Qatar Airways’ customers to pay for flight tickets via M-Pesa

Qatar Airways’ customers to pay for flight tickets via M-Pesa

Business, Mobile
Qatar Airways passengers can now pay for tickets using M-Pesa after the airline entered into a partnership with Safaricom. Reports Business Daily Africa Qatar Airways country manager, Sami Debbiche, said that the new payment solution has been introduced to give passengers a flexible payment method. “The partnership will enable our passengers book tickets at any given time through the use of their mobile phones,” said Mr Debbiche. The deal allows Qatar's customers make online bookings or through the reservations office and pay through M-Pesa. “We are proud to be associated with Qatar Airways. Our goal is to remain relevant to market needs and this is the reason why M-Pesa is constantly seeking strategic partnerships aimed at meeting our customers

GameOver Zeus virus could be lying dormant in thousands of American computers

Cyber Security, Internet, Mobile
Is your computer ALREADY infected with dangerous Gameover Zeus software? Virus could be lying dormant in thousands of American computers writes Daily Mail Reporter Up to one million computers worldwide have been infected by 'Gameover Zeus' The software can lie dormant on computers before draining accounts Thousands of American computers may be infected with the malware, which is extremely sophisticated and can evade anti-virus software An international police effort has halted the spread of the botnet, giving computer users two weeks to install anti-virus before the virus hits again A RUSSIAN gang of alleged cyber criminals are thought to be responsible for a potentially devastating computer virus already thought to have emptied bank accounts of nearly £60m worldwide. reports

Video Quality Report: Don’t Blame Us for Slow YouTubes, Says Google

Internet, Mobile, social media
Google has unveiled Google Video Quality Report, “a simple tool to see the level of video quality your Internet service provider can play YouTube.” U.S. and Canada-based YouTube watchers can run it on their machines starting now. Reports According to Google, the report measures the speed at which video bytes are transferred from the host server to your screen and delivers a rating: either YouTube HD verified, Standard Definition, or Lower Definition. The rating report is based on anonymized data from billions of users collected over a 30-day period. The above video explains Google’s reasoning behind launching the report, which basically sums up as: It sucks when a YouTube video takes forever to load. But the real reason for the report is to convince you that it is rarely Go

Safaricoms’ Mpesa, Airtel Money to brace for new entrant Equity Bank, as competition for mobile money market share heats up

Business, Internet, Mobile
Equity Bank goes for special SIM cards for its mobile money service reports In Summary Equity Bank plans to issue consumers with the ultra-slim SIM cards that can sit on the back of normal SIM cards, saving users the trouble of migrating or carrying two phones. The layered SIM card can receive and make calls as an independent line and comes loaded with mobile wallets for financial services. The special SIM card allows users to access financial services and make cheap international phone calls by diverting traffic from the parent network to the carry-on SIM. Equity Bank’s customers will get special SIM cards to simultaneously access the lender’s mobile virtual network without parting ways with the existing telecoms operators. Equity

Microsoft Skype Translator to Interpret Calls in Real Time

Business, Mobile, social media
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been showing off a development version of the software, translating between German and English. Windows 8 users will be able to try a beta version by year's end Reports Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showed off Skype Translator on Tuesday, an upcoming feature aiming at real-time interpretation of voice calls within two years. The development version of the software was demonstrated at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., where it interpreted between German and English in a conversation, Verge reports. There are plans to add several languages, including Chinese. Windows 8 users will be able to use a beta version of Skype Translator by the end of the year, said Gurdeep Pall, Microsoft’s vice president of Skype and Lync. Mic