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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Vodacom Tanzania customers can now pay for content on Google Play Store using their airtime balance. This after the operator signed a partnership deal...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...
Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

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...
Telkom Kenya

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
GSMA 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report

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...
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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...
Visa launches new initiative to support Small Businesses in Kenya

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...

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...

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...

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

Loved the iconic Nokia Snake game? Now you will have more reasons to love it even more. HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...
GSMA 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report

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...

Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Organisations now investing in Machine Learning and AI...

Security leaders are increasingly relying on tools that use AI and machine learning to defend against cybersecurity threats. This is according to the Cisco...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

VC4A calling on African startups to Showcase and win at the 2018 Africa Early...

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is calling for disruptive African startups looking to raise between $250K and $5M to showcase their ideas at Africa...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)....

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...
DEMO Africa

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...

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...
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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...

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...
Jumia White Paper 2019

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...

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

Its that time of the year where you expect Infinix Mobility to be launching a new device in their NOTE series. This time around...

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...

Samsung has unveiled 4 new devices in Kenya: Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4, Galaxy...

Samsung Electronics East Africa has today unveiled four new devices in the Kenyan market.  Dubbed the Ultimate Squad, Samsung says the four smartphones, Samsung...

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....

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...

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Telkom and Airtel Kenya Merger Talks Mutually Dropped

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya have consensually halted their merger talks. The two announced that the mutual pullout was due to regulatory delays. Telkom...