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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LG proves the future of the kitchen is digital

I remember when I was growing up, sitting in the kitchen watching my mother prepare chapatti with the hope of having some sample to taste. I miss the days when our parents made chapattis over a charcoal stove while the stew would boil away on the three-stone stove. Today’s world is moving at the speed […]

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Tech In Film: Why It Makes No Sense To Ban Films In 2018

Creativity and technology are an integral part of the film industry and hence help the industry grow beyond the regular threshold.  Social media, for example, is taking over the traditional ways we use to consume film. In this interview, Martin Munyua, the Director of Dreamcatcher Productions Kenya talks about these trends and how they’re supporting […]

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LG ThinQ : Everything you need to know about LG’s AI platform

In a previous article we did on LG’s OLED TVs, we mentioned how the TVs boast of advanced AI capabilities thanks to the company’s ThinQ platform. ThinQ is LG’s own artificial intelligence technology to be employed in smart, connected home appliances. With the embedded AI, viewers or consumers can interact directly to the remote control by […]

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The Future CIO – Which KPIs Will be Relevant Going Forward?

The only way for today’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) to remain relevant and secure their seat at the boardroom table is by harnessing their business skills and suggesting ways for the organisation to increase its effectiveness in the market through the use technology. According to Mark Walker, associate vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa at International […]

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”We were lucky to get into the Techstars incubator” – Bamba Group

In February this year, prominent US accelerator Techstars selected Kenyan Startup Bamba Group  as the first East African company, they would invest in. The announcement would see Bamba Group taken through intensive training in Austin, Texas, as well as given a cash investment to fast-track their growth. Founded in 3 years ago, the company has developed […]

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China’s UC Browser is here, this is what they are bringing to the Kenyan market

Last month we told you about UC Browser, China’s largest mobile browser launching in Kenya.  With a 20 percent global market share (as of February 2016), UC Browser came to Kenya and other African countries targeting Opera browser directly. Targeting Opera Mini browser directly, UC Browser wants to take advantage of the increasing number of […]

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How PortableVoices is changing information sharing in Kibera

With the world changing at a rapid pace, so many industries rising, technology leading to more efficient and effective ways of doing things and globalization interconnecting people, communication is also growing. Increasing accessibility to information through different forms of communication is one of the critical things that continues to contribute to the growth of developing […]

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Video Interview: Yululate enables you vent about any business through reviews

Yululate is a website that enables you to howl, scream, shout, vent or simply Yululate, about any business through writing reviews and expressing opinions and gives you a platform for your Yululation to be heard across the world. Ululation in Africa is done to announce good news in communal ritual events and to express strong […]

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Interview: The evolving role of E-commerce in the travel industry

The most amazing aspect of e-commerce is its ability to impact sales and marketing efforts immediately, however, the uptake of e-commerce is still on its infant stages in most African countries. The main challenge facing e-commerce in Africa is the quick adoption of mobile money. Kenya is not different, even with the country having an […]

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Video: MyRide Kenya app fostering a safe and convenient matatu culture in Kenya

A very huge percentage of Kenyans use matatus to conduct their daily routines, moving from one place to another. Now, did you know about MyRide Kenya? an app that lets you share your matatu rides with other people? With this app, you can post videos, photos, recorded audio or simple text to other people sharing […]

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INTERVIEW: Farm Capital Africa founder talks on how to scale up amidst challenges faced by start-ups

He was among the final 10 nominees for the 2015 annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards. His start-up Farm Capital Africa was selected from 925 applications received from 41 African countries, surpassing the previous year’s entry record of 903. He is also the brain behind Farm Capital Africa, a well-developed risk sharing agri-business funding model […]

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Interview: Old Mutual Financial Advisor talks about early investments

Many people don’t seem to be investing in shares due to what people say or have seen with collapsed stock brokerage company like Nyaga.  But one great advantage of investing in shares is that you can see your money grow and later enjoy the benefits that come with it. Lately, we have seen companies listed […]

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Interview: How The Nairobi Dev School is equiping youth in East Africa with computer programming skills

The Nairobi Dev School equips youth in East Africa with computer programming skills and helps them build technology-based solutions to everyday challenges. The school was established in 2012 by Martha Chumo, a 21-year-old self-taught programmer, after she was denied a visa to study in the US. Chumo gave up a scholarship to study medicine after […]

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Interview: Data centres consuming up to 3% of all global energy production

Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3% of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than the average office. Previously, energy efficiency wouldn’t necessarily be at the top of an information technology (IT) organisation’s priority list, but rising power costs, […]

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