Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign reportedly hacked

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was reportedly hacked on Friday during an attack on the Democratic party.  The hack came just a day after Hillary officially became the party’s presidential candidate on Thursday. According to US media reports, the latest hack follows two data breaches involving the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. […]

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Here’s the Mi Notebook Air, Xiaomi’s First Laptop

China’s Xiaomi has been known for producing budget friendly smartphones. Just recently, the company also branched its operations into the Kenyan market by launching to smartphones in the country.  The company has also been of late be working on a number of other tech products including cameras. It looks like the company is not stopping […]

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Gerald Matola (left), the Total Kenya Card Sales Manager and Cecilia Karanja (right), a Business Development Executive launched the partnership with Kagure Wamunyu (second right), the Uber Head of Operations Kenya and Fernandez Kariuki (second left), the Operation Cordinator.

Uber partners with Total to provide benefits to driver-partners

Uber has partnered with oil company Total to provide great deals to benefit Kenya driver-partners. Under this partnership,the drivers will receive a competitive discount off every litre of fuel which gets loaded onto their fuel cards the following month. Another added benefit of the card sees driver-partners receiving a machine power carwash for KES200, saving […]

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More than 100 sophisticated malicious campaigns hitting organisations around the world

More than one a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations are targeting commercial and government institutions in 85 countries. The threats, which were tracked by the Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analyst team show that the threats are actively on the rise. A lot of new actors are coming to the stage, significantly raising […]

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GSMA: Mobile Operators unveil infrastructure sharing initiative in Rural Tanzania

GSMA has unveiled its first active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa. The initiative launched during the GSM summit held in Tanzania is between mobile network operators (MNOs) Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom. The initiative will see the operators launch six 3G pilot sites across the country to test the sustainable provision of mobile broadband services […]

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Video: Tecno Camon C9 Unboxing and First Impressions

We have told you so much about the Tecno Camon C9, the latest device from Tecno Mobile. Launched a few weeks ago, the Camon C9 is a device camera lovers would love. Our friends from E-LABZ did a short unboxing and first impressions video of the Camon C9. Watch it below. You can also read […]

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Tecno Mobile Awards winners of the #See9SeeKenya challenge

You might have seen Tecno Mobile running the #See9SeeKenya campaign on various social media platforms. The campaign was basically to give Kenyans from across the country an opportunity to take photos of amazing places in the country and upload them for a chance to win amazing prizes, including the recently unveiled Tecno Camon C9. The […]

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Law Enforcement and IT Security companies join forces to fight Ransomware

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have launched an online portal aimed at informing the public about ransomware. Known as No More Ransom, the portal will also help victims recover their data without having to pay ransom to the cybercriminals. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks the victims’ computer […]

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BlackBerry officially announces the DTEK50, its Android-powered device for $299

For everyone who has been waiting for the next Android powered device from Blackberry, you won’t have to wait much longer, it’s finally here. Blackberry has today unveiled the new device and it is calling it the DTEK50. The company has been working on a number of Android devices, a move analysts say could be […]

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Here are Leaked images of the alleged Infinix Note 3 x601 launching soon

A couple of weeks ago we told you about Infinix working on a new device known as the Infinix Hot S, well, new leaked images also suggest that the company is also working on adding another device to its Note Series, the Infinix Note 3 x601. Just as we told you bout the Hot S, […]

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EPL side Hull City announce SportsPesa as Club’s official sponsor in a 3-year deal

Kenyan online betting company SportPesa have signed a three-year deal to become the official sponsor of English Premier League side Hull City.  The multi-million-pound deal will see Sports Pesa have their name and company logo on Hull’s’ home, away and third shirts for the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. This is new sponsorship deal according […]

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Facebook Messenger Has A Billion Users

Hello Facebook users, your messaging app, Messenger, now has a billion monthly active users! August 9, 2011 which is 4 years ago Facebook, world’s leading social media platform launched Messenger. It runs on Android, iOS, Blackberry OS and Windows OS among others. This app was created to ease chatting as it is an Instant Messaging platform […]

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Jumia named among MIT’s Top 50 Smartest Companies 2016

Africa Internet Group, which recently re-branded to JUMIA GROUP has been recognized in the MIT prestigious list of the 50 smartest companies- 2016. Ranking 47 on the list, JUMIA stood out as the only company with main focus on the developing African online economy. The list published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology mentioned, among […]

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ECONET Media owned Kwesé TV is launching in Kenya

ECONET owned Kwese TV is launching in Kenya, the company as announced. Kenya is among the African countries the broadcasting television is launching later this year as it seeks to foray its broadcast television in Africa. Its entry into the Kenyan market will see Kenyans enjoy a wide range of entertainment, from Hollywood and Nollywood […]

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Lenovo is Launching the YOGA Tab 3 Pro in Kenya soon: Here is what you need to know.

If you passed by the Sarit Centre in Westlands or the HUB in Karen the past week you might have come across a team from Lenovo showcasing the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 3. The tablet is the latest device from the company and offers you what no other tablet will; a projector and Lenovo was […]

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Dimension Data EA Wins Four awards at 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards

Dimension Data East Africa has won the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Rwanda and Tanzania regions. The company also received a global recognition for Communications Partner and Cloud productivity Partner of the Year. Dimensions Data was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and […]

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DEMO Africa 2016 finalists Startups announced, here’s the full list

5 Kenyan startups have made it to the final list of  30 startups that will take part in this year’s DEMO Africa conference to held in Johannesburg from the 25th to 26th August. The 30 were picked from picked from a record 723 technology startups from 27 African countries that had applied to launch at […]

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Here’s all you need to know about the Infinix X-band (XBO1) Smart watch, including photos

Infinix has officially entered the smartwatch market. The company has announced the arrival of its X-band smartwatch expected to be released soon. The X-band features a number of exciting features perfect for all Infinix and all Android smartphone users.  One amazing thing about the X-band is that you can actually detach its display and use […]

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Andela appoints new Chief Strategy Officer to Spearhead African Expansion

Andela has announced the appointment of Wambui Kinya as its Chief Strategy Officer. The appointment is built on the momentum of a Series B investment from the most respected and innovative minds in the global tech ecosystem. With over eighteen years’ experience in digital, mobile marketing and technology consulting, Kinya will spearhead Andela’s partnership strategy […]

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Infinix Na Comrades Campus Campaign to mentor University Students in Photography

  Students from local universities are set to benefit from a mentorship programme thanks Infinix Mobile. Dubbed Infinix Na Comrades Campus Campaign, staff from Infinix Mobile will be visiting campuses in the month of July with the aim of appreciating mobile photography among the students. Already, the campaign has visited the Jomo Kenyatta University of […]

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Technology leaders say ‘’Trump will be a Disaster for Innovation’’ if elected president

United States of America Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “would be a disaster for innovation” if he is elected to office,  a group technology CEOs, founders, and executives have said. In a letter, signed by the over 100 technology leaders and published on Thursday, the leaders said Trump will kill the country’s innovation which is […]

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As much as 70 percent of IoT devices comprise security flaws, which means devices that you own could get hacked by online criminals too.

University of Nairobi Twitter Account and Blog compromised by hackers

No one is immune to getting their social media accounts or even website being hacked. Be it, individuals or corp-orates, all them have always fallen victims. In the last couple of months we have seen Twitter accounts of top tech giants CEOs being hacked. In Kenya, the Ministry of Foreign affairs sever was recently hacked […]

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The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Faustine Kamuzora (seated, left) and Tigo Chief Commercial Officer, Shavkat Berdiev (seated, right) sign a Memorandum of Understanding in which Tigo will provide internet access to Tanzania’s secondary schools through the e-Schools Project

Tigo Tanzania partners with the Government to connect schools to the internet

Tanzania’s Telecommunications company Tigo has entered into a partnership with the country’s Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure to connect secondary schools to the internet. The roll-out is aimed at complementing Tigo’s e-Schools, one of the company’s strategic social investment projects for a period of 2 years. As part of the agreement, the ministry will identify […]

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Yared Kifle - Head of Revenue Management East Africa during a training session with for hotel front desk staff

The Hotel Payment Option: Is Cash Still King?

There are about 2000 Kenyan hotels live on travel.jumia.com; a leading online hotel booking platform that gives hotel guests the option to “pay later” (at the hotel upon check in) or “pay now” (at the time of booking). While 60% of these hotels offer guests the flexibility to choose, 40% of the listed properties prefer […]

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Standard Bank rolls out its Banking App in four African Countries

  Standard Bank has announced the expansion of of its Standard Banking app to to  four additional countries in Africa. Customers in these countries: Uganda, Namibia, Ghana and Botswana will now be able to conveniently interact with their personal banking services via the app. The launch of the app according to the company is a […]

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Click and Collect – the shifting internet retail in Kenya

  Internet retailing in Kenya is taking an interesting turn, customers now increasingly prefer to order an item online, collect it offline, sample it, keep it or return it on the spot. The courier industry, with a 30 percent upsurge in e-commerce shipments early this year as confirmed by industry players is arguably the biggest […]

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Twitter just expanded its GIF support size limit to 15MB

GIF lovers, some good news here for you.  Twitter has expanded the size limit for GIF support to 15MB, three times larger that the old 5MB size limit. Now you won’t have to tweet those GIFs that end too soon. Twitter quietly updated  this on its FAQ with the change, a welcome move for companies who […]

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Samsung quietly launches a 4TB Drive for $1,500

If you’re in the market for an SSD drive with tons of storage space, then you need to check out the new Samsung 850 Evo line.  The SSD has a 4TB option, which is the largest capacity for anyone to buy. The SSD appeared in the market last week before Samsung made any official statement about […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account hit by hackers

No one is immune to to getting their social media accounts hacked. Last month we told how the most followed account on Twitter Katy Perry  with 89 million followers was hacked.  The account posted some few vulgar and racist tweets something that might have intrigues most of her followers. The tweets were being posted by […]

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As much as 70 percent of IoT devices comprise security flaws, which means devices that you own could get hacked by online criminals too.

Guest Post: Advanced cyber threats, demystified

A few years from now someone will start writing the history of advanced, highly sophisticated cyber threats. This person will obviously start with Stuxnet, and go through the findings of campaigns like The Equation, Red October, Regin or Dark Hotel. These are the names every security researcher knows, as they significantly impact our understanding of […]

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ICT Ministry distances itself from Proposed Controversial ICT Bill  

The Information Communication Ministry has come out strongly distancing itself from the controversial proposed Information Communication Technology (ICT) Practitioners bill 2015.   In statement,ICT the Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the bill did not originate from the Ministry’s office. He added that the Bill was a Private Member’s Bill and does not represent the policy […]

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Security software giant Avast is acquiring rival AVG for $1.3b

Security software company Avast  has announced that it is buying rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion in an all-cash deal. The transaction  has already been approved by the Management and Supervisory Board of both Avast and AVG. This transaction, Avast say will allow them to expand its business worldwide across more markets. Both firms trace […]

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Airtel celebrates Iftar with Muslim communities in Nairobi

In the spirit of the Ramadan festive season, Airtel Kenya yesterday evening hosted a special Iftar dinner for the Muslim community at the Jamia Mosque in Nairobi Central Business District. The Iftar dinner was graced by Airtel Kenya’s CEO Adil El Youssefi, Chief Commercial Officer Abdallah Khamis, Jamia Mosque chairman Mohammed Osman Warfa and senior […]

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Tecno Camon C9 full review: Photography enthusiasts where are you at?

Launched a couple of weeks ago, the Tecno Camon C9 is a smartphone any photography enthusiast would wish to have. The device, which Tecno described as the best camera phone in Africa is the successor of the Tecno Camon C8 and an addition to the Tecno Camon family. We did the unboxing for you already […]

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#KillTheICTBill: Proposed ICT Practitioners Bill 2016 archaic and misinformed

Kenyans and Players in the ICT sector are raising concerns over the proposed The proposed Information and Communication Technology Practitioners Bill 2016. The Bill is “An ACT of Parliament to provide for the training, registration, licensing, practice and standards of ICT practitioners and for connected purposes.” Expected to be introduced in parliament soon, the bill […]

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Infinix HOT S, Next device from Infinix Mobile will feature a fingerprint scanner

Infinix Mobile is launching yet another device and well, it comes with a name most of us never expected. The device will be known as the Infinix HOT S. Not much has been said about the device but from what I have gathered while reading the interwebs the phone will feature a fingerprint scanner. According […]

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Alexandros Manos Chief Executive Officer for Intrasoft International and Wambui Mbesa CEO and Regional Director for Intrasoft International East Africa.J

Global ICT company INTRASOFT opens its regional office in Kenya

Global ICT company INTRASOFT has announced the opening of its regional office in Kenya. The establishment of INTRASOFT International EAST Africa Ltd follows a successful implementations of projects such as systems for NSSF Kenya Pension Administration System, and in the KRA Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence project. The company has also worked on other important […]

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10 must-have travel apps, which one are you using?

Technology has changed travel in more ways than we can think of: the railway made covering long distances not only quicker than horse-and-cart, but more affordable for the working-class. The internal-combustion engine added to that, while inflatable tyres on motor-vehicles made road-travel easier on the bones and buttocks. Air-travel was changed forever by the jet […]

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Huawei to help in accelerating ICT development in Kenya

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei has announced that it is reiterating its commitment to accelerating ICT development in Kenyan counties. Through its ‘‘Smart and Sustainable City’ solutions, the company says it will help Kenya build safer and more harmonious urban residential, business and tourism environments to attract investment and increase employment for sustainable economic development. […]

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Google launches a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google want to get code into more children’s hands. The tech giant has launched a new hardware platform aimed at teaching young kids how to code. Known as Project Bloks, the platform will allow developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids learn the principle of code. Google says the […]

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Blackberry is launching 3 Android devices, here’s what you need to know

Back in January, Blackberry announced its plans to release two Android smartphones. Most of us have been looking forward to this considering the poor sales the company has been recording recently. Last year, the company released Priv, its first Android which again saw the Canadian company record terrifying sales results. It now looks like the […]

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Photo: Creative Commons/Butz 2013

Apple patents technology will block your phone camera from taking videos

Like anybody else one of the things I love doing is filming live performances using my smartphone whenever I attend a live concert. I have done that a couple of times especially when my favorite Kenyan band or Kenyan artist is performing. But of course there are concerts or events that have always prohibited people from […]

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Tecno Phonepad 7 II review and specifications

Well, Tecno Mobile thinks more Kenyans need to use affordable smartphones. Recently we have seen the company unveil a range of these new devices, first came the Tecno Boom J8, its music smartphone, followed by Tecno Camon C9 that was released just the other day and this is basically a camera phone. The company is […]

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From Left- Airtel Kenya's Communications Executive Jesse Kisenya and CSR Manager Aigeldel Kirumburu receive the Kenya Red Cross Annual Humanitarian Award from IFRC Gender Coodinator Nkhoma Potipher.

Airtel bags Kenya Red Cross Humanitarian Effort Award

Airtel Kenya has bagged the Annual Kenya Red Cross Humanitarian Effort Award. The telecommunications company received the award in recognition of Airtel’s continued support and contribution to the Kenya Red Cross Society’s work of alleviating human suffering and saving lives through the Short Message Service (SMS) based Trilogy Emergency Relief Application (TERA). Launched a year […]

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