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US company seeks Kenyan IT partner to build a M-Pesa style app for diaspora [VIDEO]

GizmoPay seeks Kenyan IT partner GizmoPay a US financial services IT company is looking for a Kenyan company, group or individual to create a mobile-phone based application that will enable… Read more »

Kenyan developers enticed to develop home-grown travel app in the Africa App Quest Competition

Kenyan developers will have the chance to win nearly Sh840,000 in the Africa App Quest, an initiative that challenges talented developers to build a home-grown travel app, specially designed for… Read more »

IBM turns to US varsities for top talent to staff its only African research lab in Nairobi

US tech giant IBM has opened a fresh search for highly skilled techies to drive innovation programmes at its only African research lab in Nairobi. The New York-based firm is… Read more »

Kenya now a premier centre of global tech-innovation

Mr Haiyun Tang does not have the demeanour of a man about to venture into the unknown. However, he is doing just that with his business. He is calm as… Read more »

Kenyan Techie turns animation hobby into commercial venture

Fatboy Animations 3D-artist Michael Muthiga at his Film Studios office. The self-taught animator is famous for creating Jamii Telecommunications Faiba advert Sometime in June last year, Michael Muthiga met the… Read more »

Google’s Eric Schmidt Sees Nairobi as Africa’s Technology Leader

After a week of traveling around sub-Saharan Africa, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt saw what he thinks could be the continent’s technology leader: Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. “Nairobi has emerged as a… Read more »

Video:Carnegie Mellon University and Kenya ICT Board launches a developers’ software certification programme

[embedplusvideo height=”450″ width=”600″ standard=”″ vars=”ytid=Nl8uPl7FrJA&width=600&height=450&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=0&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep1719″ /]   Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University are working with the Kenya Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Board to create a credentialing examination that will help… Read more »

IBM reverses Africa brain drain with Nairobi office hirings

Global tech firm IBM is seeking highly-qualified African techies in the diaspora who are willing to return to the continent and develop innovative IT solutions at its sole African research… Read more »

Google Kenya launches bid to promote innovation

Google Kenya has launched a campaign to promote innovation and development of local content in key sectors of the country’s economy. The tech giant is bringing together over 500 tech… Read more »

African apps take on mobile gaming industry

Move over Japan. Move over Silicon Valley. Africans are making a bid to turn the continent into the new home of mobile gaming. With more than 700 million mobile broadband… Read more »

Google muscles in on Siri with voice-enabled iOS Search app

Siri is finally getting some big-time competition on iOS devices. Google’s updated search apphas finally made it through the App Store review process and is now ready to deliver Siri-like voice queries… Read more »

SA firm unveils car verification app

Lightstone, specialists in spatial and data driven insights, has announced the launch of a new application for computers and smart devices geared towards car verification. Its makers say the app… Read more »

Software slows Kenyan company reporting

Kenya companies are lagging behind in their investment into systems intended to improve consolidation and financial reporting processes. An online survey which was carried out among 82 companies by Oracle… Read more »

New software firm arrives in Kenya

A South African business process software company specialising in risk management is in Kenya and eyeing opportunities in the East African region. Metrix Software Solutions said it has entered into… Read more »

SAP and Kenya ICT Board Partner on Skills Develeopment

  Kenyan graduates studying Information Technology will now be able to undergo free high level SAP certification training thanks to a three year partnership between the Kenya ICT Board and… Read more »