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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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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Guest Post: How Mobile Technology has changed how companies do business.

By Brenda Kimuyu, Guest Contributor Mobile technology has become very popular around the world in recent years. According to Statista, a leading statistics company on the Internet, the number of smartphone users is forecast to grow from 1.5 billion in 2014 to around 2.5 billion in 2019, with smartphone penetration rates increasing as well. Just over […]

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TECNO Mobile now Official Tablet and Handset Partner for Manchester City

Tecno Mobile has unveiled a new partnership with English Premier League side to their official to be the official tablet and handset Partner for the club. Already established as Africa’s leading mobile phone brand, TECNO also enjoys a presence in 40 emerging markets. This new partnership with TECNO Mobile will see the two combine on […]

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Key Features in the Successful Future of Android Development

Without a doubt, the world is going mobile. Some statistics shows that there are billions of Smartphone and mobile device users at the moment. Android is one of the world’s leading mobile platforms. The Android has stretched out from a small and restricted industry in a few areas to a big and full-bodied industry that […]

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5 Ways Technology Trends Have Shaped the Travel Sector

Different sectors have experienced the reign of technological innovations in different ways, but perhaps it’s the travel sector that has gained more than any other. From search, to bookings, transport, payment, in-room entertainment and even itineraries; the sector continues to enjoy fresh discoveries that would have been passed as wishes not so long ago. Here […]

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Samsung already feeling the effects of the Galaxy Note7 Recall And Sales Halt

You are all aware of how Samsung was forced to make a global recall of the Galaxy Note7.  This was due to the fact that the devices were bursting into flames while charging. This was among the most reported stories in the tech sphere for the last couple of weeks. The Galaxy Note7 batteries were […]

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African startups can now apply for the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

The GSMA Mobile 360 series finally came to an end last week in Tanzania. The 2-day conference brought together industry leaders in the mobile industry from across the world. So many resolutions and other interesting announcements came out of the conference, one of them being the launch of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund. The […]

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mi-Fone objects to Xiaomi entering Africa with similar name

mi-Fone the FIRST African Mobile Devices brand  objected to Chinese Smartphone giant Xiaomi and their African distributor upcoming plans to distribute smartphones across Africa.  In the legal papers served to Xiaomi, the objection rests on the basis that the introduction of Xiaomi’s ‘Mi’ products on the continent is an infringement of trademark in a market […]

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Security Dominates as Middle East and Africa Healthcare Goes Mobile

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) healthcare market is seeing the widespread deployment of mobile technologies, with the short-term outlook for the implementation of mobility within this space looking particularly strong. This is according to a recently published report from IDC Health Insights which showed that enterprise mobility will have penetrated over 80% of MEA […]

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Stima sacco launches m-pawa, a revolutionary mobile solution

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Stima Sacco has unveiled a new service that will see its members access an array of financial solutions through their mobile phone. Dubbed M-Pawa, the service will enable member’s access an array of options with a click of a button. Stima Sacco says this product will revolutionize how the Sacco does […]

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Hellofood: How mobile devices provide content for foodies

According to Mobile Marketer, “the average smartphone user consistently has only about 26 apps on their device at any given time”. Because of this, it is necessary for marketers to strive to be one of these 26 mobile applications on a customer’s phone simply because there’s a higher chance of obtaining their undivided attention when […]

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Startups: SokoText changing lives of small and medium enterprises via SMS

After featuring Olivine Technologies, a Kenyan Startup that specializes in the design and development of software solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today TechTrendsKE turns its focus on SokoText, a Startup aimed at solving Africa’s food insecurity. SokoText was founded by Suraj Gudka, Sofia Zab, Carolina Medina, Verena Liedgens and Jonah Brotman in 2013 specifically […]

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How can Africa’s financial services industry become more mobile?

The mobile has proven itself as a major disruptive power within Africa’s financial services industry. Around a billion African consumer are expected to be using mobile banking by 2017 – yet in today’s market, the majority of mobile commerce occurs via platforms owned not by banks, but telecommunications providers. These platforms have become increasingly sophisticated […]

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Startups: M-Translate, the New Alternative to Google Translate

A new startup  wants to revolutionize how you translate information online into different languages.  Through their Mobile Translate service , users are provided with free translation online browsing by phone, tablet, Mac or Personal Computers. Convenient and applicable from everywhere: traveling, business trip, university, home. Online translator can translate languages into  Spanish, French, German, Italian, […]

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Ebola Survivors Across West Africa Share Life-Saving Tips Via Mobile App

#ISurvivedEbola  the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives. The innovative digital tool debuted in Guinea on January 5. It is being piloted […]

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