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How to Utilise Web Scraping As a Real Estate Tool

How to Utilise Web Scraping As a Real Estate Tool

Business, Internet
Recent surveys show that the internet is the most useful tool at a seller’s disposal. According to the Macquarie Real Estate Benchmark Report for Australia, 40% of buyer’s inquiries stem from internet advertisements and nine out of ten people use the internet to search for property. Furthermore, the same property can be listed on numerous online sites,  in order to increase traffic and the corresponding chance of a sale. So, what does all this mean for the unknowledgeable newcomer? Often the staggering amount of online choices and comparisons can lead to significant confusion. For those who are fed up with mindlessly scrolling through another 200 house listings, this is where web scraping comes into play. Web scraping is the most effective tool of sorting through the overwhelming
African youth, greatest consumers of digital advertisements

African youth, greatest consumers of digital advertisements

Internet
African youth are the biggest consumers of digital advertisements, hence the need for businesses to seek deeper insights on their marketing strategy around them. This is according to a report commissioned by GeoPoll in June and that sought to understand how youth consumers are interacting with the advertising they encounter from the multiple sources of media consumed daily. “We interviewed 3,710 youth aged between 15-35 years old in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa with the aim of determining the specific media platforms they consumed the ads from and how online advertising is fairing against above the line advertising media namely TV, radio and print, in terms of reach and effectiveness,” said GeoPoll in a blog post. “The insights from this survey, though no
BRCK’s Moja goes live in Nairobi,signs up Facebook,Vanu for trials in Rwanda

BRCK’s Moja goes live in Nairobi,signs up Facebook,Vanu for trials in Rwanda

Internet, Technology
BRCK's Moja, a free public WiFi project for smartphone users in Kenya which was announced in March, is now live in several areas  in Nairobi. It has also signed up partners, Facebook and Vanu, for similar trials in rural Rwanda. Vanu Inc is providing low-energy and solar-powered base stations to BRCK in Rwanda. Unlike Rwanda where BRCK is the only firm working on free public WiFi, Surf and Poa Internet are working on similar but ad free models targeted at low-cost communities at a daily, weekly or monthly fee.Free or affordable internet is a great initiative  and BRCK’s Moja has evaded the net neutrality debate by running ads to pay for Internet in Kenya. In Rwanda, Facebook’s Free basics is the main focus and might raise eyebrows. It’s not a big deal though as Airtel runs Fac
Safaricom invests into the home internet market traditionally dominated by Jamii Telecom, Wananchi Group, Telkom Kenya and Liquid Telecom

Safaricom invests into the home internet market traditionally dominated by Jamii Telecom, Wananchi Group, Telkom Kenya and Liquid Telecom

Broadband, Internet
In line with changing lives in Kenya by making homes more fun and great for work and learning, Safaricom is now providing Home Fibre. The Listed telecom operator has introduced four packages, Platinum, Gold, Silver and bronze, for its Internet to homes offering as it makes an aggressive play to grow its market share.  The Safaricom Fibre allows users to have fast, reliable and unlimited internet access from the comfort of their home. After registration, a user will be given a router and access to credentials that will enable them to have both Wireless and LAN access, with no installation charges. In the new strategy, Safaricom will charge Sh2,500 for bandwidth of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and in the bronze package and Sh9,999 for 40Mbps speeds for platinum customers. The
Kenya marked Literacy Day with focus on digital world

Kenya marked Literacy Day with focus on digital world

Internet
As the world becomes increasingly digital, being to able to access technologies such as the internet and mobile phones comes with a set of new possibilities and challenges when it comes to literacy. According to UNESCO, "literacy is now understood as a means of identification, understanding, interpretation, creation, and communication in an increasingly digital, text-mediated, information-rich and fast-changing world". Kenya Friday joined other UNESCO member States in marking the 51st International Literacy Day (ILD). The Director of Adult and Continuing Education in the Ministry of Education, Irreneous Kinara said the day will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world.’ National celebration of the event is being conducted at Isinya Mult