TechMoran: PayPal’s Xoom launches in Nigeria, Ghana & Kenya to bring remittances costs down
29 Apr 2016 - After recently launching instant money transfer to Nigeria, PayPal’s digital money transfer firm Xoom today announced it soon will have expanded into
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Techweez: Snapchat will have a dedicated channel to show highlights from the Olympics
29 Apr 2016 - When social media use increased over time, it was treated as the second screen where people posted what they were watching on TV. Fast forwarding to the present day, that order has changed where people spend a significant amount of time on social networks and it has...
Techweez: Lumia 520 No Longer the Most Popular Windows Smartphone 3 Years Later
29 Apr 2016 - The Microsoft Lumia 535 is the most popular smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows mobile operating system. The device, which started selling in December 2014, pipped the legendary Nokia Lumia 520 to the title after the latter’s 3-year dominance of the Windows Phone...
How We Made It: Why expats are falling out of vogue in Africa, and what this means for companies
29 Apr 2016 - Odgers Berndtson recently released a white paper revealing many companies are actively reducing the number of expat executives they deploy across Africa.
TechMoran: Western Union invests in bitcoin accelerator Digital Currency Group
29 Apr 2016 - Western Union has invested bitcoin accelerator Digital Currency Group (DGC) in a move simplifying its increasing interesting in bitcoin and blockchain technologies
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Techweez: Family Membership and Videos Come to Apple Music on Android
29 Apr 2016 - Say Hello to Apple Music from the Google side :-)
When Apple Music made it to Android last November, there were two glaring omissions: users had to use either an iPhone, iPad, MacBook or iMac in order to subscribe to and manage family accounts and there were no videos...
TechMoran: Promising future in telecoms sector, but stakes higher
29 Apr 2016 - By Jesse Kisenya The telecommunications industry in Kenya has been on a very progressive journey and it has covered a great distance
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IT News Africa: IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week
29 Apr 2016 - Top African Tech News.
At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO.
In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential...
Techweez: Xiaomi to Launch First Smartwatch for Adults Later in the Year
29 Apr 2016 - Xiaomi is planning to release its first ever smartwatch targeted at the adult population. Liu De, co-founder and Vice President at Xiaomi is reported to have confirmed this at a conference in China’s capital, Beijing.
The Chinese device maker already has a $46...
TechMoran: UK’s WorldRemit launches instant Mobile Money transfers to Niger
29 Apr 2016 - UK’s money transfer app WorldRemit launches instant Mobile Money transfers to Airtel Money wallets in Niger allowing Airtel subscribers in Niger to
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TechMoran: Asoko Insight raises an undisclosed funding from Nigeria’s Singularity Investments
29 Apr 2016 - Asoko Insight, a provider of corporate information on African growth markets has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Nigeria’s Singularity Investments,
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How We Made It: Study sheds light on how Africans use Twitter
29 Apr 2016 - How Africa Tweets is an annual study by Portland Communications which highlights Twitter trends, hashtag usage and online habits in Africa.
IT News Africa: In Pictures: VeaamOn Forum 2016
29 Apr 2016 - Veeam On Forum 2016. (Photography by Darryl Linington).
At the 2016 VeeamON Forum, which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, Veeam Software – the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise – revealed that the...
Techweez: Kenyans Increasingly Prefer Mobile Money over Banks for Savings
29 Apr 2016 - Kenyans increasingly trust mobile money with their savings than they do banks. This is based on a study conducted by Djuaji Research, a Kenyan based research startup. According to the survey, 55.29% of Kenyans prefer mobile money with 44.71 stating they prefer banks....
TechMoran: Nigeria’s Cranium One Launches It’s Premium Co-working Spaces for Startups
29 Apr 2016 - As software starts eating the world, it’s becoming increasingly easy for teams to collaborate globally and work from wherever they want, making
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Techweez: No requests were made by the Kenyan government in the latest Facebook transparency report
29 Apr 2016 - 6 months ago, Facebook released the Government Requests Report, a transparency report they release bi-annually that shows the requests they receive from governments and how many they actually honoured. Facebook has an audience of 1.65 billion people and government...
Kachwanya: Aden Duale prepares and tables in parliament a brutal anti-corruption bill
29 Apr 2016 - Soon you will be arrested, prosecuted and fined or jailed if you do not report any knowledge or suspicion of instances of bribery to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; that is if and when the brutal anti-corruption bill prepared by Aden Duale passes through...
Kachwanya: Grand Corruption starts at Budget Making, that’s why you should follow the budget with PesaCheck
29 Apr 2016 - Mohamed Wehliye who is the Senior Vice President, Financial Risk Management, Riyad Bank, Saudi Arabia, is one of the few Kenyans many have considered truly patriotic but not only that – well knowledgeable in Finance and Economics. In March 2016, Mr. Wehliye wrote a...
TechMoran: Digi-health Accelerator Merck Picks 6 Startups for its Accelerator Programs in Darmstadt & Nairobi
29 Apr 2016 - Digital health accelerator Merck, has picked participants for its Accelerator Programs in Darmstadt and Nairobi today to set the agenda with topics
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How We Made It: Rejection is an essential path to growth – use it to serve you
29 Apr 2016 - Entrepreneurs should create an environment which allows teams and themselves to accept rejection.
IT News Africa: Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab
29 Apr 2016 - SNII board member Professor Jean Greyling (left) and the centre’s Enterprise Development Officer Kudakwashe Don Nyamutsambira (right) is with SNII Jermaine Charles of CS&V Investments (middle) .
SEDA Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) revealed the opening of...
Techweez: Remix Mini: ‘The World’s First True Android PC’ is Coming to Kenya
29 Apr 2016 - There’s something new in the Kenyan device market. It’s called the Remix Mini. You may or may not have heard about it but that’s why we are here.
Remix Mini is made by Jide Technology, a Chinese startup founded by three former Google employees Jeremy Chau, Ben Luk and...
TechMoran: 15 non-profits across Middle East and Africa to receive Microsoft grants to close gap in computer science
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Kachwanya: The deduction of Airtime by Safaricom without permission should be stopped
29 Apr 2016 - It has been defined that “to steal” means to “take another person’s property without permission or legal right and without the intention to return it”. Given that definition, then there is a form of theft Safaricom has been practicing ever since the conception of data...
How We Made It: North Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping for a share of $100,000
29 Apr 2016 - While the Anzisha Prize has already received well over 500 applications from young entrepreneurs, only around 5% of these are from North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
IT News Africa: Windows 10 to receive Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps
29 Apr 2016 - Windows 10 to receive Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps.
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be offering consumers the opportunity to download, via the Windows Store, the latest Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. To add to the...
Techweez: Communications Authority of Kenya looking to fight Cyber Crime in Tender Notice
29 Apr 2016 - Kenya has in the recent past seen increased internet security threats which range from hacking, to stolen digital identities and even malicious take down of content. The cases have mostly affected business but individuals have also suffered from these incidents. Keen...
TechMoran: Konga.com’s Konga pay play
29 Apr 2016 - Can Konga pay facilitate the initiation and completion of transactions in a seamless manner? Earlier in the week, we attended an event at
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IT News Africa: Panasonic investing heavily in South Africa
29 Apr 2016 - According to Panasonic the company has strengthened its foothold in the South African market in the past year, Panasonic South Africa began trading as an independent PTY Ltd company on 1st of April 2016.
Backed by the support of Panasonic global management, this move...
TechMoran: Side-by-side comparison of the Infinix Hot 2 Vs. Hot 3
29 Apr 2016 - We finally decided to do a side-by-side comparison of the Hot 2 Vs. Hot 3 to see how they match up. We
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