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Google eyes Kenyan market with low-cost smartphone

Global IT giant Google is set to launch a low-cost smartphone in the Kenyan market next month. The tech company in collaboration with Infinix Mobility plans to release the device… Read more »

This 16-year-old hacked a printer to come up with a cheaper way to detect heart disease

Adriel Sumathipala is a self-described tinkerer. The 16-year-old says the trait runs in the family: His grandfather, who died of a heart attack before Sumanthipala was born, also loved to… Read more »

US firm Launches Direct-to-Mobile-Wallet International Money Transfer to Kenya and Niger

Boss Revolution Launches Direct-to-Mobile-Wallet International Money Transfer to Kenya and Niger IDT Corporation announced today that its flagship Boss Revolution international money transfer service has launched a direct-to-mobile-wallet service to… Read more »

‘#REACTVERTISING’: How Kenya Corporates got involved in the #PoleKwaMwirigi hash tag

Fashion blogger Sharon Mundia, popularly known as @ThisisEss posted a detailed account of her engagement and the marriage proposal by fiancee Lonina Leteipan, Relationship Manager at Chase Bank Kenya which… Read more »

Two Kenyan innovators tapped for continental prize

Two Kenyans have been nominated for the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The awards that are an initiative of Africa Innovation Foundation (AIF), seek to recognize outstanding innovation talent… Read more »

Samsung unveils beautiful new Galaxy S6

Samsung set out to build a better looking line of Galaxy phones this year, and it definitely achieved its goal. The South Korean electronics company unveiled the Galaxy S6 and… 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 »

Uber to launch in Kenya with free Taxi rides during Nairobi Restaurant Week

San Fransisco-based ride-sharing and taxi-hailing service Uber is finally set to launch its services in Kenya this week and has teamed up with local restaurant discovery platform, EatOut Kenya to… Read more »

The app that lets you ‘UNTEXT’ someone: Strings allows users to take back messages and pictures they’d rather people didn’t see

If you’ve ever woken up full of regret about the messages you sent the night before, or you’ve sent a text to the wrong person, a new app could solve… Read more »

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on… Read more »

[VIDEO] M-PESA’s new rival featured on Innovate Africa on Al Jazeera

In this week’s episode of Innovate Africa, co-host Tapfuma Makina visits Nairobi to meet Kariuki Gathitu, founder of Zege Technologies. Zege has launched MPayer, a mobile payment alternative to MPESA, aimed at… Read more »

[VIDEO] Security made in Kenya :Stopping car thieves with a simple SMS

Was your car stolen? Stop the thieves in their tracks with a simple SMS What would you do if your car had just been stolen? Take out your phone and… Read more »

Data specialist in court bid to block Equity’s SIM card

Equity Bank’s thin-SIM mobile money transfer system faces more hurdles after a data specialist went to court seeking to block its rollout. Mr Daniel Murage argued that the Communications Authority… Read more »

Watch out M-Pesa, Equity Bank wants to transform mobile money in Kenya

An innovative sim card is challenging M-Pesa’s mobile banking monopoly. But will the competition increase financial inclusion? Kenya is a regional leader in access and use of financial services, with… Read more »

Equity Bank Buys ‘Equitel.com’ Domain for KSh300,000

Finserve Africa Ltd, which apparently owns Equity Bank Limited in Kenya, bought Equitel.com for $3,288. Domainnamewire.com, a website that tracks the sale of domain names, reports that the bank through its… Read more »