Safaricom has unveiled a major brand campaign saying that they aim to cement Safaricom’s connection with the Kenyan market. Building on the existing Niko na Safaricom tagline which has resonated with the firm’s over 16 million subscribers and other Kenyans, is touted as biggest brand commercial ever executed in the country. The commercial, shot with a huge cast of Safaricom staff,.
According to my sources, Nokia N8 is going to be on sale in Nairobi from this Friday. Though the Nokia teams loves to hate Techmtaa because we dont take their nonesense lying down nor do we rely on licking sehemu nyeti for stories. We must be fair to everyone. Nokia is going and has always beaten Apple in this market because of the dynamics. I was just chatting with some of Orange Kenya.
Orange has partnered with Equity Bank to offer customers a money transfer service called “Orange Money”. Pitting it as the most versatile service in the market so far, Orange says that their “Orange Money” combines the features of mobile money transfer products and mobile banking. The product is not new as it will be powered by Equity Bank’s mobile money transfer.
Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has activated 4 X 64 STM 64 (39,000 Mbps) on the KPLC fiber optic network on the Nairobi-Mombasa power transmission line. This was done at an annual cost of Kshs 194 Million to KDN. KDN received an acceptance certificate from its contractor Alcatel Lucent who activated the fiber optic cable from Mombasa and Nairobi. This allows KDN to give customers diverse routes.
Riding on the popularity of the Beat it by Michael Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic created Eat it. Both videos have gone viral and a third version of the concept with different content and done by Seedwell is Tweet it. It has also gone viral with even CNN and Aljazeera featuring the same. It’s such a funny creation and worth watching. Watch it
Commissions Commission of Kenya (CCK) has signed an MoU with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) and United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK) in support of the creation of a Web Portal for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to provide relevant content to persons involved in the disability field. This initiative is part of the Ksh35 million project that the Commission.
The Mobile Monday community is growing in the continent. MobileMonday (MoMo ) is the open networking organisation idea for mobile industry professionals meant to foster cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events. Tanzanians joined the over 63 worldwide MoMo chapters by calling for the launch of the MoMo Tanzania this Friday. I wonder why.
The ANC Youth League would call for the closure of Twitter if the social network administrators did nothing to stop its president Julius Malema‘s impersonators, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. “We will look at ways of stopping this… Even if it means going to the police,” Floyd Shivhambu said. A search of Malema on twitter reveals 12 users including Julius_Malema,.
Safaricom clients with lines on 0718, 0719 and some 0722 numbers have not been able to originate nor terminate calls after some cable cuts around Museum Hill area. The CEO has promised that the engineers are working round everything (not the clock) to get the problem rectified. The problem has been bad in Nairobi with minor disruptions upcountry. As a result of the cut-off, some subscribers.
iPad is getting competition all round. Microsoft, RIM and Samsung all jumped into the Tablet bandwagon even after so much criticising Steve Jobs. Jobs said that tablets is the way to go and many of the competitors launching the products now said that they didnt believe that PC users needs something which is between PCs and netbooks. Anyway, they all are making their products and the good.
The competition in the financial services sector is heating up and players in the information technology services and solution provision sector are also upping their game to enable them provide innovative management solutions. CompuLynx ltd, a Nairobi headquartered international IT solutions provider has sealed a strategic partnership deal with Bevertec CST Inc to provide payment Transaction.
When you have an idea and you want to commercialise it, you need funding to get it off the ground. You need the money to purchase equipment like computers, phones and others. You also need money to pay support staff since not many of the employees, unless very passionate, would want to volunteer foor you. There are a few places you might get funding from for your idea, especially in Kenya.
The Motorola Solutions today announced its return into the Kenyan market and highlighted the importance of its array of advanced communication solutions for East African companies with the launch of major road show in Kenya, which runs from 26th to 27th October 2010. Motorola expects to deliver the first ever live demonstration of its Dimetra IP Micro system digital radio technology. The.
In May 2009 The EastAfrican reported that MTN had acquired 60% of UUNET Kenya. In the same year Standard reported that MTN was eying the then Econet Kenya and now Essar Kenya. Nothing much came from the news with no denial nor confirmation. The former seems to be true now that UUNET is now branding as MTN Business Kenya. It will be interesting to know what was in the deal but MTN must have.