Kegurio Macharia: To the Tyrants in Kenya “Social Media” is Dangerous

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 1 Comment »

By Kegurio Macharia A strange consensus has emerged that something called “social media” is dangerous. That traditional media houses advance and disseminate this idea is unsurprising. Social media has been instrumental in exposing traditional media’s complicity with power and silence over the deeply and meaningfully political, a silence made glaringly evident when juxtaposed against. 

K24 Feigns Hacking After Goof on Supreme Court Ruling

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, March 29th, 2013 - 3 Comments »

K24 which is owned by Uhuru Kenyatta’s family, hass today had one off those foot-in-the-mouth times. The recently re-launched media house sent this tweet just after the one hour Supreme Court’s sitting this morning; The media house then immediately claimed that their Twitter account was hacked. The damage had already been done. The media house has access to the President-elect. 

Vodacom South Africa to Double SMS Bundles for the Hearing Impaired

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - 1 Comment »

Vodacom South Africa has announced an inspiring promotion where its clients with hearing impairement will now receive double the value on every SMS bundle purchased. This is because such subribers rely so much on SMS as a means of communication. This is such a wise move. Vodacom’s SMS bundle pricing is as follows: Standard SMS bundle for Vodacom customers *New SMS bundle for Vodacom. 

DStv to Give Out Ksh 1.2 Million to a Lucky Subscriber During Easter

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - No Comments »

DStv is doubling its rewards for the loyal subscribers during the Easter weekend. Instead of the Ksh 600,000 reward, this Easter weekend, one lucky subscriber will walk away with Ksh 1.2 million. In the last 5 weeks which the promotion has been running, DSTV has paid out around Ksh3 million to lucky loyal subscribers. Each subscriber took away Ksh 600,000. The promotion is to run for 10. 

Google and Others Starts a TV White Space Trial in South Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - No Comments »

Google with the support of South Africa’s communication regulator, ICASA, and a group of partners is setting up a TV White Spaces (TVWS) trial for ten schools in the Western Cape region over a six month period. The trial partners include TENET, CSIR Meraka, e-Schools Network, WAPA, Comsol Wireless Solutions, and Google. Through the trial, Google and the partners looks to demonstrate. 

‘Look Around’ for friends with WeChat 2.0 for BlackBerry

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - 1 Comment »

A mobile social communication platform, WeChat, has announced the launch of a new version for BlackBerry smartphones. The new WeChat 2.0 features new location-based ‘Look Around’ and QR code scanning features. These enables the platform users to add new friends or acquaintances by allowing them to search the surrounding areas for other WeChat users by just a push of a button. WeChat’s. 

SHOCKING: TNA Was IEBC According to this Electronic Footprint

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, March 25th, 2013 - 3 Comments »

The data me and few other persons have access to show a shocking manner IEBC and Jubilee used the electronic data to rig the elections. Using data provided by a source at Kencall, TNA was IEBC . TNA used 21 data entry clerks at to enter data both in its server and the server of IEBC through a backdoor entry provided by Kencall. List of Data Entry Clerks (Names blacked Out to protect them. 

Orange Unveils Easter Offer on Phones and Other Data Devices

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, March 25th, 2013 - No Comments »

Telecommunications services provider, Orange, has reduced the prices of various voice and data devices available at its shops. With this offer, Orange Kenya customers can now purchase the entry level and high end mobile phones, data devices and desk phones at reduced costs from Orange shops and partner outlets countrywide. The price change affects a host of essential devices including: the. 

Pro-Assad Activists Hacks BBC Twitter Accounts

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, March 22nd, 2013 - 1 Comment »

  The Twitter account belonging to the BBC’s weather service was hacked on Thursday, the British broadcaster has confirmed. The pro-Assad hackers and online activists, “Syrian Electronic Army”, claimed responsibility. The same group previously claimed responsibility for hacking Barack Obama’s Facebook page. The group previously targeted the website and Twitter. 

The African Development Bank Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, March 18th, 2013 - No Comments »

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms (www.afdb.org/statistics) for 20 African countries as part of AfDB’s recently launched “Africa Information Highway” initiative. Some of the countries covered in the launch are Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic. 

Kencall Hosted IEBC and TNA Data on the same Server

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, March 17th, 2013 - 12 Comments »

CORD leader and a presidential contender in the disputed March election Raila Odinga has raised pertinent questions regarding the installation and management of IEBC servers. According to a sworn affidavit filed before the Supreme Court of Kenya on Saturday, Raila questioned why IEBC had an KENCALL (call centre company) co-host IEBC’s server and that of The National Alliance (TNA). 

Orange Kenya Unveils a Reverse Charge Call Service, ‘NiSort’

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, March 17th, 2013 - No Comments »

Orange is following in the footsteps of yuMobile which launched the Pay4me service in January 2012. The mobile network operator has now launched ‘NiSort’ service which enables subscribers to reverse call charges to the person they expect to communicate with. This service is available on Orange to Orange calls. According to Orange’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Maureen. 

Burachara to Represent Kenya at ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, March 15th, 2013 - 1 Comment »

Former KENIC boss, Sammy Buruchara  has been appointed as a member of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) representing the Republic of Kenya. Burachara is also a former Chairperson of DotConnectAfrica’s Global Strategic Advisory Board. Buruchara is also a founder of Nairobi Net Limited, one of the pioneer Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Kenya and a founding member. 

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Afrinolly Launches First African Entertainment App For Blackberry 10

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, March 15th, 2013 - No Comments »

African entertainment app MTN Afrinolly announced the release of its Blackberry 10 App for Blackberry Z10 and Q10 last Thursday at the Blackberry 10 official lunch in Lagos, Nigeria a few weeks after just announcing the Afrinolly app for iOS. With over 2 Million Downloads across its various existing versions namely Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 Series, Java and Amazon Kindle,.