iflix launches its Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service in Kenya

Internet TV service for emerging markets iflix has finally launched its services in Kenya. The launch comes just weeks after the Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service completed a $133 million funding round as it continues to deliver on its vision of bringing the world’s best entertainment to its audiences. From today, consumers in Kenya […]

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Infinix NOTE 4 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Infinix Mobile finally launched the Infinix NOTE 4 Pro, which we had so much talked about. Infinix partnered with Kilimall to be the sole online sellers of the device so you can grab one for yourself here for just Kshs.19,499. I must admit this was one of the devices I was really looking forward to […]

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Facebook is rolling out funded shows for ‘Watch’.

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook introduced Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch, according to the social media giant is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work. On Facebook, videos are discovered through friends and bring […]

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My Honest Predictions on the State of Website Development in 2027

Let’s imagine it’s 2027. Former president of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, has just celebrated his 102nd Birthday. What kind of websites do you predict we will be building? What kind of interfaces are our web visitors interacting with? Will Google require a website to be VR-enabled?  What about mobile? Is there still mobile web? Here […]

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Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel

The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow the sector, that accounts for approximately 7.8% of the African GDP. “We believe that business […]

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Kilimall to be the sole online sellers of Infinix and Tecno’s new smartphone models

Online shopping mall Kilimall has partnered with phone brands Infinix and Tecno to be the sole online seller of Tecno’s newest model, Tecno Spark, and three new Infinix models: Infinix Note 4 Pro, Infinix Hot 5 and Infinix Hot 5 Lite. Tecno Spark is a new phone model targeting college students with the youth-oriented features […]

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Trackimo is the most affordable and comprehensive tracking device in the market

Running a transportation company is not an easy task; especially when you are responsible for managing a fleet of vehicles. The same applies for people who own personal vehicles, managing them is not a child’s play. Without knowing the accurate location of each and every vehicle in your fleet, you will have to rely on […]

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Report: Consumer popularity of Samsung phones sored as TV and laptop business reaped less during elections period

Consumer popularity of Samsung phones soared the whole of Q2 2017, beating HTC. The value of Samsung mobile phones as of July 2017 amounted to Ksh 1.6 Million, which was 15.5% of the total mobile phone listings on the market place. This is according to data from Data Fintech, a Kenyan consumer data broker, based […]

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TECNO Mobile Launches New Smartphone Series SPARK and SPARK Plus

We have told you about TECNO Mobile’s new smartphone SPARK and SPARK Plus series before targeted for the mid-range smartphone market. TECNO has finally launched the series in Kenya. Just as we mentioned in the first article, the series debuts some interesting features which, according to TECNO Mobile totally ‘’exceeds your expectations’’ at affordable prices. […]

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Nairobi County going cashless, Governor Mike Sonko announces

Governor Mike Sonko has announced plans to fully automate cash flow within all Nairobi County Systems. The plan according to the Governor is aimed at sealing all theft loopholes and also increase the County revenue from 15.5B annually to 30 Billion. This move will see the cash office at City Hall abolished with all payments […]

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Facebook and Instagram were down yesterday, here’s why

Most of you probably did not notice this but Facebook and Instagram were temporarily down for a few hours yesterday.  Some users from different parts of the world were not able to access the two social networking sites. Desktop and mobile users across the world were affected by the technical glitch which was said to […]

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Rebecca Miano appointed acting KenGen MD and CEO

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has appointed Rebecca Miano as its acting MD and CEO. Mrs. Miano takes over from Albert Mugo who retired from the company on August 25.  She becomes the first woman to ever hold the position since KenGen was established. According to a notice sent out to shareholders on Friday by KenGen Board chairman Joshua […]

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Sophos Appoints Clarissa Peterson as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Sophos today announced the appointment of Clarissa Peterson as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She joins Sophos from Abt Associates, a global research and program implementation organization with projects in more than 50 countries bringing more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader within diverse global organizations. During her five […]

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Your Opportunity to Invest in Bitcoin and The Blockchain is Here

Barely a month after it launched its operations in Kenya, Belfrics Global is taking another bold step in the right direction. The company will be launching the Belrium ICO (Initial Coin Offering) which will allow anyone to become an early investor in the new blockchain. An Initial Coin Offering is similar to an IPO where […]

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More consolidation on the cards for Ghanaian ICT market, says IDC

While the Ghanaian ICT market is more mature in comparison to other West African countries, quality of service (QoS) remains a challenge, with telcos and internet service providers (ISPs) struggling to offer seamless connectivity of voice and data services. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Ghana ICT Market Overview for 2017, businesses that can […]

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Mastercard invests in building a cashless Ghana

In a bid to become an African economic powerhouse, Ghana has announced a new partnership with Mastercard to smartly integrate technology into all aspects of the country’s economy.– building for the future, a cashless Ghana. If Ghana is to achieve its goal of becoming an economic force in Africa, the move beyond cash must remain […]

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Oppo F3 Barcelona edition with 18K gold-plated club insignia is launching in Kenya.

OPPO has announced that it will be launching a special Oppo F3 Barcelona edition in Kenya soon. The smartphone has already been launched in some markets like Pakistan and the idea of this themed smartphone is to celebrate the popular football club in the world. The launch of the Oppo F3 Barcelona edition is also […]

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How To Make Money Online In Kenya

Help Companies with easy surveys and research Kenya is one of the most exciting places in the world. Many companies want to understand how we live and to launch their products and services here. The good news is you can get paid for helping them! By completing surveys, answering questions and taking part in research, […]

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Do you want to sell property online?

As people move toward a more digital existence, real estate agents must adapt and be visible where buyers and sellers spend their time online providing leads with the information they need to select you as their guide throughout the home buying and selling process. Yvonne Malebe, head of accounts at Jumia House gives some pointers on this […]

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The new iTel P51 smartphone is powered by a massive 5000 mAh Battery

Chinese smartphone manufacturers iTel Mobile released a new smartphone, The iTel P51 in the Kenyan market early this month for KSH. 9500. iTel describes the phone as a power packed device thanks to its massive 5000mAh battery that the company says can take you up to three days on a single charge. So, heavy smartphone users […]

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Telematics technology helping businesses to make significant savings

Telematics technology is revolutionizing the fleet management industry across the world. The technology is playing a key role in reducing resource expenditure and increasing resource savings for businesses while ensuring fleets comply with prevailing norms and standards. With telematics technology users can access location, movement and status information and metrics of their vehicles via special web-based […]

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How to Build More Connected and Inclusive Cities

By Carlos Menendez, When thinking about the cities of the future, I know that they will be more connected, and I strongly believe that they must be more inclusive. We can’t have the Internet of Everything without the Inclusion of Everyone. Already today, a growing number of cities are using smart technologies to better connect people […]

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Sarahah: Internet’s new self esteem meter

Last week, Davies wrote an article about Sarahah the new feedback app that is trending the Internet. If you haven’t heard about it, you can read here. When one creates an account on the app, a web page for that user is created and other people can leave comments anonymously. The app was created in Saudi Arabia and […]

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‘Excellent Job, Thanks’: You May Never Know about the Cybersecurity Incidents Caused by Your Employees

Employees hide IT security incidents in 40% of businesses around the world, that’s according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, “Human Factor in IT Security: How Employees are Making Businesses Vulnerable from Within”. With 46% of global IT security incidents caused by employees each year, this business vulnerability must be addressed […]

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Best Legal Android TV Box Apps For Streaming Movies

Are you looking for the best Android TV Box apps for watching movies? There is an easy way to watch movies and TV shows on your Android TV Box. Android TV Box gives you an exceptional smart TV experience. It uses Android as an operating system that allows you to download any app from Google […]

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Battle of the Brands: Infinix vs Tecno.

Let us just agree that Tecno and Infinix Mobile are some of the most popular mobile phones in Kenya right now and even Africa. Tecno Mobile has over the last ten years acquired over 25 percent market share in Kenya and other African markets including Nigeria, Tanzania, Egypt and even Cameroon. Infinix, on the other […]

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Don’t be a sitting duck against #IoT threats

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain traction, organizations will have to reassess their security practices to accommodate the increase in security alerts. According to Patrick Rhude, Head of Product Management in Nokia’s Security Product Unit, security organizations already find themselves overwhelmed with the volume, variety and velocity of security data alerts. “It […]

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Tecno SPARK Series is launching on 25th August, here are the details.

By now you might have read on a number of Kenyan blogs that Tecno Mobile is planning to launch a new series of smartphones, and it is calling it Tecno SPARK. The company has recently been running a number of campaigns on social media about this new series. SPARK, according to what we have gathered […]

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Online Education: Linking Up Africa With Some of the Best Colleges in the World

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Answer to Higher Education Bill Gates wrote in his 2015 letter to his foundation, that soon, world class education will just be several computer taps away, regardless of where anyone lives. The great news is that online education and e-learning has the power to knock down the geographical barriers to close the skill […]

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Sophos Announces Super Star Campaign to motivate its Silver and Authorized MEA Partners

Sophos has today announced a new motivational campaign for its authorized and silver partners from the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The Sophos Super star campaign is designed to motivate partners with additional rewards for achieving their targets as well as  help in driving sales for the company’s latest security solutions. According to Mr. Harish Chib, […]

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New technologies Boosting SMEs Profits in Kenya

A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent me a very interesting article on Kenya’s paradigm shift in technology. The article talks about how technology has become an integral part of of our culture as a country and also how we have emerged as a technology powerhub to reckon with. Kenya boasts of world class […]

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Infinix Note 4 Pro with Stylus pen (X-Pen) launching in mid August 2017, here are the specs

By now you already know that Infinix Mobile has two variants of the Infinix Note 4. We have the Infinix Note 4 itself then we have the Infinix Note 4 Pro, which is a more premium variant. The Infinix Note 4 is already in the market having been launched a couple of weeks ago for […]

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Developing a successful future: Why coding is essential for today’s students

By Sebuh Haileleul, Microsoft Country Manager for East Africa. With five million jobs set to be lost to automation by 2020 and 80 percent of the jobs in 2025 not yet existing, how do we set up today’s students for success tomorrow? ICT education as part of a school curriculum is nothing new. For the […]

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How Mobile Technology Can Impact Your Sales (Infographic)

Technology continues to advance and spread across the globe at a breakneck speed these days. While this phenomenon is something that many people would expect given the acceleration of innovation during the last ten years, it’s a scenario that business owners must strongly reckon with if they want to stay competitive in their business. One […]

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Infinix Note 4 Review: Great device for just Kshs.14,000

A new report from DataFintech,  a Kenyan consumer data broker reveals that Infinix Mobile has monopolized the first position in mobile brand popularity by topping 100% of Q2-2017 and a total of 66.7% of the entire H1-2017. This data cannot be doubted, I mean we all agree Infinix has been doing pretty well in the […]

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