Articles by: Goodluck Mboya - Technology Editor
Goodluck is the The Continent Observer's technology editor. He looks and writes stories where technology stands to improve Business Management, Human Interaction, Management, Social Life and Innovations. .

Safaricom on the money and free internet pledge

November 7, 2013 1:18 pm0 comments
Safaricom on the money and free internet pledge

Safaricom has announced it will give free Internet to schools in the government’s laptop project after posting a 45percent rise in profit for the first half of 2013-14 to Sh11.3billion.

The growth was driven by a 49 percent growth in Short Message Services (SMS) as well as mobile data that increased by 43 percent in the period under review.

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Window 8 Smart Phone for Afrika

November 6, 2013 2:41 pm1 comment
Window 8 Smart Phone for Afrika

Smartphones in Africa still represent a very small percentage – 10 percent – of total phones across the continent. As a first critical step toward increasing the adoption of smart devices, Microsoft and Huawei are introducing the Huawei 4Afrika – a full functionality Windows Phone 8 which will come pre-loaded with select applications designed by Africans, for Africa.

The phone will be available in most of African countries by the end of the year.

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How US and UK Governments Hacked Google Data Center Links, Snowden Reveals

November 5, 2013 2:03 pm0 comments
How US and UK Governments Hacked Google Data Center Links, Snowden Reveals

The US National Security Agency (NSA), in collaboration with the UK government’s listening station GCHQ, has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, according to interviews with knowledgeable officials and documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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TTCL to Become State Owned Company Again!

12:56 pm0 comments
TTCL to Become State Owned Company Again!

THE government has announced plans to wholly own Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL). This will enable the oldest and largest telecommunication company to roll well its plans, including becoming the market leader in the country.

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The Internet Revolution – The Pursuit of its Future

November 2, 2013 4:02 am1 comment
The Internet Revolution – The Pursuit of its Future

The Internet continues to evolve, and engineers are working on new infrastructure that could facilitate better service. A new European Union-funded project called “Pursuit” is working on new protocols that will allow content to be accessed on a peer-to-peer basis, rather than the need to access a server.

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PayPal Now Available to Equity Bank in Kenya

October 27, 2013 8:20 am0 comments
PayPal Now Available to Equity Bank in Kenya

Payment service company PayPal, has partnered with Equity Bank for traders in Kenya to access PayPal’s global customer base, of more than 137 million active accounts in 193 markets.

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Africa’s E-Government Projects Need a Rethink

October 18, 2013 4:19 pm0 comments
Africa’s E-Government Projects Need a Rethink

Why so many e-government projects in Africa are not as successful as expected and what can be done to turn things around?

There’s not a lot of guidance on this question. Lists of success and failure factors are generic rather than specific to any one project, and need to be analysed before the project starts. Evaluation methodologies focus more on impact than implementation, and generally apply only after the project has ended.

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