Hon Ruto; People Are Using My Name For Hate Messages in Facebook

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 - No Comments »

William Ruto is not amused that “over 8” Facebook accounts have been created using his name and are being used to spread hate messages in Kenya as the country heads to August constitutional referendum. The Minister who was summoned by the National Cohesion and Intergration Commision was at pains to explain that messages from facebook are not. 

Nokia launches square-shaped X5 music phone

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 - No Comments »

Nokia launched a square shaped X5 phone yesterday at the Nokia Connection event in Singapore. This is after two launches this month is Germany and Nairobi. Nokia seems to be going to the target mass consumer location to launch the various products. The X5 phone targets the music lovers  with dedicated music keys on the QWERTY keyboard and also loudspeakers.. 

Where You Can Watch Livestream of Worldcup Events

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, June 11th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Everyone is in the mood of the worldcup. This is the first time it is happening in Africa and it is so so big. You might not be having a TV near you. So you have the following online destinations to watch the matches and opneing ceremony Live. This is courtesy of WAVUTI. myP2P.eu rojadirecta.com justin.tv fromsport.com zattoo.com iraqgoals.net ESPN3.com cbc.ca ATDHE.Net ustream.tv mitvenvivo.com firstRow.net hostream.net tvcatchup.com streamick.com livesport1.us asiaplatetv.com liveFooty watch-free.tv tvbunch.com From: bit.ly/cfDbx9  

CCK Reduces 3G License Fees to $10 Million

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - No Comments »

CCK has accepted the demands of the three mobile phone operators, Yu, Zaina and Orange and has reduced the 3G spectrum fees to 10 Million Dollars. This news is bringing problems with Safaricom CEO issuing statements from UK where he is on official duties. Michael Joseph wants a refund of the difference between what the dominant player paid and what the other. 

KBC Unveils a New Face

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - No Comments »

Kenya Broadcasting corporation has rebranded. The station has a new face with its brownish colour still visible but with a new catch phrase, “Kenya is watching”.Afrter launching in digital, the station sees it best to keep up wich the current hence the metamorphosis. The Editor-in-Chief, Waithaka Waihenya, calls it a call to keep up with the. 

CDS Kenya Launches Online Portal

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, June 7th, 2010 - No Comments »

Central Depository and Settlement Corporation which is the company in charge of management of all trading accounts for Nairobi Stock Exchange has openned a portal which will make the management of the accounts easier. Through an email, CDS says thats they now are on this link. This is a great development in the push for ICT Board of Kenya to have more of. 

Safaricom Sevens Livestream One of a Kind

By Tech Mtaa | On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Safaricom 7s started yesterday and I was worried that I had too much on my hand I might not be able to attend. But thanks to Safaricom and Supersport, the event is live on Livestream. I am able to watch the event from my sitting room. K24 has the event live yes but the quality is not that great. It would be great to hear the kind of traffic the stream generated. 

Family Bank Unveils “Pesa Pap” to Ride on MPESA Wave

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - No Comments »

Family Bank has joined in the mobile phone banking  market with a baby named ‘Pesa pap!’ The service seems to be aimed straight at Equity Bank and barclays bank which both have very serious products in the sector. The service is enable bulk remittance payments including salaries disbarment, borrowing loans and also cater for paying bills through the. 

Nokia Launches 4 Budget Phones and Bicycle Charger for Emerging Markets

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Nokia Communications is taking the mass or emerging markets seriously. When you have over 6 senior Nokia executives in Nairobi for the launch of communications products, you have to take it seriously. At a media conference held today at Serena Hotel Nairobi, Nokia unveiled its latest of the C series mobile phones with three new products under the Nokia C1. 

Safaricom Launches Mobile Online Chat and Two-way Email With ForgetMeNot Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - No Comments »

Safaricom in partnership with ForgetMeNot Africa is targeting over 12 million mobile phone subscribers in Kenya with a new product. The Kipokezi branded product will now enable subscribers to access email and online chat regardless of the make and model of their mobile phone. All standard phones with the ability to SMS are being transformed with the new. 

Kenya ICT Board Announces Ksh 300 Million Grant to Spur Local Content

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - 1 Comment »

The Kenya ICT Board has announced the launch of a Ksh 300 Million grant to promote the development of local digital content and software applications. The process kicked off with a ‘call for proposals’ in today’s Daily Nation newspaper and the advert is already live online on My African Career Jobs blog. According to ICT board of Kenya, the main. 

George W. Bush Joins Facebook

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - No Comments »

George W Bush has officially joined facebook. His first Page update reads; Since leaving office, President Bush has remained active. He has visited 20 states and 8 countries; given over 65 speeches; launched the George W. Bush Presidential Center; participated in 4 policy conferences through The Bush Institute; finished the first draft of his memoir, “Decision. 

Zain Kenya To Launch 3G Network in July

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 31st, 2010 - 4 Comments »

Zain is finally going 3G if the story from Reuters is true. Apparently Rene Meza has been talking and talking good. Zain is saying that CCK has finally agreed to cut the licensing fees despite the strong opposition from Safaricom. Now I would bet that Rene Meza is just talking because he started talking of 3G sometimes early last year. He has been testing.