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facebook expresswifi in Nairobi Kenya data

Facebook with internet.org affiliates has launched Free and paid Wifi in Nairobi, Kenya termed Express Wifi. The Wifi  is  currently not available in the whole country but in some specific regions that have been listed below. Facebook intends...

By Clarice on Mar 2nd, 2017
Safaricom Lipa na mpesa card, debit visa payment card

Safaricom’s Lipa Mpesa is a mobile service that allows  for payment of services and goods from your phone.  Safaricoms has now launched the Lipa na Mpesa Smart Cards  more like Debit and Visa Cards. Safaricom Lipa na mpesa payment,...

By Elvis Nyakang'i on Feb 28th, 2017
Safaricom fixed data bob collymore

Safaricom Fixed Data: Safaricom’s internet charges have not been fair to high data consumers. It has now moved to introduce fixed data plans to rival fiber suppliers like Zuku. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore spoke on Fixed Data Plans/Photo   While...

By Clarice on Feb 1st, 2017
jumia kenya

Jumia Pay: Africa’s best Mobile Money online payment-Cashless solution  – Leading pan African e­-commerce Jumia announced yesterday the launch of JumiaPay, a third party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster and more...

By Robinson Murage on Aug 23rd, 2016
Pigiame kenya classified website

PigiaMe: Kenya’s Most Trusted Classified website launches Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp chat services Photo by Pigiame.co.ke classifieds PigiaMe, Kenya’s leading classified website has launched a cutting-edge one-on-one customer relationships...

Women in Tech Kenya

The technology industry in Kenya has been dominated by men for a while.  But the huge push to encourage girls to learn code has led to the emergence of great tech ideas from women.  We went looking for these top tech women. Kenya Women in...

ads privacy

Hello Elvis, Kindly help me understand what c.betrad.com is. It keeps popping up in my antivirus as phishing scam. Source:www.ghostery.com   A number of  people using bitdefender have reported that they have received a warning of a phishing...

By Elvis Nyakang'i on Apr 17th, 2016
branch online loans kenya

Here is what you need to know about Kenya’s best instant online loan provider mobile App Branch. Branch app: Provider of instant loans online (screenshot)   Branch App News: Mobile-based financial services company Branch has raised a...

By Robinson Murage on Mar 30th, 2016
whatsapp pdf sharing

Sharing PDF, Word and other documents using whatsapp messenger     Since whatsapp was acquired by Facebook, it has improved most of its features making it one of the most used messenger apps. Whatsapp Version 2.12.555 is out loaded...

uber nairobi kenya

Uber wrangles with kenyan local taxi drivers  I tend to think the Kenyan 2012 presidential elections was won the day Jubilee party branded itself a digital government and rode to statehouse in a vehicle shouting of a new way of doing things,...

By Robinson Murage on Feb 10th, 2016
mobile payment in kenya

How Growth of Mobile Payments in the Hospitality Industry is Boosting Revenue Travelers found to favor mobile payments as industry players embrace the fast-growing trend.     The growth of mobile financial services in Kenya has created...

By Lilian Gaitho on Dec 10th, 2015
best kenya startups

Kenya is a home of innovators in east and central Africa. According to statistics that we released by Jumia Kenya on May 2nd 2015, during the launch of  its Mobile Week in Laico Regency Hotel  Nairobi, Mobile penetration in the world stands...

smart phones and social life

SMARTPHONES. 10 years ago, they were owned by a couple of people. Currently there is an average of 2 smartphones for every nine people. It is also estimated that by 2018 half of the world population will have smartphones. Smartphones have transformed...

By Elvis Nyakang'i on May 11th, 2015

Safaricom completely shut down its Mpesa services for about half day as it completed the process of moving its servers from Germany to Kenya. The final upgrade of the Mpesa servers was done on April 19, 2015 during which all Mpesa services were not available. This brings to an end 8 years of hosting the Safaricom’s Mpesa servers in Germany. The migration...

In order to cope with the ever growing competition in the tech industry, Microsoft has launched windows 10.  Windows 10 brings in an innovative phone that is fit to cope with the new generation’s demands. Windows 10 brings into board a better web experience and a new suite of in-box applications. The upgrade process to Windows 10 in all Lumia phones...

On November 5, 2014, Safaricom released its half year financial results which indicated that it recorded a net profit of ksh. 14.7 billion and a total revenue of 79.3 billion. Revenue from data usage was sh. 6.5 billion which is a rise of about 19.6 percent. Safaricom has also invested 400 million which will help in boosting data revenue. It goes without...