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Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme To 10 Countries Across Sub-Saharan Africa

After launching its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, and Senegal, Facebook is expanding the program in more African countries. For the...
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Rwanda’s Mara Group Has Launched First “Made in Africa” Smartphones

Mara Phones, a subsidiary of Mara Group, recently announced its first Made in Africa phones. At an event held on Monday, the company officially...

Safaricom Has Rebranded M-PESA To Support Eliud Kipchoge’s Challenge

Safaricom has rebranded its M-PESA logo in honor of Eliud Kipchoge in his challenge to become the first-ever athlete to run a full marathon...
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Call of Duty Mobile Racks up 100million Downloads in one week

Call of Duty Mobile was a much-awaited mobile game by Activision. The game was released last week for both Android and iOS, and the...
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Microsoft’s Your Phone App now supports call routing from Android to PC

Microsoft’s Your Phone app now supports making calls directly from your Windows 10 PC. The new feature is baked inside Microsoft’s latest preview build...
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Twitter Admits it Used Phone Numbers Provided For Security To Target Ads

Twitter has come clean stating they have inappropriately used phone numbers that users provided for security purposes (like two-factor authentication) to target ads. The...

Cellulant Unveils Tingg, Africa’s first Payments Super app in 8 Countries

Cellulant, a company touted as Africa’s leading financial technology company, has today announced the launch of Tingg. Tingg is an all-in-one, multi-functional consumer super...

Used hard drives being sold on eBay still contain people’s sensitive personal data, report

42% of hard drives purchased on eBay still contain sensitive data. 15% of these hard drives hold personal information on them, from financial records...

M-PESA has been listed among the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects Of Last...

M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years. The Safaricom owned mobile money...
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Facebook has opened a small Business Group Operations Centre in Nigeria

Facebook in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. The SBG will...
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Android Stalking Apps Use Cases Has Risen By a Staggering 373 Percent in 2019

Stalker apps on Android is not a new thing. These apps let individuals spy on other users’ messages, call information, and GPS locations –...
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Google, Xiaomi and Huawei Devices Fall Victim of a Zero-Day Flaw

Researchers from Googles' Elite bug hunting group, Project Zero, have reported the existence of a bug in Pixel, Xiaomi, and Huawei devices. The vulnerability was...

Samsung To Compensate Galaxy S4 Owners With $10 For Cheating Benchmark Tests

Last week, Samsung Electronics found itself in trouble for a crime it committed a long time ago. The company agreed to pay millions of...
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PayPal Pulls out of Facebook’s Libra Association

In addition to troubles Facebook has been going through over sceptical regulators around the world, PayPal Holdings Inc. has pulled out of the Libra...
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iOS 13 exciting features available now

iOS is the best version of software for Apple users. Its continuous updates will provide an outstanding user experience. Now the updated iOS 13...
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Apple Reportedly Working on iPhone SE2 Meant To Lure iPhone 6 Owners To Upgrade

iPhone SE was first launched in 2016, primarily meant to meet the needs of users who needed a small pocketable version of the then...
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Windows 10X announced; Microsoft’s OS for Dual Screen PCs

Dual-screen PCs are not a strange thing – we have seen several dual-screen PCs pop-up in concept form or even commercially in the market,...
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WhatsApp Glitch Could Allow Hackers To Steal Your Media Files Using GIFs

It is again high time that you should consider updating your WhatsApp. According to a report published by a security researcher, a bug on...

IFC is investing $1M in Tunisia’s Flat6Labs Anava Seed Fund to boost the country’s...

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it is investing $1 million in Tunisia’s Anava Seed Fund (ASF) to boost the country's Startup...

Jumia Food now has a subscription service

Jumia Food now has a subscription service. Known as Jumia Prime, the service will allow customers to pay a standard one, three or six...
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Microsoft is back in the smartphone business with a new dual-screen phone

On Wednesday, Microsoft held its Surface Event where we saw the company unveiling several new devices. Mostly, we anticipated Microsoft to announce successors to...

Samsung is shutting down its mobile phone factory in China

China being the world’s largest smartphone market, explains why many smartphone companies are camping there with mobile production plants. However, that does not mean...
Delivery app Glovo secures $169M funding

Glovo expands to Mombasa in continued market expansion push

Spanish delivery firm Glovo has launched its service in Kenya’s second city, Mombasa. The move will now see residents of Mombasa experience on-demand deliveries on...
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WhatsApp Working on Self-destructing Messages

The latest WhatsApp beta update brings a new feature that lets messages self-destruct. The tip comes from reliable WhatsApp features leaker WABetaInfo. The source...

Opera Mini browser now has an offline file sharing feature

Opera Mini browser users will now be able to transfer images, videos and audio files between nearby devices using their mobile data. Opera has...

Kenya’s e-Logistics startup Lori Systems expands to Nigeria

After 10-months of piloting, Kenya's logistics startup Lori Systems has officially launched in Nigeria. The startup has been doing the pilot in Nigeria with...

CredoLab, a Singapore-based credit scoring startup has launched in Kenya

Singapore-based fintech startup CredoLab has launched in Kenya. The firm had in July this year announced its plans to expand its operations to Sub-Saharan...

Nokia 7.2 is Now Selling in Kenya For Ksh. 34,000

HMD Global has finally announced the availability of the Nokia 7.2 in the Kenyan market. The device was launched last month and has been...

Android 10 Go Edition is coming to these entry-level Nokia devices

After Nokia released the Android 10 Update roadmap, no Entry-level devices running Android Go Edition were in the timeline. But that is understandable since...
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New Exploit could allow permanent jailbreaking of millions of iPhone devices

Towards the end of last month, Google’s elite bug-hunting team – Project Zero – released a report on malicious website hijacking the iPhone. But...

LG’s ThinQ AI, 5G Technology and SmartThinQTM App Offers Limitless Opportunities

Watching movies gives you the impression that the future of technology is far-fetched, but the reality is it has arrived. LG’s Internet of Things...

Huawei Continues with Mass production of 5G base stations without US Supplies

It has not been easy for Huawei upon the US trade ban, but the company is having to take the sore pills and carry...
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Redmi 8A Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

After Redmi 7A, Xiaomi’s sub-brand is back with another device in the Redmi A series. The “Redmi” sub-brand is Xiaomi’s alternate brand that was...

Paxful has launched a new Mobile Wallet App to ease access to bitcoin in...

Paxful has launched a mobile wallet app that will enable bitcoin transactions to be conducted with ease. The mobile app, which is the first of...

TAI+ has launched an app to directly link Kenya truckers and cargo shippers

Estonian based technology company TAI+ has launched a mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real-time in Kenya. The App will...
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Oppo plans to launch OPPO A9 (2020) in Kenya Soon

Oppo Kenya has revealed that their new A-series device Oppo A9 (2020) is launching in Kenya soon. The latest entry is part of the...

Nigeria’s CcHUB has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee

Nigeria’s technology innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), has acquired Kenya's iHub for an undisclosed fee. The deal will see iHub's team become part of...

Price of Bitcoin dropped by 18 percent in one day – Luno explains why

On Tuesday, 24 September, the price of Bitcoin dropped by 18 percent - the largest intraday drop in the cryptocurrency’s price since January 2018....

Google Pulls down Android Apps overcharging users for basic features

Google Playstore – Android’s official application store has been up for bashing, especially on the security-related side of it. Well, much has been said,...
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Google Announces Security-focused Android 10 based Go Edition

After the official release of Android 10 – the latest version of Android – earlier this month, Google has announced a lightweight version of...
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Facebook London Accelerator opens to African startups for the first time

Facebook is inviting applications for the third edition of its Facebook London Accelerator programme, which is open for the first time to startups from...

Itel announces 100 days free replacement for A33, P33, S15 & S15 PRO devices

Want to get a new itel device? Now is the best time for that. Because the company has announced an exclusive deal that you...
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Safaricom has sold over 0.6 million Neon Devices in 2019

Safaricom’s Neon smartphones have been on the lower end of the smartphone market in Kenya, owing to their puny pricing models. This has given...

Making Your Home Smart

The world is changing in terms of technology. They say home is where your heart belongs. Home is where you get the little joys...

New Proposed Bill Will Require WhatsApp and Facebook Group Admins To Be Registered with...

A new Bill headed to Parliament this week could require all Facebook and WhatsApp group administrators to be registered with the Communication Authority (CA)....
TECNO SPARK 4

Are you ready for TECNO Spark 4? Launching Soon in Kenya

Yet another new device from TECNO in the Kenyan market. TECNO has announced plans of launching a new successor in their budget-oriented Spark Series,...
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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

As an update to the on-going crackdown on apps with access to user info, Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps since 2018....

Remove these VPN apps from your Android phone immediately

By now, you are pretty much familiar with the pattern. Google keeps fighting malicious actors on the Playstore, but still, the platform remains a...

Infinix HOT 8 Pre-orders Go Live in Kenya

Infinix Kenya has officially announced the availability of Infinix HOT 8 in Kenya. Earlier we had tipped about the device launching the country any...
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TECNO Camon 12 Series Slated to Launch in Kenya soon

After TECNO launched its camera-centric TECNO Camon 12 series in Nigeria, Kenya is next in line. TECNO Kenya plans to launch their new Camon...

#OOW19: Oracle to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020

Oracle has announced that it plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, for a total of 36 Oracle...
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Huawei Mate 30 Series Launched with Kirin 990 SoC and 40MP primary camera

After the panned Sept 19th launch date, Huawei finally announced its year’s second flagship devices in the Mate Series. This year’s series is the...

Oppo F11 Series Revamped With New Jewelry White Color Variant

Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker, has revamped its Oppo F11 series of devices in Kenya with a new color variant. The additional color variant...
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Samsung Might Combine its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note Series Devices Next Year

Samsung has kept its yearly smartphone strategy for top-tier devices for a long time. However, that may soon change. And the main reasons behind...

Network operator rain commissions Africa’s first 5G network in South Africa

South African network operator rain is making 5G network available to its existing customers in certain parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane. The operator announced...

Oracle OpenWorld: Oracle Ups the Ante in Cloud with World’s First Autonomous Operating System

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Autonomous Linux. The service along with the new Oracle OS Management Service is the first and only...
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Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 Pre-orders Go Live in Kenya

After announcing Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 at IFA 2019 conference held in Berlin HDM Global, home of Nokia phones has now opened pre-orders...

Andela is laying off over 400 developers in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda

Andela, the Africa-focused software developer training and outsourcing company is laying off more than 400 developers from its hubs in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. The...
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Drone Attacks Slice Saudi Arabia’s Oil Production Plant Outputs by Half

Along the weekend, Saudi Arabia has been seen as a production cut on its oil production volume country-wide. According to the Financial Times, the...
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TECNO Camon 12 Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

After the high-end TECNO Camon 12 Pro, TECNO Camon 12 comes next in line of the Camon 12 series. So, Camon 12 takes much...

Angola Cables and TM Global successfully establish proof of concept a new cable route

Most of the global internet traffic today utilises infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the...
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LastPass Fixes a bug that could let Malicious website Extract your last used Password

LastPass has released details of a vulnerability on the platform that exposed credentials used on a previous website. ZDNet reported that the bug was...
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Google Chrome Now Lets you share Tabs to your other Devices

Google Chrome version 77 was released officially last week packing in the ability to share your tabs to your other devices. The feature has...

Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab launch new $150k accelerator program for tech startups

Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched a new accelerator program to support arly-stage and growth-stage technology startups. The “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” program will run...

Nokia to strengthen its online presence through a new partnership with Jumia Kenya

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has entered into a new partnership with Jumia Kenya as the official distributor of all Nokia products...
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France says it will block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

Two months later since Facebook officially announced its planned launch of own cryptocurrency Libra, many jabs have been thrown at the company. Since the...
Applications for Standard Chartered Bank Women In Tech Incubator 3rd cohort open

Applications for Standard Chartered Bank’s Women In Tech Accelerator 3rd Cohort Open

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has opened applications for its Women In Tech Incubator third cohort. The application which will close on 31st November is...

Infinix HOT 8 Launching in Kenya Soon, Here’s What To Expect

We already did a short piece about the upcoming Infinix HOT 8 and the expected specs. The device seems to be already selling in...
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Huawei Partners With Belgium Nonprofit “Close the Gap” To Bring Digital Skills Across Kenya

Huawei, in its Tech4ALL initiative, has announced a partnership with Belgium's Nonprofit Organization "Close the Gap" aimed at providing digital skills and training to...

Huawei CEO Interested in Selling their 5G Technology to a “Western buyer”

Amidst the on-going US trade ban and the US-China trade wars, Huawei CEO has revealed plans of selling their 5G Technology. Ren Zhengfei stated...

Communication Authority makes key management changes

The Communication Authority (CA) of Kenya has announced several changes in its senior management effective immediately. Acting Director-General Ms.Mercy Wanjau said the changes are also...
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Nokia 6.2 Announced | Specifications and Price in Kenya

Unlike Huawei which concentrated on their upcoming technology at IFA 2019, HMD Global the home of Nokia devices announced a couple of devices. One...
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TECNO Camon 12 Pro Price, Specifications and Availability in Kenya

TECNO Camon 12 Pro succeeds TECNO’s Camon 11 that was launched earlier this year. The device is the top tier device of the TECNO...

Internet Solutions Sets up a Ksh.20M Cyber Threat Intelligence Centre in Kenya

Internet Solutions has set up a Ksh.20 million Cyber Threat Intelligence Centre in Kenya. The company also says will be looking to invest an...

Firefox Additionally tightens its user’s privacy on the web with a VPN service

Last week, Mozilla launched its new browser Firefox version 69 that was majorly aimed at tightening privacy while surfing the web. The latest version...

Three Kenyan firms among top 12 finalists in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Three Kenyan organisations are are among the 12 finalists, shortlisted for the Regional Finale of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). The shortlisted Kenyan firms...

Nokia 105 (2019) Feature Phone Now Available in Kenya for Ksh1,600

HMD Global has today announced the availability of the fourth generation of its most popular feature phone - Nokia 105 in Kenya. The new Nokia...

Apple Announces iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Apple has finally announced its new iPhone 11 series aimed to take on the many Android flagships existent on the market. The company announced...
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Huawei Announces Android 10 Update Roadmap for its devices

After Android 10 was officially rolled out, only the chosen few have been able to have a share of Google’s new Android version. HMD...
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Oppo A9(2020) is Official, Featuring Snapdragon 655 SoC and Quad-camera Setup

So, it is still 2019, but we are remaining with only four months before the year closes. Oppo has officially announced the Oppo A9(2020). ...
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Apple Set to Announce iPhone 11 Series today – How to Watch Live

Apple’s new series of iPhones, the iPhone 11 is set to be launched today. And as usual, there have been many leaks regarding the...
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Huawei Launches Kirin A1 Chip at IFA 2019 Featuring Dual-Channel Support

Huawei announced the Kirin A1 chip aimed at taking advantage of the Internet of Things era. Kirin A1 is designed to be utilized in...

African ICT Foundation Opens Applications for Volunteers Tech Trainers

The African ICT Foundation (AfICTF) has opened applications for volunteer trainers for its Digital Connect Africa (DCA) Project in Nigeria. DCA is a digital skills...
Huawei WIFI Q2 Pro Launched

Huawei Unveils its new-generation whole-home Wi-Fi system

At IFA 2019, Huawei the Chinese tech behemoth unveiled a new-generation whole home Wi-FI system called HUAWEI Wi-Fi Q2 Pro. Huawei WIFI Q2 Pro...
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Infinix HOT 8 Officially Unveiled | Price and Specifications in Kenya

Infinix has officially announced Infinix HOT 8. Infinix HOT 8 takes over Infinix HOT 7 that has been selling in Kenya since March 2019....
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Huawei Freebuds 3 Wireless Noise Cancellation Earbuds Launched at #IFA2019

With IFA being Europe's top electronic trade show, Huawei made a couple of announcements. Huawei announced its new Kirin 990 SoC integrated with 5G,...
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Huawei Refreshes its P30 Pro Flagship device with New Color Variants

Huawei at IFA 2019 held in Berlin Germany refreshed its Huawei P30 Pro smartphone by the introduction of new color variants. Huawei P30 Pro...
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Huawei Unveils Kirin 990, a 5G Integrated Processor to Power Mate 30 Series

Recently Samsung announced the world's first 5G integrated SoC, Exynos 980. Following that suit, Huawei at IFA 2019 also announced their first 5G integrated...

More local SMEs need to start selling online, says Jumia Kenya MD Sam Chappatte

Kenya has for a long time been ranked among the African countries that are dominating the e-commerce sales. E-commerce has helped jump-start SMEs and...

TechTribe Accelerator to offer training to hundreds of SADC startups

The TechTribe Accelerator (TTA), a brand-new online training platform wants to offer online training to thousands of African entrepreneurs across SADC members countries. The TechTribe...

#IFA2019: TCL Mini LED TV Wins Home Theater Gold Award

TCL one of the leading players in the global TV industry has received the “Home Theater Gold Award” for its flagship Mini LED X10/C11...
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Samsung’s Entry-Level Device, Galaxy A10s Available in Kenya at Ksh 12,900

Samsung announced a follow-up on its A-series of devices adding an “S” suffix to the names of the revamped Galaxy A10, A20, A30 and...
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Samsung Launches Exynos 980 SoC Integrated with 5G

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Wednesday launched its first "first artificial intelligence mobile processor with an integrated 5G modem." Well, that is...

Safaricom Wants Telkom and Airtel to Pay Ksh 1.3 Billion Debt Before Merger

Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Mugo Kibati on Tuesday said Safaricom was interfering with the  Airtel-Telkom merge. Speaking at a news conference, Mugo Kibati said...

Microsoft and AGRA to co-create technology solutions in agriculture

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has announced a new collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. Announced...
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Android 10 Rolling Out on Google Pixel, Essential Phone, OnePlus 7 Series and Xiaomi...

When it comes to everything related to Android (be it major OS updates or the monthly security patches), Google always places its Pixel devices...

Firefox Update Bars Third-Party Tracking Cookies, Cryptomining and More

Mozilla has rolled out a new version of their browser both for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. In the latest update (Firefox, version 69),...

Huawei launches Open Source Website for Ark Compiler aimed at Promoting HarmonyOS

Huawei on Saturday finally published Ark Compiler’s website. The new interpreter has been reportedly in the works roughly ten years ago – since 2009. According...

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions provider Mobisol an undisclosed amount

French multinational electric utility company ENGIE has acquired Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions to expand its decentralized energy offering in Africa. The two...

Vivo Y Series Smartphones now in Kenya targeting the youth

Vivo Kenya officially set shop in the country this year.  The Chinese smartphone maker is a subsidiary to the third-largest smartphone company, BBK Electronics....

Huawei Mate 30 Series Launch Date Officially Confirmed

Huawei Mobile earlier today has confirmed the launch date of Mate 30. The company states the Mate 30 Series launch will take place in...

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24Bit Podcast Episode 19: Value vs Brand Name

What's in a name? Well, turns out, a lot. Quite a lot. Question, would you compromise on features of a product you want to buy...

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Shopify Joins Facebook-led Libra Association, Months After High Profile Members Exit

Facebook Libra has received the first new member, ever since the exit trend kicked off in the wake of regulatory scrutiny from the US. Shopify...

Here’s why you should offer health insurance to your employees

Today, the cost of healthcare in Kenya has risen drastically, thanks to the evergrowing demand for medical services. Having health insurance is therefore very...