Tag: Nairobi

Google Launches Street View for Kenya’s Major cities on its maps

Google Launches Street View for Kenya’s Major cities on its maps

Internet, Mobile, social media, Technology
During it's #Google4Kenya event this morning, Google has annouced that it has launched Street View of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri and Malindi - now available on Googlemaps and accessible to everyone, around the world. Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. We’ve launched Street View of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri and Malindi - now available on @googlemaps and accessible to everyone, around the world #Google4Kenya #twatembeapamojahttps://t.co/YiIGy1sNZQ — Google in Africa (@googleafrica) October 15,
How Will Africa’s Tallest Building Look Like

How Will Africa’s Tallest Building Look Like

Technology
"The Pinnacle". The name of a man-made behemoth being constructed in Kenya that will serve as the tallest building in Africa Kenya is one of Africa's fastest growing economies with strong growth in agricultural, tourism, construction and telecommunication sectors. The country's diversifying economy means it is a popular destination, busy with leisure and business travellers. The country has already laid the foundation of the structure that will soon be sharing a skyline the tallest mountains in Africa. The ambitious project will see twin glass-facade towers rise above the city, the larger standing at 300 meters tall, far surpassing the continent's current leader -- Johannesburg's 223-meter Carlton Centre. "The striking new-build property...will be well placed to meet this growing ...
Struggling Kenyan Uber drivers in fear of rising taxi competition

Struggling Kenyan Uber drivers in fear of rising taxi competition

Technology
Uber Kenya, already one of the company’s most affordable services in the world, charges a minimum fare of $2.90. The company announced in April  that it will be introducing an even cheaper service at half that price, $1.45, by allowing its drivers to use much older, lower-quality cars. The San francisco based company has quickly expanded across parts of Africa, where it is seen by those signing up as drivers — or “partners” in the Uber lingo — as a rare job opportunity on a continent with stubbornly high levels of unemployment. But the service has stirred debate over how low fares should go, and the company has faced a series of strikes from South Africa to Lagos. This month, drivers in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, went on strike after fares were slashed by 40 percent. Faced with
Nairobi hosts ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS2016)

Nairobi hosts ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS2016)

Internet, Women
ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from starting today 6th to 8th September 2016. The Symposium is being organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya. The information technology revolution is transforming our lives at an unprecedented pace. Embracing capacity building opportunities in the digital era can make a major contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. CBS-2016 is the first global event focusing on new skill requirements in the digital era following the adoption by the world leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thought leaders from all over the world will provide insights on how education and training in the field of ICTs

Uber cuts Nairobi prices by 35pc to fight competition

Business, Mobile
Uber has cut Nairobi cab fares per kilometre from Sh60 to Sh35 while the charges per minute have been reduced by 25 percent to Sh3 from previous Sh4. “There are a lot of elements that calculate into a total fare. You have a base charge, a per kilometre and per minute. Apart from the last two we have reduced the minimum fare from Sh300 to Sh200,” Kenya’s General Manager Nate Anderson said during a media briefing on Thursday in Nairobi. Uber may be responding to competition in the form of new entrants in the market challenging its current dominance. Notably, Little Cabs – a partnership between Safaricom and Craft Silicon – launched earlier this month to lower cab fares than Uber. Other global and local taxi hailing apps like Mondo Ride, Maramoja and Pewin Cabs have stepped up their p