under the SIM card registration directive currently being implemented in the country. Even then, such customers may make time to verify their details as received and recorded by the firm. The. 

Windows 7 Crosses the 150 Million Licenses Mark

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - No Comments »

Windows Stream Blog is reporting that Windows 7 has had 150 Million copies sold todate. Now, that is around 7 licenses per second sold since the day of the launch. Windows 7 crossed the 100 Million licenses mark two months ago. You remember that Microsoft announced the sale of 90 Million copies in March and in April, updated the number to 100 Million. Now. 

Safaricom to Buy Instaconnect and IGO Wireless Limited

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - No Comments »

Safaricom is out shopping and it has landed the MJ company at Instaconnect and IGO Wireless. Now since the purchase of 51% stake at Onecom deal seems to be paying well, Safaricom is strategising itself and you are seeing them now going for specialised companies. Instaconnect provides application services as per the license from CCK and. Safaricom said its. 

CCK to Issue Zain Kenya with 3G License on Friday

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

CCK is going to be busy on Friday 25th June awarding Zain Kenya with 3G license . The event which will be at CCK centre on Waiyaki way, is going to be led by DG of CCK, J.K Njoroge and Zain Kenya CEO, Rene Meza. This will come as a great relief to the company which has been fighting to get the license. It was great to see Safaricom CEO yesterday on K24 waxing. 

SIM Card Registration; Where Are Data Security Laws?

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - 5 Comments »

For SIM card registration to succeed in curbing breaches and crime, you need to put laws in place to stop the authority from using my data wrongly. Why should I go to a phone company and put down my ID card, Birth details, residential details and other very private details without data laws? We informed the ministry of communication that the best thing is.