Ksh 500,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of this Laptop Thief

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - 1 Comment »
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The laptop and iPad thieves walking around Nairobi’s hotels and offices stealing the same is just worrying. They are not so many. They are just so daring. You will find them at conferences where they pretend to be participants or journalists covering the events. They will spot dignitaries who are careless with their valuables and then snatch when. 

Tea Board of Kenya Launches E-Portal for Farmers and Traders

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - No Comments »

Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have announced the launch of a new online portal that will enable tea industry stakeholders to interact with their regulator TBK online.  The online portal expected to affect the tea sector by reducing transaction time, increasing efficiency in service delivery, resulting in the reduction of the. 

Tanzania Mobile Operators Moves to Court to Block SIM Tax

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, September 30th, 2013 - No Comments »

Mobile services operators in Tanzania are seeking injunction barring the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) from implementing a SIM card tax requiring phone users to pay TZS1,000 (US$0.62) every month. Tigo, Airtel, Zantel, Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL) and Vodacom Tanzania under their umbrella association mobile operators association of Tanzania. 

KDN’s Data Centre Relaunches as an Independent East Africa Data Centre Ltd

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - No Comments »
KDN's New Headquarters Opened

The Liquid Telecom Group today announced the launch of a new company within the group:  East Africa Data Centre Ltd. The data-centre formerly under the Altech KDN group in East Africa will now be an independent entity to attract more clients looking for data-centre services. According to the company, this carrier-neutral data centre in Nairobi is the largest. 

Kenya Orient Unveils Mobile Phone Cover, Starting at Ksh 999

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, September 15th, 2013 - No Comments »
Kenya Orient

Smartphone owners have the opportunity to insure their valuable gizmos with Kenya Orient. At a press even t in Nairobi, the company revealed that it is now insuring mobile handsets against damage, theft or loss in a stand alone cover deal. The annual premiums for the smartphones start at Ksh 999 and the new cover has been unbundled from the domestic insurance. 

AccessKenya’s New Data Centre in Mombasa Goes Live

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - No Comments »
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AccessKenya has revealed that its Mombasa data centre is already live. The company further revealed that it invested Ksh 8 million in new equipment and space at its pre-existing data centre because of increased demand. The company’s CTO, Raymond Macharia, said that the whole two-phase upgrade project cost it more than KSh25 million (US$285,000). 

CISCO Appoints New General Manager for East Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - No Comments »
Sabrina

Cisco has announced the appointment of Sabrina Dar as its General Manager for East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Sabrina will report directly to David Meads, Vice President for Cisco, Africa. Sabrina is origninaly from Pakistan and has more than 10 years’ experience in finance, strategy, marketing and sales with Cisco. She. 

Airtel Launches New Tariff Linked to Airtel Money

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, September 9th, 2013 - No Comments »
Airtel Money Ad

Airtel recently launched a new tariff that is linked to its Airtel Money platform. Airtel Money prepaid customers can now enjoy calls to all networks at Kshs 2 which is 50% off the normal calling rates in the market. This means that a customer will make savings on their airtime usage as the cost of living in Kenya continues to increase with basic commodity. 

Localised MSN Portal to Officially Launch in Kenya On September 4

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 - No Comments »
MSN Kenya

Microsoft is set to launch its Kenyan portal tomorrow morning. The software firm is set to launch the MSN Kenya portal which is already LIVE and has news and information relevant to the Kenyan audience. Similar portal has already been launched in South Africa and Nigeria. Howzit MSN Moves into Kenya and Nigeria with Localised Content Howzit MSN is so big. 

Ghanians Threaten to Destroy Mobile Towers for Being a Nuisance

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, September 2nd, 2013 - 1 Comment »
Towers Ghana

Ghana is worried today as some villagers have threatened to destroy telephone masts which they claim are powered by noisy generators disrupting their sleep. Now the government in Ghana has deployed police around the some areas to ward off such attacks. The villagers claim that the masts owned by Vodafone, Tigo, Airtel, and Glo consume almost all the power. 

Kenya Airways Launches MTN Mobile Money Payment Option for Clients in Uganda

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - No Comments »
MTN

Kenya Airways and Uganda’s  leading Mobile Money  service provider, MTN Uganda have partnered to launch  a service that allows customers to pay for Kenya Airways tickets using MTN Mobile Money.  This additional payment option comes just months after KQ started accepting M-Pesa as a mode of buying tickets in Kenya. The airline is looking to embrace. 

Kenya’s iHub, m:Lab, naiLab and 88mph Receive Free 100MBps Fibre Link from SEACOM

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - No Comments »
SEACOM

SEACOM has announced that it is giving 100 mbps of internet connectivity to 4 innovation centers in Kenya (iHub, m:Lab, naiLab and 88mph) to enhance their capacity in fostering local innovation. SEACOM’s Sales Account Manager, Michael Otieno that the Pan-Africa ICT enabler believes in the application development, design, coding, and programming talent. 

Afande Mtaani: Kenya Police TV Reality Show Coming SOON

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, August 26th, 2013 - No Comments »
Afande Mtaani

Some creative producers under the Sanaa Zote umbrella have come up with a TV reality show featuring Kenya Police officers. Though not sure whether the “officers” presenting the show (Qwacheez and Chemu) are currently serving in the force, this is one show I would love to watch. Chemu has the funny studs on her left ear which I don’t think. 

Internet Users Raise $12,000 to Reward Man Who Hacked Zuckerberg’s FB Page

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - No Comments »
Khalil

Netizens have ganged up to appreciate a Palestinian researcher who hacked Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page/wall to prove the existence of a bug on the social network. Internet users raised more than $12,000 (Ksh 1.02 million) to reward the security researcher. Through the GoFundMe raised $12,068 from 250 people in two days for Khalil Shreateh,. 

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Eda, Mirfat and Their Defenders Must Not Claim “Cyber Bullying” As Defence

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - 1 Comment »
Mirfat Tujuane

So you by now know the story of Eda Atieno and her appearance on Tujuane. She was on TV on an arranged date where she met this humble young and innocent man. The man was out for genuine love while Eda confessed that she was just out for fun and “it was all acting anyway.” Listen to her speaking below; Her attitude during the whole date was.