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Orange Launches Breakthrough All-inclusive Digital Offer to Deliver Mobile Internet to Millions More Across Africa & the Middle East

BARCELONA– Today, Orange puts the mobile internet within reach of millions more people, otherwise not previously addressed, with the launch of a new breakthrough digital offer across its significant African and Middle Eastern footprint. The Orange Klif digital offer starts from under US$40 (€35), inclusive of a smartphone, data, voice and text bundle, setting a new benchmark in price that will act as a major catalyst for smartphone and data adoption across the region.
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Local ICT Innovators Assured of Government Support

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Government institutions to use locally-developed ICT solutions to promote Kenyan innovators. said the Government does not have to spend billions on imported innovations while the same could be developed locally....
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National ICT Innovation Forum

The Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology in conjunction with the ICT Authority and industry players will convene an independent Multi-stakeholder ICT Innovation forum early march. ...
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Swedish Fuel Cell Developer PowerCell Expands Footprint into Asia - South Korea

Nordic fuel cell technology leader PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) expands its international business operations into Asia. PowerCell Korea Inc. has been established in the capital Seoul. “We see a high potential for our solutions in South Korea and the rest of the Asian market,” said Magnus Henell, CEO, PowerCell Sweden AB. ...
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Is Facebook About to Commit a Huge Mistake?

Facebook has recently announced that it intends to launch “Facebook At Work” in an attempt to respond the growing membership of LinkedIN and the popularity of file sharing and other office products offered by Microsoft and Google. But in doing so it could overstretch itself, invite retaliation and further lose credibility....
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CRDF Global, U.S. Department of State Bring Technology Entrepreneurs to US for the ‘GIST Entrepreneurship Journey’

The Global Innovation through Science & Technology(GIST) Initiative will bring 12 technology entrepreneurs from seven African, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries to Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill., as part of the 2014 GIST Entrepreneurship Journey. From June 9-20, innovators from Jordan, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Tunisia will showcase their innovative startups and will network with investors and the tech community. GIST is a partnership led by the U.S. Department of State and CRDFGlobal, an independent non-profit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration. Partners for the Chicago portion of the Journey are 1871 and the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition....
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Creation of The Kenya ICT Authority

“I wish to note that in the last seven years, significant strides have been made in the ICT sector and ICT Authority will ensure continuity. These include Digital Inclusion, creation of Local Digital Content, Public Sector Shared Services, e-Applications and the development of BPO/ITES sector capacity. We are on track with the National Backbone fibre-optic cable infrastructural development,” said Dr. Fred Matiangi, the Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Information Communications and Techonology....
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Kenyan Network Operator Safaricom Saving Kenyans

Mobile money transfer has revolutionized the way Kenyans transact their money. Before the inception of M-pesa, Airtel money, Yu cash, and Orange money, many Kenyans had to contend with queuing in banks to deposit or withdraw money. Not only that, many other cash transactions like paying electricity bills, water bills, school fees, paying salaries, depositing or withdrawing from one’s account, sending or receiving money from overseas among other payments required one to go to a bank, Sacco or payment offices to transact. Nowadays, this is a thing of the past as all these transactions are done through mobile money transfer. ...
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Google’s Top Searches in Kenya

The song Ligi Soo Remix by musician Rabbit was the top searched item in Kenya in the month of July. This was the only song appearing in the most searched item according to Google trends....
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