Kenya: The Internet & Freedom of Information

The name ‘Edward Snowden’ has become familiar with many people. His revelations about the lengths to which government intelligence agencies in the US and UK have gone to in order to gather information about people’s actions online came as a shock to many. Some have since come to regard him as a hero, whereas others […]

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Scaling Internet-Based Startups in African Markets

We’ve all heard of the idea that entrepreneurs are people who see a ‘gap’ in the market and then create a product or service to address that gap. The implication is that there’s a ready market there that will snap up your product if you can address that need. However, this can be a challenge […]

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How To: Set Off In Mobile Advertising in Africa – "Please Call Me", WAP, Metrics & More

It’s amazing what you can fit into 110 characters or less. I am constantly receiving please call me messages from my cousin who is a university student and on the please call me is a small piece of text based advertising, an insurance policy to be exact. A please call me (or PCM as they […]

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Some Popular Android Devices in the African Market

This is a guest post by Rebecca Jones of gizmowatch.com and designbuzz.com Mbwana Alliy, in his widely popular article predicting Africa’s tech future for 2012 noted that one key trend will be the increased adoption of Smartphones among Africa’s middle class as well as the gap between feature and smartphone being bridged more and more. Smartphone adoption will […]

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Android Developer Challenge 2011 Finalists Share their & Experience Lessons Learnt

On Thursday, November 17th, Gbenga Sesan held a Google Plus hangout with finalists of the Android Developer Challenge (ADC), Sub Saharan Africa. The hangout was an opportunity for African web developers, entrepreneurs and Internet marketers to hear from the winners about their experience building winning applications, what their experience has been like since winning the contest and their plans for the […]

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Gbenga Sesan to host Google Plus hangout with finalists of the 2011 Android Developer Challenge

Earlier this year Google held their Sub-Saharan Africa Android Developer Challenge. Nigerian ICT Advocate, Gbenga Sesan will be holding a live Google Plus hangout session with finalists of this year’s Android Developer Challenge. This year’s challenge winners include Nigeria’s Afrinolly App, Kenya’s Olaleshe and Kenya’s Shoppers’ Delight App. The Google Plus Hangout will be held on Thursday, November 17th at 12 Noon […]

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Ebook: African Apps in a Global Marketplace

‘African Apps in a Global Marketplace’ by Andrew Mugoya is a collection of ideas, observations, tips and some gripes about the African app industry. It will be available as a free download from Tuesday, 1 November, for a limited period. Synopsis African technology is in an exciting and vibrant phase with many talented developers and […]

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Watchout Dealfish, Google Trader is here!

Google has officially launched it’s Google Trader service in Kenya following it’s success in Uganda and a launch in Ghana. Google announced on it’s official Google Africa blog: After the pilot launch in Uganda and the exciting launch in Ghana, we are excited to announce the launch of Google Trader in Kenya. Google Trader is a free classifieds service that allows people […]

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Tech Startup Success Formulas for Africa: Content & Connectivity

Tech is (or will become) the New Agriculture In many an African country, the primary economic driver is typically agriculture (as well as mining & tourism in others). It is evident that many African economies suffer for their over-dependence on this primary industry, simply growing and selling agricultural produce with little or no value added. […]

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3 Memes on Africa's Tech Future from Internet Father, Vint Cerf

This week Kenya has been hosting the Internet Governance Forum  under the main theme, ”Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation“. Well, yesterday Nairobi’s Innovation Hub hosted one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, Vinton  G. Cerf for a session dubbed “Synergestic Communities” as well as a Fireside Chat. Vint and Bob Kahn co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the […]

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