Infocom, now owned by Liquid Telecom, the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa, today unveiled a major upgrade of its international Internet gateway in Kampala - with the installation of technology to provide 16 times more international Internet capacity: in the form...
The Government of Burundi in conjunction with Huawei and Onatel officially commission the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project installations for Bujumbura. The Bujumbura MAN project is as a result of a grant from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to the people of Burundi. The project shall be...
Alcatel-Lucent has today announced that it has closed the sale of its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center. Cash proceeds to Alcatel-Lucent are Eur 202 million. As previously announced, Alcatel-Lucent will retain a 15% minority stake in the divested business, as well as maintaining a commercial...
Detecting cancer could be as easy as popping a pill in the near future. Google’s head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad, took to the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference to reveal that the tech giant’s secretive Google lab has been working on a wearable device that...
Facebook disclosed financials of its $22 billion acquisition of WhatsApp for the first time today, and it looks like the 600 million user messaging app’s revenue is still small. In the six months ending June 30, 2014, WhatsApp brought in $15.921 million in revenue, but had a net loss of $232.5...
Google announced yesterday that users in 25 countries will now get the first minute free on any international call they make via its Hangouts app. Google’s Hangouts app for desktops and mobile has long allowed for instant messaging, video chat and calls to phone numbers (including free calls to US...
Today, Microsoft has announced a wealth of new functionality for its Office 365 suite that will enable developers to add a number of new features to Android and iOS applications. There are now a number of new APIs for email, files, contacts and calendars, allowing developers to more easily tap those...
Good news to all Office 365 subscribers! You can now put most of your stuff in the cloud just because you can. Yesterday Microsoft announced that Office 365 subscribers will get unlimited cloud storage on the company’s OneDrive service. The service expansion is rolling out now for home, personal and university accounts. Microsoft says it’ll...
This Week we are focusing on Tom Clement Oketch, a Software Quality Assurance Consultant at ThoughtWorks who I was fortunate enough to interview about his life, work and experience. Q:  Tell me about your morning routine? Usually, after snoozing about three of my four alarms at least twice each, I crawl out of...
Apple is in talks with music companies in an attempt to get prices for music streaming reduced, and they have plans to cut the cost of their Beats Music subscription service in half to $5 a month. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple intends to integrate...