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Safaricom to support Government’s laptop project after 45 percent rise in profit

Safaricom has announced it will give free Internet to schools in the government’s laptop project after posting a 45 percent rise in profit for the first half of 2013-14 to Sh11.3billion. The growth was driven by a 49 percent growth in Short Message Services (SMS) as well as mobile data that increased by 43 percent… Read More »

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Airtel Partners with Wikimedia Foundation to Bring Free Access to Wikipedia

In a first-of-its-kind pilot initiative in Africa, Airtel, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia are set to announced a provide Airtel’s customers access to the knowledge and information available on Wikipedia through their mobile phones via text messages (SMS and USSD) free of data charges. This partnership is part of the Wikimedia… Read More »

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Twitter blocks Desmond Tutu during spam cleanup

Just hours after Retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu launched a Twitter account, he found it blocked for “aggressively following” other users. Earlier, Tutu, who officially retired from public life in 2010, had been widely welcomed to Twitter. His first tweet read: “In an ode to the words spoken by Mandela when he retired from… Read More »

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Startup interview with Mdundo COO Martin Nielsen

Tell us a bit about your startup? Mdundo is an African music distribution platform that helps artists distribute and monetize their music. Based in Nairobi, we started working with ten Kenyan artists to search for a business model that would fit this market, one of them (Frasha from P-Unit) being a co-founder of Mdundo. We… Read More »

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Apple’s IPad Is The New Face Of Technology

  Very seldom does a single product change the face of technology. The most notable device to rewrite the definition of technology was the personal computer. It increased productivity, fostered the birth of the Internet, which connected people worldwide, and ultimately became a part of nearly every household. With all of its monumental and iconic… Read More »

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Finally, Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 arrive in East Africa

Weeks after Nokia unveiled Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720, the two gadgets made their debut in East Africa. Both handsets will run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system and will spot a1Ghz dual-core chip and 512MBs of RAM. The cheaper Lumia 520 is equipped with a 5MP camera while the higher end… Read More »

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Dropifi Becomes First African Startup to participate in Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups Program

Ghanaian tech start up Dropifi, has become the first entirely African company to join the silicon valley-based 500 Start Up program. Dropifi, the smart WordPress widget that acts as an alternative to ‘contact us’ forms on websites, replacement for “contact us” buttons on websites allows companies to better analyze incoming “contact us” messages has joined… Read More »

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