Author: Lynn Wandia

App scams on the rise as mobile shopping increases

App scams on the rise as mobile shopping increases

Cyber Security, Internet, Mobile
Smart phones now ‘big business’ for online criminals. With the rampant increase of these devices around the globe, fraudsters have taken control of phones and run up huge bills for victims using rogue mobile applications. Mobile malware is rapidly increasing at a high rate. Smart phone users are getting a nasty surprise when they see their monthly bills, discovering that they have run up huge phone bills for premium-rate text messages they did not send. This is one of the latest scams being used by online criminals to profit from the recent boom in smart phones and mobile web applications (apps), experts at GetSafeOnline.org are warning today. The latest research from Get Safe Online shows that 17% of smart phone users now use their phone for money matters and this doesn’t escape
African Business Arena considered more ideal for start ups

African Business Arena considered more ideal for start ups

Startups, Technology
When investors set to identify best  locations to place their investments, Africa is less likely to come to mind yet the investment scene in Africa has experienced a surge of activity over the last few years, fueling speculation that Africa could be the next big start up hub. Innovation has accelerated with new ideas and technologies spreading across the region. Among the sectors that have really thrived in this region are eCommerce and mobile industries. In addition, sub-Saharan Africa was estimated to see GDP growth of around 5% in 2014. This has been realized and the economic scene has evolved rapidly. That’s substantially faster than the developing-country average. According to focus economics, the continent expects an economic growth of 3.2% in 2017. In addition, the Afri
Africans heavily use Opera Mini for internet connectivity

Africans heavily use Opera Mini for internet connectivity

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Connectivity in Africa has increased over the years. The mobile phone technology has especially spear headed rampant internet connectivity across the region. The birth of mobile in Africa really occurred at the turn of the 21st century and by the early 2000s, mobile network operators were working across the continent to connect Africans everywhere. Opera mini, a celebrated browser celebrated its 1ooMillion opera users in Africa in November 2016. This clearly indicates that technology is creating a more connected world, powered by great technology and services. This increased internet connectivity in Africa breaks down barriers that limit access to information, education and fun in Africa. Opera's state of the Mobile Web Africa Report 2016 indicates Ghanaians, Kenyans, Seychellois
Software firm aims to empower women in Technology

Software firm aims to empower women in Technology

Women
Inspiring women to enter and invest in technology from a young age is the greatest milestone software development company can take. This encourages more female participant in the male-dominated industry while increasing the Return  in Investments margin in a great way. In many developing countries, women are confined to traditional roles and have limited access to capital, training and technology that could enrich their lives. Such inequality does not only affect women but the entire community at large as it loses out on a huge section of manpower. Mark Thomas, the CEO of Coderus, a software firm looking to raise the profile of women in its workforce says that  in next few years, the ratio of men to women will continue to balance out across the industry. According to data released
Jumia Black Friday promotes e-Commerce in Africa

Jumia Black Friday promotes e-Commerce in Africa

Business, Internet
The Christmas offer starts early in Kenya. Jumia, a Nigerian based online retailer is the leader of the new class of e-commerce business in Africa. With the Jumia black Friday trending, Kenyans are in the rush to get products from the online stores at the low costs. The Jumia black Friday is an indicator that technology in Africa has advanced as most of the items on sale are electrical appliances and mobile phones. With the device prices low, more people are expected to get connected via mobile phones to access the online stores boosting the mobile phone usage in the country and Africa at large. In addition, Black Friday is a period selected by sellers to appreciate its customers with giveaways at discounted prices. The Jumia black Friday 2016 sale in Kenya started on the 14th of...