On Startups: What exactly is a startup? (or the Startup Duck Test)

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of co-moderating two panels at the iHub during the monthly Nairobi Research Buzz event hosted by iHub Research and Microsoft. The theme was ‘Entrepreneurship 101′ based on research the iHub Research team is conducting on tech entrepreneurship in Kenya. There were two separate panels, the first consisting of […]

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Analyzing Kenya’s Laptops for Children Initiative

On March 4th Kenyans went to the polls to elect a new government to steer the country over the next 5 years. One of the candidates, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, who subsequently won the election with his Jubilee Coalition, had made a daring campaign promise that many wondered if he would deliver on – to equip every […]

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Intel Corporation in Kenyan Education Initiative

Intel Corporation, the Ministry of Education and various stake holders in the education, such as the Teachers Service Commission and CEMASTER, are coming together for an Intel education transformation workshop with the objective of promoting the transformation of the education system in Kenya to better prepare and equip the learners for the 21st century world […]

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Afrinnovator Year 2010 in Review Part 1 – January to June

It’s two days to the close of 2010 and the beginning of a new year (and new decade). It is also the first anniversary of Afrinnovator.com. A lot has transpired in the one year that Afrinnovator.com has been in existence, having launched (or re-launched on 1st January 2010). In the one year that has passed […]

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[Leaked] Video of Kenyan eMagazine/startup to come?

The tech startup scene in Kenya seems to be growing more and more intriguing by the day. Whether it’s new initiatives borne within the country or those from other countries expanding into the country. Word concerning one such locally bred startup has reached us. The startup seems to be involved in some kind of multimedia […]

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Huawei IDEOS U8150: $100 (KSH.8000) Smartphone Anyone?

It’s a great time for mobile in Kenya, price wars and all. But mobile operators aside, cheap smartphones are all the rave now. A while back we wrote a bit of a ranty piece on the need for low(er) cost smartphones. The big news is that Huawei introduced a pretty competitively priced smartphone running Android […]

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Check Out Zoopy's HTML 5 Puzzle Challenge

Our favorite video and photo sharing service that is born and bred in South Africa have put together a nifty puzzle game for a coding challenge by Microsoft and A List Apart Magazine. The challenge aims to promote the adoption of the HTML 5 standard: A List Apart Magazine and Microsoft recently announced a contest […]

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Microsoft Discontinues Kin Phone – Why Not Offer it to Developing Countries?

Back in May Microsoft launched a new mobile device that struck somewhere in between a feature phone and a Smartphone. Yesterday, barely a month after the Kin launch, Microsoft pulled the plug on Kin saying it was integrating it’s Kin and Windows Mobile development teams. Microsoft said Wednesday it has stopped work on the Kin […]

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"Let's Play" – Microsoft Tells SA as Xbox Live Comes to SA

Google has been giving South Africa some serious attention of late with the recent launch of Google Street View. Microsoft doesn’t seem to want to be left behind and has (according to the Bandwidth Blog) announced plans to officially launch Xbox Live in SA: Microsoft has finally announced that SA will be getting Xbox Live […]

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Random Hacks of Kindness

No doubt many have heard of doing a ‘random act of kindness’, well… this is a bit like that, only that instead of doing an ‘act of kindness’ the aim is to hack away on software! Random Hacks of Kindness is a joint effort founded by Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, NASA and The World Bank, dedicated […]

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