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Analogue TV switch off set for December 31

 By Fredrick Obura

The Standard Saturday, December 01 2012

analogueIf you live in Nairobi and have not bought a decoder that enables your television to receive digital signals, you better get one immediately or else you will not get any TV signals by December 31.

This is according to the Information Ministry and the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) that have arrived at December 31 as the date they will switch off analogue TV signals in the capital.

This means that unless your TV set can receive digital signals, you have to acquire a decoder or acquire a gadget that receives the digital signals and decodes them for viewing on analogue TV sets. Most of the local TVs are analogue.


KRA case highlights dilemma facing employee innovators


Business Daily

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | By Frankline Sunday

In 1978, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs began work on a revolutionary innovation that was poised to change the course of the world of computing.

The Apple Lisa project would see the first personal computer with a graphical user interface go into mass production targeting business users.

However, four years into the project Jobs was forced out of the team and three years later was fired from Apple, the company he had co-founded and that had just gone public.

The story of the iconic CEO’s exit and return a decade later is one that inspires innovators in tech companies across the globe.


Standard Digital awarded best media website

By Jelimo Chelagat

The Standard Nov 26, 2012

slidestandard1The Computer Society of Kenya has awarded the Standard Group for having the best media website at an awards ceremony dubbed a ‘Night with the stars’, held in Nairobi.

The awards dinner held on Thursday was aimed at recognising individuals and companies which have made outstanding contributions in the information and communication industry. The event was the 17th edition of the annual fete.

Speaking at the ceremony, Information and Communications minister Samuel Poghisho lauded ICT industry in Kenya for their innovation adding that this has given Kenya international recognition.


CCTV in city center shall address traffic, insecurity

cctv camera

The Standard Digital Nov 28, 2012

Installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in sections of Nairobi’s Central Business District can be a gamechanger in how built-up urban centres tackle issues like crime, crowd control, terrorism, traffic gridlocks and general security issues.

If successful it can be adopted by other major towns, including Kisumu, Mombasa, and Nakuru, and Eldoret.

Studies by the World Bank show that by 2030, most people in sub-Saharan Africa will be living in cities.


Kenyan firms eye Ethiopia as new investment hub

Daily Nation

Thursday, November 22, 2012 | By CHARLES WOKABI

newsA number of Kenyan companies are gearing to invest in Ethiopia as a new growth market, with the two countries opening up their boundaries.

President Mwai Kibaki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on Wednesday signed an agreement meant to open investment opportunities and improve trade between the two countries.

The two nations have a total population of 130 million people.


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