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

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

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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?

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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

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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
Uber raises taxi prices in Kenya

Uber raises taxi prices in Kenya

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Taxi-hailing app company Uber has increased its fares, giving in to pressure from their drivers and MPs. The company has suffered many attacks the biggest battles being the final surrender in China, the CEO’s apology after a rant to a US driver-partner, and an announcement that drivers matter, after they went on strike asking for better rates. The drivers and legislators had said higher fares would be beneficial to its thousands of independent contractors and level the playing field for other players. The firm had in July last year lowered its prices by 35 percent in a move to encourage more riders on the road, to help increase trips for drivers, but according to drivers, the prices were not sustainable. The firm now says it realizes it only works when both riders and driver-partner
Uber rebuilt its navigation app for drivers convinience

Uber rebuilt its navigation app for drivers convinience

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From providing accurate ETAs to navigating the fastest path to your destination, maps are at the heart of the Uber experience. Anyone who frequently uses ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft knows the frustration that can come from a driver and rider trying to find each other. Sometimes the driver is on the wrong side of the street, or misses their turn and sometimes the rider gives terrible directions over the phone. Uber will introduce a redesigned navigation experience built around drivers’ needs. The ride ailing company says that they've completely revamped navigation on iOS and are introducing in-app navigation on Android for the first time. Now, with one-tap, turn-by-turn directions start right away, saving time and eliminating the need to juggle multiple apps. The newly develo