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Tech start-up aims to root out freelance accountants

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

As technology entrepreneurs go, Kamande Muiruri ranks at the top. In the mid-1990s, he was among the flag bearers of the Internet revolution in Kenya at Africa Online alongside Ayisi Makatiani and Amolo Ng’weno. Harping on a big dream of how Internet would revolutionise Kenya, he was among the first employees of the start-up that [&hellip...

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East Africa: Cable Project Gains Interest

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Cable Project Gains Interest

Several African governments are currently nominating investors for a submarine communications cable project linking countries in eastern and southern Africa. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is backing the project — which it...

Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

August 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

In this report Efem Nkanga takes a look at the controversy that trailed Nigeria Communications Satellite’s bid to get a licence and provide telecoms services in Nigeria Of recent, the bid by the management of Nigeria communications Satellite Nigcomsat...

Video: Jonathan Harris tells The Web’s secret stories

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Jonathan Harris tells The Web’s secret stories

Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the infinite world on the Web — so he builds dazzling graphic interfaces that help us visualize the data floating around out there. Here he presents “We Feel Fine,” a project that scours blogs to...

Shuttleworth grasps open source political message

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Shuttleworth grasps open source political message

Mark Shuttleworth has grasped the anti-American political message of open source and is using it this week at LinuxWorld. It’s a massive departure from his own blog post in May, when he called corporate “patent trolls” the main threat to open source,...

Electricity From Nuclear Power – Is Nigeria Ready?

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (6)

Nigeria’s quest to finally solve its incessant and nationally embarrassing power problem with nuclear technology caught my attention. I believe everyone would have different opinions as to how this technology may be a panacea for the colossal failure our...

Nigeria: MTN to Buy UBA-Owned XS Broadband in N4 Billion Deal

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: MTN to Buy UBA-Owned XS Broadband in N4 Billion Deal

South African cellular operator, MTN Nigeria has agreed to acquire XS Broadband Limited (Formerly UBA Capital & Trust Ltd), a fixed wireless access licensee owned by UBA PLC in a transaction that may be closed at about N4 billion. Technology Times checks...

South Africa: 2010 Invasion Has Organisers On the Hop

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 2010 Invasion Has Organisers On the Hop

The number of visitors projected to visit Cape Town during the 2010 World Cup has increased more than five-fold, triggering a hunt for extra accommodation and transport. Organisers are now looking to the Southern Cape and winelands regions for accommodation...

Hoaxer hackes into Sudanese journalist email

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Hoaxer hackes into Sudanese journalist email

A hoaxer hacked into an Abu Dhabi resident’s e-mail account and sent a fake message to his friends, claiming he was stranded in Nigeria and needed urgent financial help. Mayom Alier, a senior journalist at the Emirates News Agency, was shocked to receive a...

Ghana: MTN invests $150m…to improve network quality

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: MTN invests $150m…to improve network quality

Mobile telephony giants, MTN (operated in Ghana by Scancom Ghana) says it has so far invested about $150 million to expand coverage and improve its network. This should be relieving news for the millions of the company’s subscribers. Subscribers have been...

It’s official- Carlos is richer than Bill Gates

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on It’s official- Carlos is richer than Bill Gates

With nearly $60 billion, Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has officially overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates for the title of the world’s richest person, Fortune magazine reported in its latest edition. The strong performance by Slim’s holdings...

Apple Unveils New iMac

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple Unveils New iMac

Apple® today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac® line featuring gorgeous 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminum and glass enclosures. The entire new iMac line features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a...

Global ICT report ranks Tanzania 11th in Africa

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Global ICT report ranks Tanzania 11th in Africa

The World Economic Forum has ranked Tanzania in the 11th position in Africa for information and communication technology strength (ICT). The Citizen newspaper on Thursday quoted the report as saying that the forum’s Global Information Technology Report...

Uganda: Taking ICT to Rural Communities

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Taking ICT to Rural Communities

As she browses the Internet at the Nabweru Community Multimedia Centre (CMC) computer lab, Lovincer Nabanja recounts how the facility has enabled her to acquire computer and business skills leading to better management of her restaurant. “The centre...

Nigeria: Glo-Shell Partnership – a Marriage of Two Giants

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Glo-Shell Partnership – a Marriage of Two Giants

Even while complaints rage on over the quality of telecommunication services offered by the GSM operators in the country, cheery news came from one of the service providers. Last month in Lagos , two of Nigeria ‘s leading companies, one a...

Video: Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop desktop

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop desktop

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the...