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Kenyan IT start-up plots global takeover in San Francisco Silicon valley

As the country tries to overcome teething problems of constructing its own Silicon Valley, a little known startup, Card Planet is living the dream. The IT startup was in November… Read more »

Kenya Says Karibu (Welcome) to Uber

Without pomp or circumstance, the ride-sharing service Uber launched here in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday afternoon. The company had been looking at this market for more than a year before… Read more »

Kenya Huduma Centres set to launch cashless payment system

Huduma Centres across the country will soon issue smart cards that will negate the need to carry cash to pay for services. Under the new cashless system, Kenyans will enjoy… Read more »

Student turns computer Programming skills into lucrative income earner

Brian Osoro is not your typical college student; he spends most of his time either programming or going through tutorials to sharpen his IT skills. His classmates know him as… Read more »

Now you can exchange airtime for cash, thanks to new app

One night in 2012, Samuel Njuguna, then a fourth year Computer Science student at the University of Nairobi, was busy making final touches to a class project. Without a warning,… Read more »

Consensual Sex APP Good2Go : New app allows users to give ‘consent’ prior to sex

The hot new ‘consent’ app, Good2Go, is logs the name and phone number of everyone you have sex with Last June, Reason’s Robby Soave called for an iPhone app that… Read more »

African tech start-ups dream of Silicon Savannah

Young techies hunched over laptops in small offices across Africa want to create their own versions of California’s Silicon Valley and some are beginning to attract investors prepared to take… Read more »

Digital warriors battle to get African games on phones

Safari the warrior crouches in the bush – a digitised heroine from the new mobile phone game “Afro Fighters” that its Nigerian creator hopes will soon rival the likes of… Read more »

[VIDEO] Want to Know the Worth of Your Bride? Use Brideprice APP

The BridePrice app is only five days old but it has gained more attention than the creators could ever have imagined. The app works by asking a series of questions… Read more »

WAVE APP: Send money to Kenya, Instant transfers from your debit card to M-Pesa

Description Send Money to Kenya, with Love: ** Instant, no fee transfers from your debit card to M-Pesa accounts in Kenya. ** The best exchange rates. Always. ** Wave charges… Read more »

UNGANA : New APP to improve government engagement and interactions with Kenyan’s in the Diaspora

Ungana is an initiative of the Presidency Strategic Communications Unit that seeks to improve government engagement and interactions with Kenyan’s in the Diaspora. The initiative recognizes the important role played… Read more »

Kenya Tech firm helps mobile users switch functions across networks

Stephanie Gaku never thought she would be an entrepreneur. Growing up the mantra instilled in her was work hard in school, get good grades and get a good job. “I… Read more »

Dutch fashion retailer adds M-Pesa to online payment options

A Dutch fashion retailer has added Safaricom’s M-Pesa, Airtel Money and yuCash on its online payment options, reflecting increasing acceptance of mobile phone-based money for international transactions. Suitsupply — a… Read more »

He left a life in London to save Mathare’s mama mboga

A simple technology is making life easier for green grocers in Nairobi slums In Mathare, an informal settlement that is home to nearly 200,000 people, more than half the population… Read more »

He Used To Work In A Gas Station — Now He’s Making Millions Off Facebook Traffic

A year ago, 21-year-old Ben Cardwell was working part-time at a gas station and trying to finish his master’s degree. Today, he’s running an e-commerce business on Facebook. Since December,… Read more »