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How technology has optimized the viewing experience

Just a few years ago, if you told someone that the viewing experience through the evolution of TV would be as it is today,...

#CIO100AwardsEA: Hernovation forum puts focus on soft skills for women in tech

CIO East Africa today held it second edition of Hernovation, a platform that aims to empower women in technology across East Africa with soft...

Augmented Reality Art Show Launched to Champion Africa’s Tech Leaders

African augmented reality art experience “Nyota" has been unveiled by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB). The Augmented Reality Art Show was unveiled on Wednesday 6th, in...

[Column] Secure digital control

The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation. Over...

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...

[Column] Passing the Torch to the Millennial Generation

There was a time during the tumultuous 60s and 70s that the younger generation was admonished to “never trust anyone over thirty.” You may...
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Standard Chartered Bank launches its Mobile Digital Platform in Kenya

In February 2018, Standard Chartered announced that it will launch its digital solution in four key markets during the first quarter of 2019. The...
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Government and Private Sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework

The Government has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help...

Guest Post: Driverless cars: The future of Transportation

By Rilind Elezaj. Driverless cars, which are also known as self-driving or autonomous vehicles, are the future of transportation. Various car brands from all over...

Column: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle. It is often said we live for the holidays,...

Column: Kickstarting the future- The South African entrepreneur

By: Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SqwidNet The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. In Brazil, more than...

Korea Invests $9 Million to Support Development of Science and Technology Skills Across Sub-Saharan...

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has signed an initial US$ 3.8 million grant agreement with the World Bank to support...
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Two Kenyan startups among Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program graduates

Two Kenyan startups, Cloud9xp and PayGo Energy were among the second class of  11 startups who graduated yesterday from Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program in Lagos.  Over...

Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Three early industry adopters of autonomous technologies

Automation has already transformed industries in which complexity and performance demands must meet the challenges of fewer available resources, narrower profit margins and expanding...

Tech In Film: Why It Makes No Sense To Ban Films In 2018

Creativity and technology are an integral part of the film industry and hence help the industry grow beyond the regular threshold.  Social media, for...

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...

Avic International, Education ministry partner to launch Season 5 of Africa Tech Challenge

AVIC International in partnership with the Ministry of Education today launched the 5th edition of the Africa Tech Challenge which aims to empower the...

Internet of Things: Pandora’s Box or enterprise enabler?

By: George Kalebaila, Research Director for telecommunications, media, and Internet of Things (IoT) at International Data Corporation (IDC).   The enterprise remains wary of investment into...

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...
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Microsoft to sponsor Best Technology blog category for 2018 BAKE Awards

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) unveiled the full list of the 2018 BAKE awards nominees a few weeks ago. The list featured some...

Enlisting blockchain technology in the war against DDoS onslaughts

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly on the rise. Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report showed that 33 percent of surveyed...

Significant smartphone penetration and supportive government regulations driving global consumer telematics market growth.

The significant penetration of smartphones, lowered connectivity costs, high-speed internet technologies and supportive government regulations is driving the growth of the global consumer telematics...

Smart City Global Summit to be held in Africa in June

International government and industry leaders are set to gather in Algiers, Algeria for the Smart City Global Summit to held in June. The gathering...

Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit Series 2018 is coming to Nairobi

Trescon will be hosting the next edition of World Blockchain Summit on 22-23 March 2018 in Nairobi City, the capital of Kenya. Promoting the disruptive...

5 Major Ways Blockchain Can Help Telecom Providers

By Shelby Solomon Darnell- IBM Blockchain Affect and Vision Scientist Telecom providers are hearing the Siren’s call of blockchain.  Though the technology is new to...

Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective

E-learning and online courses (the so-called edtech) are booming, also in Africa. Often we talk about online courses in a more general manner. Africa, continent,...

24Bit – Listen and subscribe to our latest Podcast

24Bit is an ongoing conversation around technology trends between tech bloggers. Every weekend we gather around to talk about interesting happenings in the tech scene...

Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the...

4 Key Essentials of E-learning in Africa

The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way...

New technologies Boosting SMEs Profits in Kenya

A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent me a very interesting article on Kenya’s paradigm shift in technology. The article talks about how...

Guest Post: 3 basic EdTech features everyone should know

A new educational frontier for Africa EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with...

AfricaCom 2017 to be held from 7th-9th November as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary

One of Africa’s leading technology event AfricaCom will be held from 7th to 9th November 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event was...

How telematics is revolutionizing the Fleet Management industry

Telematics is a combination of two words; Telecommunication and informatics. In broad sense, Telematics is the integrated use of telecommunications with information and communication...

Guest Post: Kenya’s paradigm shift in technology

By James Ngige (@Jaykulll), Nairobi Technology has become part and parcel of culture, well, every culture, but Kenya however, is changing the culture of technology....

Laura Chite replaces Harry Hare as the new CIO East Africa CEO

CIO East Africa has announced the appointment of Laura Chite as its new Chief Executive. She succeeds Harry Hare, who now takes over as...

Guest Post: Technology and Business Transformation

By Dennis Nginya. ‘Millennial’ is a marketer’s term that classifies a generation according to their response to the technology of their times, addressing those born...

Epson outlines technology solutions to support growth in Kenya

Epson has today outlined its commitment to the Kenyan market and its growth strategy for FY17.  Based on a commitment to inkjet technology, Epson...

Five Technologies that Have Majorly Shaped Modern Meetings and Conferences

Since the invention of the worldwide web and the coining of the term ‘internet of things’, the rate of growth in this field has...

How Tech Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Millennials in Africa

Millennials are determining the conduct of business the world over. In Africa, they form 37% of the population. This bulge in youth population makes...

What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business...

Samsung wearables to support Under Armour’s suite of fitness apps

Samsung has announced a new partnership with Under Armour that will see the mobile technology company’s wearable devices and smartwatches support Under Armour fitness...

Transport CS says SGR Locomotives are of high quality, to be in Kenya in...

This is probably something most Kenyans have been waiting for. Six of the 56 diesel locomotives for operations of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)...

Security Increasing Priority for Tech Investments by World’s Airports

Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37%...

US-based IT firm, Cognizant Technology Solutions, under probe for bribery  

The ongoing bribery investigations on Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTL) could spill over to the firm’s clients based in other countries, including parts of Africa...

Safaricom opens internship applications for its Women In Technology initiative

Internship applications for the Safaricom Women in Technology initiative are now open. The internships will target 40 female university students with a further 18...

Safetrac partners with Arvento to deliver World-Class fleet management Technology Solutions in Kenya

A few months after announcing its plans to launch in Kenya, Safetrac Limited has announced a  partnership with Arvento to provide advanced fleet management solutions...

Tigo Tanzania launches 5th edition Annual ‘Digital Changemakers’ Awards

Tigo Tanzania has patnerered with Reach for Change, a Tanzanian bases non-profit organisation to launch the 5th annual ‘Tigo Digital Changemakers’ Award competition. The...

Has the nerd become too unfriendly?

Recently, I asked a friend to accompany me to a meetup of tech savvies in Nairobi. Being in Nairobi, I have grown accustomed to...

Leading decision makers in Africa to gather in Lagos for the 2016 Telecom Media...

Leading decision makers in African telecoms, media, and technology (TMT) will gather in Lagos on September 20, for the 2016 TMT finance conference. Standard Bank...

Here is how Kenyan companies should use tech tools to add value to their...

The job market in Kenya is a paradox. On the one hand, an estimated 2.5 million youth are unemployed; on the other employers find...

How PortableVoices is changing information sharing in Kibera

With the world changing at a rapid pace, so many industries rising, technology leading to more efficient and effective ways of doing things and...

Philips showcases its healthier innovations solutions at the Innovation Experience 2015

Around the globe, disruption, innovation, and the rapid pace of technological development is reshaping consumer experience, as well as the operating environment for organizations...

The technology tale of the Shanzhen town

Over three decades ago Shanzhen was a small town in the Southern part of China where its residents were mainly fishermen and farmers. The city...

Simple technologies can tackle the most pressing problems in the developing world

Innovations in science and technology have transformed the world in recent decades. But a good innovation aimed at solving basic needs does not need to...

Big Data: Why you can’t afford to ignore it.

Due to the emergence of new technologies, communication means like social networking sites & devices, the amount of data being produced by mankind is...

DHL Africa Launches pocket-sized, all-touch computers to meet increasing delivery demands

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has launched pocket-sized, all-touch computers that capitalize on the latest technological advancements, and ensure customers on the continent benefit from...

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...

Squad Digital Launches Innovation Lab to support Tech-preneurs

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Squad Digital has today launched an innovation lab that is aimed at spurring technological growth through incubation and research in Kenya. Dubbed...

African business leaders to focus on scientific progress in partnership with the World Bank

Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, the prominent African businessman and Chairman of the Planet Earth Institute NGO , led the first meeting of the ‘Africa Business...

Interview: How The Nairobi Dev School is equiping youth in East Africa...

The Nairobi Dev School equips youth in East Africa with computer programming skills and helps them build technology-based solutions to everyday challenges. The school...

Tech enthusiasts to gather for the 2015 CMS Africa Summit on 13th-14March in Nairobi

From March 13 to 14th, great technology minds will be gathering at the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi for the  2015  CMS...

M-KOPA Solar wins Zayed Energy Future Energy Award

  M-KOPA Solar has won the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize at the opening ceremony of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week becoming the first company...

1,800 cameras to be mounted on Nairobi streets to improve security

In a project aimed at improving the security situation in the country through technology,  1,800 cameras will be  mounted in the streets of Nairobi...

SAP Skills for Africa gains wider appeal among recent graduates

A total of 63 recent graduates were presented with SAP Certification at a graduation ceremony held at the University of Nairobi. The fully-sponsored programme admitted...

Namibia becomes first African country to embrace E-Voting

Namibia becomes the first African country to adopt the e-voting technology. The counry will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot coming Friday. The E-Voting Machines, or...

#CIO100EA: Players Discuss the Trends of Tech in East Africa

In the just concluded, 4th annual CIO100 Awards IT key players across the East Africa region came together to discuss the tech trends across...

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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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CA Orders GOtv And StarTimes To Allow Access To Free To...

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has ordered two Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service providers, Star Times and GOtv, to allow access to free...

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...