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Google’s Project Loon In Kenya, Internet Beaming Balloons Connecting The World

Google's project loon, developed by X with the mission of providing internet access to rural and remote areas is now a reality in Kenya. It was named Project Loon, since even Google itself found the idea of providing Internet access to the remaining 5 billion population unprecedented and...

The Brazen Stealing of Government Funds Through the eCitizen Platform

A group of well connected government officials and private individuals are believed to behind the theft of government funds through the eCitizen portal. The portal which was built by Webmasters Kenya Limited at a cost of Ksh 70million through a world bank funded program, is now the subject...
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Whatsapp Has Just Unveiled a Host of Cool New Features

WhatsApp has unveiled new features which are meant to encourage subscribers to send even bigger files. The chat service now allows users to send any type of file up to 100MB. It was previously limited to sharing only documents of PDF type. Some other new Whatsapp feature is...

Google Fined a Record Ksh280 Billion by EU Over Abuse of Dominance

Search engine giant Google has been fined a record €2.42 billion (Ksh 280billion) by the European Union regulators for skewing search results to boost it's own shopping service. Further to this, the European regulators have given Google 3 months to stop the illegal acts or face a daily...
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CS Mucheru Kick Starts Digital Training For The Youth

The government is targeting to train over one million youths through the Ajira Digital Programme. The programme is being implemented by the ICT, Youth and Gender Affairs, Education, Foreign Affairs ministries in partnership with the civil society and private sector. Its aim is to bridge the gap between skills...
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Tackling Global Warming One Tree At A Time With Samsung

According to Jung Hyun Park, Vice President and Managing Director of Samsung Electronics East Africa, global climate change is at Africa’s door step. The past month alone has seen countries across the world, from the US to Thailand, the Caribbean and Kenya, hit by devastating encounters with flooding....

Kenyans Top The Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation

A water engineer, former rocket scientist, and education innovators were among the finalists for the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The four finalists are from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, and were chosen for their engineering innovations which provide solutions to local problems. For...
SAP

€1 For Every Tweet To Support Africa Code Week, SAP

SAP (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) has announced social media fundraising effort to support Africa Code Week in its mission to teach basic coding skills to half a million African youth this year. SAP will donate one euro for every tweet with both #SConnect17 and #AfricaCodeWeek...

Liquid Telecom Appoints Former Airtel Kenya Boss as the New CEO

The former CEO at Airtel Kenya, Adil Youssefi has been appointed the new Managing Director of Liquid Telecom in Kenya. Adil Youssefi is set to succeed Ben Roberts, who will rise to a higher position of board Chairman at Liquid Telecom Kenya while also handling the Chief Technology...

GM East Africa and Toyota Kenya Are Fitting Old Engines on to Brand New Vehicles

In a case which might surprise many, there is growing graft within the private sector in Kenya. Worrying trend is the penetration of the vice in once considered graft free blue chips. It's more worrying when you consider that even the US originated companies are now openly...

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