UCC endorses Social Media Summit as sponsors sign on

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Uganda Communications Commission, the Uganda national communications sector regulator has agreed to headline The 2015 edition of The Social Media Summit Uganda. The nod of approval from Uganda Communications Commission comes shortly behind agreements by other sponsors to back the summit event as well which is hosting its second annual event this year.

Prepare for the 2015 MTN Marathon like a geek

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This weekend all roads lead to Kololo for the 11th edition of the legendary MTN Marathon. I used the word legendary because, let’s face it, there aren’t many events on our annual calendars like the MTN Marathon. The MTN Marathon which started in 2004 with 1500 runners has grown so popular over the years that along the way the organizers agreed they had to cap the numbers to keep them manageable.

Meet the winners of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards

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Solomon King Benge, often referred to as The King of Robotics, emerged the overall winner of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards. The round of applause that the guests gave him confirmed that he indeed deserved this win. Solomon King and the other 7 winners were awarded at a colorful event last night that took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel Victoria Ballroom.

Digital Migration: After over 20 years with Windows, I'm moving to Ubuntu

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After over 20 years of using Windows, I have decided to ditch Windows 8 and try out Ubuntu as my main OS.

On 30th September 2015, Kampala was host to two international ICT conferences. The International ICT BPO Conference took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel and attracted a wide variety of participants, ranging from students studying IT at the various Ugandan universities to visitors from faraway lands. Several delegates flew in that morning from Nairobi after the close of the Indo-Africa Expo the previous day. I was on the team of 15

FULL LIST: MTN Innovation Awards 2015 Finalists announced

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The best three entrants in each category of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards have been revealed.

125 innovators and entrepreneurs responded to the call for submissions by MTN Uganda last month when they announced the Awards, with the health, education and financial services categories as the most competitive. At an exhibition held on Saturday where the shortlisted entrants showcased their innovations, we saw more innovations in these categories than the rest.

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