Howzit MSN Moves into Kenya and Nigeria with Localised Content

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 20th, 2013 - No Comments »

Howzit MSN, one of Africa’s largest portals with 3.3 million unique browsers per month, is set to launch dedicated versions of its site for Nigeria and Kenya. Howzit MSN, operated by Kagiso Media in partnership with Microsoft, is the South African version of the popular Microsoft MSN portal. The site plans to expand into East and West Africa to bring users in those markets local news that. 

EPSON Launches the LX-350 Dot Matrix Printers in the Kenyan Market

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 20th, 2013 - No Comments »

Epson has announced the introduction of the new compact dot matrix printer, LX-350. The new printer will be retailing at Shs 14, 000 and is targeted at customers who are keen on maximum productivity but at a lower cost. The LX-350 printers are ideal for commercial, industrial and logistic applications. The LX-350 printers are energy efficient; this makes the range more economical to run,. 

Ugandan Strongman, Yoweri Museveni, Shuts Down The Monitor, KFM and Red Pepper

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 20th, 2013 - No Comments »

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni is not happy with the Nation Media Group owned Daily Monitor and KFM as well as the Red Pepper. The president has ordered the search for a letter published by the Daily Monitor, KFM, Red Pepper among others detailing the existence of a plot to have Brigadier Muhoozi (Museveni’s son) succeed the Ugandan dictator. The letter written by the coordinator. 

How Smart Kenyans are Watching EPL Games for Just $120 Per Year

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 20th, 2013 - 8 Comments »
Abu Dhabi

Kenyans are creative. They have found a way of importing decoders from Arab and European Pay-TV providers allowing them to watch English Premier League games for as little as $120 per year. For you to watch EPL matches in Kenya, you need to have a DSTV premium package which costs $82 per month. Other smart ways of watching the extremely popular EPL games is through the illegal cable TV installers,. 

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2013 Unveiled

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 20th, 2013 - No Comments »
DStv Walka

As part of their commemoration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat Communications have announced the return of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards for 2013.  The awards inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students in Africa, to create awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life, and. 

Caroline Mutoko Reports “Terrorist Bloggers” to POLICE for Linking Her to Mutula Kilonzo’s Death

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, May 17th, 2013 - 2 Comments »

Radio diva Caroline Mutoko has filed a police report complaining about various anonymous bloggers linking her with Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s death. The Radio Africa employee is reported by the Star (owned by Radio Africa) as having filed a complaint with the Serious Crime division of the Criminal Intelligence Department wanting the said bloggers immediately prosecuted. The cyber crime. 

Orange Sets Up Campus in Dakar, Senegal

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - No Comments »

French Telecom’s Orange Brand has set up an Orange  Campus in Dakar Senegal that will be able to offer development programmes to the  1,000 managers of the Group’s subsidiaries in Western Africa (Mali,  Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal). Managers from  other Orangesubsidiaries in French-speaking Africa – the Central  African Republic, Cameroon. 

88mph Opens Applications for Startup Fund and Accelerator Program in Nairobi

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - No Comments »

88mph, an early stage startup fund and 3 month accelerator program has opened applications for Nairobi. The program assists start-ups by giving them investment of up to a 100k, access to business networks and the know how to quickly grow their businesses. Through the program, 88mph looks to fund strong teams and web-mobile ideas that have the ability to scale across English speaking Africa. Apart. 

Zuku Introduces New Packages and Increases Satellite Services Subscription Rates

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - No Comments »

Zuku has reviewed the subscription rates for its DTH TV services. The provider has upped the rates by an average of 25% over the previous rates. Zuku has also added a new subscription package called  “Zuku Poa” which is now available for Kes 799 per month from June 1st 2013. The new subscription rates are as below   Poa *** NEW Classic Premium Asian Poa ** NEW Asia. 

BlackBerry Messenger Headed For Android and iPhone

By robertalai | On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - 1 Comment »

BlackBerry has announced that the much acclaimed BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be soon available to iPhone and Android users. This is going to be a great challenge to the apps which are doing well in the iOS and Android platforms like Whatsapp, WeChat, Viber and others. Whatsapp is currently the market leader in the two platforms outside BlackBerry. Whatsapp is available on iOS, Android,. 

Airtel Tosha Daily Subscription Bundle Unveiled

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - No Comments »

Airtel Kenya has announced the introduction of a new range of daily bundles starting today. The bundles dubbed Airtel Tosha seeks to enable customers to get much more on voice calls, SMS and data at low daily subscription rates designed to fit their unique individual needs. Knowing that customers have different communication needs that may vary by the day, Airtel Tosha offers them the. 

YouTube Finally Launches Paid Subscription on Select Channels

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 9th, 2013 - No Comments »
new youtube

YouTube has finally announced that it is launching a pilot partner program in which users will be able to pay for subscription to channels like Ultimate Fighting Championship and Sesame Street. With subscriptions starting at $0.99, YouTube will let viewers test out a channel for free for 14 days. Once they sign up, subscribers can watch the paid channels on all platforms using the same ID,. 

RIP Hotmail: Microsoft Migrates Email Users to

By robertalai | On Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - No Comments »

Microsoft troubled web-based email service, Hotmail, which was introduced to the world more than a decade and half ago, has been officially retired by the software giant. All the users of the service have been migrated to According to Microsoft, the migration to Outlook.Com involved moving more than 150 million gigabits of data. Hotmail email account owners will however be. 

Ericsson Fetes Kenya’s Top App Developers in the “Apps for African City Life” Awards

By Tech Mtaa | On Saturday, May 4th, 2013 - 2 Comments »
Phoebe Mutua of Easy Parking receives her award from Robert Rudin

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Two Kenyan budding app developing teams – Tokelezea and Easy Parking – emerged winners in the just concluded Ericsson “Apps for African City Life” awards. They were recently feted by the company. The five software developers – two from Tokelezea and three from Easy Parking – were each handed an “ASUS Transformer Pad” tablet. The Tokelezea. 

Airtel Launches Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Order at Ksh 53,000, Safaricom at Ksh 58,000

By robertalai | On Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - 2 Comments »
Samsung Galaxy S4

There is a strong competition between Safaricom and Airtel Kenya in delivering the best bundle for Samsung Galaxy S4. Safaricom launched a Galaxy S4 pre-order link where the device would cost Ksh  57,999. To get Safaricom to preserved for you a piece, you need to part with Ksh 15,000 while ordering through this link. Now Airtel has announced that they will be stocking the Samsung Galaxy.