Nokia announces $ 1million for global innovators challenge

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - No Comments »

Global young innovators stand to win $ 1 million as part of Nokia’s “Growth Economy Venture Challenge’’ . Nokia’s global Calling All Innovators 2010 competition targeting innovators, with  participants expected to create a mobile product or service that raises the standard of living or enhances the lives of the local people . The global. 

Beware! Avatar Kills, watch with care

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - No Comments »

Its the most expensive movie now and also the first 3D movie. But it has side effects which are lethal. A 42-year-old man in Taiwan has died of a stroke likely caused by over-excitement from watching the 3-D blockbuster epic “Avatar”. The man, identified only by his last name Kuo, is said to have had a history of high blood pressure. During. 

No love in facebook, Kenyans look elsewhere

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - No Comments »

Dating in Kenya is now going fully online. This is s phenomenon which was only limited to Kenyans visiting a few foreign dating sites like Afroromance, Afrointroductions and You know facebook brought with it some kind of over the table dating not that kimya kimya type. People would go to facebook, make acquintances and end up dating though with. 

Naton Media Group charting new frontiers with African Review

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, January 18th, 2010 - No Comments »

As we reported earlier, Nation Media Group has now corrected the errors on their new Beta website called Africa Review. The website runs on the same script Daily Nation, The East African and Business Daily is running on. The website domain was created in February 2009 so its something which Nation planned for a long time. Apparently Nation owns also 20. 

Kenyans join the Haiti relief efforts through Mobile transactions

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - No Comments »

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and corporate organisations, have launched the Haiti Disaster Fund to raise funds towards a humanitarian appeal to assist millions of people affected by an earthquake that hit Haiti,. 

South African internet users will reach 6m by Dec 2010

By robertalai | On Thursday, January 14th, 2010 - No Comments »

In what might be considred to be a milestone in SA, Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx says that South African internet users reached the 5million mark in 2009. He also projects the number to reach 6 million by December 2010. In a research conducted by South African analyst house World Wide Worx, in conjunction with Cisco, shows that local Internet. 

MTN Ghana and Huawei deploys Africa’s first UMTS900 Network

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 - No Comments »

Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has announced that its UMTS900 solution has been successfully deployed in the MTN Ghana network. This represents the first time in Africa continent that UMTS has been successfully conducted for voice, video and data in the 900 MHz frequency. 

Zuku broadband rocks, Orange broadband nyumbani iko down tu sana

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Zuku seems to be the lesser evil in a POLL we carried between Zuku Broadband and Orange Broadband Nyumbani. Majority, more than 70% of our readers think that Zuku offers better service and delivers better customer care. Thats a big wake up call to Orange which has been there long enough and has bigger financial muscle to compete effectively in the market. . 

Netbooks popularity grow in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 - No Comments »

Netbooks are gaining ground in the IT consumer market in Kenya. When HP East Africa introduced a few laptops including the Vivienne Tam and Acer followed later with others, we didnt take it seriously. Infact we thought that teh laptop will fade out the way the PDAs went down. We were wrong, The Netbooks are here to stay and are increasing in variety. Most. 

What can East Africa learn from CES2010?

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, January 11th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Finally the USA Consumer Electronics show 2010 is over. I can now say what I read. Remember I am in Nairobi and the event occured thousands of miles away. But it seems I was there. What with the greap photos from Engadget, Gizmodo and PCMag. What with the blog posts from Techcrunch and Mashable. I got all the breaking news thanks to Snaptu for the wonderful. 

Kenyan media has failed, the government must control it now

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, January 11th, 2010 - No Comments »

By Shem Ochuodho Media freedom is one of the most fundamental rights any civil state must uphold. However, rights have also to come with responsibility. Before making substantive comment on this matter, my contribution would better be informed by reading the statute itself, not by media reports. As a major stakeholder in this, the media will report in a. 

Kalahari is boosting its e-commerce operation in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, January 11th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

I doubted the media when they wrote the article about Kalahari in Standard and Nation. I read another article on Star today and decided to get hold of David Aoll who is the Country Director of and he is representing the part of Nasper’s Group of companies which includes Technology, Online Companies, TV and newspapers and Magazines. The. 

MTN Rwanda deploys Aradial’s triple ‘A’ cutting edge solution

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, January 10th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Rwanda’s leading communication company by market share, MTN, has deployed a technology called Aradial Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) that will provide wireless services in Kigali. MTN entered a deal with Aradial to provide Internet Protocol services and others including Wi-Fi, WiMAX, VoIP, IPTV and mobile data. MTN’s Senior.