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TrueCaller Unsurprisingly Drops Support for Windows 10 Mobile

Other than me, the entire set of my friends use TrueCaller, a call and SMS ID app that has gunned popularity in some of...
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Instagram is Rolling Out 4 Way Group Video Chat That Has a Nice Trick

Today, Instagram has launched group video calls on Instagram Direct as reported by the tech publication TechCrunch. This feature was officially launched during this year's F8 and it...
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Firefox Testing Integrated Tool That Shows You Whether Your Login Details Were Hacked

Mozilla announced that Firefox is testing a new tool, Firefox Monitor, a tool that will help you know if your account was compromised in a...
Google Survey

Pay-As-You-Go Market Research Tool, Google Survey Launches in Kenya

Google Survey, a business product that facilitates customized market research has finally launched in Kenya. The service, which launched back in March 2012 was...
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Facebook is Testing a Tool That Shows How Much Time You Spend on It

It is no surprise that we spend a lot of time on social media and the biggest social network currently is Facebook. Although time...

Intel CEO Resigns, IGTV Launches, Facebook’s AI Fight Against Fake News

Instagram debuts their Youtube competitor, IGTV The long form video platform will allow anyone to upload videos either from the dedicated IGTV app or through...
Infinix Note 5

Infinix Note 5 Launches with A.I Camera Modes, 3-Day Battery and Android One

The Infinix Note 5 has finally seen the light of day. The device, which will be targeted at those looking for a productivity gadget...
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Algeria Shutdown the Internet, Again, To Curb Exam Cheating

Algeria's government made a "smart move" - in their opinion and shut down the internet on Wednesday, 20 June 2018. This move, they say,...

Facebook is Using AI to Fight Fake News

Fake news was a big topic in 2017 and it is still a major problem in 2018. Since such content is spread on websites...
Lawyer Waikwa Wanyoike

Law Society of Kenya Seeks to be Enjoined in Case Against Cybercrimes Act

After Kenya's president signed to law the contentious Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) was quick on its feet to...
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Top 5 Women in Tech Programs in Kenya

4 out of 8 girls drop STEM courses for more “feminine” degrees, women thriving in these industries mentor, inspire and motivate young women in tech.
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Technovation Challenge Bridging the STEM Gender Gap

“If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, then we have to open doors to everyone. We need all hands...

AT&T-Time Warner Merger now Legal, Net Neutrality Is Dead and Bow to Blockchain Religion

AT&T now allowed to merge with Time Warner, US Court rules. Last week on Monday, US court judge ruled that AT&T can complete its $85B...
Google Podcasts vs Pocket Casts

Google Podcasts is a Great Alternative to Pocket Casts

I like Google Podcasts already, but Pocket Casts is still my number one choice
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Infinix Hot S3 Finally Available in Kenya Exclusive to Safaricom

After the longest delay, we have seen yet, the Infinix Hot S3 has finally been unveiled in Kenya. The smartphone, which has been available...
OPPO Find X

OPPO’s Bezel-less, Notch-less Find X Might Be Coming to Kenya

2018 has been the year of notches, thanks to the desire by every OEM to build a phone with a near bezelless display. So...
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Facebook Testing Video Monetizing Tools To Lure in Creators

Today, Facebook has made a major move on their video platform that would lure in creators from a platform like YouTube. Facebook says they are...
TECNO Mobile

TECNO Joins the Big Boys as One of Africa’s Most Admired Electronics Brand

TECNO Mobile has grown to be a household name in the African continent, thanks to the brand's ever-growing popularity across many countries. An evidence...
Safaricom M-Pesa Loyalty

Safaricom Launches M-Pesa Loyalty Promotion Ahead of Proposed Mobile Money Tax Increase

Safaricom has launched a promotion dubbed “Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu” that is aimed at rewarding Safaricom subscribers who use the company's mobile money service for...

Kenyan Developers Can Now Register as Merchants To Sell Apps on Play Store

On the consumer side, we are presented a list of free and paid apps on an app store and Google Play is no different....
Uber Navigation

You Can No Longer Book or Pay for an Uber Via Google Maps

Sometime in early 2017, Google Maps introduced a neat feature where users could book an Uber without opening the online ride-sharing app. The development...
A drone flies over the archaeological site of Cerro Chepen as it takes pictures in Trujillo

Set Back as Kenyan Legislators Invalidate Drone Regulations

Back in March this year, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) gazetted the proposed Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems Regulations, 2017 which set to legalize the...

The Startup Ecosystem in Africa Is Thriving – These Tech Stories Are Here to Prove It

The innovation revolution in Africa is on a rise, from startups that not only bring major impact to the local countries but also cross...

[UPDATED] Safaricom is Carrying Out a Routine Exercise to Verify Till/Pay Bill Numbers as it Disfavours Revised Excise Duty

Some of you may have observed that some small businesses, especially those at the grassroots that have, for some time, been accepting payment via...
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Alipay and WeChat Pay Coming to Kenya via Equitel

The recent influx of Chinese expatriates in the country, thanks to a number of China-funded projects, has seen a spike in a number of...
Techno Brain CEO

TechnoBrain Seals an Agriculture-Empowering Deal for Africa Farmers with Microsoft

It appears that the partnership between Microsoft and TechnoBrain is taking another leap. A few weeks ago, the two technology companies sealed a deal...
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DStv Users Get Data Bundles for World Cup on the Go

We are in another World Cup year and since this is 2018, satellite TV is not the only way we consume content at home....
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Google Opens Its First AI Research Centre in Africa

Google is spreading their AI researching capabilities to Africa
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Microsoft Buys Github, Apple Trolls Facebook, Dramatic Departure of WhatsApp Founders from Facebook

In this week's Clicked, we cover Github's acquisition by Microsoft, Apple's WWDC and the shade they gave Facebook and the expensive split from Facebook...
Kris Senanu

Telkom Rekindles its Enterprise Arm with Ambitious Connectivity Targets

Sometime in 2016, Orange Kenya, which now runs its trade as Telkom, was acquired by Helios Investment Partners. At the moment, the U.K. firm...
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