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Project Loon

Telkom Kenya to Finally Use Google Balloons to Increase 4G Coverage

In August 2017, we covered Alphabet’s ‘Wi-Fi for the World’ Project dubbed Loon. At that time, 10 balloons were deployed in Nakuru, Nyeri, Nanyuki,...

Facebook Reverses Ban on Some Crypto-Ads, Updates Stories as It Reaches 400m Daily Users

Facebook & Co. Facebook relaxed its ban on some cryptocurrency adverts. The company will now allow some preapproved advertisers to promote crypto businesses and services, like...
Loon

Google Seeking Telco Partners for Full Project Loon Roll-Out in Kenya

X, a research and development company mothered by Google and prides itself of pioneering internet balloons famously known as Project Loon is seeking partnership...

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...

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
microsoft-github

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...
google egg salad emoji

Google Removed Egg From Salad Emoji and Twitter Wants a Fight

  Emojis are a huge part of our texting culture and they have shaped how we express various feelings and emotions to other people around...

Google to Offer KES 200 Million in Grants for the Kenya-based Impact Challenge Winners

While organizations such as HiiL are scouting for local talent that can create exciting and possibly, scalable solutions for justice innovation, search engine and...
smartphone use

How to do a Reverse Phone Lookup

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to investigate a phone number. Most people do this when they receive a call from...
google i/o 2018

Here are the Major AI Infused Announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google's AI focused strategy is scaringly good
Allo

Google Suspends Allo Which Has Been a Ghost Town Since Launch

Bad news to the few Allo users out there
April Fools Day

Top 5 April Fool’s Day 2018 Pranks by Corporates Around the World

April Fool's Day is the defacto pull a prank day and in the recent past, the pranks have moved from just between friends to...
Cryptocurrency

Google to Cut the Cord On Cryptocurrency-Related Ads

Ever since human being discovered that they they can make a quick buck by buying and selling cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, another set of...
Charles Murito, Google Kenya Country Manager

Google’s Job Hunting Feature Expands Services to Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

According to Charles Murito, Google Kenya country manager, job openings are one of the most searched terms, in Kenya. “The essence of getting jobs is something...
Nokia 8 Sirocco Android One

What it Means to Have Nokia Smartphones As Part of Android One

You may have heard from all the news coming from Barcelona (MWC 2018) that HMD Global has partnered with Google to bring all their...
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...
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....
pixel Visual Core

Google Enables Pixel 2’s ‘Visual Core’ For Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat To Take Better Photos

Pixel 2 owners are getting a sweet treat this February as the Pixel Visual Core will be enabled for better photos on third party apps

Apple and Google 2017 Earnings Exceed Forecasts Despite Individual Challenges

Two of the most important tech companies in the world. Google and Apple, announced their Q4 2017 financials on February 1, 2018, and to...
datally

Google Launches Datally, A Data Saving App for Android Users

We moved from an era where we used what we colloquially term as 'feature phones' that had limited functionality and data use to smartphones...
New Look Google Maps

Google Maps Gets A Facelift With New Colour Scheme and Icons

We have been using Google Maps for the last 12 years and it has innately become the defacto way to know where we are,...
google launchpad

Google Launchpad Africa Opens Space in Nigeria, First Applications Open

Back in March, Google Launchpad accelerator programme expanded its reach to accept applications from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. In...
cisco

Cisco Partners with Google to Offer a Robust Hybrid Cloud Platfrom

Cisco, an IT and networking company has partnered with Google to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that aims to help clients take full advantage...

Everything Google Announced at Their 2017 Made by Google Event

Google held their second "Made by Google" event on the 4th of October 2017 and as all eyes were on the new Pixel devices,...

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

Google is betting big on hardware

Everything We Expect Google to Announce on October 4

Apple's event came and is now gone and naturally, the spotlight shifts to mother Google who is gearing up for an event on October...
Project Loon

Google’s ‘Wi-Fi for the World’ Loon Project Launches in Kenya

  Google’s Project Loon that purposes to get everyone connected to the internet has started its pilot tests in Kenya. Project Loon was conceptualized more than...
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