Cross-network money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom goes live

Cross-network mobile money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom went live in Kenya on Thursday.  This came as the country’s main telcos come together to roll out mobile money transfer interoperability that commenced in March this year. Yesterday, the operators announced that the service will finally go live for Safaricom and Telkom subscribers adding that mobile […]

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Nokia 3.1 Review: Nokia could have done better

The Nokia 3.1 started selling in the country in June this year. HMD Global is selling it at Ksh.15,999 and the device is a complete upgrade, especially in terms of design from the earlier Nokia 3. Remember the Nokia 3 was Nokia’s flagship ‘’budget’ device when Nokia relaunched as an Android smartphone brand back in […]

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Facebook launches its fact-checking tool in Kenya to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a new partnership with Africa Check; Africa’s first independent fact-checking organisation and AFP, to launch its first Africa Fact-Checking programme in Kenya.  The programme will help asses the accuracy of news in the country and also help reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its […]

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Oracle Appoints Andrew Sordam New Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle today announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Growing Economies at Oracle, based out of Singapore. Sordam […]

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MEST unveils its fourth African tech hub in Nairobi

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has unveiled its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi. The pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and tech incubator new hub will also serve as its flagship East African space. The Nairobi space will also host the new East African office of its parent brand, global leader […]

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Safaricom named UN Global Compact LEAD company

Safaricom has been recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD company for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. Announced at UN Headquarters in New York during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018, Safaricom was identified as being among the highest-engaged participants of the world’s […]

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Microsoft teams up with DEMO Africa to empower African startups

Microsoft has teamed up with the Lions@frica initiative of the African Technology Foundation to empower the startups finalists that will be pitching at DEMO Africa 2018. Microsoft will provide the finalists with a variety of venture creation and technology support services through its Microsoft 4Afrika program. Since launching in 2013, Microsoft 4Afrika has brought over 700,000 small […]

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Google 20 years on!

Google just marked its second decade! Twenty years ago, Google started with an ambitious goal to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. At the heart, the giant search engine wanted to build technology that would help as many people as possible across the world access information. The company that was […]

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“Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking”, say co-founders of TagPay

The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution. So argue the co-founders of TagPay, Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron, in their new analysis of the digital revolution, Fintech: The Banks Counter-attack. The book was presented at a press […]

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Safaricom’s Android Go Neon Kicka 4 specs, price and availability

The Safaricom Neon Kicka 4 started going on sale just recently and you have probably seen the ads running on your tv screens. The device is the cheapest Android Go smartphone in the market right now and with it, Safaricom is trying to pull away from people from the feature phone space. Safaricom is selling […]

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Android Go Galaxy J2 Core specs, price and availability in Kenya

Samsung has unveiled its first Android Go device, the Galaxy J2 Core in Kenya. The device started going on sale in the country yesterday and according to Charles Kimari, Head of Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics East Africa the new device is in line with the firm’s commitment to provide customers with inspiring technology and […]

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Safaricom introduces optional Internet Plus Package for its Home Fiber customers

Safaricom has introduced new packages for its Home Fiber customers. The company is calling it Internet Plus and is describing it as a converged service that will give customers access to Fiber, mobile data, voice minutes and unlimited SMS. Basically, this is an additional service that customers can subscribe to in addition to the existing […]

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2018 Connected Kenya Summit awards officially unveiled

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has today officially unveiled the 2018 Connected Kenya Summit Innovation Awards.The awards will this time round be held in Nairobi at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October. All previous awards have always been held in Diani, at the Coast. The annual Connected Kenya Summit is a platform […]

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2018 LG OLED TVs: Best TVs we have seen this year?

In a previous article published here, we told you everything you need to know about 2018 lineup of LG OLED TVs that were unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up included the LG AI OLED TV C8 and the LG SIGNATURE AI OLED TV W8. This year’s lineup of OLED TVs from LG Electronics […]

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The Itel S13 now in Kenya: Specs, Price and Availability

Itel one of the phone brands under TRANSSION HOLDINGS has unveiled the Itel S13 smartphone in the Kenyan market. The Itel S13 is the brands latest device in the S series commonly known for their selfie cameras. The Itel S13 is the successor of the  Itel S12 and comes with a bigger screen, a better […]

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OPPO F9 with 6.3-inch display and VOOC fast charge officially unveiled in Kenya

OPPO has today launched its next flagship phones, the OPPO F9 in the Kenyan market.  The phone will start going on sale on 24th September with pre-orders which started on 10th September ending on the 23rd. OPPO launched two variants of the OPPO F9: 4GBRAM/64GB ROM and 6GB/64GB ROM. All the other specs are the […]

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Vodacom customers in Tanzania can now buy apps on Google Play Store using their airtime

Vodacom Tanzania customers can now pay for content on Google Play Store using their airtime balance. This after the operator signed a partnership deal with Google that will allow the customers to do so. The service which is available to all customers using Android devices integrates Google Play Store apps purchases with Vodacom Airtime mode […]

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Taxify rolls out new feature to help boost driver earnings

Cab-hailing app Taxify has unveiled a new feature to enable its drivers to maximize their daily earning potential. The new feature, known as Driver Destinations will allow drivers to indicate where they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for them to find and connect with trips that are on their way. “We […]

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IT Leadership: These five technologies are transforming the travel experience

The whole notion of what today’s hyperconnected travellers want, and what they value, has changed. While cost, choice and convenience are still significant, booking decisions are now based on the experience. Right from the moment that a traveller thinks about a trip, to planning it, booking it and living it, we in the travel industry […]

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Loon successfully sends test internet connection 1000km across seven balloons

Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon-powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons. That represents a distance that would span the entire of Kenya from the port city of Mombasa to the Kenya-Uganda border. The test, which was carried out […]

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The Infinix HOT S3X is available on X-Mall for Ksh.17,500.

The Infinix HOT S3X (Well, I wonder why Infinix decided to give this phone such a name) went on sale in the country a few weeks ago. The phone is the successor of the Infinix HOT S3 selfie smartphone which was launched back in June 2018. Infinix is selling this device with the tagline ‘’Express […]

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IT Leadership: IT security – oxygen or onion?

By: Mark Walker, associate vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa at International Data Corporation (IDC) Search for security on Google. The engine will autofill with – security is like oxygen and security is like an onion. Both are true. Security is the oxygen that keeps the business alive. Without it there is the risk of breach, […]

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OPPO F9 with VOOC integration launching this month in Kenya

OPPO’s next device in the F series, the OPPO F9 is set to launch in the country at the end of this month. The device will be the successor of the OPPO F7 which was launched in April last year. I wonder why OPPO moved from F7 to F9, I had actually expected to see […]

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Tanzania’s startup Nala wins 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Tanzanian startup Nala is the winner of this years’ Ecobank Fintech Challenge. Nala beat ten other finalists to emerge as the overall winner of a US$10,0000 cash prize. Nala is a mobile money application that works offline, without an internet connection. It provides a unified user experience in which multiple financial services can be connected on […]

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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018. This is according to findings of the Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT report on the industrial threat landscape in H1 2018 According to the findings, the Middle […]

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Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand for data. The new sites raise the total number of 4G sites owned by Telkom to 300 and is expected to enhance Telkom’s overall 4G coverage network within the city. According to the company’s, Chief Technology, and Information […]

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Google’s Art Selfie feature goes live in Kenya

Google’s Art Selfie feature has gone live in Kenya and other countries across the globe. The new tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live yesterday. Experiments for the tool started in the US in January before it was rolled out […]

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Kenya is hosting first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent. 26 Web Rangers from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are attending the summit to meet and share ideas on how they can make the Internet a safer place for […]

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Safaricom’s new measures to curb SIM fraud

Over the last few months, Safaricom has been on the spot after a number of its subscribers complained about their SIM cards being swapped. The company raised alarm on this and 22 people including the telco’s staff were arrested and taken to court. Safaricom also urged its customers to liaise with it and the police […]

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The Galaxy Note 9 now in Kenya for Ksh. 104,999

The Galaxy Note 9 has finally been unveiled in the Kenyan market and will be available at a recommended retail price of Ksh. 104,999. The device was launched globally on August 9 at an event held in New York. At the local launch which took place at ShiftEye Studios, Priory Place, Argwings Kodhek road, Samsung’s […]

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Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa, says Internet Society

As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use […]

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Safaricom announces plans to unveil new data packages

Safaricom has announced plans to unveil new data packages. According to the company, this is in line with its customer needs who have recently been complaining that their data is being depleted too fast. To address these data complains, Safaricom says it will unveil ways of enabling customers to manage their data usage by choosing […]

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The S Pen adding colour and more connectivity to the Galaxy Note 9

From when it was first introduced in 2011, the S Pen has gone ahead to become an iconic feature of the Galaxy Note series. Each new addition to the Note family introduces exciting capabilities to the S Pen. Over the years, these refinements have unlocked innovative ways for users to communicate with others and streamline […]

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Nopia Ride, the first ever full-electric cab hailing service now in Kenya

Nopia Ride, the first ever full electric mobility service in East Africa has launched its cab services in Kenya by Finnish firm EkoRent Africa. In the first phase of the investment program,  the company has kick-started operations set to see the number of electric vehicles increase to several hundred by the end of the year This […]

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LG unveils its first B2B business innovation center in Nairobi

LG Electronics has today launched its first LG B2B showroom in Nairobi to give business owners, integrators, and contractors a chance to engage and learn about how LG’s products and solutions. Located at 14 Riverside, the center will also display the vast array of LG’s leading B2B products and solutions. According to the company the […]

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Google is working on yet another podcast app

It’s barely two months since Google launched Podcast, its dedicated Android app for podcasts. Emmanuel Chenze wrote some really interesting things about it on Android Kenya a while back. And now it looks like we might just be seeing yet another podcast app coming from the company. According to a report published on The Verge, […]

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XIAOMI Redmi 6A Unboxing and Quick Thoughts

Redmi 6A Unboxing Xiaomi unveiled its budget-friendly Redmi 6A this week in Nairobi. Jumia had already started sending out teasers of the device’s availability on its website a few weeks before this launch happened. You will agree with me that to broaden its portfolio in the Kenyan market, Xiaomi has been pushing a number of […]

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OPPO Find X now in Kenya, here’s everything you need to know

The OPPO Find X was one of those devices from OPPO that smartphone lovers like me were really looking forward to. The smartphone was first unveiled to the world in June this year and last week, we finally got a chance to see it in Kenya. OPPO is calling it their futuristic phone and it […]

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Infinix Note 5 Stylus specs, price and availability in Kenya

Infinix launched the Infinix Note 5 about a month ago, and just like what we saw with the Note 4 we also expected to see an Infinix Note 5 Stylus. We loved the Note 4 Stylus apart from a few things which I hope Infinix will fix with the Note 5. Infinix plans to launch […]

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Nokia 2.1 starts selling in Kenya at KES 11,500

HMD Global has announced that the availability of the new Nokia 2.1 in Kenya starting today. The device will be available for purchase from accredited retailers from KES 11,500. The Nokia 2.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1 which […]

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Africa Rising: How millennials and entrepreneurship are driving the African economy

By Clemens Weitz, CEO: ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) In recent months, Africa has seen several big announcements of international multi-million-dollar awards to build more inclusive, sustainable economies in the region. Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Award, France’s $76m Africa Start-up Fund, MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, and many other similar initiatives are recent evidence of this mindset […]

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CAK’s John Omo elected new ATU Secretary General

Communications Authority of Kenya’s (CAK), Director of Legal Services Mr. John Omo has been elected the new Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). Mr. Omo was elected during the elections during the 5th Ordinary Session of the ATU Plenipotentiary conference held in Nairobi last week. Kenya had fronted Mr. Omo to be elected […]

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Alpha 9 processor seeks to modernize LG’s OLED TVs

CES 2018 was big for LG Electronics. The company used the opportunity to unveil a new version of its TV-focused Alpha 9 processor and software as it seeks to modernize its big screen offering. In its 2018 TV lineup, which we have talked about in previous articles, LG brought its webOS-based TV software into the […]

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Infinix Note 5 Review: Best Infinix Device in The Note Series?

Infinix Note 5 Review: The Infinix Note 5 was launched in the country close to a month ago. The device has been rated the best Infinix phone compared to its predecessor the Note 4 which was launched last year. The Infinix Note 5 packs some amazing features like the Android One and Full HD+ infinity […]

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The Nokia 5.1 starts selling in Kenya at Kes.19,500

HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 5.1 in Kenya. Starting today, HMD says you will be able to purchase the device from Nokia accredited retailers from Kes. 19,500. The Nokia 5.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia […]

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The Huawei Honor 7A, 7S and 7C are now available on Jumia

The Huawei Honor 7A, 7S, and 7C are now available on Jumia. If you’re a keen follower of Huawei you will agree with me that the company often releases some of the best and most interesting Android phones of the year. The phones include powerful flagships and also more affordable options through its Honor sub-brand. […]

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The Galaxy Note 9 is here: Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Its official, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was finally unveiled to the world on Thursday. The phone was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event held in New York and comes with a 6.4-inch display, just the leaks before the launch had suggested.  The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy […]

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LG W8 OLED TV: Everything you need to know including specs and features

The LG W8 OLED is one of the TVs LG  Electronics unveiled at CES 2018 early this year. In our last article, we talked about the LG C8 OLED and we will be publishing a series of other articles highlighting all the OLED TV models the South Korean electronics giant unveiled at CES. During a […]

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Six cool Google Maps tricks that will make your life easier

If you are a frequent Google Maps user, you’ve probably already figured out many of its features beyond the basic location services. For instance, you probably know that you can now check how heavy the traffic is on the route you are planning — the redder and darker the color, the heavier the traffic. You […]

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Galaxy J8 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Samsung has announced the addition of another device to its 2018 J series, the Galaxy J8. The introduction of the J8 comes after the launch of four other devices under the banner, the Ultimate Squad. The devices include the Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6 and Galaxy A6+. The Galaxy J8 is a 6-inch […]

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LG C8 OLED : LG’s latest OLED TV with Google Assistant

LG C8 OLED: In a previous article we wrote about how many TV manufacturers are now pushing OLED TVs as the largest and greatest flat-screen TV in 2018. One of the companies at the forefront in adopting this technology is South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics. Early this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) […]

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Kenya Eyeing top African Telecommunications Union seat, seeks to be re-elected to ITU council

Kenya is fronting the current Director of Legal Services at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK), Mr. John Omo to be elected as the Secretary General’s of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). The country is also seeking to be re-elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council, a key decision making organ of the UN specialized […]

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Mobile Connectivity in Sub-saharan Africa continues to record significant growth.

In much of Sub-saharan Africa, mobile phones are more common than access to even things like electricity. A decade after these devices began to spread in Africa, they have become very common even in the continent’s poorest countries. Mobile phones have become pivotal platforms for digital and financial inclusion, in particular for millions of people […]

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CAK Gives US Firm Clearance To Buy 723 Telkom Kenya Towers

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been given a go-ahead by Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) to buy 723 Telkom Kenya towers. According to a report published by the Business Daily, the deal, the two firms expected to be completed in the first half of this year will give the American company a presence in the […]

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Visa partners with Branch to provide micro credit facilities to Visa merchants across Kenya.

Visa has announced a new partnership with international mobile financial services firm Branch to offer custom financing to Visa merchants across Kenya. The eligible merchants will be able to access loans of up to KES 30,000  which can be repaid within 6 months. The loans which will directly be disbursed to the Visa merchants’ phones […]

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Samsung Accidentally Leaks The Galaxy Note 9 Intro Video

We have not talked so much about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung’s next flagship device set be launched on 9th August. Samsung has already sent out invites to its Unpacked event (This is what Samsung usually calls its mobile launch events), complete with a close-up of a yellow/gold S Pen and button. The event […]

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4; Everything You Need To Know Including Specs

In our previous episode of 24Bit, we had a very interesting discussion on tablets. The argument we all had was that tablets are dead and this could be the reason why we have not seen most companies unveiling tablets this year. One thing we also agreed on was that tablets are still necessary despite their […]

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Remember The Iconic Nokia Snake Game? You Can Now Play it On Facebook’s Camera AR Platform.

Loved the iconic Nokia Snake game? Now you will have more reasons to love it even more. HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand of phones has announced that it is bringing the snake game to Facebook’s camera Augmented Reality (AR) platform. Through Augmented Reality, Nokia snake game fans will be able to transform […]

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24Bit Episode 11: Are Tablets Dead?

Worldwide tablet shipments declined 11.8% to 31.6 million in 1Q18 (5.1% below forecast). The forecast for the remainder of the year has been lowered 0.8%, resulting in an annual total of 152.0 million units (-7.2% annually) for 2018. This is according to a recent tablets forecast update report released by IDC. According to the report, […]

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Telcos in Rwanda want government to allow them roll out cross-network mobile money transfer

Telcos in Rwanda are seeking approval from the relevant government body in the country to roll out mobile money interoperability.  The telcos, Airtel Rwanda, MTN, and Tigo Rwanda want to be given the go-ahead to roll out the cross-network mobile money transfer service which is already being implemented in Kenya. Approval for mobile money interoperability […]

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mSurvey, Safaricom partner to enable merchants collect customer feedback via Lipa Na M-Pesa

Kenyan SaaS Mobile Consumer Feedback Company mSurvey has announced a new partnership with Safaricom’s M-Pesa. The partnership, announced today, will enable merchants across the country to access customer feedback via Lipa Na M-Pesa through mSurvey’s platform. The company says merchants using this service will be able to obtain actionable customer insights to inform their strategy […]

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is coming to Jumia. The device was launched back in June in Beijing China and is expected to find its way to the country through Jumia. We’re not sure when the Redmi 6A will officially be available on the e-commerce site though since Jumia does not mention the date in a […]

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Croatia President and Lunar eclipse among top trending Google searches in July

Google has released top trending Google search trends for the month of July 2018 in Kenya. The World Cup dominated the first half of July, with the most searched matches during this period being: France vs Belgium, Russia vs Croatia, Brazil vs Belgium, England vs Croatia and the Final match in which France beat Croatia […]

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Samsung Galaxy J6 Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy J6 was among the devices Samsung launched in Kenya in June this year. The device was launched together Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4 and the Galaxy A6+ under the banner ‘The Ultimate Squad’. According to Samsung, Both the devices are targeted to different consumers based on their needs. Samsung is calling the […]

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Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) specifications, price and availability in Kenya

The Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 was launched early this month in the country. The device is a budget smartphone targeted at young people, according to the company. The Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 comes with some modest specifications. It sports a plastic body which is usually a common trademark for low-end devices. Read >> Huawei Y7 Prime […]

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Deal: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional for only $12.6 with free shipping!

Microsoft Window 10 is the latest operating system combines the strengths of Windows 8 and the popular Windows 7 skillfully. There are many new features added and with a new generation design. It is easy to use social media sites like Facebook, twitter. The only drawback: The original price of the Professional version is full […]

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More than half of Sub-Saharan Africa to be connected to mobile by 2025

More than half of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be connected to mobile service by 2025.  This means there will be 634 million unique mobile subscribers across the region which is equivalent to 52 percent of the population, up from 44 million (44%) at the end of last year.   The mobile ecosystem is […]

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Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Organisations now investing in Machine Learning and AI to defend against threats

Security leaders are increasingly relying on tools that use AI and machine learning to defend against cybersecurity threats. This is according to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) released last week. The report came a time when malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used […]

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Sh.960 Billion Transacted Through Mobile Money In The First Quarter Of 2018

Kenyans transacted over Sh 960 billion through mobile money in the first three months of this of this year. According to data from the Central Bank of Kenya, a total of Sh 322 .9 billion was transacted via mobile money in the month of January, Sh 300.8 billion in February and Sh 337.1 billion in […]

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Everything you need to know about LG OLED TVs

It’s 2018 and many of the big TV manufacturers are now pushing OLED TVs as the largest and greatest flat-screen tv. OLED TV is basically a type of LCD television that uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) to backlight the display instead of the cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFLs) used in Standard LCS tvs. One of […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Quick Review, specs and features

I have been using the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for a week now. I already did the unboxing article for you which you can check here just in case you missed it. As I mentioned the device is currently available on Jumia for Ksh. for KSh 22,999. So you can grab one if you’re looking […]

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Equity Group confirms former Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe as its Group Chief Commercial Officer

Equity Group Holdings has confirmed  former Nairobi Deputy Governor, Mr. Polycarp Igathe as its its new Group Chief Commercial Officer. Mr.Igathe has previously served as CEO of leading blue chip corporate entities in Kenya and Eastern Africa, namely Coca-Cola SABCO, Africa Online, EABL, Haco Industries, Wines of the World, Tiger Brands International and Vivo Energy. […]

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Tech Tamasha annual conference launches to celebrate Kenya’s technology space

Last week together with a number of tech enthusiasts and industry leaders we gathered at Nailab for the launch of Tech Tamasha. Tech Tamasha is an annual technology conference that will be hosted by technology blog Techweez, in partnership with leading industry stakeholders. The conference aims to celebrate Kenya’s technology space by highlighting the best […]

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Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange Golix to hold a 24-hour online Q&A session

Zimbabwean Cryptocurrency exchange Golix has announced that it will be holding a 24 hour Q&A session on Reddit, one of the leading platforms for conversation and discussion in the cryptocurrencies space. Golix says it will use the “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) marathon to keep its customers updated on its ongoing projects. The session is set […]

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World Cup 2018, Kanze Dena Among List of Trending Kenyan Google Searches in June

In the month of June, Kenyans principally searched for information on the FIFA World Cup 2018, according to the top trending searches released by Google today. Top on the list was a search for the upcoming fixtures for the World Cup, which started on June 14 2018. Kenyans went online to find information on the […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Unboxing, specs and first impressions.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was unveiled early this year but started selling on Jumia last week for KSh 22,999. According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 devices have sold five million units in the four months following the global launch which I find quite impressive. So impressive has the device’s performance in the market […]

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Tecno Spark 2 Review: Tecno’s amazing Android Go entry-level smartphone

Tecno Spark 2 Review: Tecno Mobile unveiled the Tecno Spark 2 a couple of weeks ago. The Tecno Spark 2 as I have mentioned in all the articles I did before and after the device was launched is the second device in the Spark series which the company introduced back in 2017. I already did […]

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Infinix HOT S3 Unboxing and First Thoughts

Infinix unveiled the Infinix HOT S3 a few days ago. As we have previously mentioned, the phone was unveiled back in January, but it never saw its way to Kenya until now. Infinix decided to launch it just a few days before the global launch of the Infinix NOTE 5. We have covered the specs […]

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WhatsApp will now allow group admins decide who can post to the group

If you’re an admin of a WhatsApp group you must really be finding it hard to deal with those annoying friends in the group. Let’s say you opened a group to plan for a road trip or a friends wedding, but then there this one or two friends who are always sharing funny memes of […]

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Updated: Here’s a list of shops where you can buy the latest Nokia devices

You all have been asking where you can buy the latest Nokia devices apart from getting them on e-commerce site Jumia Kenya through our latest deals page here.. Well, I have tried coming up with a list of offline shops and Nokia retail stores where you can buy these devices, including the Nokia 3.1 which […]

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Nokia 3.1 starts selling in Kenya at Ksh 15,999

The Nokia 3.1 now available for purchase in Kenya. HMD Global has announced that the device will be available to buy from mobile phone retail stores at Ksh 15,999 starting today.  Delivering premium experiences and a sophisticated aluminum design, HMD says the Nokia 3.1 exudes the quality and craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia smartphone. By […]

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Are You Selling Candles or Light? Insights from Social Media Week Nairobi

Once upon a time, there was a town with two candle makers. One of the candle makers was called John and the other Mark. If you asked John what his business was, he’d say he makes the best candles in town. If you asked Mark what his business was, he’d promptly reply, “my business is […]

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Inaugural Young Scientists Kenya National Science and Technology Exhibition set for July

More than 160 secondary school students to expected to participate in the country’s first Science and Technology exhibition set to taka place on 5th and 6th July 2018 at the KICC. The inaugural  Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) National Science and Technology Exhibition, has already received 92 projects under the theme ‘’Making STEM Education Accessible to […]

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Android One powered Infinix NOTE 5 officially unveiled

Infinix Mobile has finally unveiled the much hyped Infinix Note 5. The device was unveiled yesterday at  a Global event held in Dubai. The Android One Infinix Note 5 is equipped with an Infinity 6.0’’ FHD screen and a 18:9 screen ratio. It also features a perfect 16MP low-light front camera, which allows selfie lovers to […]

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VC4A calling on African startups to Showcase and win at the 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is calling for disruptive African startups looking to raise between $250K and $5M to showcase their ideas at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to be held in November 11-12 in Cape Town. The summit will bring together the leading angel networks, VC funds, impact investors, accelerators, corporate venture divisions, industry […]

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Nokia in 2018: It’s Alive and It Means Business

Back in the golden age of mobile phones (not smartphones, mind you) Nokia was the best-selling phone brand in the world. As camera phones started to advance, Nokia lost a lot of market share to its competitors and didn’t survive the advent of the iPhone. Its phone division along with the Nokia brand was sold […]

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Tecno Mobile ranked among Africa’s Most Admired Brands

Tecno Mobile has been ranked among the top most Admired electronics brands in Africa. The company which is part of Transion smartphone brands secured this spot in a new report released by Brand Africa highlighting the continents best brands in 2018  across different categories. Brand Africa is a valuation and ranking of the Best Brands in […]

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Alipay and WeChat Pay expanding to Kenya. What does this mean for M-Pesa?

China’s biggest Internet-based mobile messaging platform, WeChat has been planning to go international for a long time now. In fact, in 2013 it launched its operations in South Africa and later on in Nigeria. Reports had indicated that its next target market would be Kenya as is usually the case with most companies that come […]

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The Infinix HOT S3 is launching in Kenya on Thursday, June 21st

We’re all preparing for Infinix to unveil the Infinix NOTE 5 and you probably have seen the teasers the company has been sending out through its social media platform about this. The NOTE 5 expected to be launched on June 24th in Dubai and that only means we should be having a local launch a […]

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World Bank Injects Ksh.5 Billion To Support Kenyan SMEs

In a major development, the World Bank has today announced that it has injected Ksh. 5 billion to support Kenya’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The grant from the International Development Association (IDA) will see Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship project (KIEP) benefit some 33,050 individuals and 2,393 firms and help them to increase scale innovation and productivity […]

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Tecno Spark 2 Unboxing and first thoughts

TECNO Mobile finally unveiled the Tecno Spark 2, its second device in the SPARK series. The device is available on Jumia and other offline shops for  Ksh. 11,299. and as we mentioned in all the previous articles we have mentioned, it features some improved features compared to the previous SPARK. We have a Tecno Spark […]

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Uganda’s startup TIFAT wins DEMO Africa Uganda Innovation Tour

TIFAT a farm technology that connects farmers to a buyer’s marketplace has emerged the winner of the DEMO Africa Uganda Innovation Tour. Tifat beat a field of more than 15 other startups from Uganda in a two-round contest at the Hive Collab in Kampala. 30 start-ups participated and they all came geared up to pitch […]

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Its official, the TECNO SPARK 2 is now available in Kenya

Yesterday we told you that we had spotted the TECNO SPARK 2 on e-commerce site Jumia. We were not really sure if TECNO had officially launched the device but it looks like they did. The company has announced that that it has officially launched the smartphone, which is the second version from the TECNO SPARK […]

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Sophos adds AI to its advanced email security

Global leader in network and endpoint security Sophos has today announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support. SophosLabs research discovered that 75 percent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates […]

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7 upcoming data analytics startups to watch out for in 2018.

Over the past few years, companies and organizations around the world have started to rely heavily on data to drive innovation and growth. Recognizing the potential of data to enhance business decisions, productivity, and overall efficiency, businesses are now leveraging data to accomplish goals that seemed impossible before. Smart appliances powered by IoT, intelligent personal […]

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Africa’s Mobile Market Remains Flat as Smartphone Shipments go down

Africa’s overall mobile phone market remained flat in Q1 2018 although smartphone shipments declined for the second successive quarter, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s recently published Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that a total of 52.1 million mobile phones were shipped in Q1 […]

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The Upcoming Infinix NOTE 5 will be an Android One phone; leaked specs & other expected features.

Its that time of the year where you expect Infinix Mobility to be launching a new device in their NOTE series. This time around we are looking at the Infinix NOTE 5, the successor of the NOTE 4 and the company has already started sending out teasers confirming the same. We are not sure when […]

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The Nokia 8110 4G is now available in Kenya for Ksh.8,000

The  4G version of the legendary Nokia 8110 was among the devices HMD Global unveiled to the word during the 2018 Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona back in February. And now the device has landed in Kenya. HMD Global has announced that the device will is now available in the country and will cost […]

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Samsung has unveiled 4 new devices in Kenya: Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6 and Galaxy A6+.

Samsung Electronics East Africa has today unveiled four new devices in the Kenyan market.  Dubbed the Ultimate Squad, Samsung says the four smartphones, Samsung Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6 and Galaxy A6+  are targeted to different consumers based on their needs. Below are the devices including the specs. Galaxy JZ Duo   The […]

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Salah Goss appointed Mastercard’s Labs for Financial Inclusion lead in Kenya

Mastercard has today announced the appointment of Salah Goss as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah has been with Mastercard for four years, and previously served as Vice President, Global Products and Solutions. In her previous role, Salah Goss was focused on creating partnerships with the […]

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An effective blended learning strategy for Africa: how to get it right

An effective blended learning strategy for Africa: how to get it right More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in primary, secondary and tertiary education over the web and at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best to implement e-learning, particularly in regions such as Sub-Sahara […]

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