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An IT graduate with special interests in blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends from an expert point of view. I cast my critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.

Bebe Cool’s August Show to use Electronic “Gagamel” Cards

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Self-proclaimed East Africa’s biggest reggae artiste, Mr Moses Ssali, aka Bebe Cool has launched a media drive for his latest concert dubbed Nkola Byafayo, that’s scheduled for August 8. The concert, to be held at Kampala Serena Hotel, will require revelers to buy electronic [Gagamel cards] tickets to access the show. The digital tickets are built in an ATM card format ...

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Microsoft Launches ‘Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub’ an Intellectual Property Portal to Empower Innovators

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Microsoft Corp. has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to develop, protect and monetize their innovations. The portal will pilot in Kenya for two years, after which ...

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Amazon Unveils 3-D Fire Smartphone

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Three years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire, the company’s first color, multitouch tablet. Now, the company is expanding the Fire line with its first smartphone. Here’s what you need to know. Creating its own smartphone gives Amazon a kind of insurance policy. If customers ever have trouble getting Amazon content on third-party platforms, they can always buy an Amazon ...

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Understanding the Goal Line Technology in the 2014 World Cup

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Every four years, the FIFA World Cup reminds us of what makes the tournament historic: great rivals face off; new stars emerge; and moments become unforgettable. This World Cup will make history for an additional reason. It’s the first time that FIFA — the world’s soccer, or football, governing body — has permitted the use of technology to automatically detect ...

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Get the Entire World Cup Schedule in your Google Calendar Instantly (How-to)

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The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off. So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account: Head to this page and click the ‘+ Google Calendar’ button in the bottom right-hand corner. You’ll ...

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Central African Republic Government Bans Text Messaging

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Text messages in the Central African Republic are now considered a security threat and their use has been suspended, the telecommunications ministry said Tuesday. Mobile phone users in the Central African Republic who try to send text messages are getting the response: “SMS not allowed”. “The use of any SMS by all mobile phone subscribers is suspended from Monday June ...

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MTN Uganda Contributes UGX. 16 Billion to the UCC Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF)

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MTN Uganda has again demonstrated its commitment to the development of the country and has handed over a check worth Fifteen Billion, Nine Hundred and Twenty Eight Million Three Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, and Three Hundred and Fifty Shillings (UgX 15,928,352,350) to the Uganda Communications Commission Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) in Tax remittance. This is part of the ...

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MTN Uganda Launches the ‘MTN Internet Bus’ to Boost ICT Literacy in Rural Uganda

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MTN Uganda through the MTN Uganda Foundation has unveiled a fully kitted state of the art bus dubbed the MTN Internet Bus. The Bus which is the first of its kind in Uganda, will be a vital tool for MTN Uganda’s vision of enhancing ICT Education across the country. The MTN Internet Bus which is equipped with sixteen high-end computer ...

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