TechMoran: FedEx Acquires Competitor TNT Express
25 May 2016 - FedEx Corporation, the parent firm of FedEx has acquired TNT Express for €4.4 billion giving it the world’s largest air express network
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Techweez: Snapchat adds a ton of stickers for you to add to your snaps
25 May 2016 - Snapchat knows that people can get tired of a social network if they keep using the same stuff over and over and user retention is quite key. That is why Snapchat continuously changes certain aspects of its experience so that the generally young audience is...
Techweez: Tecno to Start Selling Second Android Tablet, PhonePad 7 II, in Kenya Soon
25 May 2016 - The Tecno DroiPad 8 II we just reviewed is not the only tablet that Tecno is fronting this year. Another tablet, the Tecno PhonePad 7 II, will be hitting the market soon.
The Tecno PhonePad 7 II was revealed this morning during the launch of the Jumia Mobile Week 2016...
TechMoran: LIVELUVO Launches Full University Scholarship Hunts to Grow User base
25 May 2016 - LIVELUVO, a Kenyan app based marketplace for users to trade services, product and skills, seeks to tap into the growing popularity of
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How We Made It: Start-up snapshot: Ugandan street vendors step into the future
25 May 2016 - Musana Carts sees opportunity where others see chaos.
TechMoran: Microsoft provides grants to accelerate the delivery of affordable Internet access
25 May 2016 - Microsoft has awarded Affordable Access Initiative grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses to help scale their solutions and business models to increase affordable
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Techweez: Jumia by the Numbers: Smartphones Account for 45% of All Items Sold on Jumia, Infinix Top Brand in 2015
25 May 2016 - Infinix Kenya Managing Director Carter Tang speaks during the event to mark the start of the Jumia Mobile Week 2016 where Jumia also launched its white paper on mobile device trends in Africa.
Driven by increased demand for smartphone brands originating from China but...
TechMoran: Uber & Sidian Bank set aside $100 million to lend to Kenyan driver-partners & investors
25 May 2016 - Uber and Sidian Bank have set aside a Ksh 10 billion kitty (USD 100 million) to lend to driver-partners and businesses interested
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Kachwanya: That crazy idea that people should vote via MPESA is not crazy at all
25 May 2016 - People on WhatsApp and Facebook, probably on Twitter too, have been laughing their hearts out since yesterday. This is because some crazy guy came up with a crazy idea that people should vote via MPESA – an idea that is not crazy at all. The statement that people...
Techweez: Foursquare has jumped into the bot bandwagon with a new app
25 May 2016 - Foursquare was a really popular app back then which was focused on letting people check in on locations, earn points and become the mayor of a specific place if you check in the most times. They later on decided to spit the Foursquare into two apps: Foursquare, which...
IT News Africa: Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards
25 May 2016 - Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards.
Mobile operator Tigo has walked away with multiple awards at the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards.
At the event, Tigo walked away with the title of Brand of the Year. Along with the title of...
Techweez: Uber in Kshs 10 Billion Asset Financing Deal with Sidian Bank to allow its Drivers Buy Vehicles
25 May 2016 - Uber launched operations in Kenya about 15 months ago and has made significant inroads in the market including growing its presence in two cities. Uber also announced it had managed to complete over 1 Million rides in the local market. The company has also faced...
How We Made It: Bright spots: African economies that will grow by 6%-plus this year
25 May 2016 - Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slowing down, but it is not all doom and gloom.
Techweez: Central Bank of Kenya warns Employees of Imminent Cyber security attacks
25 May 2016 - central bank of kenya
A few weeks back, we told you that hackvist group Anonymous conducted a sophisticated cyber attack on the servers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya, stealing a trove of data and leaking the same to the dark web. The data stolen...
IT News Africa: Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry
25 May 2016 - VR Headset (Image Source: ibtimes.com).
Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users.
That’s according to...
How We Made It: Mining: Tough times far from over
25 May 2016 - Further adversity may be expected before a significant turnaround in transaction activity.
Techweez: Ericsson to launch Emergency Wallet to support Humanitarian Efforts
25 May 2016 - Telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson has announced plans to develop the Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution to support humanitarian organizations and populations affected by disasters or crisis. The emergency wallet will deal with...
IT News Africa: Flexibility and lower TCO the ideal of any CIO
25 May 2016 - Flexibility and lower TCO the ideal of any CIO.
Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who are looking to lower total cost of ownership (TCO), require more flexible licensing models to support the software and solutions they procure. Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) models...
Capital Tech: Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize
25 May 2016 - An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts won Africa’s first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.
The award’s main sponsor, French international public radio station RFI, said the 15,000-euro ($16,700) grant...
IT News Africa: Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria
25 May 2016 - Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria.
VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding S.A.E has revealed that Djezzy, their subsidiary in Algeria, has been awarded one of three licenses to provide 4G/LTE services in the country.
“We are proud that Djezzy...
Capital Tech: Finally! Twitter eases 140-character limit for tweets
25 May 2016 - Twitter announced Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features within the short messages.
The move comes as Twitter’s efforts to increase its user base and engagement have been sputtering,...
Kachwanya: Disasters and Crisis will be easier to handle once the Ericsson Emergency Wallet is rolled out
24 May 2016 - Africa and most of other developing countries are very lucky, there rarely get hit with natural disasters like frequent earthquakes, uncontrollable fires, hurricanes, high speed heavy winds, thunderous rain torrents, and others – but when these disasters strike, the...
IT News Africa: CItrix Synergy 2016: Citrix & Microsoft to help businesses embrace Digital Transformation
24 May 2016 - Citrix President and CEO, Kirill Tatarinov. (Photography by: Darryl Linington).
At Citrix Synergy 2016, Citrix and Microsoft unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership to meet the needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization in...
Techweez: Singer Nyota Ndogo’s Wedding Photos Have Kenyans Losing their minds
24 May 2016 - Via Twitter
Nyota Ndogo, the famous Coast based singer has been trending on social media, specifically Twitter thanks to photos that have surfaced on her wedding. Apparently, the wedding was “star studded” and happened in Voi as shared in this article complete with...
Kachwanya: Former Airtel Employees are demanding to paid Sh 1 Billion
24 May 2016 - Airtel Kenya has been taken to court by over 45 of its former employees whose positions were declared redundant in January. The former Airtel employees are seeking compensation of up to 1 Billion shillings (10 million USD) for unfair dismissal. In a case filed by...
Kachwanya: This Kenyan Mistari Keyboard tricked me into thinking that it’s the best smartphone Keyboard
24 May 2016 - There are only three things, maybe four, about smartphone keyboards that make the use of smartphones seamless (that is easy and interesting to use). One thing a keyboard should be able to deliver is the ease with which you access target keys without having to press on...
Techweez: Twitter’s latest changes include allowing people to retweet themselves
24 May 2016 - The 140 character limit is the most iconic thing about Twitter when it started way back in 2016 and that is why it was referred to as the SMS of the internet. That brevity has been its strength and liability in that it enabled people to come up with short posts about...
Techweez: Windows Phone’s Market Share Has Gone From Bad to Worse in Just One Year
24 May 2016 - In the first quarter of 2015, Windows Phone, Microsoft’s mobile platform, had 2.5% market share. Even though that was peanuts compared to the double digits of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, it was still something. One year later, Windows Phone’s fall from grace has...
TechMoran: ICANN Launches African Regional Engagement Office in Kenya
24 May 2016 - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched its first African regional engagement office in Nairobi. ICANN made
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Techweez: Twitter for Android test shows a dark theme and other visual changes
24 May 2016 - Most apps usually have a white background as standard and although this move has its obvious advantages, it also has two main disadvantages which include higher power usage with phones with OLED screens and it is not very friendly to the eyes during complete darkness... Pages