Safaricom Launches a New Series of M-PESA Ads

By admin | On Tue, Sep 18th, 2012 - No Comments »

[g1IqjY88YuM] M-PESA has with no doubt cemented itself as the most convenient and comforting mobile phone-based financial service, the world over. It has helped open opportunities for Kenyans and impacted many lives in many positive ways. M-PESA creates a feeling of comfort at the back of the mind of every Kenyan. It is given that majority of Kenyans look up to M-PESA for many of their financial. 


Google Buys Nik Software, Maker Of Instagram Rival Snapseed

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

Google Inc said it bought Instagram rival Nik Software, which makes award-winning photo editing application Snapseed, for an undisclosed amount. Google and Facebook Inc are locked in a battle for social network followers that has increasingly shifted to mobile applications, such as photo editing. While not as famous as Instagram, available for free on Apple’s mobile devices, Snapseed. 


Internet Explorer Have a Huge Security Hole

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

Users of several Internet Explorer versions are being urged on Monday to switch to other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox amid news of a major security hole. According to Rapid7 security forum, a new zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 has hit computers running Windows XP, Vista and 7. Zero-day exploits involve software that takes advantage of a security hole within a site. 


NSSF set to build 30,000 housing units in Mavoko

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) plans to build 30,000 houses in Mavoko to tap growing returns from real estate and reduce its reliance on the Nairobi bourse. The houses, which will be built on a 960-acre piece of land, will be the fund’s largest real estate project and transform the profile of Machakos County that will also host the Sh800-billion Konza technology city. President. 


Kenya warned on ditching copyrighted software for Open Source

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

Last week, the Kenyan Government issued a warning that in the next three years it will move its IT operations to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), a move that will reduce cost by more than half in IT expenses. Microsoft said the move is risky and bound to make Government systems more vulnerable to hackers. “We agree with the open standards but not the free and open source software strategy,”. 


Analysis: East African energy boom at risk

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

As giant oil and gas discoveries have some of the world’s biggest energy firms jostling for space in East Africa, the fate of one gas producer offers them a cautionary tale. After investing $160 million in Tanzania, an offshoot of Canada’s Orca Exploration (ORCb.V: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is close to paralysis because of unpaid bills and quarrels with authorities. 


Konza and Vision 2030 Websites Need More Flesh

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

Konza City, the planned tech city 60km from Nairobi, is elephant in its ambitions – when completed, it will be a whole city, after all, not just an office block. Needless to say, such a project is hugely complex, and involves a massive amount of money. USD7bn (approximately Sh588 billion), the planners say . Even if investors put up a good part of this, the Kenyan government –. 


Foreign journalists in China targeted by malware attacks

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

Foreign journalists in Beijing have been targeted by two very similar malware attacks in just over two weeks in the lead-up to China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition. The emails – one appearing to come from a Beijing-based foreign correspondent and the other from a Washington-based think tank – both contained an attachment with the same type of malware, according. 


Kenya rolls out open-source e-health system

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

An open source software e-health system being used in Kenya’s public hospitals since February has drastically cut costs and should pave the way for the model to be replicated in other East African countries. The e-health system developed by Kenya government and development partners in 2011 is being used  for disease outbreak surveillance, early infant diagnosis of HIV, management of vaccine. 


Uganda threatens to boycott Port of Mombasa over transit

By admin | On Mon, Sep 17th, 2012 - No Comments »

Ugandan importers are threatening to boycott the port of Mombasa in protest against a cash bond imposed by Kenya on goods in transit to Uganda. Business people and tax officials are questioning the rationale of the move by the Kenya Revenue Authority. First, the cash bond — equivalent to the value of the imported merchandise — is too high for the average business people to raise, on top. 


Nokia PureView smartphone unveiled in Kenya

By admin | On Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 - No Comments »

Finnish giant mobile maker, Nokia has launched its latest smartphone Nokia 808 PureView in Kenya as it grapples to regain its waning market share. Nokia, which still leads at 57 per cent of Kenya’s phone market share, seeks to rope in top-end smartphone users to its fold since the manufacturer has been losing grip on the market to its rival, Samsung. The release of the Nokia 808 PureView. 


East African Enterprise ICT Sector Up in The Clouds As Industry Gains Insight

By admin | On Sat, Sep 15th, 2012 - No Comments »

The Cloud East Africa Summit will host over 100 IT professionals, CIOs, Chief Information Security Officers and cloud computing experts from the top companies in East Africa, to share knowledge, experience and strategy in enterprise cloud computing. The summit aims to educate and inform attendees looking to position Kenya and East Africa as a giant in an ever developing mobile world. Attendees. 


Tanzania’s Precision Air enters partnership with Vodacom M-Pesa

By admin | On Sat, Sep 15th, 2012 - No Comments »

Precision Air Tanzania Services has entered into a partnership with Vodacom Tanzania that will ease payment for passenger tickets through M-Pesa services. In order to make payments, customers will be required to dial *150*00# and select the Pay Bill option on the M-Pesa menu; then enter Precision Air business number which is 333777, followed by the reference number which is the booking number. 


Is Google taking over the world wide web?

By admin | On Sat, Sep 15th, 2012 - No Comments »

The primary reason anyone uses Google is to manage the torrent of information available on the world wide web. Its search function is why we visit Google. Advertising is what keeps it going. There has never been a company with such explicit ambitions to connect individual minds with information on a global — in fact universal — scale. The scope of Google’s mission sets it apart. 


Kenyan universities to feature on Google maps

By admin | On Fri, Sep 14th, 2012 - No Comments »

All Kenyan universities will soon have presence on Google maps effectively enhancing navigation in the institutions across the country. A similar project will simultaneously be carried out across 12 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students from over 90 universities in 12 sub Saharan African countries have been brought together for a two-week mapping workshop to put their university campuses.