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Google Will Acquire a Part of HTC’s Team For a Cool $1.1 Billion

Google is betting big on hardware
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Report: The Nature of the Digital Divide will Change – 2017 Global Internet Report

The Internet Society (ISOC) was founded more than two and half decades ago. The global society, which operates on a non-profit front has tens...
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Twitter’s New ‘Popular Articles’ Section is Bad News for Nuzzel

This is great for catching up to News being shared around your Twitter network

Kenya’s Alternative Circle Qualifies for the Global FinTech Hackcelerator 2017

  Kenya’s Alternative Circle will be one of the world’s top 20 finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards. The program, which...

Tez is Google’s Take on Digital Payment for Indians Sans a Wallet

Google has launched a brand new digital payment app in India called Tez for online and offline transactions. Tez, which is a Hindi name...

Deviant Behaviour on Social Media Should be Recognized as a Disorder – Expert

Social networking sites might have made it easier for people to communicate with their friends or connect with random strangers from around the world. However,...
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 Latest Update Lets You Disable the Bixby Button

When Samsung announced that they had developed their own digital assistant, we were sceptical and we had valid reasons to be. Samsung is not...

Nairobi-based Employment Tech Startup Shortlist Receives $1 Million in Seed Fund

We are in that period where startups are disrupting something, which is a good or bad thing depending on many factors. This can be...

Violent Driver-Partners Risk Expulsion from Uber Kenya

  Taxi apps brought disruption in the riding business at a time when people who were accustomed to the traditional system were not ready to...

Kwesé Play is Econet Media’s First Attempt at Video-on-Demand Services

At the end of 2015, telecoms company Econet Wireless launched a pay TV service called Kwesé TV. Prior to its launch, the company stated...

Cab Hailing App ShareCAB Introduced in Kenya with no Driver Commissions

Taxi apps are nothing new in the Kenyan scene, but we must admit that their adoption, which can be attributed to Uber’s disruption in...

Latest Mvitu is a Land Buying App Called Mploti

If there are habits that are inherently Kenyan, then our obsession with owning huge chunks of land and property come at the very top....

Android Nougat Gains Market Share but Oreo is Missing in Action in September Distribution Numbers

Yesterday (September 12, 2017) was, fair to say, Apple's day and as everyone was focused on what Apple had to say about their new...

Zuku Fibre Launches in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as “Zuku Fire”

As of Q1 2015, Zuku had a market share of 46.8 percent in the fixed-internet market in Kenya. Fast forward to today and most Kenyans...

Safaricom, ShowMax and Jumia Heads Among Key Speakers in TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa

For the first time, TechCrunch will host its Startup Battlefield competition in Africa in an event that will go live on October 11 in...
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WhatsApp’s Co-Founder is Leaving the Company

This is quite the surprise

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Announced: Same Design, Wireless Charging, Updated Camera, Ridiculously Powerful

We now get to see the specifications of the new iPhones!

This is the iPhone X – Small Bezels, Big Screen and an Even Bigger Price

It has been ten years since Apple "defined" what a smartphone really is with the launch of the original iPhone. Despite being one of...

Here’s How to Watch Apple’s Event on Chrome, Firefox and Opera

As Karissa Bell of Mashable put it, "Apple events also have the distinction of being one of the few occasions where you remember that...
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Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Pro is a Cheaper Macbook Pro Clone

Today Xiaomi has announced several products: The Mi Mix 2 with arguably the smallest bezels we are yet to see on a phone, Mi...

Aaron Fu Leaves Nest for MEST to Help Scale it Across Africa

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a Pan-African training program, seed fund and incubator for technology entrepreneurs in Africa, has announced the appointment of...

The New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Pushes the Boundaries of Bezelless

Xiaomi was one of the first companies to shred the bezels off their smartphones when they announced the Mi Mix last year. Well, the...

Cab-Hailing Startup Little to Introduce Electric Bus in Nairobi for Public Transport as it Scouts for an Investor

Taxi-hailing startup Little has a lot on its plate at the moment. A couple of days ago, Little announced a future incorporation of Microsoft...

Here’s How to Stream the Unveilling of the New Bezelless iPhone

Apple is marking 10 years since the company introduced the iPhone to the world and it would be selfish of me not to acknowledge...
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Season 3 of Mr Robot Will be Streamed on Showmax Next Month

Great news for Showmax subscribers!

JTL Confirms Penetration into 4G Space in Memo to Customers

In May 2017, Kenya's Communication Authority awarded JTL (Jamii Telecommunications Limited) a mobile phone service license on the 700MHz frequency. The award was controversial...

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Injects KES 612 Million into Africa’s Talking Ltd.

World Bank’s private equity and venture capital arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) will put KES 619 million into Africa’s Talking. The IT startup offers...

Ethiopian Startup Gebeya Exports Developer Marketplace to the U.K., Opens London Office

Gebeya, a Pan-African software development and training company has opened a brand new marketplace platform in London, U.K. to secure and connect IT experts...

Safaricom Discontinues PrePay Roaming Top Up Service in East Africa

Mobile operator Safaricom has put an end to prepay roaming top-up services. This comes after the telecommunications company said that there are better options...
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