Nokia 5.1 Plus is getting hot slice of Android Pie

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android 9 Pie. With Android 9 Pie upgrade arriving on the Nokia 5.1 Plus, a total of seven Nokia smartphones would be running the latest Android OS, giving users access to the […]

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Zimbabweans turn to VPNs following internet shutdown by government

Zimbabweans are turning to Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com. The restrictions have resulted in a spike of interest in VPNs among Zimbabwean internet users, according to internal data from BestVPN.com. The comparison site recorded a 1,560 percent increase on Monday and […]

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MEST opens applications for its $50 MEST Africa startup Challenge

MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for tech scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire who are ready to expand into new markets. This year’s finalists from each country will attend the MEST Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, June 10-12, 2019, […]

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Hackathon software, the innovation is scaled in the right manner now

Hackathon software is the need of time we can say. The hiring persons do not know what skills exactly have within their access and how to find out the right solutions at the right time. They should know about how to find out a right solution and how to make use of the same with […]

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WorldRemit has launched low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide. Using the WorldRemit app or website, customers can now send money as easily as sending an instant message to global destinations including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, India and Pakistan. According to the World Bank, South […]

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Microsoft South Africa appoints Lillian Barnard as new Managing Director

Barnard, the current Director for Public Sector at Microsoft, will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm.

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Branch raises Ksh 500M arranged by Centum-owned advisory firm, Barium Capital​

All commercial paper issuances have been arranged by the Centum-owned advisory firm, Barium Capital. This latest investment will be used to expand Branch’s services in Kenya.

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Editorial: What Will the Next Phase of Smartphone Innovation Bring?

By Hark-sang Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of Visual R&D Team, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics In light of modest global sales recently, some observers say that smartphone innovation has hit a bottleneck, as new devices bear more iterative upgrades instead of groundbreaking features. Others even predict that the smartphone era may be coming to an […]

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The Need To Explore Space: Tunapanda Institute Plans to Open A Space Exploration Facility in Kibera

Tunapanda Institute was started 6 years ago by Jay Larson and Mick Larson, two globally nomadic brothers from the US with the aim of spreading digital skills globally, starting with Africa. The institution’s model of training young people for three months in practical skills in the fields of technology, design, and business has proven to […]

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Five things you didn’t know you could do with Google Search

Since the launch of Search 20 years ago, Google has built in several useful features and tools to help make everyday life easier. Whether you are looking for information related to your career, education or health, Search provides quick access to tools and reliable resources to help you make informed decisions. Here are some other […]

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Jumia is selling items under Ksh.500 at half the price

Jumia has launched a Stock up campaign that will see its customers purchase up to 500 items under Ksh.500 at half the price. Dubbed Jumia Stock Up Week 500 Items up to 50% off, the campaign will run from 9th to 13th January both on the Jumia website and app. According to a statement from […]

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The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones.  According to Joachim Wuilmet, Head of […]

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Nokia 6.1 Plus Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

HMD Global unveiled the Nokia Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone in July 2018 and its the first smartphone from the company to come with a notched display. The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. It is powered by octa-core processor and it comes with […]

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Government wants police officers to undergo compulsory ICT training

The Kenyan government wants all police officers to undergo a compulsory six-month training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). According to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i the training is aimed at equipping the officers with basic knowledge and skills to handle the newly launched automated information management system which will be rolled-out across the country. […]

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Recovering Deleted Files

Almost every one of us must face the situation once in our life where we lost our very important files and end up regretting. You may have lost it accidentally or may had deleted it purposely but later on, realized that you needed it. In such situations, most of us just lose the hope by […]

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Five agritech startups win seed funding at Senegal Startup Accelerator

Five young Senegalese entrepreneurs have been selected to receive six months of business incubation and $2,000 seed-funding from the Senegal Startup Accelerator to kick-start their business. The Accelerator, run by Kosmos Innovation Center and Reach for Change, has been looking for young Senegalese entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that could tackle the challenges facing the agriculture […]

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Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET

Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report.  Along with cryptomining, Cybersecurity Trends 2019: “Privacy and intrusion in the global village” details the predictions of top experts from the global cybersecurity firm, revealing the […]

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Telkom introduces Free Zones with free calls for its pre-paid voice customers

Kenya’s third largest mobile operator Telkom has launched Free Zones for its pre-paid voice customers. The Telkom Free zones according to the operator is part of its commitment to offer more value and benefit to its customers. Telkom Free Zones are selected areas where Telkom Kenya offers free calls, all day and all night, with […]

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Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at the infographic below to see Facebook’s year in numbers, projects and highlights and learn how it […]

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M-KOPA raises new funding from Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation

M-KOPA has raised funding from Japanese multinational, Sumitomo Corporation to empower homes and small businesses. The deal was announced on December 18, 2018, though the exact amount, as well as other details about the deal, weren’t disclosed. Through this investment, Sumitomo Corporation aims to launch a new business related to distributed power sources and contribute to […]

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Future of Artificial Intelligence Looks Bright

A few years ago, the idea of controlling your lights or even security system remotely through your smartphone would have been deemed so futuristic and only present in the minds of science fiction novelists.   Artificial intelligence might conjure images of the latest Sci-fi movie that you recently watched, yet in actual sense, its actual […]

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Turn your TV into your personal assistant with the new LG AI TVs

When Google recently announced that Google Assistant is now integrated into more than 5,000 smart home devices, most of us wondered how far the evolution of the TV would go. In many households, the TV has positioned itself as a must-have home device that is used both actively and passively. So natural was the transition […]

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LG makes the shift to 5G

Imagine a world where houses are self-cleaning and electrical grids responding automatically to fluxes in energy demands. Think about virtual reality, or even augmented reality devoid of the annoying lag that are often in today’s networks. Or should I put it as, living in a smarter and more connected world? From the very basic mobile […]

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Liquid Telecom has partnered with Code for Africa to map air pollution in Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with Code for Africa (CfA) to install air quality sensors in 3,000 sites across Kenya. The sensors will be installed in a phased rollout at Liquid Telecom Kenya’s towers country-wide and powered by the company’s new Internet of Things (IoT) Low Power Wide Area (Sigfox LPWAN) network. The nationwide rollout […]

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8K OLED TV is Here With Us

In the next few years, you could actually be binge-watching your favourite show in a self-driving car, or checking who is knocking at your door without actually rising from the comfort of your couch. A while back 4K filming and streaming went mainstream through making picture quality clearer. But who knew it could go to […]

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What’s Good for 2019? 5G Network

2018 has been a great year for technology.  It is the year that saw the awe-inspiring scientific and technological advances that have the potential to change our lives in dramatic ways come close to realizing their potential. IBM released its ‘Five-for-Five’ report, highlighting amazing technological advances that will have a real impact on lives in […]

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24Bit Podcast: Discussion on Safaricom’s Neon Kicka 4 Smartphone

  The Safaricom Neon Kicka 4 was unveiled in October 2018 under the company’s #MaishaNiDigital campaign and is selling at Ksh.3,499. It is an Android Go device and that price tag makes it the cheapest Android Go device in the market right now. In our latest episode of 24Bit we talk about the smartphone and […]

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Dimension Data Solutions to launch its digital business solutions in 2019

Dimension Data East Africa, trading as Dimension Data Solutions Limited has announced plans to launch its digital business solutions in East Africa in 2019. Using big data and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies the firm says it will start deploying niche solutions targeting its core client segments of financial services, public sector, telecommunications, […]

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Western Union and TerraPay partner to expand payout options to Mobile Wallets across Africa

Western Union, has announced a new partnership with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout options across Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The partnership further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers’ mobile wallets across these regions. TerraPay’s low value payments network connects financial instruments internationally. […]

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South Africa’s insurtech startup Pineapple accepted into US Insurance accelerator

More than a year and a month after insurance tech startup Pineapple raised R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of Hannover-Re Group Africa, the startup has now been accepted into The Hartford Insurtech Hub. The Johannesburg-based startup will get to work with top Insurance companies in the US such as Travellers, Aetna, USAA, […]

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Mastercard, DPO Group partner to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard and Africa’s leading payment service provider, DPO Group have entered into a new partnership to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments. The collaboration will enable DPO to act as a Pan-African switch by using the Mastercard Payments Gateway Services (MPGS). DPO will now be able to independently authorise transactions without […]

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A look back: Digital transformation in South Africa

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation. With more than 90% of organisations already embarking on a digital transformation strategy at the beginning of the year, […]

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Guest Post: Driverless cars: The future of Transportation

By Rilind Elezaj. Driverless cars, which are also known as self-driving or autonomous vehicles, are the future of transportation. Various car brands from all over the world have already expressed great interest in them, mainly because of the transformation that they can bring into the transport industry. These machines depend on sensors to favorably interact […]

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Column: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle. It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world, with a business volume equal to […]

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Sopho adds Lateral Movement Protection to XG Firewall to prevents threats from spreading

Sophos has now included lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. According to the SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report there is a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are […]

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Ecobank names MFS Africa Ltd as its Digital payment partner

Ecobank has announced the appointment of MFS Africa as its Digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The partnership allows Ecobank customers to send and receive money to and from over 170 million mobile money users through an integration with MFS Africa that covers all Telcos in the MFS Africa Hub. […]

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Business Security 101: 4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Data Safe

Data breaches are now more common than ever. As a business owner, safeguarding your business data is as important as securing your personal information. During data breaches, both your proprietary information and your customer data are at risk. Data theft has many faces, and it doesn’t just involve hacking your computer or network. It can […]

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Column: Kickstarting the future- The South African entrepreneur

By: Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SqwidNet The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. In Brazil, more than 16 million small to microenterprises make up around 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). In India, 26 million SMEs make up around 8% of the country’s GDP. And […]

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Uganda’s Ultra-affordable ultrasound startup M-SCAN wins TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

Uganda’s ultra-affordable ultrasound startup M-SCAN is the winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The startup was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at the event held in Lagos, Nigeria on 11 December. Bettr, a virtual banking experience powered by the smartphone and data was the runner up. TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, sponsored […]

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Year in Search: What Kenyans Searched for on Google in 2018

Google yesterday released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending […]

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More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud and cyber crime, says DPP

The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has called on all stakeholders in financial institutions and banking sector to work together to strengthen the fight against mobile money fraud and cybercrime. Speaking this week during a forum that brought together stakeholders in banking and financial sectors, Haji noted that there was need to fortify governance and law enforcement […]

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OPPO Unveils The OPPO A7 Smartphone: Specs, Price And Availability in Kenya

OPPO has unveiled the OPPO A7, its latest device in the A series in the Kenyan market.  The company says the A series has been among its best-selling smartphones since being launched. The Oppo A7 runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sports a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with […]

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Kenidia Assurance looking at product diversification and regional expansion as it marks marks 40th Anniversary

Kenindia Assurance has reiterated its commitment to doing business in Kenya even as it repositions itself for accelerated growth within East Africa. The insurance company, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Kenya says is looking at product diversification and regional expansion. Mr. Inderjeet Singh, Kenindia Managing Director  said that their 40 years of experience […]

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MTN has launched a new music streaming service in South Africa

MTN has launched a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service through Simfy Africa, a local music streaming service in South Africa. Known as MusicTime!, the launch comes just a month after MTN announced that it had acquired Simfy Africa. MusicTime! is a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant […]

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Cellulant is building a single payments API for Africa’s fintech companies

Cellulant has announced plans to build an application programming interface (API) for Africa’s payments companies to solve payment problems in Africa. The interface according to the Pan-African payments company is also expected to grow eCommerce and improve cross-border remittances in the region. Speaking at the CIO 100 Symposium held in Naivasha Kenya last week, Felix […]

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3 Things to Consider When Buying PoE Powered Ethernet Extension

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a relatively new technology that most people are still unfamiliar with. In simple terms, PoE lets you transmit electricity through your regular network cable. This device can power IP cameras, access points, VOIP phones, and even LED lighting systems. Gone are the days of setting up a separate network connection […]

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Jacques Vermeulen appointed new Coca-Cola Beverages Africa CEO

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announces the appointment of Jacques Vermeulen, the current managing director of its international division, to the position of Group CEO of CCBA from 1 December. Vermeulen has served as managing director of CCBA’s International Division, which covers all of CCBA’s Africa operations outside South Africa, since July 2016. He first joined […]

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The Opportunity Cost of Doing Business for SMEs in Africa

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the largest economies gradually strengthen, the 2018/2019 performance should reach 4.1% according to the African Development Bank. This economic growth and sustainable development has largely been contributed by Small and Medium Enterprises […]

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Jumia launches ‘Krisi na Jumia – Twende Ocha’ Campaign, to sell Mbuzi at Ksh.999

Christmas is almost here with us and Jumia has yet again unveiled another campaign for its customers dubbed Krisi na Jumia – Twende Ocha. The campaign will see customers purchase Mbuzi at Ksh.999 and other goods at discounted prices throughout the month of December. For the second time this year, Jumia has partnered with Kiserian […]

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Sophos warns of more SamSam ransomware copycat attacks in 2019

Instead of using mass spamming techniques to blast malware to millions of recipients in the hope of collecting thousands of dollars each from thousands of victims scattered all over the world, the SamSammers used a more pin-point approach. They identified lists of networks where they knew there was a security hole, such as a remote access […]

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Jambojet appoints Allan Kilavuka as its new Managing Director and CEO

Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet has appointed Mr. Allan Kilavuka as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective 1st January, 2019. Mr Kilavuka is taking over from Mr. Willem Hondius who has been at the helm of the airline since its inception in 2014. Prior to his appointment, Allan Kilavuka served at General Electric (GE), where […]

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Carrefour Kenya partners with Jumia to sell groceries online

Majid Al Futtaim, the exclusive franchisee operator of Carrefour in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has partnered with Jumia to sell groceries and household goods online starting end of December. Through this partnership, the two partners say more shoppers will now have access to a variety of Carrefour products, providing them with a shopping […]

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Outlook on the Insurance Industry in Kenya – Kenindia Assurance

Having grown from a turnover of Kshs 200m per year to over Kshs 3 billion per year, Kenindia Assurance will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. We had a one-on-one with Mr. James Macharia, the Chief Operations Officer who shared the company’s journey over the years and his perspective of the insurance industry. 1.   Give us a brief […]

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Korea Invests $9 Million to Support Development of Science and Technology Skills Across Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has signed an initial US$ 3.8 million grant agreement with the World Bank to support the development of science and technology skills across Sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is part of a larger US$ 9 million grant by the Government of Korea to support the Regional Scholarship […]

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Watching Made Smarter Through LG’s ThinQ AI TVs

It is 2018 and televisions are more advanced and better than ever. Televisions have rapidly evolved over the last couple of years.  Not long ago, terms like 4K and Ultra HD sounded like technology that was only suited to wealthy early adopters. Fast forward to the present times and Ultra HD is slowly becoming the […]

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Globalization in the era of LG

It is not news that smart devices have tremendously increased over the past years bringing with it globalisation. Analysts’ project that by 2020 there will be an ecosystem of over 25 billion connected devices worldwide. This means that much more data will be needed to boost the effectiveness of smart devices. Secondly, industries will need […]

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Sophos Adds Endpoint Detection and Response to Intercept X Advanced

Sophos today launched the latest addition to its endpoint solution portfolio, Intercept X with EDR.  Powered by Sophos’ deep learning neural network, which is trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code to detect never-before-seen threats, Intercept X with EDR provides organizations with broad, expert analysis of potential […]

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12 South African startups selected for Knife Capital’s 4th Grindstone Accelerator

South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the twelve African startups that will take part in its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme. The 12 will join former Grindstone accelerated companies such as ticketing solutions provider Quicket, financial inclusion business Picsa; augmented reality animation & gaming company SeaMonster; payments software provider Electrum, transport data company […]

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Jumia Black Friday Ultimate Battle – iPhone X + Samsung Galaxy Note 9

We have previously told you about the Jumia Ultimate Black Friday 2018 deals which will begin on the 23rd of November 2018 at 9 am. On this day, customers will enjoy huge discounts on products like Unga for Ksh. 20, groceries, and even tech products like TVs and phones. And now Jumia has also announced […]

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Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger

Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger. As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan brand Huddah Cosmetics, has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform; leveraging on Facebook to provide a unique product discovery shopping experience for their […]

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Jumia Ultimate Black Friday 2018 deals revealed: Groceries, TVs, Phones — and Unga for Ksh.20 bob

The Jumia Ultimate Black Friday 2018 deals have been revealed and there are some good ones which online shoppers in Kenya can take advantage off. The online retailer’s sale begins on the 23rd of November 2018 at 9 a.m but will be officially launched on 22nd at exactly 11:59 pm. Its circular highlights a bunch of […]

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Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator program has attracted over 180 women-led startups

Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator program has attracted over 180 women-led startups. The startups will, however, be reduced to 40 during a shortlisting exercise which has been slated for this week.   The Women in Tech is an initiative targeting women-led start-ups leveraging on technology as a key driver to innovation in business. Launched […]

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Liquid Telecom Kenya reveals sustainability gains that have driven 20% sales growth

Liquid Telecom Kenya has published its second annual Sustainability Report revealing the internal reorganisation and value initiatives that have helped drive the company’s rapid revenue and profit growth. Liquid Telecom Kenya has invested heavily in its countrywide infrastructure and product offering to achieve consistently strong sales growth of 20% a year. The sharpest growth was […]

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Sophos 2019 Threat Report unveils the rise of the hand-delivered, targeted

Sophos has launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less skilled cyber criminals are being forced out […]

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[Column] Reasons for the Growing Bitcoin market in Africa

Recently, Africa has shown to be a fertile ground for Cryptocurrency with several countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe among others embracing its adoption. There are several reasons to this boom. One of them is the fact that African governments no longer impose stringent regulations to Cryptocurrency. This might be […]

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[Column] IoT is as simple as ABC…D! Part 3 – Choosing Connectivity

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020, we are seeing an emergence of more IoT technology, creating even more choice. However, when it comes to designing your own IoT solution, all this choice […]

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Report: WannaCry is still alive hitting almost 75,000 users in Q3 2018

One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide. These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018. The percentage has risen over the last year, demonstrating more than two-thirds growth […]

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Cellulant announces partnership with 2018 Pwani Innovation Week

Cellulant today announced its partnership and title sponsorship of the inaugural Pwani Innovation Week in conjunction with Swahilipot Hub. To be hosted in Mombasa County, the first Pwani Innovation Week will take place from 3-7 December 2018  at the Kenya Coastal Polytechnic.   The highlight of this partnership will include a Concept Hack where youth from […]

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Podcast: 24Bit Season 2 – Episode 2 – Ksh.100,000 Smartphones

Smartphone prices starting at Ksh. 100,000 are getting more common but that is really necessary? This is the discussion we had in our latest episode of 24Bit. Watch it below. Watch, share and subscribe. Missed our last episode? You can watch it here.  24Bit is an ongoing conversation on technology by several Kenyan tech bloggers. Join us every week […]

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Top firms to sponsor Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018

The inaugural Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018 has signed up three sponsorship deals for the awarding ceremony which will be held on November 28 this year. The awards will now be sponsored by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), WYLDE International Limited, Sage Events, and Oracle Consulting. Other sponsors include Jumia Kenya and the Valentine’s Cake […]

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Mugo Kibati appointed new Telkom Kenya CEO

Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Mugo Kibati as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes over from Aldo Mareuse who is moving on to pursue other interests having led the company from mid-2016. Announcing the new appointment at the company Eddy Njoroge, the chairman of the Telkom Kenya Board said the board was […]

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IT & Leadership: Deon Geyser – The 5G imperative

It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion. Its potential extends into driving economic growth through technological progress and collaboration. It is […]

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NGMN Announces New Chairman and Board Members

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – which drives and guides the development of future mobile broadband technology with strong focus on 5G – has announced its new Chairman and additions to its Board alongside the prioritisation of several key projects leading into 2019.  “We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon as our […]

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Samsung reveals breakthroughs in Intelligence, IoT and Mobile UX

Samsung Electronics has unveiled powerful new developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms, as well as new, powerful mobile experiences with One UI and Infinity Flex Display at the ongoing Samsung Developer Conference 2018. To make connected living a reality, Samsung is making it easier for developers and partners to quickly build, launch and […]

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Guest Post: How Online Dating Changes Our Cultural Perceptions

Online dating slowly but confidently revolutionizes the way people interact with each other. More and more individuals every day find it easier and better to look for partners online rather than waiting for them in real life. The majority made its decision and such services as Tinder might very possibly provide you with a very […]

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Safaricom takes M-Pesa Global Through A New partnership with Western Union

Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Western Union to launch M-PESA Global, a new service will allow anyone from virtually anywhere in the world to send money to any M-PESA customer in Kenya. In a first of its kind, all M-PESA customers can now send money to almost any individual across the world through […]

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IT & Leadership: The opportunity of IoT

By: Sean Laval, Executive: Solutions and Innovations at SqwidNet The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality. It is an opportunity, especially for those who are prepared to take a chance and pay attention. The statistics and the facts garnered over years of analysis and case studies […]

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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max Specs, Price and availability in Kenya

Redington Kenya Ltd – Telecom Distribution has officially introduced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max in Kenya. The new iPhones will retail from Ksh. 140,000 – 220,000. Pre-orders began on 26th October while sales will began in retail and online channels on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 12.01am Local Time. Below are the specs: iPhone […]

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14 fintech startups selected for the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa program

14 Fintech startups have been selected to join the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa program scheduled to take place between the 5th and 9th of November at the LHoFT. The CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa is a unique one week program of Fintech startup development, designed by the LHoFT Foundation, targeting Fintech companies from South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, […]

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Insidr shares some cool tips for travelling around Europe

You guys know I’ve been keeping this blog for a long time already, it’s where I like to share my personal experiences, and of course a piece or two of good advice as well =). And while blogging around the world, I’ve had the chance to meet other awesome writers I think you might like […]

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Uber and Suzuki to expand UberCHAPCHAP vehicles across Sub-Saharan Africa

Uber and Suzuki Motor Corporation have entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand the fuel-efficient UberCHAPCHAP vehicle option across Sub-Saharan Africa. The move, according to the two partners is to allow for thousands more economic opportunities for driver-partners and more choice for riders when it comes to affordable transportation options across the […]

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ZEP-RE hosts insuretech hackathon in a bid to digitise their claims process

PTA Reinsurance Company recently hosted a two-day insuretech hackathon dubbed “TechMeetInsurance” at ZEP-RE in a bid to automate their internal claims system.  The hackathon featured four teams of young innovators namely, Code Samurai, Coseke, Eimad and Miyabi as they competed for a cash prize of Ksh. 100,000 and a chance to work with the ZEP-RE IT […]

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Nokia 7 Plus serves first slice of Android 9 Pie

HMD Global has announced the rollout of Android 9 Pie on the Nokia 7 plus. Packed with Google’s intuitive software, and only the most essential apps loaded, HMG Global says the Nokia 7 plus serves Android 9 Pie with no bloatware, skins UI changes or hidden processes eating up your battery life. This upgrade, it […]

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Full List of Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 Nominees

Here is the full list of the 32 shortlisted Nominees per category for the  Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018. Fashion Award Ian Mati, Vintara Collection KE Valentine Nekesa, Nekesa Queens Ltd Debbie Oyugi, Debbie Oyugi Kids Real Estate Award Moses Muriithi, Fanaka Real Estate Ltd Tim Kipchumba, Questworks Ltd Lucas Mwangi, Appropriate Design Ltd Agripreneur Award […]

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Report: Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according to ICAEW’s (the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q3 2018 launched this month, the accountancy body provides GDP growth forecasts for various regions including East Africa which is […]

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Safaricom opens new retail shop in Eldoret town

Safaricom has opened its new retail outlet in Eldoret town as part of its regional expansion strategy to reach customers in the region. The shop located at Eldocenter Mall, Uganda Road, next to Huduma Center will be the second Safaricom shop in Eldoret town, the 9th in Rift Valley region and the 52nd in the country. “The […]

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Telkom Kenya to send home 500 employees in workforce restructuring exercise

Telkom Kenya has announced plans to send home 500 employees as part of its workforce restructuring exercise. ‘’Telkom has issued the requisite thirty-day notice to relevant authorities and company stakeholders, of an intended workforce-restructuring exercise. In the statutory notification to the Ministry of Labour, Telkom Kenya has indicated that it is considering declaring about 500 […]

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Top Opening Jumia Black Friday 2018 Flash Sales from 2nd November at 9:00AM

Jumia Black Friday 2018 kicks off officially on 2nd November and will run for an entire month to 30th November. Jumia expects this year’s Black Friday to be twice as big as last year and this only means there’s so much you should look forward to. The e-commerce leader says 4 million Kenyans are expected to […]

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Redefining Wine O’clock with LG’s smart wine cellar

Once upon a time, when you wanted to enjoy some red or white wine, you needed to store them differently. The white in the fridge and the red on top of a shelve somewhere else. Being true to their customer-oriented heritage, LG Electronics has unveiled a voice-activated, smart wine cellar that can hold up to […]

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Tips for Startup Businesses: How Structured Cabling Improve Network Connections

It’s a fact that technology is a crucial factor in a business’s success. Starting and running a business can be a challenge, but with the right tools, this challenge can be addressed easily. You can use different tools for the different facets of your business. You can have one for recruitment, one for retention, and […]

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Leveraging intelligent technologies to help Kenya government connect better with citizens and build intelligent public-sector enterprises

By Robin Njiru, Director: General Business at SAP East Africa Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry sectors around the world. These exponential forces put pressure on public sector organisations to rethink the way they operate to meet the dynamic needs of increasingly sophisticated connected citizens. UNESCO […]

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Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Three early industry adopters of autonomous technologies

Automation has already transformed industries in which complexity and performance demands must meet the challenges of fewer available resources, narrower profit margins and expanding product volumes. Examples include the car manufacturing industry, online reservation systems in the travel industry, the introduction of ATMs by the banking industry and more recently, automated mobile money kiosks. Now […]

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Expect the Jumia Black Friday 2018 to be twice as big as last year

Jumia Kenya officially unveiled its Jumia Black Friday 2018  sales event this month. The one-month event will run from 2nd to 30th November under the tagline Every Friday is Black Friday this November! Jumia has lots of expectation ahead of this year’s Black Friday. The e-commerce leader says 4 million Kenyans are expected to log […]