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Uncategorized By Leo Mutuku / March 10, 2012

#140friday – Tech Debate Beyond 140 Characters.

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Yesterday morning, the Nailab, an ICT Business Incubation Lab based in Nairobi, hosted the 140 Friday. This forum, whose tag line was “tech debate beyond 140 Characters” was moderated by Larry Madowo and chaired by a guest panel consisting of: Dr. Bitange Ndemo,  Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication

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Ericsson Application Awards

Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 9, 2012

Ericsson Application Awards 2012 Winners Announced


The regional “Apps for Africa 2012” competition, sponsored by Ericsson in partnership with former joint venture Sony Ericsson (now Sony) and Google, has given top honors to an app combining social elements, mobile money, and an event scheduler. The winning idea from AfroSilicone, ‘Funkies’, allows users to stay up to

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 6, 2012

Gates Grand Challenges Explorations


Many people in the developed world are aid weary. They know billions of dollars go into aid, and yet the problems never seem to go away. This leads them to question if the money ever gets to where it is needed, and even then, if it is used wisely. The

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 6, 2012

Wireless Wednesday Recap: Using Technology to Enhance Productivity in Agricultural Value Chains


On Wednesday 29th February the first Wireless Wednesday event of the year was held at m:lab East Africa. The theme of the event was “Using technology to enhance productivity in agricultural value chains”. Wireless Wednesday events are in essence focus group discussions sessions between mobile developers and practitioners or experts

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / March 5, 2012

User Experience Pre-Test on M–Governance Applications


Leveraging the extremely high mobile penetration and uptake of mobile applications across the country, iHub Research is exploring the conditions needed for successful use of mobiles that could bypass the need for physical interaction and communication. The user experience pre-test conducted by iHub Research looked at three applications that have

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