A Kenyan was one of the top Students from 41 countries in EEM who pitched their skills against each other in the final of the EEM Netriders Networking Competition. He was among a total of 117 contestants, who had won places in the final following a series of local competitions and heats, battled it out simultaneously across a five hour time zone. There were three students from Kenya who had.
Integrated telecommunications solutions provider Telkom Kenya has moved to implore its subscribers to keep away from purchasing gray handsets or risk being prosecuted for facilitating the reprogramming of mobile phone handsets. Following the presidential assent of the Kenya Communications (amendment) bill of 2008, reprogramming of network locked handsets sourced locally or from abroad.
Google has awarded Africa Practice a contract to handle Google’s PR in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa. The assignment comes as Google attempts to fight bad publicity, promote the usage of internet and google products as well as fight for internet penetration in the continent Africa Practise Clients The Google Africa account will be managed locally by teams in the.
KDN on Wednesday launched what it billed as a “system which will set the pace for flexibility and security in financial transactions”. The gateway is a multi-channel solution which will turn mobile phones into a means of secure electronic transaction platform. It looks to solve the problem of phobia or non-penetration of cards in Africa. The system which was launched is exactly.
The competition on mobile commerce or M-Commerce is heating up locally with KDN, the largest data provider calling journalists to a coacktail dinner today at Serena Hotel. It will be a launch party for an M2M and Mobile POS system called MObipay. KDN seems to have teamed up with some spanish company to localise the already existing system. This comes after Orange hinting that they are soon.
After fumbling with the Gwave and Orkut, Google on Tuesday 9th February announced the launch of their new product, Google Buzz. The product aims to compete with facebook on the social media scene as it intergrates status updates and photo and video sharing. It will be available on Mobile with Google Buzz for business to follow. The tagline according to blog post on Google Buzz is “a.
I browse through groups which my friends are joining in facebook and I meet this one titled “Men Against the Valentines Initiative (M.A.V.I)”. Now there is no problem with being against anything but MAVI is a very dirty word in Swahili. It translates more to wastes from the body which seems to be what the grou thinks Valentines is. The group is gaining membership at a fast rate.
University of Texas RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Dell have launched a Social Innovation Challenge which expects to spur innovation by students throughout the world. The challenge whose goal is to provide a vehicle for taking student innovations from idea to reality, Dell’s Social Innovation Competition is a real-world exercise for perfecting your skills in: Project/business.
Naspers / MIH group is, according to Polish newspaper reports, the largest Internet group in Western Europe, is conducting checks on assets belonging to Forticom owned by Digital Sky Technology. Naspers Group and DST already together own the largest Russian online portal Mail.ru If it goes through, the deal would see Naspers/MIH and DST merge their Polish Internet properties like IM service.
You know that is now very common that without a good friend in the right places in entertainment industry in Africa, its very very hard to break into the market. Artists struggle walking from one radio station to another just to try to deliver their work without much success. But the internet is offering them a lifeline with many now releasing their singles, videos and albums through social.
You know Tata Communication as the company which signed a pact with Access Kenya to establish a Tier 1 Internet Point-of-Presence (PoP) for Tata Communications in Nairobi, Kenya. Well its part of the Tata Group which has companies like Tata Consultancy, Tata Motors and Tata Tea among others. Well Tata Consultancy’s website got hacked today. It has now been restored but from the twitter.
I am starting to fear the unlimited broadband services from Zuku, Zain, Safaricom and Orange. Its becoming addictive especially when you can afford it. When online, I am either facebooking, digging, tweeting, reading news or browsing the very many social media blogs out there. While chatting on Gtalk with a friend who is a web designer, I got an alert of this website called hookup. I checked.
Sometime back Mashable and other social media blogs were wash with the idea that bit.ly was launching a a customised URL service. Well that service has just gone live with the url Bitly.Pro. You need to register your domain which you will use instead of the bit.ly url if you so desire. This move ups the game in the short url service as google, facebook and even ning now have their own url.
Kenya’s leading mobile network, Safaricom has launched a massive sms campaign dubbed “Go sms Crazy”. After complaint from subscribers from exploitation, Safaricom is now focusing on the low end market with such promotions. In the sms promotion, you can have 5 sms for Ksh 5 which is less than Ksh 1 per sms. The mobile phone service provider says that the promotion targets.