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Uber raised their fare prices today and now we can compare their new prices with the ones being offered by its competitors.
Cybercrime is common due to keen attention it has received from businesses, organizations and the government. Are we aware the rules that govern us?
Ever since Windows 10 launched back in 2015, there has been controversy after controversy surrounding the operating system. Starting with how Microsoft was asking people to upgrade to Windows 10, free or not, it was being a bit too...
Since Kenyan banks lost to Mpesa in 2006, their sole strategy has been to catch up. Kenyan banks are running out of ideas, resorting to copying Mpesa.
Before the smartphone age, people bought tickets to concerts, met their friends and came back later with memories that were firmly engrained in their minds. Fast forward to the current age we are living in, concerts have a different look....
“I cannot comment on that but if Kenya is a good fit, we shall definitely consider offering to launch it here” - Ime Archibong, Facebook’s director of Product Partnerships. That was about five months ago, when Ime Archibong was asked about Facebook's...
WhatsApp was created to solve a specific problem at the time: It was a better and cheaper alternative to SMS and it was able to do that by it being available on multiple platforms. Skipping over to the present...
Since M-Pesa was launched back in 2007, it is not a secret that lives have been changed. M-Pesa has changed how Kenyans do transactions, how businesses operate and through Lipa Na M-Pesa, even propelled the growth of e-commerce. M-Pesa...
There's a very high chance that you have read, heard or seen the plans that the Kenyan government, through the Communications Authority, has to spy on its citizens. If not, well, now you know that there's such a plan....
It feels like Pesalink is aimed at one upping the mobile money transfer service M-pesa while there may be more pressing financial services problems to solve.
Self-driving cars are a reality, companies such as Tesla and Google have been at the fore front pushing for this technology. We already have road-legal, consumer ready autonomous cars, such as the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model X....
There is so much to be done.
Nation Media group announced on Wednesday that they have closed a deal to acquire stake in lifestyle magazine Kenyabuzz alongside it's sister publication UgandaBuzz. They did not disclose the important specifics on the numbers involved and cited some processes that...
This article has been continued from part one here. Last week, we looked at some of the reasons why Cashless Payment Systems in Kenya are always failing. It was clear that the merchants and other stakeholders aren't the only ones...
The past 11 months have been spent designing, developing and validating our financial application called Shika. Shika is a short term small credit android application. This is an incredible journey so far having come from an agency; I was...
Just the other day, the government of Kenya launched the Huduma Card, a smart card that will allow Kenyans to pay for and access government services seamlessly. When this card was announced, it got me thinking, will it suffer...
According to the latest Google’s monthly Android platform distribution numbers, only 0.7% of all Android devices run on the latest iteration of Android, Nougat (7.0 & 7.1.1). Majority of android devices (33.4%) are running on Android Lollipop, which is over...
They should roll out this feature to countries like Kenya soon
With the debate on whether Safaricom dominance has been the biggest problem for Airtel Kenya, is there more to it?
10 ways you can take control of your smartphone's data consumption habits.
The excitement that comes with the release of a new smartphone has been fading away slowly by slowly. Smartphone sales have been slowing down, and even though the stats show that the sales have increased, the difference is neglible....
Year in Review – ICT Law As a Legal Tech Community, 2016 was the year when we saw increased stakeholder collaboration in development of ICT law and Policy, we also saw use of legal instruments to attempt to limit certain...
Year 2017 is no doubt going to be an interesting year for the tech space in Kenya. The government plans to go full scale on the laptop project and we may also see a widespread use of technology...
E-commerce has been around for quite a while. In developed countries, it carries the day as being more popular than brick and mortar shopping. For the developing rest in 3rd world environments, it has just taken up shop. It is...
It is a new year and another chance to speculate what might happen on the social media front in 2017.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has always been known to set the trend for how tech will go for the year. Most companies take CES as a platform to announce products or even prototypes of what they have been...
The words Kufungua Kituo, Kufunga Kituo may not make sense to a large number of people today but represent the rich history of Television in Kenya. Currently, Kenya has more than 20 television channels while the State-owned broadcaster KBC continues to...
“Customer is king,” so the age-old business mantra goes. The relevance of this maxim has come into sharper focus today more than ever. This is because customers today not only have a wider selection of brands to choose from,...
Snapchat and Periscope...the ball is in your court and we await your move.
Fake news is a weed that needs to be uprooted fast by Facebook to maintain its integrity.
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