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Amnesty International launches software to detect government spying

Amnesty International has introduced software to help ordinary citizens find out if governments are monitoring their computer activity. However, new anti-snooping programmer is far from foolproof. Known as Detekt, the… Read more »

Boodigo: Former Google employees launch a porn search engine

It’s not every day that a new search engine takes its place on the Internet, much less one specialising in pornography as is the case with Boodigo, a tool developed… Read more »

New directorate to handle Kenya government advertising set up

Plans to set up a media buying outfit that will handle the advertising needs of all ministries and state-owned entities have been finalised. Mr Denis Chebitwey, the chief executive officer… Read more »

State opens web portal for registration of Kenyans in diaspora

The government has launched a web portal where Kenyans living abroad can register. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the portal, , will also work as a notice… Read more »

Renewal and application of Kenya driving licences to go online from next month

Renewal and application for new driving licences is set to go online next month as part of the government’s roll out of web-based systems to ease service delivery and curb… Read more »

Taskwetu : Duo sets up platform to get errands done for Kenyans in the diaspora

A new Kenyan startup TasKwetu is making lives easier for Kenyans in the diaspora as well as those living locally by carrying out tasks delegated to them by their clients… Read more »

Popular Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji blog removed by Google

Popular news and entertainment blog, Linda Ikeji, was taken down Wednesday by tech firm, Google, after a row allegedly over the originality of the blog’s contents. Linda Ikeji blog, published… Read more »

Abu Dhabi based Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service “Yahclick” in Kenya

YahClick offers free modem, free YahClick dish and reduced installation charges via Skynet and SimbaNET for 2 Months in Kenya Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat , the Abu Dhabi… Read more »

Segeni Ng’ethe: Man behind e-mbuzi concept

13 years ago, Segeni Ng’ethe used a simple idea to start a business. Today he is making money out of bringing the Diaspora ‘closer’ home When Segeni Ng’ethe started MamaMike’s,… Read more »

Kenyan Tech Startup BRCK Innovation Gets Sh105m Funding to assemble modems

Investors give Ushahidi founders Sh105m to assemble modems A Kenyan technology firm, BRCK, has secured Sh105.5 million ($1.2 million) from foreign investors to expand its local and international operations. BRCK… Read more »

Facebook is Kenya’s most used social media

Facebook remains the largest social media network in Kenya with 3.8 million users, a new report released yesterday shows. The State of Social Media in Kenya by the Digital Rand… Read more »

Ex-banker bets big on online directory of varsity courses in Kenya

For many young Kenyans, getting a well-paying job soon after completing college is the ultimate dream. It is even more enticing if the job is in a more developed economy… Read more »

New Online platform helps consumers locate kenya best deals

Imagine opening a bank account, looking for an insurance policy, window shopping for household goods, identifying the bank with the best foreign currency exchange rates and comparing fuel prices from… Read more »

Kenyan Entertainment company Homeboyz and Microsoft set up online jobs portal

With unemployment rates hitting 40 per cent, any help in job sourcing provides great relief to the youth. A local entertainment company, Homeboyz, through its foundation, has teamed up with… Read more »

IBM new system to link up all 47 counties launched in Nairobi

IBM on Tuesday launched an operating system that has the capacity to offer virtual business services to all the 47 counties from a central point. The Mainframe Linux system is… Read more »