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  • Four Kenya-based start-ups qualify for NaiLab’s Kshs 5 million funding Staff Writer

    Aug 30, 2014
    Nailab has announced the increase of funding for the SN4 and SN3 enterprises from a previous Ksh 300,000 per enterprise to a total of over Kshs5 mi...

    The fourth batch is made up of four start-ups, all currently undergoing incubation, which unveiled solutions aimed at addressing local challenges....

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  • Airtel Kenya to host the 2014 East Africa Com Staff Writer

    Aug 29, 2014
    Airtel Kenya has announced its sponsorship as the host operator for this year’s East Africa Com summit which will be held on September 9 – 10, 2014...

    The 2-day event is expected to bring together senior executives and professionals from the telecommunications, media and ICT industry in the East A...

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  • Thirteenth Huduma Centre officially opened in Mombasa Lilian Mutegi

    Aug 28, 2014
    President Uhuru Kenyatta cuts the ribbon as he officially opened the Huduma Centre in Mombasa
    The Ministry of Devolution has opened the Mombasa Huduma centre being the first one in the coast region with Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru applaud...

    The launch was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Also in attendance were other Coastal key leaders including Mombasa County Governor Ali H...

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  • Microsoft partners with MyDigitalBridge to trial TV Whites Spaces in Namibia Staff Writer

    Aug 28, 2014
    The Mawingu White Space pilot in Kenya
    The Mawingu White Space pilot in Kenya.
    MyDigitalBridge Foundationin partnership with Microsoft and Adaptrum, with support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium C...

    Called ‘Citizen Connect’, the pilot consists of a network deployed over a 62km x 152km (9,424 km²) area covering three regional councils: Oshana, O...

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  • Uganda installs Axis cameras for weighbridge automatic number plate recognition Staff Writer

    Aug 27, 2014
    A canter transporting mattresses in Uganda
    A canter transporting mattresses in Uganda.
    The Uganda National Roads Agency (UNRA), Computer Point Limited and Axis have today announced the installation of a camera system in weighbridges a...

    The deployments add advanced image quality and distributed intelligent video capabilities to the vehicle registration system that had previously be...

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  • LG’s “Music Flow” triggers music convergence race Staff Writer

    Aug 27, 2014
    Sound travels at three kilometres per sec and every millisecond counts when listening to your favourite track; a slight interruption will cause an...

    The Music Flow sound bar, network bridge and wireless speakers connect to an app that seamlessly keeps playing as you leave the house. The new Musi...

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  • Africa printer market set for strong growth despite Q2 downturn Staff Writer

    Aug 27, 2014
    A Samsung NFC printer
    A Samsung NFC printer.
    Despite suffering a slight decline in Q2 2014, the growth potential of the African hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market remains largely intact accordi...

    After posting a strong performance in the opening quarter of the year, IDC's latest figures show the region experienced year-on-year declines of 1....

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  • HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards Agam Shah

    Aug 27, 2014
    AC Power Cord
    HP's LS-15 power cords have been recalled for fire and burn hazards.
    Hewlett-Packard has recalled more than 6 million laptop power cords that could pose fire and burn hazards.

    HP is recalling LS-15 AC power cords used with HP and Compaq branded laptops. The company is recalling about 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. an...

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  • 2 Kenyans among 12 Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs finalists Staff Writer

    Aug 26, 2014
    Martha Chumo, founder, Nairobi Developer School
    Martha Chumo, founder, Nairobi Developer School.
    Two Kenyans - Tom Osborn, founder of Greenchar and Martha Chumo, founder of Nairobi Developer School - are among the 12 Anzisha Prize for Young Ent...

    The two have made it to the final list of for the overall award that will be awarded on September 23, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Apart fr...

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  • Safaricom gets GSMA support in mobile cash war with Equity Lilian Mutegi

    Aug 26, 2014
    From Left: Airtel Kenya CEO Adil Youseffi, Finserve chairman John Waweru, Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi and chief officer, finance, innovation and techology John Staley during the unveiling of the bank’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) rollout plan in May.
    Safaricom has received critical support in its bid to stop Equity Bank from using embedded SIM cards for the mobile banking and money transfer serv...

    According to Business Daily, London-based GSMA, the global association of telecoms operators using the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM...

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