KAMPALA – This week opened on a rather serious but comical note. The global deadline for the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting was finally here, then Uganda’s ex-Premier announced his presidential ambitions, finally. So what was comical about this, one may ask? Well, Amama Mbabazi made a digital announcement...
I AM enraged right now, and I believe I will be so for quite a while. My thoughts on phone calls are well on the record and available here, and I am so clear about this that I have a series of ‘Reject Call’ SMS templates that generally read, “Sorry…please...
IF Facebook were your friend, you would have noticed that in recent months it has changed status from “It’s Complicated” to “In a serious relationship and quite engaged.” Over the years, Facebook has gone through the evolution you would expect of an American child. It kicked off as a platform...
SOME time in the last couple of weeks, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, I was making my way from one convention hall to another when I heard loud sirens going off nearby. The sound wasn’t very strange, for a major North American city, but was so close that it...
I DON’T know about the rest of you but I have been around long enough to wonder what, exactly, people are still printing in 2015 and why. About twenty years ago when some of us had just started working in official places that had stuff like identity cards, reception desks...
A few years ago, no one would have associated sub-Saharan Africa with technological innovation. Today iHub, Hive Colab, Outbox, kLab among several others are the new buzz terms for the thriving IT industry in Africa, and software "Made in Africa" is a term used commonly around the globe. While co-working...
‘Everyone’s invited’ is a phrase whose significance I first noted in the early 2000s, being used as a brand slogan of Samsung Electronics. I was a university student with a heart for creating things and building businesses, so from time to time I used to brainstorm with my roommate, Joshua...
Facebook in January began testing a "Lite" version for those on slow 2G networks in emerging markets, and now it looks like the app is ready for primetime. Mark Zuckerberg announced the release of the Facebook Lite app on Thursday, which is designed to work fast even on slow mobile...
LAST week I buttoned up my Chairman of the ICT Association of Uganda shirt and went before the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development to tell them what I thought the ICT private sector thought about certain taxes. Joining the Business Process Outsourcing Secretary General Rogers Karebi and...
Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that say access to the popular photo-sharing app is being denied and that the site is blacklisted for harmful content. Opening the app with mobile devices on the North Korean carrier Koryolink has resulted in a notification in English saying: "Warning!...