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  • CIO: Zambia govt to draft internet law to control “gossip” in online media
    20 Apr 2014 - The internet has become permeated many areas of our lives. And now in a bid to monitor what goes in and out of their countries through this entity; many governments are coming up with laws to monitor what is going on with the internet content in their areas.
  • CIO: Huawei, Zambia govt partner to connect remote rural areas to mobile network
    20 Apr 2014 - Chinese communications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network.
  • iHub: NETmundial Hub in Nairobi – Meeting on the future of Internet Governance
    20 Apr 2014 - Posted by: Jessica Colaco, ISOC Kenya, Treasurer The future of the Internet will be discussed at the NetMundial meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 23-24 April 2014. For those who cannot travel to Brazil, 33 remote hubs around the world have been identified in 22 countries...
  • HumanIPO: FEATURE: The week in startups 20/04/2014
    20 Apr 2014 - The 88mph accelerator programme in Cape Town held its Investor Day on Wednesday, with seven startups pitching to potential investors to secure follow-on funding. Startups that pitched included appointments service diarize.me, event dating app Catch, pet food delivery...
  • Techweez: Linode Boosts RAM, Swaps drives for SSD on its Cloud Instances
    19 Apr 2014 - At the beginning of April, Linode introduced per hour billing for its cloud services. The provider has also been cooking up VPS products powered by SSD and double the original RAM offered for its cloud instances. This instances have now been made general available to...
  • Techweez: Droids vs iThings, Who Got the Money? Who Got the Downloads?
    19 Apr 2014 - App Annie’s hands have been on the pulse of the mobile app world for sometime now and a recent snapshot from the firm provides trends in the global app market. The analysts scoured through 150 countries for user downloads numbers and more importantly, the cash thrown...
  • Kachwanya: Don’t be surprised if Facebook starts selling sex
    19 Apr 2014 - Ever since sin was discovered, sex has been the most selling commodity over the centuries probably followed closely by drugs then fuel. Tech companies have not been blind to this and that’s why at the dawn of Internet and the world wide web there have been numerous “...
  • HumanIPO: Orange Money hits 10m subscribers
    19 Apr 2014 - The Orange Money mobile money service is currently available across 12 African markets as well as in Jordan, with the 10 millionth user signing up in Dakar, Senegal; and winning a smartphone loaded with XOF100,000 (US$211). Orange said the company felt it had “made...
  • HumanIPO: VConnect announces strategic partnership with Stanbic IBTC for SMEs
    19 Apr 2014 - In a statement announcing the partnership, VConnect said both partners are coming together to empower SMEs. “In most countries SMEs represent a substantial proportion of all economic activities, and typically account for well in excess of 50 per cent of total...
  • Nation Tech: Turkey still hopes Twitter will open office
    19 Apr 2014 - Turkey's government has said it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country a day after the social networking site ruled out such plans.
  • Kachwanya: Ugandan Banks risk cyber attacks due to lack of Microsoft Windows 7.
    18 Apr 2014 - Most Banks are currently vulnerable to computer generated attacks since they have not changed their operating systems to new Microsoft Windows 7 and 8. Only three banks out of a total of 26 banks in the country have changed their systems even after Microsoft gave a...
  • Kachwanya: Samsung Product validity goes up thanks to e-warranty.
    18 Apr 2014 - Samsung Electronics Tanzania awareness has gone up following a short message service check off point system dubbed e-warranty that enables customers to identify genuine Samsung mobile phone through the handset’s IMEI number. Since the introduction of the e-warranty...
  • TechMoran: Safaricom and DTB join NMG’s SME’s Top 100 survey.
    18 Apr 2014 - Nation media Group’s annual survey that ranks the fastest growing mid-sized companies “Top 100 survey” sponsored by sage Pastel, Nairobi Securities Exchange, UAP Insurance has doubled its contribution this year thanks to the newly  joined Safaricom and DTB Group. The...
  • HumanIPO: OPSSON enters Nigerian smartphone market
    18 Apr 2014 - In a statement, OPSSON said its products will make a positive difference in the Nigerian smartphone market. With a presence in more than 50 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North and South America, the company said it is focused on offering...
  • Techweez: Samsung Galaxy S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode Use Case Demonstrated in Video
    18 Apr 2014 - Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched on the 24th of February in Barcelona and top among the features it’s quite useful for is it’s battery saving prowess. Others include IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, download booster, Kids mode, great camera features...
  • Techweez: HTC Wants in on Samsung Ways, Hires former Samsung Marketing Chief
    18 Apr 2014 - HTC is known for great work in the design of their smartphones and has been winning accolades for their all metal One series. The design and hardware is quite a great work of art. But selling doesn’t end there. It’s a commonly known fact that HTC lacks seriously in...
  • CIO: Facebook Messenger for Asha, Lumia and Nokia X
    18 Apr 2014 - With support across all three Nokia mobile platforms, the popular private chat room, Facebook Messenger, is about to attract a whole new audience following the introduction of the trendy chat app on Nokia X, Nokia Lumia and Asha devices.
  • Techweez: Samsung partners with Amazon to bring a special version of the Kindle store
    18 Apr 2014 - Yesterday at around midday I checked my phone only to realize there’s an update from Samsung apps. Despite ‘debloating’ my phone, Samsung’s app store is one of the few Samsung apps that I have retained thanks to the knowledge that once in a while Samsung drops...
  • HumanIPO: iHub to host first Startup Sauna in Africa
    18 Apr 2014 - This is the first time Startup Sauna will have a delegation of coaches – including Peter Vesterbacka of Angry Birds fame – visiting Africa. The two-day event, running on May 8-9, will provide a special stream to highlight the importance of social impact...
  • CIO: Kenyan businesses benefit from SAP Social Sabbatical Team
    18 Apr 2014 - Kenyan businesses have benefited from experts advice from 12 Sap employees from around the world who are in the country as part of a sabbatical team in the country for a month to interact and with four local organizations that, in one way or another, are making life...
  • HumanIPO: Airtel launches Easter campaign for mobile money in Ghana
    18 Apr 2014 - The campaign – “Don’t take cash to Kwahu. Take Airtel Money” – is intended to demonstrate how mobile money makes it easier, safer and simpler for travellers by taking away the burden of carrying huge sums of money. Airtel said the service could help in reducing the...
  • Techweez: Google’s Project Ara Phone Reinventing the Smartphone
    18 Apr 2014 - Google’s Project Ara is an attempt to reinvent the cellphone as we know it. Instead of a slab of glass and metal that you have no ability to upgrade, save for buying a new device, the Project Ara is an attempt to launch a phone where all of the main components are...
  • CIO: Orange celebrates the 10 millionth Orange Money customers
    18 Apr 2014 - Orange money has reached its 10 millionth customer in Senegal one of its 13 countries it operates in.
  • Kachwanya: MTN Launches Social Media Bundle.
    17 Apr 2014 - Ghana’s MTN has introduced a new data access bundle dubbed “Social Bundle” targeting users of social media with the service costing about $2 (GHC5) per month and offers customers a data bundle of up to 400 MB. The move is in a bid to promote access to the three most...
  • Kachwanya: Government to speed up work permits in the ICT sector.
    17 Apr 2014 - Ministry of Information and Communication Technology plans on laying its focus on helping the foreign experts follow the right processes while applying for the permits and avoid delays. In collaboration with the interior ministry, both sectors will facilitate faster...
  • Kachwanya: Local data and Internet market records growth.
    17 Apr 2014 - According to statistics released by the Communications Commission Of Kenya (CCK), the internet and data market segment has recovered lost ground during the last quarter of the past year to stand at 13.1 million subscribers from 11.9 million. Mobile subscribers have...
  • TechMoran: Live In Lagos! Gospel Acts From Across Africa at Shabach 2014 Powered by The Abba House
    17 Apr 2014 - “…..Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks” (John 4:23 NIV). In an age of deception and compromise from pastors and gospel musicians across...
  • TechMoran: Sokkaa.com Launches Sokkaa Talk to Connect Africa’s Soccer Fans
    17 Apr 2014 - Founded  in 2013 by  Thom Harvey Kigali-based Sokkaa, an online soccer community for African fans of the English Premier League but in African languages, has launched Sokkaa Talk and a Fan Gallery in a move to make their site more than just soccer site but East Africa...
  • TechMoran: Microsoft Personalizes Bing Ahead Of Cortana Roll out.
    17 Apr 2014 -   Microsoft has launched personalized information cards in a bid to make Bing more personal ahead of Cortana launch. Both Cortana and the new Bing cards are part of the same effort to surface information that matters to you. Bing personalized data can appear on Bing....
  • Kachwanya: Beware of Fraudsters Online – OLX Buyers and Sellers
    17 Apr 2014 - OLX is today synonymous with Kenya’s online market place, no doubt, and this has led to many fraudsters pausing as buyers and/or sellers on the website, spoiling the name of a very well intended product. There are a number of people who have fallen victims of these...

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