I always wonder why all Kenyan big mainstream media houses have to go to UNON Gigiri to get Ocampo to address them through a video link. I know that sometimes its the only establishment with the good facilities. I have also come to realise that in this age where we have over 3 fiber optic cables and a fourth one is expected, our media houses have some of the slowest internet connections. Standard.
Brightstar Corp., a multi-billion dollar global services company providing solutions to manufacturers, operators, retailers, and enterprises in the telecommunications industry, today announced an expansion of its distribution agreement with Research In Motion (RIM) into Africa. The company is set to begin distributing BlackBerry® products to seven countries in the Sub Sahara Africa region,.
Kenya ICT Board has organised a Tech Talk under the Tandaa series. This time top entrepreneurs from the US Silicon Valley will be in the house. The event will be on Tuesday 16th Dec from 15:00 to 18:00. The following honchos will be in the house; Russel Simmons: early employee/lead technical architect at Paypal, former CTO and co-founder of Yelp.com Jawed Karim: Co-founder of Youtube, early.
Samsung is continuing to engage the local developer community more and more. We know that the company is now deeply promoting two OS for its smartphones, Bada and Android. On 16th of December, Samsung has organised a developer contest to target the best app developers in the following categories; Education/Reference Games: Arcade/Action/ Casual/Puzzle Social Networking + Lifestyle Entertainment.
Press Release The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is deeply concerned about recent attempts by governments to limit access to online content recently published by whistleblower website WikiLeaks. APC is also troubled by actions taken by private companies such as EveryDNS.net which disabled the domain name system services for WikiLeaks.org, Amazon which repealed web hosting.
It is that time of the year again where Google has their yearly list, Google Zeitgeist. Interesting trending in the list. We see the obvious ones like Makmende, Daily Nation, Shakira, IIEC, and World Cup. But the suprise entries like My African Career, Mari Mar and Sortilegio and others also came up. For the region, only Kenya has the list released. Google say in the post. “Kenyans.
Today Kenya technology professionals and enthusiasts had an inside look at the latest generation of products and services from Microsoft and its partners, at a technology event designed to improve the way various professionals communicate at work, at home and on the go. “For over 18 years we have worked with over 20,000 commercial partners across Africa delivering a vast array.
Virtual City – a homegrown technology solutions company has bagged yet another global award for its prowess in innovation. This time – the recognition was based on one of its Mobile Applications dubbed Agrimanagr – an application that allows users to manage agricultural processes using mobile phones. The World Summit Award (WSA) on Mobile content 2010 was presented to the company’s.
Wikileaks nowo has supporters who have created a very good search engine to look up the various cables. I have tested the engine using keywords like Nairobi, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Kibaki and Tanzania. The results are very impressive. When you click on a result, it will not take you to a website. It will pull up the whole cable. Wikileaks supporters have also announced through their new.
Google is unveiling the new Google Groups in stages. Already users have been given access to the community discussion application. The new application has very many functionalities which makes the discussions interesting. You can now add an avatar or picture or link your Google Groups profile to your Google profile. The new Google groups might give the various forums or bulleting board.
Microsoft East and Southern Africa announced the general availability of Microsoft Lync in the market. The suite was formerly called Office Communications Server. You can download a trial copy of Lync from www.lync.com. Lync is like your Skype but now with more enterprise functionality. The communication suite works with MS Outlook, Sharepoint and Administrators can benefit.
There has been talk of the new Groupon copy cats in the net with USA, Europe and even South Africa leading in the cloning business. Our own boys have gone down to cloning and they are now buying scripts which are available online, branding them with colours they like and then installing them. I doubted if either rupu or Zetu were serious work done by local developers because since 2000, I.
Samsung Electronics is not only unleashing the Waves and Galaxies into the market. The mobile phone manufacturer is also into CSR. Under the program Samsung Real Dreams will be graduating another batch of 180 Young Women from the slums of Nairobi, on Thursday 9th December, 2010, at the African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) offices in Kileleshwa. The.
Microsoft was having an Open Door day today. The event was held at Sarit Centre and Westgate mall in Nairobi. Microsoft displayed a range of publicity suites and products. The products are for the today’s consumer who might be corporate or individual and it just makes work easier. I first met Louis Otieno, Microsoft East Africa, General Manager at the first Strathmore ICT conference.