Mobile Money Interoperability

Seamless Mobile Money Transactions Between Airtel and Safaricom to Begin Next Week

In January, Safaricom and Airtel announced that they were testing mobile money interoperability among their staff. This meant that M-Pesa users who receive money...
whatsapp voice notes

WhatsApp Adds a Nifty Feature To Make Recording Voice Notes Easier

WhatsApp has a large audience which is 1.5 billion strong and in Kenya, it is no doubt the most popular way people communicate with...
mark zuckerberg facebook

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Screwed Up in Several Areas

Facebook is still trying to repair its image after a disastrous March thanks to privacy concerns. The company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has also been...
Pangea Participant

Kenya-dominated List of Finalists for Pangea’s Investment Program is Out

Recently launched in Kenya, Pangea, a Norwegian accelerator platform that connects African start-ups with international funding and expertise, has shortlisted 11 start-ups that will...
TECNO F Series

TECNO’s New F-Series Brings Android Oreo (Go Edition) and Full-Screen Display

TECNO has pulled a surprise move by announcing a new smartphone lineup, adding to its budget portfolio. So far, TECNO's budget offerings include newcomers...
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Facebook is Hiring a Public Policy Head for East Africa Amid Privacy-Fueled Backlash

World’s top social media site (by a landslide), Facebook, is looking forward to intensifying its reach in the East Africa region. The platform, which...
Equity Bank CEO, Dr. James Mwangi

Equity Bank Cuts PayPal Withdrawal Fees in New Tariff Announcements

It is apparent that PayPal is one of the world’s most popular online payment service. Its popularity is tied to a huge number of...
bake awards nominees 2018

Kenya Blog Awards (BAKE Awards 2018) Nominees List is Out

Here is a list of the nominees in the BAKE Awards for the year 2018
Loan fraud

You are Probably Being Scammed By a Bunch of Online Fraudsters for Mobile Loans

Every month, I keep bumping on new instant mobile loan apps. Their popularity makes sense in a nation that has made key strides in...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

End of the Road for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

When Samsung launched the S6 and S6 Edge back in 2015, it marked the beginning of a new era. It was the first time...
Reddit new design

Reddit is Rolling Out its New Redesign in Over a Decade

Reddit is one of those social networks that have largely stuck with their classic user interface since  the mid 2000s. When other networks moved...
intel core i9 mobile

Intel Announces Core i9 For Mobile, 6 Core Laptops Will Be a Thing

Intel is one of the top processor manufacturers and you may have bought a laptop that is powered by either their Atom, Celeron or...
Nokia 1

Entry-Level Nokia 1 to Hit Stores in Kenya Mid April

About a month ago, HMD Global announced that their entry-level smartphone will be the Nokia 1. The device which is the first to run...
Facebook survey

Facebook is Running Surveys To Gauge People’s Perception Post Scandals

Facebook had a rough March and the dominoes started falling after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This scandal which involved data from 50 million accounts...
Telkom Move

Telkom Kenya Launches Move, a PostPay Plan Packed with Lots of Bundles – for Less

After its rebrand from Orange to Telkom Kenya, Kenya’s third largest mobile operator has released several products to appeal to a range of demands...
kplc prepaid meters

Inflated Electricity Bills Fund Bitcoin Mining by Kenya Prisoners

A few months after a section of the Kenyan population was up in arms over what they termed as inflated electricity bills, it has...

Kenya’s ICT Authority Appoints Former Ministry of ICT Director as CEO in Acting Capacity

Kenya’s ICT Authority has new acting CEO. Mr. John Sergon takes the CEO tasks from Mr. Robert Mugo who has headed the corporation in acting...

Branch to Launch in India Following a $70 Million Series B Investment

  Mobile loans apps have been booming for the past half a decade or so. It is a lucrative market that continues to see new...
Facebook privacy redesign

Facebook Redesigns Privacy Settings, Will Allow Deleting Old Posts That You Don’t Like

March has not been kind to Facebook. Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica story and its subsequent ban by the company, it has led its...

SUB2 is Safaricom’s Smartwatch Fitness Tool for Marathoners that Target to Break Existing Records

With the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) across the globe, local mobile telecoms provider Safaricom has been involved in activities that develop and...
firefox facebook container extension

This Firefox Extension Will Contain Facebook’s Tracking Behaviour

We know that Facebook tracks the hell out of you in order to serve targeted ads across its network. That is why you could...
Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Family Brings a Notch, Home Button and Triple Cameras to the Game

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are all about the cameras (and the notch of course) and they are packing quite the punch on paper
twitter bans cryptocurrency ads

Twitter Will Start Banning Cryptocurrency Ads From Today

We have seen a cryptocurrency boom where thanks to the success of Bitcoin, other versions have erupted and now we have a ton of...
Uber Driver Stairs

Uber App Navigates Driver Down Flight of Stairs to Exit Parking Lot

In an effort to stay fit and healthy, we have heard of the advice that you should use the stairs and avoid escalators and...
Telkom FomNi50 Winner

Telkom Kenya’s #FormNi50 Lives On as Nairobi-based Winners Target Ride Sharing Services

Telkom Kenya is pushing its #FormNi50 campaign that was launched more than one month ago. The promotion was launched to highlight the telco’s key...
Paul Ndichu

Mobile Financial App SimbaPay Launches SMS-based Bot for Remittances

SimbaPay has launched SimbaPay chatbot built with AI features to allow international money transfers via SMS

Facebook Denies Logging Call and SMS History Without Permission

Facebook has been on the hot seat for the past one week and it started from the circus that has been Cambridge Analytica's scandal...
Patricia, Samsung EA

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Officially Hit Kenyan Store Shelves

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be available countrywide as from today at Samsung Experience stores and other retailers such as Safaricom Shop.
Equity Bank CEO, Dr. James Mwangi

Equity Bank to Fully Digitize Lending Services by Mid 2018 with Key Focus on AI

Equity Bank announced its performance for FY 2017 during the investor briefing earlier this morning. At the event that was steered by the Group's CEO...
Rumoured TECNO Camon X

TECNO’s Next Camon to Bring “Unheard-of Camera Features”

TECNO Mobile, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in Africa by sales volume and the leading smartphone vendor in Kenya has started teasing their...

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