Twitter to Remove Legacy Blue Checkmarks Starting April 1
Twitter has announced that it will start removing legacy blue checkmarks from its platform beginning April 1st. The removal of these legacy checkmarks has been anticipated for months since CEO Elon Musk tweeted in December that the way in which they were given out was corrupt and
Huawei Introduces Intelligent Cloud Network Solution to Kenya’s Booming Data Center Industry
Huawei Technologies has launched its Intelligent Cloud Network Solution in Kenya, targeting a share of the country's multi-billion-shilling cloud computing industry. The Intelligent Cloud Network has been designed and built to address the key challenges facing organizations that
Verified Badge: Twitter Blue now available in Kenya
Kenyans on Twitter can now pay for Twitter Blue. This is now open to every account that's older than 30 days.
M-Pesa Africa launches $2 Million Office in Nairobi to serve 5 countries
M-Pesa Africa Launches Shared Service Operations Centre in Nairobi to Improve Mobile Money Transfer Services and Support Advancements.
M-Pesa Invests $2 Million in Nairobi Shared Service Operations Centre
Safaricom has announced the launch of its Shared Service Operations Centre (SSOC) for M-Pesa Africa in Nairobi, with an investment of over $2 million. The M-Pesa SSOC will be responsible for overseeing service operations and technical support, including incident monitoring and re
Factor[e] Ventures Launches Delta40 to Increase Incomes and Boost African Startups Innovation
Delta40 benefits from the support of Factor[e] Ventures and leverages the momentum of a record year for African tech startups.
Fawzia Ali appointed Safaricom Chief Consumer Business Officer
Safaricom has announced the appointment of Fawzia Ali as the Chief Consumer Business Officer after holding role in acting capacity.
Safaricom Appoints Fawzia Ali as Chief Consumer Business Officer
Safaricom has appointed Fawzia Ali as the new Chief Consumer Business Officer, effective 15th March 2023. Fawzia has been holding this role in an acting capacity since July 2022, and her appointment follows her exceptional leadership and inspiration to the team during this period
Zumi, an E-commerce Platform, Shuts Down Operations Due to Luck of Funding
Ecommerce is a rapidly growing sector in Africa, with projections indicating a positive outlook for the future. However, breaking through and achieving sustainability can be a significant challenge for startups. This is a reality that Zumi, an ecommerce startup in Kenya, recently
Google’s BARD is bad…?
Google has opened up BARD, its Artificial intelligence language model to testing in the US and the UK only.
Controversy surrounds Sama, Meta’s former content moderation partner in Kenya
Sama, a company specializing in content moderation, has recently found itself in the middle of controversy due to a series of lawsuits filed against it and its former partner, Meta (formerly known as Facebook). The latest lawsuit, filed by 43 content moderators who claim to have
Safaricom 5G Mobile Data Packages in Kenya
Safaricom recently introduced its new 5G data bundles. This development comes a few months after the company officially announced the availability of 5G in Kenya. This is still limited to select areas but should be expanding to more areas soon. You can find out if Safaricom 5G is
Safaricom, Equity, NHIF top 2023 list of “Most Loved Brands by Women”
Ipsos in Kenya and BSD Group have released the 3rd edition of The Top 100 Most Loved Brands by Women in Kenya
Huawei releases Wi Fi 7, to revolutionize internet connectivity
Huawei has unveiled the latest Wi Fi technology for East Africans which is set to revolutionize home and office internet connectivity.Known as Wi Fi 7, the set of new protocols for routers brings to the market the fastest possible internet with speeds of up 500Mps for each device
Red Hat Expands Collaboration with NVIDIA to Advance AI and 5G Solutions Across the Hybrid and Multi Cloud
Red Hat has announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to deliver radio access network (RAN) deployments on industry-standard servers across hybrid and multicloud. From private datacenters to multiple public clouds to the network edge, Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enter
Connected Kenya 2023 will take place from April 2nd to April 5th in Diani, Kwale
This year's Connected Kenya, Connected Kenya 2023, is Scheduled to take place from April 2nd to April 5th, 2023 in Diani
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Safaricom launches 5G Bundles after expanding to more counties
Before you get these 5G bundles, make sure you live in any of the areas mentioned above, and have a 5G ready phone, with a 5G signal
Redington becomes authorized distributor for Canon in Kenya
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) has announced a strategic partnership with Redington as an authorized distributor in Kenya. This move is part of Canon's vision to expand its distribution network in Africa and meet the demands of a growing market. The partnership will enable
Anchor is now part of Spotify for Podcasters
Spotify for Podcasters just got a major upgrade, and it's now more accessible than ever to creators. The popular audio streaming platform has combined with Anchor, the world's largest podcast hosting platform, to create an all-new, first-of-its-kind platform with everything podca
NBK Posts Kshs. 828 Million In Net Profit For 2022
The Bank maintained strong operational performance, reporting an operating income growth of 13% to KShs. 11.7 billion
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Tecno Spark 10 Series Set to Launch in Kenya Tomorrow
Tecno is set to launch its latest smartphones series, the Tecno Spark 10, in Kenya tomorrow. The company has sent out media invites for the event scheduled for tomorrow evening.The SPARK 10 series is the ultimate high-performance selfie phone for Gen Z, and it boasts a MediaTek H
LG Unveils Latest Cutting-Edge Innovations At 2023 MEA LG Showcase,
LG Showcase MEA 2023 is now open, marking the first time in four years that LG Electronics is presenting its latest products in the region.The two-day event is taking place at Habtoor City in Dubai, UAE, and is attended by over 400 guests. Visitors will have the chance to witness
GPT-4; Here’s everything new with OpenAI’s latest AI Model
OpenAI has announced the long-awaited GPT-4. This is a follow up to GPT-3.5 which powers the very popular ChatGPT platform.
Microsoft ADC Launches Game of Learners Season 4
Microsoft Africa Development Centre (ADC) has launched Season 4 of the Game of Learners (GOL) initiative, a hackathon that allows African university students to develop solutions to current challenges facing the continent and the world. This year's competition is being implemente
Zoho sets up first office and training center in Kenya
Zoho Corp, has announced the opening of its new office in Westlands, Nairobi to cater to its growing customer base in Kenya. This is Zoho's first physical office in the country and is set to be ready for operations in April. The office will also house a modern training center for
Samsung Electronics Offers 24-Month Warranty for Refrigerators and Washing Machines
Samsung Electronics has announced a new 24-month warranty for select refrigerators and washing machines in the East African region. This warranty is in addition to the existing 20-year warranty on the Digital Inverter Technology (DIT) and compressors, which demonstrates the compa
Samsung now offering 24 month warranty for fridges and washing machines
Samsung has announced 24 month warranty for select refrigerators and washing machines in Kenya available across all stores.
Redmi 12C is Xiaomi’s new budget offer for Kenyan market
The new Redmi 12C comes with a 6.71" HD+ display, 50MP back camera, a 5MP selfie camera, and a 5000mAh battery supporting 10W charging
Introducing the world’s first wireless OLED TV – the LG Signature M3
Introducing the LG Signature M3 - the world's first wireless OLED TV that offers a futuristic and clutter-free viewing experience. With its Zero Connect technology, the TV operates remotely without any wires, thanks to an accompanying wireless receiver box that connects all the p
Xiaomi Launches Redmi 12C Smartphone in Kenya Starting from Ksh 14,000
Xiaomi, a leading global technology company, has launched its latest entry-level device, Redmi 12C, aimed at offering exceptional performance at an affordable price. The device boasts a large 6.71″ HD+ display, a 50MP AI dual-camera...
ALX launches Software Engineering Cohort for Women in Africa
Applications for the ALX Software Engineering intake for women close on 15 March. The programme will start on 27 March.
Safaricom, Nairobi County partner for digitisation of county services
Under the agreement, Safaricom will develop and support the "My Nairobi App" that provides digital services and citizen engagement.
Applications now open for 2023 Dream VC Fellowship Program
Applications for the 2023 Dream VC Fellowship program are now open. This year, Dream VC will run two programs:
Safaricom and Nairobi City County Partner to Bring Digital Solutions to Nairobi Residents
Nairobi City County has signed a partnership with Safaricom to digitise the county’s services and operations. The partnership will see Safaricom develop and support the “My Nairobi App” as part of the “My Nairobi” hub, which will provide digital services and citizen eng
SEACOM Board Seeks Successor as CEO Oliver Fortuin Steps Down
SEACOM has announced that its Group Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Fortuin, has resigned from his position. Fortuin will continue to serve in his role until June this year and will support the SEACOM board during the process of finding his successor. Fortuin's decision to leave
Safaricom to create My Nairobi App for Nairobi County Government
Safaricom will develop and support the “My Nairobi App” as part of the “My Nairobi” hub that provides digital services and citizen engagement
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Safaricom To Automatically Use Bonga Points to Settle Okoa Jahazi Defaults
Safaricom has implemented a new policy that allows it to use its loyalty points program, known as Bonga Points, to settle unpaid credit advances called Okoa Jahazi. According to the Business Daily, the move is aimed at addressing defaults on credit advances and reducing the val
DSTV Kenya hikes prices once again
With the new prices, the DSTV Premium tier is now just too expensive for a household to pay for monthly at almost KES 10,000
TECNO Spark 10 Series launched with 32MP Selfie and 50MP main camera
TECNO has launched the brand new Spark 10 Series, which will be pushed as a new era of selfie phones in its segment.