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LG picks Nairobi as pioneer Africa hub to launch its latest products

LG picks Nairobi as pioneer Africa hub to launch its latest products

Technology
LG, the global electronics giant, has chosen Kenya as one of its pioneering African markets where it intends to launch its latest technological innovations. The South Korean company says it is planning to introduce its latest technology products in Nairobi. Janghoon Eric Chung, the company’s managing director for Africa Logistics said that they are looking to launch our new products in Kenya because it has an ever-increasing middle and top class. LG considers the country quite stable and with an ever-improving service industry underpinned by sound infrastructure. He added that although LGs’ products were primarily tailored for the high-end market, the company perceived the Kenyan market as one of a few in Africa with a strong inclination for modern technology and the latest electro
Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Cyber Security, Mobile, Technology
Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. Government spies can take total control of your smartphone to look at your browser history, see emails and texts and listen to conversations. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has denied plans to use the yet to be installed Device Management System to carry out phone spying on its users after various media platforms reported so. According to the CA, the Device Management System (DMS), which comes into effect on 21 February, will be able to detect counterfeit devices in the country and stop SIM Box technology which is illegal in Kenya. However, reports in local mainstream media suggest that the system will be able to tap into user's information and the government will have the powe...
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
Uber Kenya unveils revamped rider App

Uber Kenya unveils revamped rider App

Startups, Technology
Uber Kenya has unveiled a revamped rider application. A “where to?” feature was added, unlike the old version that focused on where the rider was departing from, this new feature starts with the riders destination. Speaking at the forum in Nairobi, Uber Kenya’s Operations Lead said, that the Ridsharing App rebuilt the application from the ground-up putting the riders at the heart of it. The redesigned rider app is faster, smarter, and more reliable than before. According to IT News Africa, Kenyans are taking to the app with a 68 percent adoption rate. The revamped Uber app now includes features such as upfront pricing and estimate time of arrival at the destination, so that riders have the information they need to make the best decision for their wallet and schedule. Other fea
Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Business, social media
Facebook is supporting Kenyan businesses that want to grow internationally by providing them with powerful new tools and resources that enable them to connect with people in new countries. These new solutions help small businesses become large and local businesses become global. Currently more than 50 million small businesses use Facebook's free Pages product to grow," the release revealed and added that, "The social media platform is the bridge to the new mobile economy for small business, helping them communicate with customers anytime, anywhere. More than one billion people on Facebook are connected to at least one business.  And, in the U.S., over 80% of people of Facebook are connected to a small business. The TechMoran reports that Businesses can now use a new feature in