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  • Rapid Communications launch mobile directory services Kamau Mbote

    Apr 22, 2014
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    We are glad that TuAsk is already receiving high traffic and this shows that Kenyans are already in the digital era of requiring information on the go - Rapid Communications
    Telecommunications Solutions Provider Rapid Communications Limited has launched a service  dubbed TuAsk that will save the public time and traffic...

    TuAsk provides users with directory information on hotel & accommodation, restaurants and food courts, courier and post services, travel, shopp...

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  • Viber Out comes to Lumia smartphones Kamau Mbote

    Apr 22, 2014
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    The app is already available for Nokia Lumia and will be preloaded on Nokia X devices and is coming soon for Nokia Asha
    Chat app Viber is now available on Nokia Lumia smartphones enabling users to make international and domestic calls to mobile phones and landlines.

    This follows the release of Viber 4.1 update for Nokia Lumia devices running on Windows phone 8 which adds a raft of new features to widen the cha...

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  • Microsoft to close Nokia acquisition Friday Joab Jackson

    Apr 22, 2014
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    Microsoft will be in the smartphone manufacturing business as of this Friday, the day it expects to close the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and...

    Microsoft has successfully completed all the legal and regulatory hurdles of purchasing the division of the Finnish telecommunications equipment pr...

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  • Ministry to assist in quick issuance of work permits to foreign ICT staff Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 22, 2014
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    Dr Fred Matiang'i.
    The Ministry of ICT will work closely with the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of  National government to facilitate quick issuance of work p...

    This was said by the ICT Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i during the sixth Connected Kenya Summit held at Diani, Mombasa County. Dr Matiang’i s...

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  • Facebook Messenger for Asha, Lumia and Nokia X Staff Writer

    Apr 18, 2014
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    Users will not need to install the full Facebook app beforehand, which will be an advantage to people running low on memory on their smartphone
    With support across all three Nokia mobile platforms, the popular private chat room, Facebook Messenger, is about to attract a whole new audience f...

    Doing away with likes, shares and personal feeds, the Facebook Messenger app intends to be a pure conversation app, concentrating on you having pr...

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  • Kenyan businesses benefit from SAP Social Sabbatical Team Kamau Mbote

    Apr 18, 2014
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    The addition of Kenya is part of an overall expansion of the program that will soon send up to 100 SAP employees to emerging markets to make a difference
    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 tea...

    The SAP Social Sabbatical team which was launched in 2012 matches talented employees with entrepreneurs and small businesses in emerging markets an...

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  • Orange celebrates the 10 millionth Orange Money customers Kamau Mbote

    Apr 18, 2014
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    Ms Kanny G., who had gone to an Orange Money outlet to open an account, was surprised to learn that she had won a smartphone with an Orange Money credit of 100,000 FCFA (152 euros)
    Orange money has reached its 10 millionth customer in Senegal one of its 13 countries it operates in.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Stéphane Richard gave a bonus to the 10 millionth customer of Orange Money Ms Kanny G in Dakar, Sene...

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  • Airtel to deploy Chad’s first 3G/4G network Staff Writer

    Apr 17, 2014
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    Christian de Faria, CEO, Airtel Africa.
    Airtel has been awarded a 3G/4G license by the Tchadian Government. The granting of the Tchad’s first license is an important milestone towards the...

    This will be the latest HSPSA+ technology being launched in several European countries. Reaching speeds of up to 21 mbps, Airtel’s 3G network acro...

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  • Eneza Education wins this year’s ICT Innovation awards Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 17, 2014
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    The overall winner of the 2014 ICT Innovation Awards 2013 being congratulated by CS of Ministry of ICT Dr Fred Matiang’i.
    Eneza Education has been declared this year’s winners of the 2014 ICT Innovation awards at the Connected Kenya summit.

    This year’s award categories included agriculture, business process resourcing education and training, healthcare delivery, gender youth and vulner...

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  • Women encouraged to take STEM careers Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 16, 2014
    A lady delegate pays keen attention during a session at Connected Kenya
    A lady delegate pays keen attention during a session at Connected Kenya.
    Women leaders in ICT held a discussion to come up with ways to encourage young girls to engage in the Science Technology Entreprneur and Mathematic...

    During a side discussion at this year's Connected Kenya, Dr Katherine Getao, ICT Secretary, Ministry of ICT and Eunice Mueni Kariuki, Marketting Di...

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  • Ministry of ICT to have all its operations on a digital platform Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 16, 2014
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    The Ministry of ICT is set to have all its operations on a digital platform as a way to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability.

    This was confirmed by the ICT Principal Secretary Joseph Tiampati at the sixth Connected Kenya summit at Diani, Mombasa County. Held under the them...

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  • Kenya National ICT Plan unveiled at the 6th Connected Kenya summit Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 16, 2014
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    (L-to-R): ICT Principal Secretary Joseph Tiampatia; Edwin Yinda, chair, ICT Authority and Prof Tim Waema, chair, ICT Master Plan Taskforce. 
    The National ICT Master Plan has officially been launched at the sixth edition of the Connected Kenya Summit currently underway in Mombasa.

    The ICT Master Plan sets the agenda for the Kenyan ICT sector and its contribution towards an ICT-led economic growth in line with Vision 2030. The...

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  • Airtel raids Vodafone for new Ghana MD Kamau Mbote

    Apr 15, 2014
    Lucy Quist
    Lucy Quist, MD, Airtel Ghana.
    Lucy Quist has been appointed as new MD for Airtel Ghana from Vodafone Ghana from where she was the Head of Strategy & Planning and Managing Direct...

    This is the second such raid from Ghana in less than a month after the appointment of former Tigo Ghana boss Edil El Youseffi as the new MD for Air...

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  • Win an iPad mini 2 with the CIO East Africa Mobile Media Usage Survey Staff Writer

    Apr 15, 2014
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    CIO East Africa is running the 2014 Mobile Media Usage survey, through which we seek to find our readers’ smartphone and tablet habits and media co...

    By taking part in the survey, , you stand chance to win the latest Apple iPad mini 2 tablet with Retina Display, worth £320! Take the CIO East Afr...

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