Check Point Software’s 2022 Security Report: Global Cyber Pandemic’s Magnitude Revealed
Check Point Research has released its 2022 Security Report. From the SolarWinds attack at the beginning of the year, which presented a whole new level of sophistication and spread, all the way through to December and...
DPO Group granted regulatory licence to provide payments services in Nigeria
One Payment Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Pan-African digital payments group, DPO Group has been granted a licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide certain types of payments services to businesses across...
Severus launches limited edition “African Hero” NFT collection
The NFT collection depicts the North African, Septimius Severus(AD145 - AD211) during his reign as the Roman emperor from AD193 to AD211
ByBit launches NFT Market place
The NFT Marketplace, ByBit promises, is set to become a one-stop shop that will bring together artists, creators and collectors.
Telkom Kenya Services Down including Data and Calls
All Telkom Kenya services are currently unavailable including calls and data. The telco has reported a major service interruption ongoing.
Samsung Kenya bets on Online Shopping in new partnership
Samsung has gotten into a partnership with BrandCart Limited to launch an online shop offering deliveries across Kenya
I&M Bank Kenya rolls out unsecured lending solution to customer
I&M Bank Kenya has rolled out an unsecured lending solution, which will make it more convenient and quicker for its customers to access unsecured loans through an automated platform. The Bank has placed digitization at the...
Samsung Launches Dedicated Online Store in Kenya – Here are Five Things to Know
Earlier today, Samsung officially unveiled its new online brand shop in partnership with BrandCart. Through this store, customers will be able to buy a wide range of Samsung products and have then delivered to them...
I&M Bank rolls out unsecured loans of up to KES 3 Million
I&M Bank customers will access a minimum of 50K up to a maximum of 3 million without providing any collateral or guarantor as security.
Equity Introduces One till Number For Merchants to Accept Payments from Different Channels
Equity bank has today announced that it is rolling out one till number that will allow merchants to receive digital payments efficiently. Through this till number, merchants will be able to receive payments form different...
Equity’s new Till Number platform works with all wallets including M-Pesa
With the new One Equity Till Number, merchants will be able to receive payments from all mobile wallets including M-Pesa, Airtel Money etc
What to expect from Samsung’s game changing Exynos 2200 Processor
Samsung in 2019 announced a partnership with AMD that would see the graphics company build a GPU for Exynos smartphone processors. Well, 2 years and a pandemic later, Samsung has today announced its new flagship...
The OPPO A16k and OPPO A55 Smartphones Are Now Available in Kenya
OPPO has today announced the availability of two new smartphones in the Kenyan market. The two are the OPPO A16k and the OPPO A55. They come to the market lee than two weeks after the...
72% of Konza City Phase 1 taken up by Investors
Konza Technopolis Development Authority has announced that 72% of the land available for investment in Konza City has been up by investors.
OPPO A16K and OPPO A55 officially launched in Kenya
OPPO has officially launched the OPPO A16K and the OPPO A55 in Kenya. The OPPO A16K costs KES 20,000 while the OPPO A55 costs KES 26,000.
Netflix increases prices in US & Canada
Netflix has announced increased subscription fees in the United States and Canada in what appears to now be annual expected change.
Bolt announces new €628 million funding round to accelerate the transition to shared mobility and sustainable transport options
Bolt has announced its largest-ever funding round to fast-track the mission to have cities move in more affordable and sustainable ways. Part of the funds will be used to accelerate the expansion of Bolt’s new and...
December 2021’s Most Wanted Malware: Trickbot, Emotet and the Log4j plague
Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for December 2021. In a month that saw the Apache Log4j vulnerability sweep the internet, researchers reported that Trickbot is still the most prevalent malware, albeit...
PayPal to Equity Withdrawals now Take One Day
Even as PayPal to M-Pesa withdrawals took just a few minutes, it always surprised me how withdrawing to Equity Bank took up to 3 days. I never saw the appeal of using this option as...
Huawei plans to launch 3 products in Kenya in Q1 2022
Huawei is bringing in a phone, a tablet and a smartwatch to the Kenyan market in the first quarter of 2022.
The Huawei nova 9 Is Set to Be Launched in Kenya Soon
Huawei has confirmed that it will be launching the nova 9 smartphone in Kenya in the coming weeks. The company did not share the exact date but said that this phone is one of the...
CANON PARTICIPATES IN WORLD MAJLIS EVENT ‘EQUIPPING YOUTH TO THRIVE: RETHINKING EDUCATION FOR A WORLD OF CHANGE’ AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI
Canon highlighted its commitment towards empowering children and youth by providing equal education and learning opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai by being an active contributor in the conversation led by World Majlis on exploring the...
Equity expands to Insurance Sector with launch of ‘Equity Life Assurance’
The insurance sector in Kenya is characterised by low penetration levels, currently estimated at 2.4% attributed to a number of factors
Crypto Trends to expect from Africa in 2022
A significant development on the continent which potentially slipped under the radar was Kenya’s ranking as the world’s leader in P2P trading
Twitter rolls out TikTok style reaction video feature on iOS
Twitter is testing a new feature called “quote tweet with reaction,” that lets users post reaction videos to tweets. Currently being tested on iOS, users can embed a copy of a tweet into a video...
ASUS Launches Innovative New Laptops AT CES 2022
ASUS announced the latest lineup of innovations at the Incredible Unfolds virtual launch event, continuing the brand’s legacy of pushing the PC industry into new territory with the breakthrough foldable design of Zenbook 17 Fold...
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Owners in Kenya Start Receiving One UI 4 (Android 12)
Samsung has started rolling out One UI 4 Update to Galaxy Z Flip3 users in Kenya. One UI 4 is based on Android 12 and officially started seeding to users in other markets last month...
Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 FE is good, but comes at a weird time
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes a few days before the launch of the Galaxy S22 Series. But it features really good specifications
Galaxy Z Flip3 users in Kenya receive Android 12 Update
Samsung rolls out Android 12 Update for Galaxy Z Flip3 users in Kenya
The OPPO A95 is Now Available in Kenya for Ksh 34,000
OPPO has today announced the availability of its latest smartphone, the OPPO A95, in Kenya. The OPPO A95 is available in Kenya for Ksh 34,000. This is the successor to the A94 that has been in retail stores in Kenya since last year. As it is with other devices in OPPO’s A-serie
IFC becomes Equity’s second-largest shareholder
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is set to become Equity Bank's second-largest shareholder after purchasing Britam’s stake
Bolt encourages drivers to vaccinate
Bolt, the leading on-demand mobility platform in Africa, kicked off the vaccination drive in Kenya at the beginning of December, encouraging drivers to protect them against the spread of COVID-19 and increase vaccine uptake in the country. The initiative allocated 1,000 vaccines
Showmax announces Single-ish, a new Kenyan Original series,
Showmax is kicking off 2022 by announcing its next Original series in Kenya, Single-ish, a 13-part drama series that will premiere on the platform on 20 January 2022. Adapted from the hit South African series...
Netflix ‘Fast Laughs’ is a TikTok-like feed of Funny Movie Clips
Netflix has rolled out Fast Laughs column with short TikTok-like clips of funny scenes from different movies and shows.
Banks who benefit most from Free M-Pesa transfers want CBK to re-introduce charges
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) will be lobbying to have the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) re-introduce transactions between Banks and Mobile Money wallets in 2022.
Airtel joins Telkom in support of cheaper rates; Safaricom remains hesitant
Airtel argues that CA’s reduction takes into consideration the 7 year delay and that it is fully aligned with the interests of the consumer.
Safaricom goes to court opposing CA’s cheaper interconnection rates
Safaricom in its filing says the CA ignored its own procedures and reached a conclusion before the end of the process it had initiated.
Realme GT 2 Pro to be launched in Kenya early 2022
Realme is touting the upcoming GT 2 Pro as the world’s first smartphone with a back cover made of eco-friendly material.
Safaricom rewards 72 M-PESA business owners in the ongoing Biashara Ni M-PESA Promotion.
Safaricom has today rewarded 72 M-PESA business owners with pick-ups and tuk-tuks as part of the ongoing Biashara Ni M-PESA Promotion. 8 business owners from the 8 regions including Coast, Western, Central, Eastern, Nairobi, Rift...