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The Box is Coming

 Safaricom is launching their digital set-top box this Friday, 8th May, dubbed ‘The Box’. When they first announced it I was ultra excited for what it might mean for the current media landscape in Kenya. But before I get into that let’s see what features ‘The Box’ will have: powered by Android, in addition to… Read more »

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What You Didn’t Know about the National Music Policy

A lot of musicians in the the country have been complaining about their inability to make money from their art. The reason they give for this, well the one that comes out loudest, is piracy. I have a different view from that but this is not the time for it. Recently stakeholders from the music… Read more »

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M-PESA’s Homecoming

This weekend, Safaricom is moving their servers, which were in Germany, to Kenya. They’ve been harping this on their social channels as #mpesacomeshome. From their press release: Early last year, we announced plans to migrate the M-PESA platform to Kenya. We can now confirm that faster transactions, improved stability and added functionality on M-PESA is… Read more »

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Universal Service Fund

The Universal Service Fund, created by The Kenya Information Communications Amendment Act 2009 (KICA 2009) and the Kenya Information and Communications Regulations 2010 (KICR US&A 2010), was to create a fund that would compliment the commercial roll-out of communications infrastructure. The objectives of the Universal Service Fund as provided in the Kenya Information and Communications… Read more »

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Will Collymore’s Contract be Renewed.

Bob Collymore’s contract is up for renewal in 4 months, and he’s yet to hear from the board, of which he’s a part of, whether he’s coming back. From the Business Daily: Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore has not heard from the company‚Äôs board of directors about the renewal of his employment contract, which expires… Read more »

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Focus on Safaricom (The Executives who Left)

I want to try something new guys, I want to try writing about one topic: Safaricom. Why? Because I’m interested in the company, it being the chief tech company in the country and the one with the largest market cap of 640 billion shillings. This will be in the same vein as John Gruber who… Read more »