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AIG startups in Nigeria to get zero data charges in app deal from MTN

This week, online marketplace Kaymu becomes the latest member of the Africa Internet Group (AIG) network of companies to get zero data apps on the MTN network and this follows previous announcement of similar services for ecommerce giant Jumia and hotel booking platform Jovago. This is how it works. MTN is offering these startups zero-rate […]

Facebook Has Launched A New Startup named Coolan

Last week, Facebook’s extraordinary three-year-old Open Compute Project passed yet another milestone: it spawned its first commercial startup led by one of the people who helped birth the organization. And the startup, named, Coolan is following very closely in OCP’s game-changing footsteps. Reports the INC Coolan was founded by Amir Michael, the former leader of Facebook’s […]

Five African startups from Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya Get Grants From Microsoft 4Africa

Committed to helping Africa improve its global competitiveness, the software giant, Microsoft Corp. has said that five African startups from Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya will get innovation grants designed to provide the financial support needed to cross borders and empower the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs in Africa. Microsoft 4Africa initiative is expected place […]

DHL grow its logistics business, by acquiring stake in Mall for Africa’s Link Commerce

The logistics firm DHL has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in Mall for Africa’s Link Commerce, in a bid to grow its logistics business in Sub-Saharan Africa and other global emerging e-commerce markets. The acquisition in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm helped it launch its DHL Africa eShop platform. DHL went live with the […]

How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

Over the past 10 years, technology has revolutionised our daily interactions, transactions and even how we think. It has progressed in almost every field imaginable, with the creation of amazing tools and resources that put vital information at our fingertips. “If there is anything that has had an enormous impact on the lives of Kenyans, […]

Can Technology curb corruption?

Technology is changing and challenging governments around the world. With data analytics and artificial intelligence, new technologies present governments with tremendous opportunities to improve public services, get better value-for-money, and curb corruption. Governments need to become fit-for-purpose in the digital era. Faced with the rising expectations of digital natives, they realize that business-as-usual is over. […]

Netflix launches in 190 countries globally including Kenya

Las Vegas, January 6, 2016 — Netflix launched its service globally, simultaneously bringing its Internet TV network to more than 130 new countries around the world. The company made the announcement — and the service went live — during a keynote by Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings at CES 2016. “Today you are witnessing […]

Microsoft To Expand Azure Cloud Footprint in Europe

Satya Nadella has announced a new UK cloud region and data centre expansion, after Microsoft acquired cloud data protection company Secure Islands. Speaking at the company’s annual Future Decoded event in London, Nadella plans to release a number of data centres and a local Azure Cloud region to boost its presence in the UK in […]

Safaricom Foundation Launches $500K Tech for Good Fund

Safaricom has set aside Ksh 5om ($500,000) social entrepreneurs out there but to the many who still believe in welfare, this is a great move for them as Safaricom Foundation announces a Ksh 50m fund for social entreprises. VC and PE firms see entrepreneurship as business and every business should make a dime of whatever […]

Truecaller says mobile-first Africa shows great potential for growth

The phonebook is a critical tool for billions of people who use it on a daily basis — but despite all of today’s advanced technology, little has been done to make the mobile experience more intelligent, relevant and personal. Truecaller is a service that transforms the phonebook with a set of smart features to make it […]