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  • Radio Africa Group enters digital TV space with Bamba TV launch Staff Writer

    Dec 22, 2014
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    Radio Africa Group has entered the digital TV space ahead of the December 31, 2015 migration deadline for Nairobi and its environs with the launch...

    The service, launched through a US $6 million (Kshs 534 million) investment, is a Free-To-View that will be accessible on a one-off purchase for a...

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  • Airtel to provide free connectivity to Siaya County school Staff Writer

    Dec 22, 2014
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    Airtel is set to provide free data connectivity to Sigweng Karuoth Primary School in Siaya County, Kenya as part of its efforts to support Kenya’s...

    With more students and teachers turning to the Internet for learning resources, the project will enable students and teachers from the institution...

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  • Cash-lite fare system creates 2,000 sacco jobs Stella Kaibung'a

    Dec 22, 2014
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    My 1963, targets creating of thousands of jobs within the matatu industry.
    Cash-Light Fare System 'My 1963' has in the last month created 2000 youth jobs in partnership with more than 100 SACCOs running over 6000 matatus.

    Technology company Fiber Space Limited, which earlier this year launched My 1963 as a multifaceted e-payment system, is now moving to address many...

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  • Microsoft launches its first branded smartphone in Kenya Baraka Jefwa

    Dec 21, 2014
    From Left,Microsoft Mobile  Devices GM East Africa Mariam Abdullahi, Mid...
    Microsoft last night announced the availability of the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM, the first Microsoft branded smartphone, in Kenya.

    During the launch, guests were made aware that Microsoft was offering five great integrated Microsoft experiences which include: - Making Skype vid...

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  • IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning Joab Jackson

    Dec 18, 2014
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    Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found...

    In a scan of 3,000 images, IBM technology was able to spot melanoma with an accuracy of about 95 percent, much better than the 75 percent to 84 pe...

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  • IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud Sharon Gaudin

    Dec 18, 2014
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     IBM is building out its global computing network in a bid to focus on the enterprise cloud market.

    The company announced today that it is adding cloud centers in 11 new locations.   In a $1.2 billion investment, IBM has built cloud centers in Fr...

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  • Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015 Zach Miners

    Dec 18, 2014
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    Uber, in 2015, is resolving to make its car hailing service safer, partly by enhancing its driver screening through the use of biometrics and voice...

    "As we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others," said Philip Cardenas, Uber's head of global safety, in a b...

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  • Here are Kenya’s top Google searches in 2014 Lilian Mutegi

    Dec 18, 2014
    Google Communications Manager East Francophone Africa Dorothy Ooko
    Dorothy Ooko, Communications Manager, East and Francophone Africa, Google
    Google has released the annual Year in Search 2014, which highlights unique searches that grabbed attention of Kenyans throughout the year. 

    Every year, Google reflects on the moments that made the world laugh, smile or kept people gripped to their screens through the annual Zeitgeist (Y...

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  • Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era Joab Jackson

    Dec 17, 2014
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    Even though systems such as Hadoop and Spark can grapple with large amounts of data, their tools for analyzing and parsing this information efficie...

    "We're in a position to fuse spatial data that is very complex and difficult to work with," said SpaceCurve CEO Dane Coyer. The software...

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  • Airtel customers to pay for Nairobi parking with Airtel Money Baraka Jefwa

    Dec 17, 2014
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    Airtel recently partnered with Jambo Pay and Nairobi City County to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the Airtel Money platform.

    Customers can alternatively download the Nairobi City County App on Google Play from an Android Mobile phone, or access through the internet via th...

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  • Jovago partners with HotelsCombined to ease hotel search for travelers Lilian Mutegi

    Dec 16, 2014
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    Jovago.com has announced its partnership with HotelsCombined.com. The collaboration aims to ease the hotel search and booking process for travelers...

    Whether travellers plan well in advance or book at the very last minute, visitors of HotelsCombined.com will gain direct access to Jovago.com’s div...

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  • Microsoft CityNext to help shape the future of Kenyan Cities Lilian Mutegi

    Dec 16, 2014
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    More than 50 percent of the world’s population are living in urban areas for the first time in history. Their growth results in issues and opportun...

    This is all unfolding in the midst of ongoing migration trends. It is forecasted that by 2050 more than 70 percent of the world population will liv...

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  • Cyberoam fetes Eastern Africa resellers at 2014 Partner Summit Staff Writer

    Dec 16, 2014
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    (L-to-R): Harry Delano, MD, Comtel is congratulated for getting the ‘Sales Person of the Year – Partner’ Award by Philip Obondy, Channel Manager, Cyberoam Kenya during the 2014 edition of the Cyberoam Partner Summit held in Mombasa.
     
    Cyberoam partners from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia were recently recognized for their efforts in pushing Cyberoam IT security solu...

    The awards ceremony was held at the end of the two-day Cyberoam Partner Summit 2014 held at Diani Reef in Mombasa from December 5 – 7, 2014. Among...

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  • Lamudi website re-launched with intuitive new design Staff Writer

    Dec 16, 2014
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    Property platform Lamudi has relaunched with a complete revamp of its website to offer a more intuitive design that streamlines the online house-hu...

    The new website introduces a responsive design, with the site adapting to match the user’s particular device and screen size. The platform’s appear...

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