Nominees & Winners From Kenya’s Inaugural Social Media Awards (SOMA) 2013

There is no doubt that social media is on a roll in Kenya. Over the past 5 years or so, social media in Kenya has gone from being a novelty and peculiarity to becoming a dominant aspect of internet consumption Continue reading

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AccessKenya signs-up Airtel for fibre network backhaul services in Mombasa and Nairobi.

Press Release AccessKenya and Airtel Kenya (Airtel) have entered into a partnership that grants Airtel access to AccessKenya’s extensive fibre optic network to provide connectivity services for fixed line voice services, also known as “E1″. In the deal, Airtel will Continue reading

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[Ma3Racer] the missing link to ignite Kenya’s local mobile gaming industry?

It seems that this has been one of those weeks when there is certainly lots happening within Kenya’s technology scene so I have blogged on practically a daily basis. The latest big development which I found out about yesterday is Continue reading

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[Double Standards!] as British Prime Minister proposes social media ban for rioters.

Let me start by saying that I do NOT condone the riots that are going on at the moment in the UK. People have died needlessly and millions of pounds has been lost in looting and destruction. There is nothing Continue reading

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Mocality, Kenya’s largest online and mobile business directory launches Daily Deals and Mobile Apps.

Mocality, Kenya’s largest online and mobile business directory with over 130,000 businesses listed to-date is entering the online daily deals space by next week. Globally, online daily deals are dominated by the likes of Groupon, which has an impending IPO Continue reading

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IBM Volunteers Help Support Kenya’s Electronic Government Development Goals

Press Release An international team of 12 IBM employees from IBM’s Corporate Services Corps programme has completed a month-long term during which they helped support the development of an electronic master plan for the country. The team focused on the Continue reading

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Finally, Orange joins Kenya’s mobile tariff bandwagon.

Well, looks like everyone is now on-board the mobile tariff (war) bandwagon that started last week after Zain dramatically lowered their call and SMS rates. In particular, after that announcement, YU immediately responded as did Safaricom earlier this week. Now, Continue reading

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