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- My Two Cents on Google Wallet
I happen to have studied payments systems during my past academic explorations. Also most importantly I have witnessed the exponential growth of MPESA; a Kenyan payment system based on SMS which has a turnover of just about a third of Kenya’s GDP. At the same time credit card and debit card proliferation and tie-ups in [...]
- #FindFuel; A Case of Social Media Solving a Practical Problem in Nairobi
Robert Kunga (@mwirigi) amplified the hashtag #FindFuel to help Nairobi motorists identify petrol stations that had stock amidst the shortage. He aggregated the tweets on the Motogari blog. Within an hour the tag was trending on the local scene, this was around 1430-1530hrs on 3rd May. Most people in the Kenyan tech scene are familiar [...]