Sony has finally decided to give the East and Central Africa market a strong focus. The electronics giant is making Kenya the headquarter of its East and Central Africa as well as some Indian Ocean islands’ operations. The company launched a refreshed series of laptops at an event last night in Nairobi. The new laptops which are from the VAIO S and VAIO E Series are the company’s.
Multichoice Kenya GM Danny Mucira MultiChoice Kenya has announced an offer for DStv subscribers in the wake of the festive season. Effective today, the Pay-TV provider will be offering a 10% special off subscription rates to interested subscribers who make payments before their subscription expires. This means that each month a subscriber pays ahead of the service expiration, they get a.
Microsoft is tonight launching its latest OS which is targeted at both Desktop and Mobile (Windows Phone 8) users. The Windows 8 launch will be at Sankara from around 6pm. There is not much you will gain from the launch since Africa launch happened in South Africa a fews weeks ago. So the local launch is just for formalities. Pundits criticised the Windows 8 as full of many promises and.
The winners in the second edition of Orange African Social Venture Prize have been recognised. With an entre of of more than 450 applications and the competition having run from May to September 2012, you can understand that there is some underlying entrepreneurial vitality that exists on the African continent. The proposed projects submitted spanned a variety of fields such as healthcare,.
Bharti Airtel has today announced that its subscribers in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will enjoy free incoming calls while roaming. That means that India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is now officially part of its current ONE NETWORK services. The ONE NETWORK service is currently active in 17 African countries. Airtel subscribers in Africa will not need to register for the ONE NETWORK.
Angela Nganga then of Orange with David Mugo of WordCamp Kenya at a past event Orange Kenya’s Corporate Affairs boss, Angela Nganga, has officially resigned from the company. A source at the French Telecom owned operator indicate that Angela has finished serving her 2 month notice and is set to join Microsoft East and Southern Africa as the Corporate Affairs Lead. Angela who is one.
Pan-African pay media giant MultiChoice Kenya has today announced the establishment of 25 MultiChoice Resource Centres in Kenyan public schools this year as it pushes with the vision that robust community development initiatives are essential for sustainable business. The new additions will increase the number of beneficiary public secondary institutions to 150, drawn across the country. Speaking.
Motorola Solutions has announced the launch of its Enterprise Mobility business in Kenya. Motorola Solutions will offer its portfolio of next generation enterprise mobility solutions including: ruggedized mobile computers and enterprise class smart-phones; advanced mobile scanning and imaging solutions and a robust line of barcode scanners and RFID readers. Strategy Consultant, Motorola.
Computer storage manufacturer, Western Digital (WD) has appointed Mitsumi Distribution as its new partner for Africa. WD looks to cater to the rising demand from Africa’s growing storage market. Mitsumi will serve both the enterprise and home users providing better availability of the range of storage, networking and entertainment solutions offered by WD. Mitsumi Distribution is WD’s.
Radio Maisha just did something which is a No! No! within the online community. The Standard Group has photoshoped a banner which Capital FM has been using to honour the Fallen Heroes online. The image has all Capital FM links removed and posted on Radio Maisha’s facebook page. After the Caroline Mutoko’s theft of a bloggers work and now this, I am getting convinced that Kenya.
AccessKenya Group has today announced that it plans to spend Kshs 120 million in 2013 to expand its fibre network. This pales in comparison to Ksh 2 billion which Safaricom is going to spend in building its data network. Access Kenya MD Kris Senanu says that the company has faith that fibre networks will solve the poor connectivity problems in the country. The company is looking.
A Kenyan police constable based in Kimilili has been sacked and arrested for allegedly inciting his colleagues to go on strike through the social media. Police Constable Philip Omondi will be arraigned in court on Friday morning according to the Acting Internal Security Permanent Secretary Mutea Iringo said. The Kenyan police is barred by law from protesting and “any person who advisedly.
Vodacom Tanzania has launched a campaign where M-Pesa users can send money to other Vodacom M-Pesa users free of charge. The company CEO Rene Meza said the campaign was Vodacom’s way of thanking the over 4.5 million customers who continue to rely on M-Pesa for their day to day transactions. The Vodacom M-Pesa users will instantly get a refund of their transfer charges on any amount.
The Safaricom Foundation has announced the winners of the third phase of World of Difference competition. First launched in 2009, the World of Difference is a unique volunteerism programme which provides individuals with an opportunity to share their skills and expertise with community based organizations over a period of upto six months. The Foundation announced winners comprising seven.
Uganda Communications commission has post-poned the planned switch-off of “fake” mobile devices until 1 July 2013. The country planned to switch-off all fake phones by the end of November 2012. Kenya carried out a switch-off in October affecting thousands of subscribers. UCC claim that about 30% of the country’s 17 million mobile handsets are imitation of popular brands..