Sophos Introduces Predictive Protection in Intercept X with Advanced Deep Learning

More effective than traditional machine learning, deep learning gives Sophos Intercept X the highest detection rates and lowest false-positive rates in the next-generation endpoint security market. Sophos today announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware […]

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Kenyan Startups invited to apply for this year’s DataHack4FI competition

Nairobi Garage is calling on Kenyan startups to apply for the for this years DataHack4FI competition with the winning team taking home US$5,000 and six months’ co-working facilities at Nairobi Garage. A prize of $2,500 will also be awarded to the team that produces the best women and/or youth-centric solution. The second and third placed teams will each […]

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3 ways you can keep yourself and your devices protected

Connecting to the Internet today has become a norm for most of us, as we enjoy the convenience of public Wi-Fi, using smartphones to download apps, watching live stream videos, shopping online or simply just catching up on news events – connectivity makes life so much easier! So, while we salute the estimated 43 million Kenyans who […]

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How to save money with remittances to Africa

International money transfers to Africa are rising. There are good reasons for that. With the choice of the right online money transfer provider you can even save a high amount of remittance fees! Here, we review the latest options to send money home using international currency transfers (also called remittances) and smartphone applications. If you […]

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LG is already gearing up to disrupt Artificial Intelligence technology space

The just concluded CES 2018 saw many innovators try to outdo each other on just how “intelligent” their products are, with self-driving cars and robots dominating many display booths. Yet one of the most memorable moment for many tech enthusiasts at CES 2018 was when LG’s robot CLOi decided to develop an attitude and ignore […]

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Jumia’s J-Force program creating jobs for young entrepreneurs

Juma Cheja, a Nairobi based business man is one of the sales agents who has benefited from Jumia’s J-Force program. Juma who has been in the program since October 2017 says he makes an average of Kes. 400,000 per month to supplement his income since he started the program. Juma is among the more than […]

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Here are the Official leaked Galaxy S9 renders

We are all now sure that Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on February 25th at Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona . In the last article we did, we told you that the company has already sent out invites for the event. So many leaks about the device have been published […]

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Nokia opens Cloud Collaboration Hubs to strengthen its cloud and data center services

Nokia has opened a Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Singapore to strengthen its cloud and data center services. The company also plans to open another hub in Irving, Texas in February 2018, to be followed by a third one in Reading, UK. The hubs are execution centers where multivendor cloud services from strategy and design […]

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OPPO partners with Qualcomm, announces plans to launch 5G Devices in 2019

OPPO has announced a new partnership with Qualcomm Technologies in to explore ways toward mobile technology innovations in the 5G era. This announcement was made at the 2018 Qualcomm Technology Day in China, The ‘’5G Pioneer Initiative” will see Qualcomm Technologies support OPPO to create brand new 5G mobile phone experiences for users around the […]

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LG’s 2017 financial results record highest revenues in company history

LG Electronics has recorded a 10.9 percent revenue increase from the previous year 2016 to stand at USD 55.4 billion. The revenue is the highest full-year revenues in the company’s history The company also recorded USD 2.23billion in profit, the highest profits since 2009 – an 85 percent increase from 2016 due in large part […]

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Its official, the Galaxy S9 is coming on February 25

We can now officially confirm that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S9 on February 25th. Samsung is sending out invites already for the Unpacked 2018 scheduled to take place in Barcelona, Spain at MCW. The invite strongly suggests that Samsung will be officially announcing the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus with improved […]

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Investment in tracking technologies should be a key focus for business

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that tablets sales are now about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. The logistics and retail industry, which includes fleet management, vehicle and asset tracking and much more has not been left out either in […]

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Opinion: Cloud computing evolves, becomes enterprise cloud-as-a-service

Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically, as new data centre and networking technologies came to the fore, and new types of ‘cloud’ emerged. While the cloud’s roots may be traced back to computing from decades past, the tipping point is often considered to be the introduction […]

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What To Consider When Drawing Up A Legal Contract In Business

By Danielle Grate Disclaimer: If you’re drawing up a legal contract in business, the following information should only be treated as a general guideline. It shouldn’t, however, be taken as actual legal advice as to the legal nature of making a contract in business. To better learn the legal process regarding the subject matter, do contact […]

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Opinion: Of banks and cybersecurity

If there’s one industry we should be most concerned about when it comes to cyber criminals and security, it’s the one that looks after our money.   “The financial services industry is under continual threat from cyber crooks, and the methods they use to try and infiltrate bank security systems are becoming more sophisticated every […]

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Tecno launches the Tecno Camon CM, available on Jumia for Ksh.16,999

TECNO Mobile has been teasing the Camon CM, its latest device in the Camon series for a while now. In our previous article, we mentioned that the device will hit the shelves before the end of this month, and yes, it’s finally here. The company has announced that the Tecno Camon CM is now available […]

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5 Ways to Secure Your Identity in the Data Breach Era

By Patrick Rono, Security Technical Professional- IBM East Africa With major cybersecurity incidents dominating headlines for the past several years, consumers are well aware of the threats they are facing and the basic tips to stay safe online. In Kenya, banks have become the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of […]

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Opera introduces bitcoin mining protection script on its mobile browsers

Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become a hot topic and, with their surge in value, so has the mining for new coins, known as cryptocurrency mining. While some use their own data centers, many web developers are increasingly using people’s computers and smartphones for this – often without their consent. The phenomenon is estimated to be […]

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User lock-down or education? Just one of today’s cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving landscape

According to the recent PwC report, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018, companies around the globe are becoming more reliant on cyber capabilities.  This means that, in turn, they must also recognise and manage the associated risks, or make themselves vulnerable to large-scale events with significant disruptive consequences. Anton Jacobsz, managing director at […]

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62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017

Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals. The continental growth supersedes that of the international number, which stood at 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million. […]

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National Bank of Kenya loses Ksh.29 Million to hackers.

The National Bank of Kenya has lost about Ksh.29 million to hackers. The hacking incident is said to have happened on Wednesday 17th. “We confirm that there was an attempted fraud in normal course of business on 17th January but the bank’s monitoring and security resources frustrated the attempt.’’ the company said in a statement […]

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Nokia to supply 5G equipment to NTT DOCOMO in support of launch of commercial 5G service

Nokia has signed an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile operator, to supply 5G baseband products for aiming to deploy in a 5G mobile network planned to be in commercial service by 2020. Under this agreement, Nokia will support NTT DOCOMO’s commercial 5G operation in Japan by further enhancing existing baseband units and integrating […]

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KRA says its new CRMS has enhanced service delivery

The Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) says its new Customer Relationship Management Solution (CRMS) has enhanced taxpayer experience, improved service delivery and increased operational efficiency. The social media engagement rate has more than doubled, from 300 to over 700 engagements per day, with customer query response time improving to an average of 15 minutes across all platforms, […]

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Mobile Money users in Kenya to start sending money across networks in March.

Safaricom and Airtel will on Monday 22nd January pilot mobile money interoperability across their networks awaiting the full roll-out in March. This announcement was made today by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, during a stakeholders meeting on mobile financial services interoperability held at Ministry of Information Communications and Technology (MOICT) Headquarters at Teleposta House. The […]

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ICT Authority Scoop’s Gold Mark Award at the CIO 100 Awards

Kenya’s ICT Authority earned the distinguished CIO 100 Gold Mark Award during the 7th East Africa CIO 100 Awards. The organization received the award  in recognition of excellence enterprise Information Technology adoption. According to iLab Africa, a research center at Strathmore University, which independently evaluated the survey, ICT Authority demonstrated its prowess following its significant […]

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What To Consider In Finding A Property For Business Start-Up

By Helen Newman, If you’re planning for a business start-up, you must be excited for a lot of reasons. After all, you’re going to try to execute an idea you’ve had for a long time. You, your friends, and a couple of investors may already have big plans set for your intellectual property, and you […]

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JUMIA TRAVEL launches the 2nd edition of KENYA TRAVEL AWARDS

Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online travel agency, is set to hold the second edition of the Kenya Travel Awards 2018. The awards aim at promoting Kenya’s tourism sector, and responds to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations. “By organizing these African Travel […]

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Allianz Risk Barometer: Business interruption dominates business risks in Africa

They take aim at the backbone of the connected African economy and, when they strike, can jeopardize the success, or even the existence, of companies of every size and sector. Business interruption (#1 with 31% of responses, up from #6 in 2017), fire and explosion (#2 with 31%, up from #8 in 2017) and political risks (unchanged at #3 with 28%) […]

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Ringier Africa signs pan-African digital content agreement with The New York Times

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) has entered into a new digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times. The agreement will see Ringier publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. The […]

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Norwegian accelerator Pangea launches in Kenya; Pilots 500,000 USD in Investment for 10 Startups

Pangea, a Norwegian platform connecting African startups with international investment and expertise, has launched its accelerator program in Kenya. Pangea has partnered with Strathmore University’s @iLabAfrica and will see the accelerator link up Kenyan startups from across the industry with investors especially the African diaspora which currently remits approximately $160 billion annually.   As a […]

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Logistics marketplace firm Bwala Africa Group launches its in Kenya to connect vehicle owners and mechanics to clients

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa Group has launched its operations in Kenya. The company joins the of logistics marketplaces in the country like Sendy and Lori Systems and will allow its users to hire vehicles and source for repairs as well as service and maintenance. It will also link them to trusted mechanics and genuine spare […]

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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks in its annual political and security risk forecast RiskMap. According to Control Risks’ Senior Partner for Southern Africa George Nicholls  “2018 will see continued uncertainty around political leadership in our Southern […]

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LG Electronics unveils its smart kitchen products

LG Electronics this week revealed a new connected smart kitchen of the future that predicts consumer needs and reduces preparation time. Offering a hands-free experience that takes much of the stress out of preparing daily means, LG’s smart kitchen products such as the InstaView ThinQ™ refrigerator and the EasyClean® oven range and QuadWash™ dishwasher maximize […]

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New Multi-featured Mobile Trojan Loapi Discovered

Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a new intriguing malware with multiple modules, which allows for an almost endless number of malicious features – from crypto currency mining to DDos attacks. Due to its modular architecture, even more functions can be added to it. This unusual and powerful malicious software is called Loapi. Loapi stands out […]

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Opinion: Taking enterprise security to the board

It’s that time of year, again, with many companies busying themselves in the art of budgeting and forecasting for 2018. In some companies, this means the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) having to communicate the importance of including enterprise security in this planning, using a language that the members of the board will understand. “For […]

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Kenya Airways starts ticket sales for its non-stop daily flight to New York

National carrier Kenya Airways has become the first  airline to start offering direct flights from East Africa to New York. The airline, which  already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia started selling tickets today for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year According to Kenya Airways, the opening of […]

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Tecno Mobile is teasing its next Camon with 18.9 screen ratio

Tecno Mobile is teasing its next device, the Tecno Camon CM, set to be launched in the country any time soon. Not much has been said about the device but Tecno is describing the device as its first full-screen smartphone. The company also adds that the Camon CM will flaunt one of the best Camon […]

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KODAK, WENN Digital partner to launch major Blockchain Initiative and Cryptocurrency

Kodak and WENN Digital, in a licensing partnership, announced the launch of the KODAKOne image rights management platform and KODAKCoin, a photo-centric cryptocurrency to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management. Utilizing blockchain technology, the KODAKOne platform will create an encrypted, digital ledger of rights ownership for photographers to register […]

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Huawei to launch Mate 10 Pro in February

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has announced that its breakthrough HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will be available from February. The phone will be availed in the United States first through major electronics retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H beginning on February 18, with pre-orders beginning February 4. With its impeccable design, smart […]

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Millicom to sell its Rwanda business to Bharti Airtel

Millicom has signed an agreement for the sale of its Rwanda operations to subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel Limited. The total consideration of the transaction is approximately 6x 2017 adjusted EBITDA, payable over two years, consisting of a mix of cash, vendor loan note and earn out. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Mauricio Ramos, […]

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Opera avails its News App in Africa

Opera Software has announced the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing […]

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Tapping into Africa’s Fastest Growing Markets through the Power of Data

As competition for lucrative business opportunities becomes even fiercer in regions like Europe and North America, Africa is attracting more attention from the international business community than ever before. And this isn’t just in the powerhouses of South Africa and Nigeria – both of which have recently shown lacklustre economic growth of around 0.8% – […]

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Nokia 5 Quick Review: A classy device running on Android

I have been interacting with the Nokia 5 for a while now. Remember the device was among the Android Nokia devices launched in the country by HMD Global last  year. HMD Global made a huge splash in 2017  by launching four Nokia devices: The ever nostalgic Nokia 3310, and the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia […]

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How to skyrocket your skills

Education, it has been said, is the key to success. One easy to access education tool are online courses. Online courses are available for nearly every topic. In a similar fashion, there is no doubt that knowledge is power. Indeed, education is a sure way for individuals to achieve their personal dreams and aspirations. At […]

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Sony MEA introduces the α9, its latest digital camera

Sony Middle East and Africa (MEA) has introduces its latest revolutionary digital camera, the α9 (model ILCE-9) in the Kenyan market. The company is describing the camera as  the most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that it has ever created. Speaking during the launch Taro Kimura, Managing Director, Sony MEA said “The α9 breaks through all […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in stunning Rose Pink

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink. The S8 was initially available in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Coral Blue, and Orchid Gray, and now Samsung has  announced an additional Rose Pink and Burgundy Red options. Rose Pink was first exclusively released in Taiwan in June 2017, only limited editions were […]

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Business success and nimbleness accumulated in cloud gets serious

The outstanding business value delivered by cloud technology has seen numerous small businesses boom into global giants. “Cloud computing is the not-so-secret key to a business’ success,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director of value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. “For years, the mantra for good business has been to have a brilliant support system in place so […]

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Africa : What is at stake with the Data Centers?

By Olivier Labbe, CAP DC IT is an economic area where Africa has dramatically bridged its gap. Thanks to 350 million smartphones in 2017, more than half of the world’s mobile payments will be made on this continent and we are now talking about “reverse innovation”. Future technologies will not just be deployed in Africa, they will […]

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Opera’s new Kenyan office to serve as East Africa’s hub

Opera, the developer of popular Opera Mini and Opera browsers, have set an office in Kenya. Techweez reports that the company has also appointed Eddie Ndichu a former head of Digital Service and Mobile Payments at KCB Bank Group, as Managing Director/Vice President for Fintech Africa. The Kenyan office will serve as East Africa’s hub […]

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Dubai sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for largest light and sound show on a single building on New Year’s Eve

The UAE once again captivated the world this New Year’s Eve with a dazzling spectacle to usher in 2018. The mesmerising laser, light and musical fountain show by Emaar clinched the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘largest light and sound show on a single building,’ staged on Burj Khalifa, the global icon. The record […]

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