Here are the top Google Search Trends by Kenyans in the month of May

Google has today released top trending searches for the month of May 2018. Top on the list was the wedding of Prince Harry and American Actress Meghan Markle on May 19th 2018. Kenyans went online to find information on theroyal wedding, including facts about the bride’s family and background. The wedding was broadcast live on […]

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Protecting Privacy and Personal Data Key to Digital Economy in Africa, says Internet Society

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission has unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa. The Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa launched at the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, […]

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Breaking: OPPO Kenya CEO Andrew Peng arrested

By now you’re all aware of the recent allegations that surfaced online about OPPO Kenya CEO harassing an employee. These reports came to the limelight at the same time the company had launched its new device the OPPO F7 in the market. In a leaked recording that was widely shared on social media, the company’s […]

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Enlisting blockchain technology in the war against DDoS onslaughts

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly on the rise. Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report showed that 33 percent of surveyed organisations suffered a DDoS attack in 2017 (this is sharply up from the previous year’s 17 percent). The modus operandi is elegantly simple: DDoS attackers infect large numbers of devices with […]

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Egypt Launches Digital Forensic Lab to combating software piracy.

The government of Egypt has announced that it is setting up a specialized digital forensic lab for Intellectual Property as part of its enforcement schemes of combating software piracy. Egypts Information Technology Industry Development Agency will host the lab which will be the first of its kind in the MENA region.  The agency which is […]

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Google is banning Cryptocurrency related ads from its advertising network.

Google has announced that it is banning cryptocurrency related ads from its vast advertising network, effective in June 2018. The move by Google comes just after Facebook did the same in January. ‘’In June 2018, Google will update the Financial services policy to restrict the advertisement of Contracts for Difference, rolling spot forex, and financial […]

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‘’Our focus is to bring the best photography and selfie experience to consumers’’- OPPO

Chinese smartphone brand OPPO has been making some good strides in the Kenyan market. The brand, known for its  cameras phones has since entering the Kenyan market established itself as one of the top smartphone brands to look out for competing with other brands in the same segment like Infinix, Tecno and others. Each year, […]

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2 Kenyan photographers shortlisted in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Two Kenyan photographers have been shortlisted for the 2018 Sony photography awards. Produced by the World Photography Organization, the Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s most diverse photography competition. Nairobi based photographer Fredrik Lerneryd has been shortlisted in the Awards’ Professional Contemporary Issues category while Austin Odunga impressed the jury with the image Misty […]

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Jubilee Insurance Launches three Mobile Apps for its Clients and Agents

Jubilee Insurance has launched three mobile apps to enable its customers and agents access self-service and e-commerce functionalities via their mobile phones. The three apps,  JubiAgent Medical, JubiAgent Motor and JubiCare Apps  were unveiled today at the company’s headquarters in Nairobi. The JubiAgent Medical and JubiAgent Motor Apps will enable agents to sell and service […]

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5 Major Ways Blockchain Can Help Telecom Providers

By Shelby Solomon Darnell- IBM Blockchain Affect and Vision Scientist Telecom providers are hearing the Siren’s call of blockchain.  Though the technology is new to this industry, many telecom leaders are seeing its potential for positive impact on their organizations. In a new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report, “Reimagining Telecommunications with Blockchains,” more […]

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Liquid Telecom and other Industry leaders to gather in Kigali for the Africa Tech Summit.

Industry leaders will from 14th -15th February gather in Kigali Rwanda for the Africa Tech Summit. They will include international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa. Liquid Telecom will join the  innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at the event that will provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities – […]

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Jumia House, Al Burooj Real Estate partner host Real Estate Event in Kenya

Jumia House has partnered with Dubai based real estate company Al Burooj Real Estate to host a Real Estate Event aimed at promoting its latest development, The Bayz by Danube. Al Burooj Real Estate is an experienced real estate broker holding a wealthy portfolio of properties within the UAE. The company was established in 2008 and has been […]

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On-demand co-working space Workstyle launches in Kenya

Workstyle, a new serviced office and co-working space has launched in Kenya in what it says is to enhance creativity and collaboration among businesses and individuals who want value for their money. Incorporating a community feel and a modern design with state of the art workspaces,  the company says it was was inspired by the […]

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WhatsApp Business App is now available for download in Kenya

Businesses in Kenya can now download the new WhatsApp Business App. They app had been rolled out in select markets in January, but is now officially available for download to everyone. So what can businesses do with the new WhatsApp Business app? Well, small companies can set up their WhatsApp Business profiles by filling out […]

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Minet Kenya partners with CarePay to implement M-Tiba IT solution

Minet Kenya Insurance Brokers Ltd has announced a new partnership with  CarePay Limited to implement M-TIBA as an IT solution for future insurance and fund management products. The partnership makes Minet one of the first large insurance brokers in Kenya to adopt a backend platform, specifically designed for mobile, in managing a medical scheme. The […]

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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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Product Review: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Last year saw Samsung develop the Galaxy Note 7, a phone that they suspended its sales and announced an informal recall, after it was found that a manufacturing defect in the phones’ batteries had caused some of them to generate excessive heat, resulting in fires However, through the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, […]

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Infinix Mobile partners with ANGA IMAX to give Infinix user free movie tickets.

Infinix Mobile has entered into a two-year partnership with ANGA IMAX that will see Infinix smartphone users get free movie tickets.    What this means is users get to enjoy movies with their friends at ANGA IMAX 20th century by just buying one ticket, while the extra ticket will be given to you for free. […]

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The OPPO F5 Youth is here, pre-order one from Jumia for Kshs. 26,990.

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO F5 Youth in Kenya. The device is the sister version of the recently launched OPPO F5 and is currently available for pre-order exclusively on Jumia for Kshs. 26,990. Remember, during the OPPO F5 launch, OPPO announced that the OPPO F5 Youth will be available in the country […]

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Win a fully paid trip to Shanghai by taking part in the Infinix ZERO 5 #StayTrue Shooting awards

It has been more than two weeks since Infinix Mobility unveiled the Infinix ZERO 5 smartphone. The Device was launched in Dubai, and this was the first international launch the company was doing. The all-new Infinix ZERO 5, which is the successor of the ZERO 4 sports dual rear camera with support for optical zoom […]

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A look at HMD Global achievements one year since since its inception

HMD Global is celebrating its first birthday. Basically it’s been 12 months since the startup which is responsible for bringing back the Nokia name to the smartphone world was born. Within this one year of its inception, HMD global has been able to bring the Nokia brand back to top ranking in the market by […]

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Mobile to mobile remittances opens gain of up to Shs.10b on UK transfers to Tanzania alone

WorldRemit has today announced mobile to mobile remittances to Tanzania can cut the overall costs of remittances for both the senders and recipients by as much as 50%. The announcement was made at the GSMA Mobile 360 conference in Dar es Salaam. With just under $390 million being sent in remittances to Tanzania globally, the […]

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Report: Toyota cars still popular among Kenyans as automotive market prices go down in Q1-2017

The Kenyan Automotive scene has been growing over the last couple of years. A 2016 report by Deloitte suggests that there is even more room for growth in local vehicle sales. In fact, a number of automotive manufactures have recently committed to increase production activity in Kenya. Earlier this year, France’s Peugot announced plans to […]

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Breaking: Safaricom Network is down countrywide, calls, data and Mpesa services affected

If you have tried making calls this morning, or even doing any transaction using your Safaricom number chances are you were not able to do so. Well, the Safaricom network! The telecommunications company says there is a slight technical fault with the Network services countrywide. Most Safaricom customers from across the country have reported experiencing […]

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Samsung wearables to support Under Armour’s suite of fitness apps

Samsung has announced a new partnership with Under Armour that will see the mobile technology company’s wearable devices and smartwatches support Under Armour fitness apps. The partnership which was announced during the CES 2017 will see all of the four apps – UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun and Endomondo that are part of under Armour’s Connected […]

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Rambo Launches Real Money Casino Mobile App in Kenya

Gambling company Rambo Resource Ltd has released the first ever casino mobile application in the country. The application which is available for Android phones will allow mobile phone users to enjoy online slot machines on the go free of charge with no deposit bonuses. One gets to place their bets on the mobile application and […]

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Transport CS says SGR Locomotives are of high quality, to be in Kenya in January

This is probably something most Kenyans have been waiting for. Six of the 56 diesel locomotives for operations of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) have been dispatched from China. The 4 passenger locomotives, (DF8B) and two shunters (DF7G) are expected to be in the country by January 31. Kenya Railways had ordered 56 trains to […]

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Facebook Messenger now Supports video call with up to 50 people

Well, you have been waiting for it, and it’s finally here. Facebook Messenger chat app now supports video chat with up to 50 people. This, according to Facebook has been the most requested feature ever by Facebook Messenger users. And now the Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices, and the […]

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Infinix Mobility hosts 2nd Annual Infinixer Fan Festival in Nairobi.

Infinix Mobility, last Saturday held the 2016 end of year Infinixer Fan Festival in Nairobi. The festival is held annually to appreciate the Infinix Family stakeholders, ambassadors, and users of Infinix electronic devices. This year’s event saw fans come together to enjoy a host of engaging activities and even got awarded for a year of support […]

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Here are some basics of getting around over the festive season with Uber

Last week Uber released a set of guidelines aimed at making riders enjoy their rides. Many of those rules were common sense principles and explained the kind of behavior that may lead riders and drivers to lose access to Uber. Among the guidelines, passengers who use inappropriate and abusive languages or gestures or if they […]

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Garmin partner with MTN to launch a range of wearable tech watches in Ghana

Garmin, an innovative lifestyle technology company has partnered with MTN to launch a range of wearable tech watches in Ghana. The launch of the wearables in Ghana, according to the two companies is to encourage people in the country to live a more active lifestyle. These devices monitor and record daily activities and motivate its user […]

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SCS Issues Guidelines for Information Security in a Smart City

Securing Smart Cities (SCS) , the not-for-profit global initiative that addresses the cyber security challenges of smart cities has today released guidelines on the role of information security within a smart city department (SCD). In previous document on the Cyber Security Guidelines for Smart City Technology Adoption, Securing Smart Cities had identified identified the cyber […]

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Top simple Gadgets to gift them this Valentines Day

So today morning I woke up to a very interesting hashtag trending on twitter, #ValentinesDaySurvivalTips. Kenyans on Twitter have taken to the social media platform to express their different views on how best to gift their partners this valentine’s. Of course some of them were very humorous, you know Kenyans On Twitter or #KOT as […]

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Posta launches PREM, secure e-mail services to help users track their e-mails

The Kenya Postal Corporation has today launched an encrypted mailing service targeting high tech-savvy individual and companies using the service. Dubbed Postal Registered Encrypted Mail (PREM) the service will help individuals and companies that rely on email for personal or official communication track important emails and know precisely when they are delivered and opened. According […]

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Facebook launches internet.org in Guatemala, moves to new offices in California

In another step towards connecting the world, Facebook has just launched Internet.org in Guatemala. The launch in Guatemala was enabled through a partnership between Facebook and  Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), which operates under Tigo. Now everyone in the country can have free access to information on health, jobs and education […]

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