Tag: Tech

Women Cybersecurity Africa

Top 50 Women In Cybersecurity In Africa

The Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity Africa accolade recognizes women in cybersecurity in Africa who are making significant contributions to the industry and profession...
us technology restrictions

[Opinion] Restriction on the use of U.S technology and its impact on the tech...

Day by day, our lives become more digital. We use digital technology in everything from cooking to communications. As the world moves towards smart...
Lori systems

Kenyan e-logistics startup Lori Systems among 100 new Tech Pioneers Awarded by World Economic...

Kenyan e-Logistics  Lori Systems has selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers. The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers...
Huawei Logo

Huawei Launches IdeaHub to drive enterprise collaboration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched an intelligent collaboration product to drive enterprise collaboration in the in Sub Saharan Africa region. Known as Huawei IdeaHub,...
NTSA Wants To Ban Cash Payments On Matatu Fares

NTSA Wants To Ban Cash Payments On Matatu Fares

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), wants to ban the use of cash for matatu fares across the country. In a notice issued...
Tonny Tugee, SEACOM East and North-East Africa Managing Director.

[Column] The Role of Emerging Technologies in the World of Work

The future of work has been a topic on the minds of business owners across the world for years. Terms like ‘Digital Transformation’ and...

Huawei nova 7i Review: This is a good mid-ranger

Huawei nova 7i Review:: Huawei’s latest device in the Kenyan market, the Huawei nova 7i will be going on sale towards the end of...

Huawei’s initiative to support E-learning during Covid-19 pandemic

The Corona virus global pandemic is first and foremost a health crisis. Due to this most countries have made the correct decision to close...

[Column] Productivity tools can reduce productivity

Ironically, apps that are supposed to help productivity usually result in huge inefficiencies because valuable time is wasted organising work around tools instead of...
CES 2021

The Hottest New Gaming Tech Takeaways From CES 2020

The annual CES event for 2020 was recently held in Los Angeles. Arguably the biggest tech event of the year, it’s the only place...

Two African tech startups accepted into Founders Factory Accelerator Programme

Two African technology startups have been selected and accepted into the Founders Factory Africa Accelerator programme. (FFA) The two startups are Truzo, a South African based...

South Africa’s Cloud platform builder Jini Guru partners with Azilen to build fintech solutions...

South Africa's cloud platform builder, Jini Guru is partnering with Azilen Technologies, a product engineering company, to build innovative fintech solutions for emerging markets. According...

[Column] Achieving digital ecosystems in rural Africa remains a challenge

Creating digital ecosystems in rural areas requires collaboration with local suppliers if long-term success is to be achieved. This is according to Jeremy Potgieter,...

[Column] Artificial Intelligence gaining grounds in Africa?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings a whole new dimension to the drive for customer intimacy. The convenience customers experience weighs heavier than any reduction in...

Opera Mini and Mdundo are partnering to provide free downloadable music in nine African...

Opera and Mdundo, an African music sharing platform have entered into a new partnership to provide free downloadable music in nine African countries. Under this...

[Column] Extending security to the cloud

Business leaders now have a choice whether they want to continue using their trusted firewall or move to a next-generation firewall delivered by appliances...

TECNO Camon 12 Air Review

The Tecno Cam 12 series has been in the market for a few weeks now. As we have previously mentioned, Tecno launched three variants...

[Column] Making the right decision to benefit from true Cloud applications

Many people often confuse the similarities and differences surrounding both web hosting and cloud computing. While many believe that cloud and hosted services are...

Payments technologies are disrupting the finance industry

Advancements in payments technologies have disrupted the finance industry in a very huge way. Payments transactions have completely evolved from simple cash payments to...

Oracle showcases its latest cloud solutions in Nairobi

Oracle recently showcased its latest Cloud led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi. This was...

[Column] Cloud is the future of payroll

Cloud technologies are becoming more popular than ever before, with research from RightScale revealing that some 94% of organisations are using the cloud in...

How to Launch your Startup in a College

Your college years are the best time to launch a startup because it ensures you have feet to stand on once you graduate. The...

SheHacks 2019: Microsoft commits to support women Cybersecurity Engineering

Microsoft through its Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through...

List of tech startups shortlisted for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

The final shortlist for the 5th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards have been announced. The annual Awards attracted over 400 submissions from 52 countries, with solutions launched in African...

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...
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...

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...

Sendy has opened up its platform to include freight services

Kenya’s logistics platform Sendy has opened up its platform to include freight services from the inland container depot and long-haul logistics services. Sendy has been...

[Column] The Platform – tomorrows new economic sector

Digitalisation is constant. We see it in the continuous innovative disruption across the globe. This progressive phenomenon has succeeded in turning the service industry...

MEST Africa is investing $100,000 in each of these 11 startups from its 2019...

MEST Africa is investing US$1,1m in eleven early-stage startups from its 2019 graduating cohort. This is the largest single investment MEST has made in...

Ten African tech startups taking part in the CcHUB’s PitchdriveAsia Tour

Ten selected African startups utilising hardware and deep technology tools in their businesses are taking part in the second edition of CcHUB PitchdriveAsia Tech...

Time for every business to adopt integrated payments

If you run a business, every time you accept payments from your customers, their’s a cost. The costs are especially more obvious when dealing...

Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) : The Magic of Storytelling Through Podcasting

The Feminist Tech Exchange safety reboot modules podcasts. The month is August, the year is 2018, I am in Nepal for the Feminist Tech Exchange...

African female-led tech startups can now apply for the GreenHouse Lab Accelerator 2019 program

The GreenHouse Lab Accelerator has opened applications for early-stage female-led African tech startups. The Lagos-based accelerator program is run by GreenHouse Capital in collaboration with...
Jumia Kenya

[Column] There’s a need for more disruption in Africa’s tech scene

For most people living outside Africa, they imagine the continent as the home of poverty, corruption, internet fraud, infrastructure deficit, and everything that describes...

Dimension Data named 2019 Microsoft country partner of the year for Uganda

Dimension Data has been named the 2019 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Uganda. The company, part of NTT Group, was honored...
ThinQ AI announcement at CES 2019

ThinQ technology on LG TwinWash – Here’s what you need to know

In a quest for a sustainable future as far as Smart Homes are concerned, LG has taken over with their Artificial Intelligence software ThinQ...

SwitchLink Africa – Leveraging technology to drive efficient remittance

Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) indicates that Kenyans living and working abroad sent home Sh67.16 billion in the first three...
DeepNudes webiste

DeepNudes – An app that turned women’s photos to nudes discontinued

DeepNudes app uses deepfakes technology to transform women’s images with clothes into ‘realistic-looking’ nudes. The deepfakes technology has been a thing for some time,...
Huawei

Huawei stole trade secrets from a US chip production firm – Texas Court rules

Amidst of the tussle between Huawei and the US government, Huawei had sued CNEX Lab Inc., a semi-conductor production company in which Huawei claimed...

West African Tech Giant Vatebra Limited Unveils Innovative Software Solutions for the Kenyan &...

West African software and technology firm Vatebra Limited recently unveiled its presence and by extension her software solutions offerings to the East African market....
LG AI powered OLED TV

Role of Artificial Intelligence in OLED TVs

Artificial Intelligence has been applied even to areas you wouldn’t imagine it could apply. AI has opened a new world of possibilities in our...

AfriLabs Network Expands to 45 African Countries

Pan-African network of technology and innovation centres AfriLabs has admitted 27 new hubs into her network, extending her reach into 6 new countries and...
Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei will need more time to become the biggest smartphone seller

Huawei had at the start of the year set a goal to become the world's largest smartphone seller by the end of Q4 2019....

Fintech Startups can now apply and pitch at the Finnovation World Kenya Summit

The Finnovation World Kenya summit takes place in Nairobi on June 18. The event will bring together fitench players from Across Africa to discuss...
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

Kenya among African countries set to benefit from Microsoft’s Cloud Accelerator Programme

Microsoft has announced it is extending the reach of its Cloud Accelerator Programme to eight more countries including Kenya. The Cloud Accelerator Programme is an immersive...

Huawei signs deal to develop 5G for Russian Telecoms

Amid the China-US trade war that has escalated to higher levels last month, Russian telecoms MTS has signed a deal with Huawei to develop...
Oppo Reno

ALERT: Under-display camera- the next big thing showcased on Twitter

Pop-up camera, notch designs, pizza-like cameras, and even screen punches have been almost a perfect way of achieving a high screen ratio. Pop up...

[Column] Autonomous IT, empowering business to be its best

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. In Kenya, cloud is no longer just a possibility, it is the fundamental...
Ol Pejeta Conservancy opens a tech lab focused on wildlife protection

Ol Pejeta Conservancy has opened a tech lab focused on wildlife protection

Technology is taking wildlife conservation to the next level. It is helping in saving some of the species on Earth from becoming endangered, or...

[Column] So, what’s left after the machines take over?

One of the questions that we at the International Data Corporation are asked is what impact technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have on...
MYDAWA-

E-healthcare startup MYDAWA secures $3M funding from Africa HealthCare Master Fund

Kenya’s leading e-healthcare platform MYDAWA, has secured a $3M investment from Africa HealthCare Master Fund. This is the first round of external funding the...

Check Out These 3 Most Innovative Keyboards from 2018

With the evolution of Esports, computer and keyboard innovations have been widely popular among gamers. Keyboards are one of the most essential elements of...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya to upgrade its network from 30 to 100Gigabit in Five towns

As part of its KSh.1 Billion network expansion and optimisation programme, Telkom Kenya is upgrading its network’s capacity in five towns - Nairobi, Kisumu,...
Internet Solutions (IS) has named Sylvester Mboya its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Internet Solutions names former Vodafone Global Enterprise Country Head its new CCO

Integrated ICT Services Provider, Internet Solutions (IS) has named Sylvester Mboya its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Mboya, a former Vodafone Global Enterprise, Country...
Joe Kanyua, Head of CX Practice and Innovation of SAP Central Africa

Dimension Data and SAP launch new Intelligent Enterprise solutions in East Africa

Dimension Data has entered into a partnership with SAP, to offer a new set of intelligent enterprise solutions in East Africa. Through this partnership,...

[Column] Modern Analytics Drive Proactive Transparency

Traditionally, businesses across the globe made decisions based on historical information. With a lack of access to current data, crucial choices were made according...

MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises

MTN Business has today launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya. The product, according to MTN aims...
Infinix S4 Unboxing

Infinix S4 Unboxing and Quick Thoughts

The Infinix S4 is here with us. The device was launched in the Kenyan market just the other day and is the first from...
Steve Okeyo Telkom

Telkom Kenya appoints former Safaricom Director new MD for its Mobile Division

Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Steve Okeyo, a former Director for Regional Sales and Operations at Safaricom as the new Managing Director for its...
MEST Africa Summit

Kenya is hosting the fourth annual MEST Africa Summit in June

MEST Africa is bringing its fourth annual MEST Africa Summit to Nairobi. The Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and incubator, has partnered with...
Seedstars is launching a $100M fund to invest in African tech startups

Seedstars is launching a $100M fund to invest in African tech startups

Seedstars has announced a new partnership with Paris-based First Growth Ventures to launch a $100 million fund to invest in African tech startups. Seedstar...
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

The African Development Bank and Microsoft have announced the launch of an all-female coding training in five African countries - Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote...
Tracom Academy Kenya

Tracom launches a payment solutions tech academy in Kenya

Payment solutions company Tracom Services Limited has launched a youth tech academy in Kenya. Dubbed Tracom Academy, the school's will help young people acquire...
Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma has launched a $10 million Africa Netpreneur Prize for African entrepreneurs.

Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative opens applications

African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI). The US$10 million Prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation to...
Microsoft 's logo illuminated outside in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Microsoft drives digital transformation through cloud adoption in Kenya

In an effort to create awareness around its Azure offering as well as drive cloud migration, Microsoft yesterday hosted an event in Nairobi aimed...

Building a Raspberry Pi Security Camera

The Raspberry Pi, although it may feel like it’s been around forever, it’s only been within the public subconscious for the last seven years....
Mariam Abdullahi - SAP Africa

[Column] Building the Intelligent Telco Enterprise – Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018, thanks in part to the popularity of over-the-top (OTT)...
MEST Africa Challenge

List of 50 tech startups selected for the second annual MEST Africa Challenge

MEST Africa has announced the 50 startups that have been selected to take part in the second annual MEST Africa Challenge. The challenge will...

Applications for the Sanofi VivaTech challenge extended to February 22nd

Global pharmaceutical company Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology...
MEST Africa Challenge

MEST opens applications for its $50 MEST Africa startup Challenge

MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for tech scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya,...

Africa’s 50 most funded tech startups in 2018 raised a total of $618M, Digest...

Africa’s 50 most funded tech companies in 2018 raised a total of $618M. This is according to the Digest Africa INDEX, an annual report...

Dimension Data Solutions to launch its digital business solutions in 2019

Dimension Data East Africa, trading as Dimension Data Solutions Limited has announced plans to launch its digital business solutions in East Africa in 2019....

The Opportunity Cost of Doing Business for SMEs in Africa

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the...

Naspers Sets Up A $9m Fund To Support South African Tech Startups

South African media company Naspers has set up a R1.4bn ($96m) Naspers Foundry fund to invest into South African technology startups. The money will...

536 East Africa companies compete for the coveted 2018 CIO100 Awards

With entries coming to an end, 536 East Africa companies participated for the analysis as 200 companies make it for final screening. According to the...

Liquid Telecom and other Industry leaders to gather in Kigali for the Africa Tech...

Industry leaders will from 14th -15th February gather in Kigali Rwanda for the Africa Tech Summit. They will include international players and investors who want...

Valentine Gift Ideas for the Plugged-in Lover

The month of February is a close replicate of the just ended festive season; a month to celebrate love, giving and a second chance...

Why Wechat is a threat to Safaricom’s M-Pesa.

A few days ago I visited Chinese internet finance museum for a blockchain event organized by okcoin, one of Bitcoin’s large players. The 3...

Egyptian Tech Firms Expand Footprint in Africa, to sign Business Deals Worth USD 7...

As a part of the country’s efforts to increase IT exports and achieve ambitious economic goals, Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) is...

World Bank launches crowdfunding support for Kenyan clean-tech startups

The World Bank’s Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) has launched the first ever crowdfunding mentorship programme for entrepreneurs in East Africa; the four month...

CONNECT WITH US

5,679FansLike
1,253FollowersFollow
3,373FollowersFollow

TRENDING

Ngao Credit: Here’s how to take advantage of our Import Financing...

Ngao Credit Import Financing: If you have plans to purchase your dream car this year, chances are that you have considered import financing.  Import financing...

24Bit Podcast Ep 24: Buying Smartphones Through Device Financing Plans

In this latest episode of our 24Bit podcast, Emmanuel Chenze, Nick Kanali and Dickson Otieno discuss different device financing plans in Kenya including Lipa...

EDITOR'S PICK

Budget Nokia C3 Goes Official with 3GB of RAM, Android 10...

Nokia has announced Nokia C3, an additional budget-focused device meant for consumers with slender wallets. The company maintains its clean Android mantra with this...