Facebook Rumoured to Be Introducing Location Based Services

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, May 7th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Facebook could be set to start the roll out location based features within the next ,month or so according to Adage website. It is being reported that the social media giant will be integrating location based information like Foursquare which was once rumoured to be on target of acquisition by facebook. McDonalds are said to be already showing interest. 

Egypt Goes Live With First Arabic Domain Names

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, May 7th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

The first non-Latin script domains are now online courtesy of ICANN with Arabic script now being allowed. Egypt’s Ministry of Communications site at http://موقع.وزارة-الأتصالات.مصر/ already has taken advantage of the changes. You will be able to see and open the arabic websites if your browser allows IDN support. Upto now, only. 

Safaricom is Threatening Going to Court To Challenge CCK Regulations

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - 7 Comments »

Sfaricom CEO, Michael Joseph was on Citizen TV tonight. And he was breathing fire. He is not the normal laid back and “I dont care” man we know. Michael Joseph seems to be in deep shit with CCK and we are loving it and we want more. We want Safaricom to not abuse its dorminant position which Michael Joseph lied that they are not abusing. Ok. 

Access Kenya Experiencing Boardroom Fights and Cash Flow Problems?

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - 42 Comments »

Access Kenya seems to be in deep shit. They have refused to confirm it but the resignation of directors from the board points to a boardroom fight. Eddy Njoroge resigned from the board of the Internet Services Provider on 26th March. The provider is also said to be having serious cash flow problems which has resulted in it postponing the Annual general. 

Safaricom Launches New Animation Marketing Campaign

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 - 29 Comments »

East and Central African leading intergrated solutions provider, Safaricom, has today unveiled a new animation based way of communicating with its 15 million-plus customers. The animation has been produced and directed by Kinematic studios. led by Stefano Cassini. Featuring an animated character called Safis and put together by the firm’s Marketing and. 

“$100 laptop” Headed to East Africa Courtesy of UN and EAC

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, April 30th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

The OLPC (one laptop per child) group and EAC are partnering to introduce the good for nothing laptop in East AFrica. The program is said to be sponsored by a UN body which is not clear. Their target is to inroduce or deliver more than 30 Million laptops within 5 years. The machines sells for USD 200 and OLPC and EAC plans to find donors to fund the project.. 

Iphone 4G Finder to Support Kenyan Orphans

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, April 30th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

In a blog post appearing in Iclarified, the guy who found the abandoned iPhone is saying that he is no criminal and infact he is going to support his mother and sisters work in Kenya with Orphans. Brian J. Hogan who comes from CA in USA says that he regrets not doing more to return the phone. Hogan was paid for the phone exclusive view by Gizmodo and the. 

Kenyan Telecoms Market Has Dominant Player Who Stifles Competition, Orange Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - 6 Comments »

Orange Kenya is not happy with the way things in the Telecoms market in Kenya. The integrated solutions provider is not happy at the way Communications Commission of Kenya which is the market regulator is handling the market. The CEO, Michale Ghossein, is accusing CCK of ineptness, laxity and inability to act and even out the market. Policy not taken care. 

Internet Services Almost Stall in East Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Faults in the SEACOM undersea cable is affecting many services based in the infrastracture in East Africa. Websites and ISPs in India and East Africa are reporting poor connection or unavailability as the maintanance of the SEACOM undersea cable which was expected to complete by 28th April is still ongoing and is now due for completion on 30th April. This. 

CISCO Launches Telepresence in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Cisco East Africa office has launched the cutting edge communication tool, telepresence. This has been possible by the laying of the fibre optic cable with three cables live. Video Conferencing was the in-thing but the latest craze in the market is TelePresence Virtual communication solution enabling you to hold meetings with clients wherever they are. 

Microsoft To Release Regional Piracy Statistics

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Just got a media invite for an event which is going to be conducted by Business Software Alliance . The invite says that BSA will be releasing the International Data Corporation (IDC)  research report detailing software piracy statistics for this region(East AFrica). Behind IDC seems to be the sponsor which is Microsoft as you can RSVP the even with Andrew. 

Facebook “Become a Fan” change to “Like” and link Pages to Profiles

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, April 19th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Facebook is introducing new changes making profiles abit more dynamic. Starting Today, Facebook is unveiling new ways of liking, enjoying or identifying with Community Pages or simply facebook pages. These changes are more like or related to the new “like” terminology Facebook introduced sometimes last month. We were fans of pages and we were limited.