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If you happen to do a Google search on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in one sentence you will come across headlines such as; "50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica", "Facebook shares drop amid fallout from Cambridge Analytica scandal" and "Exposed: How...
In the first part of this piece, I addressed the issue of Safaricom being compelled to share their towers with other Tier 1 telcos in an effort to level the playing field for everyone. Well, that's not the only...
Towards the end of last month, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) engaged the public in announcing the findings of Analysys Mason's report on the competitive landscape in the telecoms industry. Analysys Mason, an independent international consultant was tasked to substantiate claims of...
You may have heard from all the news coming from Barcelona (MWC 2018) that HMD Global has partnered with Google to bring all their smartphones starting with Nokia 3 to the Android One program. If this passed you by,...
I attended the Women’s Circle DevC event at ihub Nairobi on the 17th of this month, which was quite interesting, to say the least. Topics of discussion included stories from women who have been in the software development industry for...
Kenya as a country has a big problem. I'm not talking about the kind of political or economic problems you're thinking of. When it comes to getting the devices and gadgets we truly desire, the furthest we can do...
Telegram X has slight differences when compared to the regular Telegram Messenger
60 per cent of consumers think their information is safe when they are using public WiFi - completely unaware of the danger, or of its severity.
Taking a peek into 2018 and predicting what we look forward to in the coming year in Kenya legal tech. we highlight our top 8 focus areas for this year.
Social media has had an unparalleled impact on the world. While the jury is still out on whether the general impact has been positive or negative, over these past few weeks, I have witnessed the positive impact it can...
A new year is upon us and CES 2018 is underway, I thought we should have a wishlist of what we want to see from some of the top smartphone brands in Kenya this year. 2017 was a great...
Why is your Kenya Power bill about to shoot up dramatically? If you've read the news recently, you'll have seen that Kenya Power intends to backdate taxes that should have been paid last year onto the consumer. This article...
Crowd sourcing is an ideal tool for central and county governments to get ideas and feedback from constituents on how to solve problems they are facing.
We take a look at the last one year through the lens of tech laws. The industry has been busy with a key focus on elections and use of tech in the process.
While JTL's product Faiba 4G is very innovative it's going to be their crazy low-cost pricing that is going to carry the day for them.
Not all websites are created equal. In fact, the opposite is true: Your website could be falling well behind the pace of your competitors if you are not focused on optimizing your web design. While having a website is...
Something interesting happened to me the other day. I was on a call and the person I was in conversation with, mentioned that there was a bottle of Hennessy on the desk they were on, fast forward and after...
Free WiFi is a marketing strategy that draws on customers’ immediate internet needs, but someone has to pay for it. What are these costs?
Home automation may have begun with TV lifts, electric actuators, and security cameras which used linear motion systems, but it has grown beyond that as technology has advanced greatly. The current range of home automation includes many different types...
To get small and medium businesses using ICT services more extensively, we have to overcome complexity, affordability, connectivity and a compelling reason.
One of the biggest debates in the smartphone world is which is better, Android or iOS? The answer to that question is very dependent on which side you lean on. However, things take a different tone when you pit...
Kenya’s mobile industry growth is largely driven by data and will catapult the industry to deliver even more value-added services. by Aldo Mareuse.
Following the article, I wrote regarding Kenya's Nairobi Wire being caught mining cryptocurrency using the visitor's CPU, the company responded to us via Twitter and explained that the script was unauthorized and that they pulled it down immediately they...
Four months ago, as M-Pesa was announcing its financials, the company took that opportunity to announce the coming of age of their new M-Pesa solution, M-Pesa 1Tap. M-Pesa 1Tap was meant to solve the problem of redundancy and error prone...
We all have our reservations when it comes to brands, especially with smartphones, we have loyalists then we have those who make their decisions based entirely on how much value they can squeeze from a device. According to research firm...
Cash on Delivery and Mpesa Still Preferred Online shoppers in Kenya over Cards for Fear of Being Conned.
The debate on whether telcos should really expire data bundles or not has been going on for a while now, especially in Africa, where it is clear that data bundles have become a pain-point for most mobile internet users....
We are in that future where industry prophets foresaw the phasing out of trips to the bank to do minor things like check the details of your bank account. We are in that future where the banking sector is...
When someone promises you a quick and easy way to get money, our natural instinct as human beings is to jump at the opportunity without thinking twice. Pyramid schemes are not a new concept, they have existed for around...
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