AITEC to host Mobile Banking Conference in Nairobi next week

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

Close to 300 banking officials, mobile operators, regulators, innovators and players in the financial service and ICT sector are expected in Nairobi for the annual AITEC’s Banking & Mobile Money Conference for the COMESA region. The conference runs from 24th to 25th February with the theme, “Leadership through Innovation” to reflects the country’s. 

US Privacy group files FTC complaint on Google Buzz

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

A privacy watchdog group complained to federal regulators on Tuesday about Google’s new Buzz social networking service, saying it violates federal consumer protection law. The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed its complaint with the Federal Trade Commission just days after Google Inc. altered the service to address mounting privacy concerns. Since. 

VIDEO: Former Top US officials in “Cyber ShockWave” simulation

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

WASHINGTON — Former top US intelligence and administrative officials will became cyberwarriors on Tuesday in a simulation of how the US government would respond to a massive cyberattack on the United States. “The scenario itself is secret and is hosted by Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC),codenamed “Cyber ShockWave.” The participants didn’t. 

Safaricom Transferred $400 Million Through Phones in January

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

Safaricom Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Arina confessed on Wednesday that the mobile phone giant transfered Ksh 30 Billion worth of cash through M-Pesa, its mobile transaction system. This is big news to the market which has other providers struggling with their services. Mr Arina says that 8.8 Million subscribers transferred close to Ksh 27 Billion through. 

We are Ready to Pay for Online Content

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

I wish to shout that out to Safaricom because at the last Mobile Web East Africa conference, Safaricom head of Value-added-services, alleged that we like free things and we are not ready to pay. Now the research by Nielsen which was carried in52 countries dispute what Safaricom said at the event and proved what we told Safaricom. We told Safaricom to up. 

Microsoft Launches Student Edition Software in Kenya to Fight Piracy

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - No Comments »

Microsoft Corporation has launched into the market a discounted software, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student for Africa, targeting low end and student customer portfolio. Its retailing at Ksh 4,000 and can be installed on three computers , compared to the standard Microsoft Office license that lets you install the software on one computer plus a portable. 

Orange Extends the 20% Pre-paid bonus by Two Weeks

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Telecommunications solutions provider Telkom Kenya has announced the stepping up of an ongoing 20% Bonus for prepaid airtime top up across its range of products. The move geared at rewarding and continuously bringing the Orange suite of products and services closer to the people, was unveiled a week ago ahead of St. Valentine’s Day and will continue. 

Zain Said It’s Agreed to Enter into Exclusive 
Talks with Bharti

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - No Comments »

Kuwaiti telecommunications provider Zain said Monday its board agreed to enter into exclusive 
talks until March 25 with Bharti, India’s largest cellphone 
operator. Zain said a day earlier it had received a bid for the African 
division from an unnamed suitor, but did not name the price or 
respond to unsourced reports that a deal had been reached.. 

Vodafone Introduces Two of It’s “cheapest’ Phones for Emerging Markets

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - No Comments »

London, Barcelona Monday 15 February, 2010. Vodafone has announced what it calls “the most affordable ultra low cost handsets to date, intended to give millions of people in emerging markets the opportunity to share in the benefits of mobile technology for the first time”. Vodafone 150 The Vodafone 150 and 250 handsets will be sold first in India,. 

Nokia Looking to Challenge Iphone with New Nokia N87

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, February 15th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Nokia now plans to release the Nokia N87 with a 12MP camera and multi-touch capabilities according to release documents for the smartphone which have appeared on YouTube in the last few months. The documents show that he Nokia N87 will combine the N8x range’s multimedia capabilities with the new Symbian3 OS supporting multi-touch gestures. According to. 

East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) finally landed in Kwazulu Natal

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, February 15th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

The much awaited East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy), which was expected to land at Mtunzini, KwaZulu Natal , South Africa, during the weekend finally landed this morning at 8.04am, Telkom South Africa Group Communication and Brand Specialist told Techmtaa in press release through email. The landing was planned initially for Saturday but Telkom’s. 

Orange Kenya moves to extend the unlimited data bundle

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, February 12th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Local data and Voice service provider, Orange Kenya has moved to re-launch their unlimited data offer. The offer which initially expired on 5th February has now been extended. The first offer from Orange was more of a reactionary move to Safaricom after Safaricom launched an unlimited data offer of Ksh 999 per week. The initial adverts on Safaricom offer. 

Bank worker caught viewing nude model photos on live TV

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, February 12th, 2010 - No Comments »

A bank employee from Macquarie bank in Sydney, Australia, was unwittingly captured on a live interview looking at semi-nude pictures of a famous model, Miranda Kerr. The employee’s colleague was being interviewed by Channel 7, a financial channel on Australian TV when he began to look at the semi-nude photos of Miranda Kerr. Maybe the employee. 

Kenyan Student Tops in International NetRiders Competition

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, February 12th, 2010 - No Comments »

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. 

Dont buy unlocked phones or risk 5 year jail term, Orange warns

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - 5 Comments »

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.