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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.
I start with the quote by Paul Krugman, in the age of diminishing expectations: “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost...
We now know who the President of the United States is, and people vehemently expressed their feelings about it on social networks like Twitter. In recent times, we have seen that social media has been used by both the...
The proposed bill gives the films board a wider mandate that can be misused to stifle the creative sector.
This is a hard one to write. In fact, I have been putting off penning this down for weeks with the hopes that I will get back what I lost but so far, there is no sign of that...
On September 13 and 14, 2016, nearly 150 digital equality advocates from across Africa and the world gathered in Accra, Ghana for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. For two days, participants came together to...
Give these guys a break. Its not the most efficient of services but they will get there
Have you ever requested or needed some information from government and they simply didn't get back to you, couldn’t trace the information or simply said the information was classified? Fear no more, the Access to Information Act, which was recently signed...
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