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Mobile Data Is The New Battle Front for Telecommunications in Kenya

Mobile Data Is The New Battle Front for Telecommunications in Kenya

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Mobile data has become the new battle front for telecommunication companies as revenues from calls decrease and messaging apps eat into the SMS revenue stream. According to TechMoran, Mobile data internet subscriptions have created a fighting arena where telecoms have to define their dominance by offering better mobile data deals and higher internet speeds. It has come to this point. Who is faster? Who is better? In the telecommunication battle in Kenya, Safaricom 4G or Airtel 4G?  And how will pricing affect that balance. Well, very soon it will depend on how the majority of Kenyans use their cell phones, especially on social media and other online platforms. In the new digital world, efficiency needs will define your position before pricing. Airtel Kenya announced that it expect
Machine Learning Ushers In A World Of Continuous Intelligence

Machine Learning Ushers In A World Of Continuous Intelligence

Technology
Machine learning has simplified the heavy lifting of collecting and analyzing data. Even with the most advanced techniques, data scientists spend countless hours developing, testing and retooling analytic models one step at a time. Worse yet, most organizations cannot find enough data scientists to complete this labor-intensive work. The impact is that we have not yet fully realized the promise of continuous intelligence; until now. The field of machine learning offers promises to streamline the application of analytics and create a new era of autonomous data. It adds massive efficiencies to the process by automating the construction of these models. While the human mind can only comprehend a handful of data points at one time, computers can sort through millions of pieces of data to su...
Google has been asked to take down over a million websites

Google has been asked to take down over a million websites

Internet, Technology
Google has reached a new milestone in its quest to remove unlawful websites from the Internet. Google's latest transparency report reveals it has now received takedown requests for over a million different sites. With its individual URL removal request count now reaching the billions, these new figures suggest that pirates now have more options than ever when it comes to stealing digital cargo. The number of takedown requests are up significantly from last year, thanks in part to copyright-holder's increasingly widespread use of algorithms that automatically inform Google of copyright-infringing content. Google discloses how many search results it removes in its daily Transparency Report. It logs how many requests it has received too, letting users check how much content has been withdra...
Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

Mobile, Technology
Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east Africa farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones named 2Kuze. The new technology works with existing mobile money systems like M-Pesa to facilitate transactions between farmers, agents and banks. The World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) estimates there are roughly 500 million farming households across the world that fall under the category of “smallholder” made up of no more than a few hectares of land, and run primarily by family members. According to how we made it in Africa,The new innovation capitalises on the widespread use of mobile phones across Africa to conduct peer-to-peer monetary transactions, Mastercard says, and the programme is intended to increase farmer
New avatar of Nokia 3310, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 will be unveiled at MWC 2017

New avatar of Nokia 3310, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 will be unveiled at MWC 2017

Mobile, Technology
HMD (the Finnish manufacturer with exclusive rights to the Nokia brand) will announce three brand new handsets including the legend Nokia 3310 that will make its way back to the shelves at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month reports Venture Beat.  The two android phones will be the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, while a legend will also be making its way back to the shelves, the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3310 sold over 100 million units, it was known for being extremely durable and reliable, while offering long battery life. It is hence expected that the new avatar of Nokia 3310 will continue the legacy of its predecessor. To recall, Nokia had stirred the smart phone space with the recently launched Nokia 6 running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Working towards regaining its lost market position, Nokia