Technology

Mobile Brand seeks to Transform Rwanda into regional ICT Hub

Mobile Brand seeks to Transform Rwanda into regional ICT Hub

Internet, Technology
Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Rwanda to open all-round cooperation in the ICT industry. The MoU is intended to assist Rwanda in building Regional Data Centers, National Broadband, Smart Grid and Smart Education among other infrastructures to promote Rwanda to become the regional Technology Hub. Huawei also donated a Smart Education Demonstration to the Rwandan government to help promote the smart education development process. As part of its CSR efforts in Rwanda, Huawei will roll out its global CSR flagship Program Seeds for the Future in Rwanda to cultivate more localtechnology talent. “Huawei is a leading International ICT company. Rwanda attaches great importance to the impetus from ICT industry to the economic and social development. I expe
Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

social media, Technology
In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let you set an away message, and then gave the Status name to a Snapchat Stories clone. The old text status was done away with making way to a new video/image like status, Snapchat kind of stories feature, which disappears within 24 hours. The company had hoped that the new image/video stories would serve a similar function as the text-based statuses. The company has confirmed that it will bring back its old text status message feature after facing a backlash from its users. Some people preferred to keep informative status about what they were up to or what was in their minds that probably would go for a longer duration but the new feature only allows for a status to go for a day only, that is 24 hours. More so, some people prefer...
Ecommerce firm Launches a local platform to boost local manufacturers in Kenya

Ecommerce firm Launches a local platform to boost local manufacturers in Kenya

Internet, Technology
E-commerce company, Jumia, in a bid to promote local products across countries in Africa has launched a service platform called ‘Jumia Local’ in Kenya. This platform would help promote the salesand patronage of locally made goods by Kenyans. Jumia management noted that they  believe manufacturing in Kenya brings great benefits to the country. They are hence seeking  to support the entrepreneurs who are investing in Kenya by clearly labelling their products, thus giving customers the chance of buying local consciously Through this program. The local Jumia program is expected to help manufacturers navigate through the very ambiguous competition in the market and showcase their products to more people than just their immediate environment customers. To maximize the moment, Jumia said vendo
Will Machines Leave Humans in the Dust with AI Getting Brainier?

Will Machines Leave Humans in the Dust with AI Getting Brainier?

Technology
The world is on the cusp of an AI revolution. Companies around the world are already using the technology to help do everything from parse medical records to teach cars to drive themselves. Robots can recognise faces, the sound of your voice, translate foreign languages, trade stocks and play chess. They may well have got the trick down pat, but one-trick ponies they remain. Humans, on the other hand, are not specialists. Our forte is versatility. What other animal comes close as the jack of all trades? Put humans in a situation where a problem must be solved and, if they can leave their smartphones alone for a moment, they will draw on experience to work out a solution. DeepMind’s latest AI,  has cleared one of the important hurdles on the way to human-level  Artificial General In
Telkom to roll out free Wi-Fi in 290 constituencies

Telkom to roll out free Wi-Fi in 290 constituencies

Internet, Technology
Telkom Kenya Limited has announced that it will be rolling out free Wi-Fi through government funded Constituency Incubation Hubs in 290 constituencies across the country. This initiative, a partnership of the Ministry of ICT and the National Constituency Development Fund (NCDF), will see Telkom Kenya install 1,160 Constituency Incubation Hubs, 4 per constituency, which will be equipped with 40 tablet devices, per incubation hub. Managing Director of the Enterprise Division at Telkom Kenya, Kris Senanu says the Hubs are aimed at benefiting youth entrepreneurs by way of helping them develop their ICT skills and applications. “We are excited about the roll-out of this new government project. As a strategic partner to the Kenya government’s national ICT agenda, Telkom Kenya is able to