Tecno Phonepad 7 II Unboxing

The Tecno Phonepad 7 II is one of the latest products from Tecno Mobile. The devices came just weeks after the launch of the Tecno DroiPad 8 II which we have told you and even reviewed it here. This device was designed to function as a phone and a tablet at the same time. So […]

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Safaricom to offer real-time refund for network related call disconnections

Safaricom has unveiled a new set of product that will give customers on its network to control how they use voice, data or value added resources. The products: My Data Manager and My Subscription the company says are designed to enhance customer experience on its network.   ‘’Over the last few years, we have invested […]

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Euro 2016: UC Browser and  TECNO partner to Offer Users free Prized Game bets

The Euro 2016 quarter finals begin today following a successful knockout stage a few days ago. Kicking off the quarter finals tonight is Poland who will be playing against Portugal and this is one of those matches football diehards across Africa are waiting for.  Most of the fans have probably placed their bets on various […]

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Android ransomware attacks increases four-fold in just one year

The number of users attacked by ransomware targeting Android-based devices has increased four-fold in just one year, hitting at least 136,000 users globally. According to a new report on the ransomware threat landscape, conducted by Kaspersky Lab,  the majority of attacks are based on only four groups of malware. The report covers a full two-year […]

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Tecno Camon C9 Unboxing and first impressions

The much awaited Tecno Camon C9 was finally launched into the Kenyan market last week, confirming the leaks and rumours we had shared with you. The device looks just like the leaked images we had shared with you before and is also a complete upgrade of the Tecno Camon C8. Tecno mobile describes it as […]

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Tecno Camon C9 officially launches in Kenya

Tecno Mobile has today officially launched the Tecno Camon C9 smartphone into the Kenyan market. The phone which was launched at Trucom Mama Ngina Tecno brand shop is being described as the best camera phone in Africa featuring a 13 MP front and back camera. The Camon C9 is an addition to the Camon family […]

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Airtel hosts special Iftar for Muslim faithfuls in Mombasa County

Airtel Kenya, a leading telecommunications service provider yesterday evening hosted a special Iftar dinner for Muslim faithfuls at the Ummu Khulthum Mosque in Mombasa County. The Iftar dinner was graced by Mombasa County Governor Hassan Ali Joho, Airtel Kenya’s CEO Adil El Youssefi, Chief Commercial Officer Abdallah Khamis as well as senior Muslim leaders from […]

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Twitter will now allows users to share 140-second videos

You will agree with me that video is becoming increasingly central to the real-time conversations happening online. There are so many places on your phone to watch these videos – YouTube, Facebook and many other platforms. Well, Twitter has now joined this group. The company is rolling out some changes that will now allow users […]

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Guest Post: The Five Roles of PR during Corporate Rebranding

In many ways, when a company rebrands, there’s bound to be a new phase of PR campaign that may involve dealing with both internal and external communication, to make sure that all involved stakeholders are speaking the same language and moving at the same pace. While the staff members form the major fraction of brand […]

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Hackers break into Acer’s website, Compromises Credit Card Details of 34,500 Customers

In yet another massive security breach to be reported this year, data of of as many as 34,500 Acer products customer might have been compromised. The company has announced that hackers broke into their online store and  stole customer’s sensitive information. What this means is that if you bought something from Acer’s online store in the […]

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Hot Deals on Jumia this week

We are up for another week, the second last week in the month of June. This is the time of the month where everyone is broke or what most Kenyans would say ‘’Mwezi iko kwa corner’’. As you ponder how and when this month will end here is something that might interest you. Jumia has […]

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Bharti Enterprises Founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti elected Chairman of ICC

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises has been elected as the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is amongst the world’s oldest and most respected global business organizations. He is the third Indian business leader to hold this prestigious position in ICC’s near -100 year history. Sunil Bharti Mittal takes […]

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Compulynx and Manthan partner to bring Advanced Analytics Solutions to East Africa

Technology solutions provider Compulynx has announced a new partnership with Manthan, a global leader in advanced analytics and big data that will see the two companies bring industry leading advanced analytics technology business to the East African region. The new partnership marks Manthan’s formal entry into the African market. They come at a time when […]

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The Tecno C9 is now available for Pre-order

We are all looking forward to the Tecno Camon 9 to hit the market. From the teasers out there the phone is quite something. I have previously told you about the C9 and gave you a sneak preview of what is expected to be the best camera phone in Africa. The last article I did […]

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Posta Customers will now receive notifications about mails and parcels via their phones

The Postal Corporation of Kenya [PCK] has launched a new virtual Post Office that will see customers receive customers receive notifications about their mails and parcels via their mobile phones. The Corporation made this announcement at an event that was also attended by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru. Dubbed ‘M-Post Mkononi’, the Postal Corporation says […]

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Group of Andela Developers Left to Right: Chris Ganga, John Kariuki, Penina Wanjiru and Suada Haji Nairobi, Kenya Photo Credit: Robert Opiyo

Andela just received a huge banking from Mark Zuckerberg

Andela, a startup that trains software developers in Africa and gives them full-time opportunities at international companies has received a $24 Million in a round led by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The money according to Andela will help catalyze its growth across the African continent. The round also saw […]

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on the Left INTEL East Africa General Manager, Danie Steyn listens as Microsoft’s General Manager for East Africa- Kunle Awosika explains the Microsoft offerings to Mwalimu National Sacco CEO- Robert Shibutse.

Mwalimu Digital Program to provide teachers with computers at low interest loans

Mwalimu National Sacco has launched a new initiative to digitize and improve service delivery in the country’s education sector.  Dubbed ‘’ Mwalimu Digital ’’ the initiative will provide teachers in Kenya with low interest and friendly loans to acquire computers. The Sacco has partnered with Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Lenovo, Total Solutions, Safaricom and smartphone manufacturer […]

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Facebook makes its suicide prevention tools available to all users

Suicidal thoughts are the worst thing we would want any of our family members or friends to go through. Most of the time we are always not there when they go through this, and we are left with very little options. Facebook has however today announced that it has updated its suicide prevention tools, making […]

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Jumia Kenya names Sam Chappatte new Managing Director

Jumia has named Sam Chappatte as their new Managing Director for its Kenyan operations to replace Parinaz Firozi. Prior to his appointment, Sam was managing Jumia’s New Countries, overseeing operations in six countries; Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Senegal and Algeria. He replaces Parinaz Firozi who is leaving the company after two years of service. “It […]

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Alon Lits General Manager Uber Sub Saharan Africa speaking at the Dar es Salaam launch

Uber is launching in Dar es Salaam

After successfully launching in Kampala and Accra Ghana, Uber has also announced that it is launching its services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  The city now becomes the 475 city to join Uber’s growing global network and the company says it is excited to to launch its ride-sharing platform to the people of Dar es […]

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Acumen announces new investment in Ghana’s Farmers Hope Company

Just a few weeks after announcing a $800,000 investment in equity in Nigeria’s Green Energy and Biofuels (GEB) company, Acumen has again announced its investment in Farmers Hope Company Limited, a Ghanaian firm that produces a unique, affordable organic fertilizer to maximize crop performance and increase yields for smallholder farmers across West Africa. The $700,000 […]

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Thanks Twitter I can now retweet myself :)

Some good news here for Twitter users. Ever tweeted a funny or interesting tweet and got no retweets? Well, forget about that, you can now retweet or quote yourself. This is big news from Twitter, right? Now you can go back to your old favorite tweets and retweet them 🙂 One question for Twitter, when […]

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AfricaWorking initiative to benefit 250,000 youths with employability and  entrepreneurship skills

Barclays Africa, Emerging, World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Microsoft, Safal Group, Syngenta and other groups of companies have today announced a new initiative that will see 250,000 youths benefit from employability and entrepreneurship skills. Known as AfricaWorking the initiative seeks to channel  the collective power and voice of the private sector to make an impact on employability […]

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Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft has today announced that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn in a deal worth $26.2 billion. Under this deal,  which is being supported by Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner, LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO […]

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The Upcoming Tecno C9 Will retail at Kshs. 17,999

I have told you about the Tecno Camon 9 before. The device is not in the market yet but Tecno mobile is already teasing it and as I had told you in my first article there is so much you should expect from Tecno about this device. With a 13MP front camera what more would […]

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Facebook Now lets users comment on posts with videos

Facebook will now allow you comment and reply to post using videos. The company made this announcement yesterday in move that can be described as a way acknowledge the continued growth and consumption of video content. This adds to the suite of multimedia features that already exist within comments including: links, photos, stickers and emoji. […]

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Acumen announces a $800,000 investment in equity in Nigeria’s Green Energy and Biofuels (GEB)

Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund has today announced a $800,000 investment in equity in Green Energy and Biofuels (GEB), a Nigerian company creating cooking solutions for West Africa’s low-income households. Green Energy & Biofuels manufactures and distributes an innovative, smoke free cook stove that utilizes an environment friendly fuel gel.  The bio gel, developed […]

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Team Uber with the first driver-partners in Accra

Uber launches in Accra Ghana

Just a week after launching in Kampala, Uber has also announced its launch in Accra, Ghana. The city joins Uber;s booming network in Africa and also becomes the first city in the country to receive the service. With over 4 million people using the streets in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Uber says there […]

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Kaspersky Lab Announces its Advanced Solution to Detect Targeted Attacks

Kaspersky Lab announced has announced a major expansion of its enterprise security product portfolio with a solution designed to detect targeted attacks. The Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform which was announced in South Africa this week is a premium solution based on the most advanced technology to date that draws on Kaspersky Lab’s expertise in […]

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Airtel launches new Karibu package with FREE Calls, SMS and Data

Airtel Kenya has today launched a new, exciting consumer offer targeting mobile subscribers seeking to get more value from newly purchased mobile telephone lines in the Kenyan market. Dubbed “Karibu Airtel”, meaning “Welcome to Airtel” Airtel says the package is targeting first time customers joining the network with the purchase of a new SIM card. […]

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Sneak preview: What you need to know about Tecno Camon C9 innovative dual camera

Most Kenyans nowadays take photos at almost any confluence around them, thanks to the trend in smartphone photography. Despite the popularity of mobile photography, very few devices can give the desired quality of images. Tecno Mobile has now promised to launch what is perceived as the best camera phone which will be latest version of […]

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Internet Society Urges Policymakers to Act on increased Internet Opportunities in Africa

As major key players in the internet industry gather in Gaborone, Botswana for the 4th annual Africa Internet Summit (AIS) expectations are very high. The Internet Society which has been an active participant of this summit says it will call for the adoption of policies and frameworks that expand access and create greater demand for […]

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Alon Lits Uber GM SSA | Loic Amado Head Of Expansion SSA | Bertrand Nembot Launcher and some of the first driver-partners in Kampala

Uber Launches in Kampala, provides free rides for all Ugandans

Following the success of Uber in many other growing cities in Africa, Uber has decided to spread its wings by launching its services is in Kampala, Uganda. The city now joins the list of smart city transportation hubs in Africa. Uber says its wants to take advantage of the the fast growing Ugandan economy which […]

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KBA launches new firm to contend with M-PESA on mobile money dominance

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has unveiled Integrated Payments Service Limited (IPSL) that will see them compete with Safaricom’s mobile money transfer service M-Pesa. IPSL is a fully-fledged payments technology delivery service firm and is part of a strategic effort to boost the banking sector’s interoperability and efficiency through affordable technology-based solutions. The company will […]

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Lenovo Launches Smart Meeting Room Solution to tap into the unified communications market

Lenovo has announced its Smart Meeting Room Solution, a unified communications that will allow various devices and screens to be able to collaborate in a workplace. The company has partnered with Intel featuring the ThinkCentre Tiny desktop and Intel Unite technology which according to Lenovo is expected to  transform meeting rooms and also boost productivity […]

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