ICT Investors and Innovators to Get Free Land in Uganda

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - 2 Comments »

The Ugandan government is now offering free land to investors with innovative information and communication technology business initiatives, as a way of encouraging investment in the ICT sector in Uganda. This is encouraging and follows the step US government giving special Visas to innovators. The senior investment executive at Uganda Investments Authority. 

Africa Story Told Through Photography

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Its not the story you get to hear much online or anywhere but when you get to hear it, its always about wars, famine and the leaders extending the begging bowl all over. That is changing as two very energetic TED Fellows from Africa. Sheila Ochugboju and Joshua Wanyama have started a Photo Blog which get to tell the Africa story through the powerful Camera. 

Kenya National Exams to be Released Electronically

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - No Comments »

Kenya’s  Education minister, Sam Ongeri, on Tuesday releases the results of 330,000 candidates who sat 2009’s Form Four exams. Its that time when candidates who went through the KCSE exams will be able to check their exams through mobile phones and computers. The Kenya National Examinations Council plans to use an innovative system to make. 

Zain Africa Challenge Back for the Fourth Season

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - No Comments »

The popular Zain Africa Challenge has made a come back to screens across the continent of Africa. The first ever televised international academic competition among students at African Universities from the leading universities in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia competed in the preliminary national tournaments to qualify. 

Kenyan Presidential Candidate Copies Obama’s Website

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, March 1st, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Obama’s election as the first African-Amrican (or is it black American. Whoopi Goldberg refuses the African-American title saying she is fully American) has now inspired a new wave. It happened in Ukraine, Israel (yes thats one of the places Obama has least support) and now in Kenya. Newyouthful politicians who would like to have a shot at the race. 

Orange Kenya not Interested in Collecting Iphone Fees

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, March 1st, 2010 - No Comments »

Now this is a very good story to those who are on Orange network and bought the Iphone and are supposed to be paying the Ksh 3,000 monthly fees. I talked to 3 clients who say that Orange Kenya is actually not interested in billing the clients and even if they dont pay, the service is never cut off. Now this is the part which should make Orange Kenya act.. 

Twitter To Copy Google Adwords in New Venture

By Tech Mtaa | On Saturday, February 27th, 2010 - No Comments »

According to Wall-street Journal, Twitter is expected to launch an Adwords like advertising service which will target searches in Twitter. The ads are also said to going to be 140 character long and will also be deployed in API based applications like Twitterfeed, Refollow and Seesmic. The revenue generated from such partnership will be shared between the. 

Google Now Refine Your Searches By “Nearby” Location

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, February 26th, 2010 - 5 Comments »

Do you know when you really are desperate for a search engine to refine your searches to those relevant to you? Like when you are in Nairobi and you start searching for Pizza Joints and they show you those in New York? Now Google has simplified it for you. The blog post from Google reads: Starting today, we’ve added the ability to refine your searches. 

MTN to Leave South Africa for Dubai

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, February 21st, 2010 - No Comments »

This morning, MTN would neither confirm nor deny speculation that its group function plans to abandon SA in favour of Dubai, a location closer to its higher revenue earners. ITWeb is reporting that it has learned from several independent sources that the company plans to move its group operations out of the country and eventually delist from the Johannesburg. 

Google Launches 30 Maps Domains in Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Saturday, February 20th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Google have today launched Google Maps domains in 30 African countries. Unfortunately the Google Maps for Africa blog hasn’t announced which 30 African countries have been given their own domains. http://maps.google.com.na/ Nambia http://maps.google.com.ng/ Nigeria http://maps.google.com.et/ Ethiopia http://maps.google.com.sl/ Sierra Leone http://maps.google.cg/. 

Orange Surf and Talk offer hits the market as data market race hots up

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, February 19th, 2010 - No Comments »

Telecommunications solutions provider Telkom Kenya has moved to further stir the local residential fixed voice and data market with the launch of a new offer dubbed Surf & Talk. Styled as a bundled offering on internet and voice, the Surf & Talk offer will be available on Telkom Kenya’s Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) platform which. 

Kenya Wins GSMA Government Leadership Award for Progressive Mobile Broadband Strategy

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - No Comments »

The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, presented Mr. Samuel Poghisio, Minister for Information and Communications for  Kenya, with the mobile industry’s prestigious annual Government Leadership Award. The Award recognises the leadership role played by Kenya in extending the benefits of mobile technology. 

Huawei Unveils World’s First Triple-mode LTE modem

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - No Comments »

Huawei today unveiled its latest innovation in mobile broadband terminal devices, the E398 modem, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The E398 is the world’s first triple-mode LTE modem compatible with all three major network standards: LTE, UMTS, and GSM. The triple-mode modem, based on Qualcomm’s MDM9200TM chipset, will enable end-users. 

“G-Spot” Mouse here to arouse you

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - No Comments »

We have seen them all including several 15-button mouse (both for work and play), hemispherical mice, and Apple’s Magic Mouse. Of all,  G-Point mouse stands out. Whatever else others think,  only the G-Point  which is designed by Andy Kurovets, is both a superior experience and a penetrating lesson on female body. No, your eyes have not deceived.