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 habits across the board. Indeed, since Facebook has close to
Opera Mini is undoubtedly one of the most popular mobile web browsers in the world – and especially on the majority of feature phones that you find in highly mobile-centric markets such as Africa. In this respect, Opera Mini does represent the majority of mobile web users in Africa who
This is an interview I had a couple of weeks ago on KTN TV’s Sunrise Show where I talked about the current state of social media in Kenya. I hope you enjoy it!
Today will go down as a big milestone in Kenya’s mobile broadband history as Orange Kenya officially launched its 3G network this morning. Details including pricing are still sketchy as of this writing but various sources on social media noted that their network will be able to run as fast
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 buy E1 circuits from AccessKenya’s fibre optic network in over
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 that a start-up mobile gaming business called Planet Rackus has
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 particularly good about what is happening in the UK right
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 in the US and LivingSocial, which has recently launched in
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 challenges and requirements to help Kenya realise its vision of
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, as of yesterday, Orange is the last mobile network to