Be warned Tweeps, New ​Twitter rules cracks down on threats and abuse

Twitter users who use the social media platform for violent threats and abusive behavior be warned. The company has revised its rules to clarify what it considers to be abusive behavior and hateful conduct. Under these new rules Twitter will suspend or shutter any user account that engages in “hateful conduct” or whose “primary purpose […]

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Safaricom Extends M-Pesa Services to Uganda

M-PESA users will now be able to send money to Uganda following a partnership between Safaricom and the neighbouring country’s leading operator MTN. Safaricom’s Director of Financial Services Betty Mwangi said that the move is in a bid to enable individual and business customers enjoy convenient, affordable and reliable mobile money services across the borders. […]

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Samsung releases Galaxy A (2016) TV Commercial “exclusively for you”

Samsung has released an exclusive first Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial to make consumers aware of its new family of smartphones. The smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 which are currently available in China are expected to be launched in other markets starting January. The commercial does not however mention any of the three […]

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Jumia Nigeria appoints Mrs Juliet Anammah as New CEO

Jumia Nigeria has appointed Mrs Juliet Anammah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Juliet is taking over from former Co-CEOs Jeremy Doutte and Nicolas Martin, who are taking the reins of Jumia Global across the 11 African countries in which the group operates. “Juliet brings strong leadership capacity and a consumer driven mindset honed from her […]

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WhatsApp could be working on Video Calls Support

WhatsApp is reportedly working on adding video calls support to the service, German Apple blog Macerkopf has claimed. The blog which also provided allegedly leaked images of video calling in action claims that WhatsApp is working on the feature. While the images might not be concrete evidence, the report should not come as a surprise. […]

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Why the Infinix Note 2 should be your next smartphone.

When Infinix Mobility announced plans to release a new flagship product into the African market before the end of the year, most consumers were curious to know what this product will be. The product, Infinix Note 2 was finally launched in Kenya in December via e-commerce platform Jumia. According to Infinix Mobility Managing Director and […]

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MoneyGram Launches Account Deposit into Nigerian Banks from Key European Countries

MoneyGram has announced a new service that will allow customers in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain to send money to most personal Nigerian Naira bank accounts within minutes. “This is a significant milestone for us. With the addition of Nigeria, MoneyGram now offers bank account deposits through our network into five of the world’s largest remittance […]

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5 Trends That Shaped Kenya’s E-Commerce Market in 2015

2015 has no doubt been an impressive year for e-commerce in Kenya as more and more consumers chose to turn to the online space for product information, price comparison and recommendations before making purchase decisions. Individuals, local and international brands that chose to launch and sell their products exclusively online in the same year announced […]

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Top Smartphones Reviewed on TechTrendsKE 2015, The Choice is yours.

As promised this month we are focusing on some of the interesting stories TechTrendsKE covered. This Tuesday we are on smartphones, we are highling some of the smartphones that entered the Kenyan market that we got a chance to review. It is also a chance for you to go back and read the review to […]

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NetGuardians brings anti-fraud software solutions to Kenyan banks

Recent times have seen Kenyan banks being hit by several high profile fraud cases despite the Central Bank pledging tougher regulations. The cases have seen banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions lose millions of shillings to fraudsters. Worldwide, fraud is a growing concern for banks, causing great losses both in terms of customer trust […]

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Airtel Nigeria takes Christmas celebrations to Charity Homes and orphanages  

Airtel Nigeria has announced of its Christmas charity campaign in the country. Dubbed ‘5 Days of Love,’ the campaign will see the telecommunications company donates Food Supplies, Clothes, Toys and other Items to Charity Homes and orphanages across the country. The 5-day long programme which started on the 18th of December and runs till 23rd of […]

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Review: Hands On with the Infinix Note 2

As I had mentioned in my unboxing article, the Infinix Note 2, from Infinix Mobility is probably one of the coolest Smartphone the Kenyan market right now. I did not shed much light about the phone in the article, so I am sure most of you have been waiting for the full review, and it […]

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WrapUp: Some of the interesting stories featured on TechTrendsKE in 2015

2015 is almost coming to an end, a year that has seen so much growth in Kenyan and African tech scene. Starting today we will be breaking down some of the great things that TechTrendsKE covered in the Kenyan, African and even global ever growing technology industry. The feature will include some of the great […]

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Court Bans WhatsApp in Brazil for 48 hours

WhatsApp users in Brazil will for the next 48 hour be blocked from using the Facebook owned the service.  This is after a judge ordered the popular messaging app blocked across the country for failing to respond to a court order in a proceeding criminal case. The shutdown, which began from9 p.m. ET Wednesday, will see […]

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Tigo announces winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition.

Tigo Tanzania and Reach For Change, a Tanzanian NGO have announced the two winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition. The winners Neema Shosho and Bihaga Edward bring to nine the total number of social entrepreneurs that have received funding from Tigo Tanzania through digital program in the past four years. The Tigo Digital Changemakers […]

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Liquid Telecom to build new undersea cable Linking Africa to Middle East

Liquid Sea, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liquid Telecom, has started a project to build a new subsea cable linking Africa to the Middle East with onwards connectivity to Europe. Liquid Telecom Group CEO Nic Rudnick confirmed the Request For Tender has been issued to international companies involved in the construction of submarine cables. Liquid Sea […]

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Terror group ISIS launches App to spread its terror agenda

Islami State Terror Group (ISIS) has reportedly launched an app to spread it terror agenda, adding teeth to its internet growth and social media presence. The app, called ‘’Amaq News’’ features news and videos showing executions and battlefield victories from the terror group. Discovered by hacking collective Ghost security group the app is designed to […]

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Infinix Note 2 Unboxing and Photos

It is probably one of the coolest gadgets one would wish to have right now in town; I am talking about the Infinix Note 2. If you are an active social media user you must have seen the hype that was generated online during its launch last week. According to Infinix Mobility Managing Director and […]

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Airtel Africa Executive Wins CSR Leadership Award

Airtel Africa’s Vice President for Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Mr. Michael Okwiri was yesterday presented with the CSR Leadership Award at the Africa CSR Leadership Awards held in Mauritius. The Africa Leadership Awards event attracted government ministers and top business leaders from across the continent. Mr. Okwiri has been recognized for embodying […]

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Huawei partners with Telkom Kenya to reach out to more consumers

Huawei partners with Telkom Kenya to reach out to more consumers Huawei Technologies has partnered with Telkom Kenya as it seeks to expand its smartphone foothold in the country. The partnership, according to the company is aimed at reaching out to more customers in the local market. Currently, Huawei commands a 10 percent smartphone market […]

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Start A Library Campaign raises Nine Million Kenya Shillings

The Start A Library Campaign has raised 9 Million Kenyan Shillings to support the development of 30 libraries to be installed in schools throughout Kenya in 2016. Start A Library is a Kenyan reading promotion initiative that enhances access to storybooks for children and nurtures a culture of reading for pleasure. The fundraising campaign which […]

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Facebook Brings its Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa. An Award aimed at recognizing developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities in Africa. This follows the success of Facebook’s Internet.org Innovation Challenge in India which was designed to recognise people making the internet more relevant […]

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ESET to develop USB drives with built in antivirus

ESET is set to develop a new range of secure USB flash drives that will come with in-built antivirus. The new encrypted USB drives will feature built-in antivirus protection with built-in ClevX Drive Security powered by ESET, to keep contents of the USB flash drives safe and malware free, and prevent malware from spreading via […]

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MEDIA COUNCIL UNVEILS PRESS CARD VERIFICATION MOBILE NUMBER

The Media Council of Kenya has launched a mobile system to expose rogue journalists in its efforts to promote professionalism in the media industry. With the new system, one can easily establish the status of any journalist accredited by the Council through a mobile phone thus stop cases of impersonation and bribery. There have been […]

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Dove TV now Available on DSTV Channel 349

MultiChoice has added Dove TV, the official television station of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on DSTV. Dove TV will air on channel 349 and comes less than a month after MultiChoice included Emmanuel TV, a Christian television channel founded by T.B. Joshua, Pastor of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on […]

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Multichoice marks 20 years in Kenya launches customer service month

MultiChoice has launched a Customer Service Month for its GOtv subscribers as part of its on-going of 20 year celebration ahead of the festive season. The 40-day customer service month, which will run from December 2015 to January 2016, will see MultiChoice service squad offer daily free decoder accessories, decoder diagnoses, repair faulty decoders and […]

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Tigo unveils its 4G LTE service in Tanzania

Tigo subscribers in Tanzania can now enjoy the fastest internet connection following the unveiling of the company’s 4G LTE service in the country. The 4G LTE technology is about five times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the Tanzanian market. The 4G LTE network offers faster and higher speeds of data transfer, faster […]

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Airtel renews M-Pesa agents battle with Safaricom

Airtel Kenya has renewed its battle with Safaricom over the sharing of mobile money agents. Airtel, through its lawyers Mukite Musangi Advocates, has written to Safaricom accusing it of coercing its mobile money transfer agents to remove Airtel branding from their shops and stop offering Airtel Money services failure to which they would have their […]

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Sophos meets Kenyan patners to shares its new network security features

Network and endpoint security firm Sophos today met its partners in Kenya to showcase and educate them on new security features on their portfolio of security products. This according to the company is part of the multi-city Partner forums held in Africa, which have also been held in Nigeria and Tanzania. Dubbed “Discover Sophos”, the […]

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BrighterMonday sets its sight on Kenya’s recruitment challenges

Job-listing site BrighterMonday has today announced a new career centre that will be used to communicate with various audiences who are either trying to enter into new careers or change their careers. The announcement was made by BrighterMonday CEO Eva Slootweg while speaking with top human resource professionals during a breakfast meeting at Dusit Hotel […]

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ESET Unveils New tool to help parents monitor their children’s online activities

Global Security software provider ESET has unveiled a new tool to help parents monitor what their children are doing online. The ESET Parental Control for Android app provides provides age and category-based filters and will restrict children’s access to inappropriate web content. The application also comes with an ‘Application Guard & Time Management’ function that will also help […]

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