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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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  • Travel Technology Company,TTS expands to Africa Kamau Mbote

    Apr 15, 2014
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    TTS is also aiming at maximizing from the mobile phone boom in the continent and more specifically inexpensive smartphones
    Travel Technology Company TTS has expanded its growth in Africa as it focuses on accelerating growth and finding new opportunities.

    TTS which was the creator of the first mobile application that gives access to Travelport Mobile Agent (GDS) has been supporting travel agents in t...

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  • DEMO Africa adds 12 new categories in 2014 event Kamau Mbote

    Apr 15, 2014
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    DEMO Africa is an innovative partnership aimed at enhancing and deepening startup and innovation ecosystems of fast-growing African economies.
    DEMO Africa the launch pad for products and innovations for startups in the continent has announced the addition of 12 new categories as it seeks t...

    The platform founded by the U.S. State Department, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Microsoft, Venture Capital for Africa, Nokia, InfoDEV, African Dev...

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  • Lenovo leads world PC market with rapid growth: Gartner Brian Karlovsky

    Apr 14, 2014
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    Lenovo is leading the world PC market with solid growth in shipments across the first quarter of the year, according to Gartner.

    All of the top five vendors, except Acer, registered year-on-year shipment growth, with the top three vendors - Lenovo, HP and Dell - all confirmin...

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  • Taxi service Chap Chap to release mobile app in Q2 2014 Kamau Mbote

    Apr 14, 2014
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    We are in the business of providing compelling experiences to our customers coupled with “tree-huggingly” good customer service as well as exceptional value to our partners - Chap Chap
    A local taxi service Chap Chap has said it will launch its mobile application in the second quarter of 2014 to compete with other players already i...

    The market has already seen a number of companies in the transport front release apps including Easy Taxi and Uber with ZapaCab also expected to ve...

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  • Seven Seas postpones IPO to 2017 Staff Writer

    Apr 13, 2014
    Michael Macharia, CEO, Seven Seas Technologies
    Michael Macharia, CEO, Seven Seas Technologies.
    Seven Seas Technologies has postponed its IPO which was initially set for 2013 to 2017.

    According to Reuters, Seven Seas has pushed back its initial public offering until 2017 to allow it time to tap new countries in Africa and reduce...

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  • Nigeria to host third African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) Staff Writer

    Apr 13, 2014
    Delegates at a past IGF
    Delegates at a past IGF.
    The third African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from 10 to 12 July 2014.

    According to the Secretariat of the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), this thir...

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  • Dhanush Infotech, GN Corp to harmonize naming in hospitals Kamau Mbote

    Apr 11, 2014
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    The coding system will synergize the efforts by Dhanush to give a total solution in terms of equipment and consumable monitoring within the medical supply chain - Dr. Emily Obwaka 
    Dhanush Infotech and Medius Holdings under GN Corp have signed a partnership that will help harmonize the naming of medical equipment and consumabl...

    The coding system under the abbreviation CHAMP will help medical institutions to track the equipment and consumables from the manufacturer, to the...

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  • StarTimes effects a 25% drop on monthly subscriptions Staff Writer

    Apr 11, 2014
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    Company to also celebrate open week with free access ahead of Easter celebrations
    Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has slashed the cost of its top Premium television bouquet with access to over 76 local and international ch...

    The Company will also smother its subscribers with an early Easter gift that will encompass access to 13 Premium Pay Television channels at no cost...

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  • Cloud uptake on the rise despite challenges Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 11, 2014
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    Kunle Awosike, country manager, Microsoft Kenya.
    The uptake of Cloud solutions is on the rise with latest research indicating that 70 per cent of organisations in Kenya are utilizing these solutions.

    This is according to a study conducted by Microsoft and University of Nairobi on cloud computing in Kenya whose findings were released yesterday. T...

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  • Governmenet nets Kshs 80 million through Huduma Centres Lilian Mutegi

    Apr 11, 2014
    Devolution CS Anne Waiguru diring the visit at the Huduma centre at Teleposta
    Devolution CS Anne Waiguru during a tour of Huduma Centre based at TelePosta Tower, GPO in Nairobi.
    The government has  revealed that it has collected over Kshs 80 million in revenue from the recently launched service delivery portals dubbed, Hudu...

    Established five months ago as part of the government’s initiative to improve service delivery in the public sector, the Huduma Centres have emerge...

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  • Kenya sees high Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders Staff Writer

    Apr 10, 2014
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    Samsung S5, which has an inbuilt S Health 3.0 and fingerprint sensor will retail in select Safaricom outlets for Kes. 74,999
    Safaricom has so far pre-sold over 300 Samsung Galaxy S5 units ahead of the first ever global launch to be held in the country.

    Kenya has in the recent past been named as a leading market for smartphones in Sub-Saharan Africa, with over 100, 000 smartphones sales in the Keny...

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  • Ericsson South Africa staff loses job over racist tweet Baraka Jefwa

    Apr 10, 2014
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    Ericsson South Africa has dismissed a staff over a racist tweet. The employee - Vivienne Catherine Basson - posted the tweet along with a picture o...

    According to ITNewsAfrica, “Ericsson employee Vivienne Catherine Basson vented her anger on Twitter, after being allegedly involved in a car accide...

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  • COFEK’s case against Victor Kyalo pushed to May 8 Kamau Mbote

    Apr 09, 2014
    Stepehen Mutoro, right, the COFEK secretary general
    Stepehen Mutoro (right) the COFEK secretary general.
    The Consumer Federation of Kenya’s (COFEK) suit against the appointment of the ICT Authority CEO Victor Kyalo has been pushed to May 8, 2014. This...

    The case that is challenging the appointment of the government’s chief information officer (CIO) has been filed by the consumer lobby COFEK on the...

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