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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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Five tech startup ideas that Kenya can export
Five tech startup ideas that Kenya can export

Having pioneered mobile money solutions like MPesa and crowd-sourcing platform Ushahidi, Kenya's innovative, resilient and global-looking tech community is working on the next big thing...

By Ken Macharia 25 Aug 2015 08:41

Facebook seeks ties with telcos in Kenya
Facebook seeks ties with telcos in Kenya

Facebook's plan to bring Internet access to the remote parts of the world is taking shape. This follows the completion of Aquila, a drone that beams Internet from the sky to remote communities...

By Lilian Ochieng 25 Aug 2015 08:36



Safaricom Foundation launches a start-up fund
Safaricom Foundation launches a start-up fund

Safaricom Foundation has launched a start-up fund to raise seed capital for young entrepreneurs, the chairman Joseph Ogutu said yesterday.

By Richard Mungai 14 Aug 2015 08:48

CA clears new digital broadcast players
CA clears new digital broadcast players

The Communication Authority of Kenya has started licensing of commercial Free-to Air Television services in the country, after digital migration which saw the switch off of analogue signals in February.

By Martin Mwita 14 Aug 2015 08:38

Barack Obama's visit to Kenya tops July Google search
Barack Obama's visit to Kenya tops July Google search

US President Barack Obama visit to Kenya topped Google search in July. The top searched term was 'Obama in Kenya' as the country hosted President Obama in his maiden visit as the first US head of state to set foot on Kenyan soil...

By Ngare Kariuki 12 Aug 2015 09:23

70 percent of Kenyans now have access to the internet
70 percent of Kenyans now have access to the internet

The number of internet users in the country jumped by 11.4 percentage points to hit 29.15 million, thanks largely to a steady growth of mobile data subscriptions.

By Ken Macharia 4 Aug 2015 14:17

#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them
#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them

American news broadcaster, CNN, is getting some heat from the Kenyan Twitter community. This is ahead of Barack Obama's visit to the country, which CNN reported as a "terror hotbed".

23 Jul 2015 14:38

South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya
South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya

CA Southern Africa will take its roadshow on the imperatives surrounding digital transformation in the application economy where IT capabilities are identified as the competitive differentiator to Kenya on 13 August 2015...

22 Jul 2015 09:37

Development data hub launches in Uganda
Development data hub launches in Uganda

An internet portal offering free access to information on development indicators has been launched to bursts of applause from government policymakers and private researchers...

By Moses Mugalu 9 Jul 2015 11:19

Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations
Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations

Social media enthusiasts now have a chance to nominate individuals and corporate organisations for this year's Olx Social Media Awards (Olx SOMA) following the recent launch of the call for nominations...

7 Jul 2015 11:34

We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC
We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said it will not return to "analogue broadcasting" signal as court directed on Thursday...

By Frederic Musisi 7 Jul 2015 11:01

After SA, Facebook now eyes the Kenyan market
After SA, Facebook now eyes the Kenyan market

After announcing on Monday that Facebook had opened its office in Johannesburg, South Africa, Facebook now eyes the East African market with a major focus on Kenya...

By Lilian Mutegi 3 Jul 2015 13:59

How social media has evolved in Uganda
How social media has evolved in Uganda

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and WhatsApp are some of the popular social media sites that are being used in Uganda...

By Rachel Kanyoro 3 Jul 2015 13:46

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda
Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015 08:43

Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share
Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share

The board of Tiso Blackstar Group SE (Tiso Blackstar) has announced the completed acquisition of Times Media Group Limited and 22.9% of Kagiso Tiso Holdings...

8 Jun 2015 09:34

MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia
MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia

As a result of the partnership, Premier Bank will now issue and accept the first MasterCard-branded payment cards in Somalia, a country which hasn't had any form of formal banking service since the collapse of the government...

3 Jun 2015 13:48

Five African Bitcoin startups to watch
Five African Bitcoin startups to watch

Bitcoin is gaining traction worldwide, with the first quarter of 2015 seeing record levels of investment pumped into Bitcoin startups globally. Africa is no exception to the trend...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2015 13:26

Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...
Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...

The fifth edition of the Annual Communications Innovation Awards (ACIA) took place last Friday evening at the Sheraton Kampala hotel...

By Samson Baranga 25 May 2015 12:09

Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office
Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office

Networks Unlimited has opened its first cross border office in Nairobi, Kenya, encouraged by the growing demand for its products in East Africa...

18 May 2015 16:52

Kenya: Safaricom launches its digital TV boxes
Kenya: Safaricom launches its digital TV boxes

NAIROBI: Safaricom is the latest firm to enter the highly competitive digital TV sphere. The company launched its Set Top Boxes, which will enable subscribers to view TV content and also access the Internet...

By Margaret Njugunah 11 May 2015 10:29

TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director - TLC Marketing Worldwide
TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director

Ntsiki Balfour will head up the Partnership and Content division of TLC Marketing, responsible for the strategic direction of TLC's partner relations, both for independent networks and key brand partnerships...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 8 May 2015 11:10

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz
Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015 08:01

USD$10m investment into One Africa Media - Private Property
USD$10m investment into One Africa Media

SEEK, the world's largest online employment marketplace by market capitalisation, has announced the investment of USD$10m for an additional six percent equity ownership in One Africa Media...

Issued by Private Property 30 Apr 2015 10:18

Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania
Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania

TIGO Tanzania has launched a brand new 4G LTE technology that will make it the biggest and fastest Internet network in the country...

28 Apr 2015 08:59

PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent
PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent

The 16th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 23 - 26 August 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel...

9 Apr 2015 11:15

Kenya: Omtatah wants digital migration reversed
Kenya: Omtatah wants digital migration reversed

Some 80% of Kenyan TV viewers have been denied information as a result of digital migration, activist Okiya Omtatah said yesterday...

By Peter Ng'etich 27 Mar 2015 09:43

Khaemba launches website
Khaemba launches website

Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba on Tuesday launched the county website and an SMS platform to enhance services...

By Nicholas Wamalwa 19 Mar 2015 14:33

Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools
Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools

Tech manufacturer Intel donated 30 computers to nine girls' school in the country in as part of the International Women's Day celebrations...

9 Mar 2015 12:23

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Digitally bright future for outdoor
Digitally bright future for outdoor

Within the next decade, digital advertising is expected to account for more than a quarter of all billboards, as it is increasingly replacing traditional paper billboards across South Africa...

11 Feb 2015 09:55

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