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Sylvia Mulinge, Director – Consumer Business, Safaricom

Safaricom Augments Product Portfolio with Platinum Plans for ‘Those Who Need More’

Telco Safaricom has unveiled a new product to complement the offerings of Blaze and Flex. Dubbed Platinum, the solution aims to augment the carrier’s...
M-Pesa Xpress GPS

You Can Now Purchase Apps via M-Pesa On the Google Play Store

For the longest while, tech-savvy Kenyans have desired to be able to purchase apps on Google Play Store via M-Pesa but that has not been...
Digital IDs

Kenya Government to Finally Issue Digital IDs from 2019

About four years ago, the ICT and Interior Coordination of National Government ministries announced their plan to get rid of dumb ID cards for...
iFlix

Kwesé Acquires iFlix Africa, Heading Straight for Naspers’ Marketshare

In August 2017, Econet Media and iFlix Africa announced a partnership that saw iFlix, a subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service that focuses on...
NEMIS Launch

Kenya Government Extends NEMIS Students’ Digital Registrations for Another Month

The Ministry of Education deployed the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) in January. The platform was devised to aid digital registration for all...
Eazzy App

Equity Bank Quietly Introduces Charges for Cash Remitted to Other Equitel Lines

Safaricom’s M-PESA set the foundation for the local mobile money sector and while the product is obviously dominant (M-PESA makes up about 80 percent...
uber morocco

Uber Suspends Operations in Morocco Due to Regulations

Uber aims to be the ride sharing platform of choice to users worldwide and that is why they keep expanding to more locations. However...

Microsoft is Killing Off Push Notification on Older Windows Phones

Windows Phone is practically dead and you might know that since Microsoft decided to stop supporting the platform and focus on other ventures. They...
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Wikipedia Zero Will Be Discontinued This Year, 800 Million People Affected

Wikipedia has grown to be quite important due to its huge database of articles of practically anything and you can learn a lot from...
OPPO A83

OPPO A83 Swaps The Fingerprint Reader for Face Unlock, Starts Selling in Kenya

Smartphone manufacturers are always keeping up with trends, some which we might not like and some that we appreciate. One such company is OPPO....
CA

Communications Authority (CA) to Finally Announce Findings of Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Clause

The competition clause surrounding the operations of Kenya’s mobile telecoms industry was introduced a couple of years ago and in that time, the Communications...
iPhone X

iPhone X Slow Sales are Taking Samsung Down with Them

To the surprise of most people, Apple didn't sell as much iPhone Xs as the company expected. The last report coming out of the...
sate of internet kenya 2017

BAKE’s State of the Internet Report 2017: WhatsApp Still The Most Popular Network in Kenya

Internet use in the country has seen tremendous growth and this is thanks to the wide adoption of mobile phones, 3G and 4G network...
Chargifi

Algocent’s Chargifi is a Wireless Charging Solution for Any Device

Our smartphones are a big part of our lives. These devices keep us entertained and have tools to guarantee our lives are more organized. At...
APA Insurance

Kenya’s APA Insurance to Employ the Services of IBM to Improve Customer Experience

The insurance industry is a powerhouse both locally and abroad as it employs thousands of people. However, it is subject to increasing number of...
Levi Nyakundi, Telkom Kenya Marketing Head

Telkom Kenya Launches Second Investment in 3G and 4G Upgrades

Today, Telkom Kenya announced a grand promotion that will see 50 subscribers win 50 cars each for the next 10 weeks. The telecoms company...
facebook messenger valentine's day

For Valentine’s Day, Facebook Messenger Wants You To Declare your Relationship

During Valentine's day, people usually go the extra mile to treat their loved ones and as usual corporations want to get on this hype...
Toyota Belta, Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya is Celebrating Near 4 Million Subscribers by Giving Away 50 Cars to Lucky Customers

To celebrate a number of key milestones after transitioning from Orange in mid-2017, Telkom Kenya has launched one of Kenya’s biggest promotion that will...
Nokia 2

Nokia Snakes its Way Up to Number 6 Mobile Phone Brand Globally

A little over a year ago, we were saying our goodbyes to the Nokia brand because the company had fallen so fast, there is...
LG V30

LG Take On Artificial Intelligence Will Focus on Camera Upgrades and Voice Commands for Future Devices

The start of 2018 was graced by U.S.-based Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where tech companies showcased their latest products. LG was part of the...
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Hackers Exploited a Loophole in Telegram Desktop to Spread Malware

Any platform that is built on software has a potential of being hacked and that is why companies employ people that make sure that...
Songa

Safaricom Moves to the Beat with Songa Music App

The music industry in Kenya has been steadily growing and it's probably for this reason that Safaricom, one of Kenya's biggest companies and the...
kenyan startup wins africa startup of the year 2018

Kenyan Startup Wins 2018 African Startup of The Year Africa in Morocco

Over the last few years, we have seen a number of startups that have been started locally and in the region and competitions that...
Pace Mate

Pace Africa Valentine’s Gift to You is a Weekend Getaway to Mombasa

Pace Africa is one of those startups that always have something cooking in their kitchen. They first sprout to the limelight when they launched...
BitPesa

Kenya’s BitPesa Makes its First Acquisition by Purchasing TransferZero, a Madrid-Based Money Transfer Platform

A couple of days ago, BitPesa, Kenya’s blockchain payment and digital exchange platform made its first expansion stride by acquiring TransferZero, a Spanish online...
Itel A11D

Telkom Kenya is Retailing Itel A11D At a Rock-Bottom Price

Telkom Kenya is easing into Valentine’s Day atmosphere with one of Kenya’s cheapest smartphone deals. The device in question is Itel A11D that has...
Android Messages

Google Hints on Allo-like Web Interface and RCS Adoption for Android Messages

It appears that search engine and advertising giant Google is about to make drastic changes for one of its many messaging apps, Android Messages....
facebook testing downvote button

Facebook Takes Cue From Reddit By Testing a Downvote Button

Facebook is testing a downvote button, but it is not for disliking posts
Twitter Q4 results profit

Twitter Turned in a Profit For The First Time, Shares Surge

Twitter released its 4th quarterly report for the business year ending 2017 and it is full of surprises. Starting with the big one where fr...
Bharti Airtel

Airtel Kenya Clears Communication Authority’s 4G License Tab

About a week ago, we reported that there have been several sightings of Airtel 4G across different parts of the country and some customers...
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