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Safaricom maintains strong lead in mobile numbers

Safaricom added 669,594 subscribers in the three months ended last September, maintaining its market leader position with a total of 25.94 million users even as the total number of active mobile phone users dropped by 1.2 million. The drop in total mobile phone subscriber base from 39.7 million reported in ...

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Electronics top sales on OLX

Electronics are among the most sold items on OLX with 330,000 items listed for sale the past year. This is attributed to small and medium sized businesses who use this platform to sell their products. A rising number of businessmen within the CBD have realized a market within the online community ...

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100 graduate from digital talent programme

ICT and engineering graduates who have been undergoing a 12-month internship in public and private sector institutions under the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) will graduate tomorrow Wednesday 11th January at the Kenya School of Government. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and his Education counterpart Dr Fred Matiang’i will preside over the ...

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Monitor water pumps on phone

Tracking motor vehicles is not new to Kenyans. Competition to install affordable tracking devices is fierce but essential for fleet managers who receive reports online and track vehicles from the comfort of their desk. Now water pumps can also be monitored remotely using this technology. The wide GSM coverage from ...

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IT firm bribery probe to touch Kenya banks 

The ongoing bribery investigations on Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTL) could spill over to the firm’s clients based in other countries, including parts of Africa where the US-based IT company is starting to gain traction. By end of October, Cognizant investors has lost over $4.5 billion, with industry analysts expressing fears that ...

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Solar powered pay TV launched

Leading UK based provider of PayGo Solar home systems, Azuri Technologies, and payTV firm Zuku today launched the world’s first pay-as-you-go satellite TV package targeting households without electricity in the Kenya. Combining solar home power, 24-inch TV, satellite dish and Zuku Smart+ entertainment with 48 TV and 21 radio channels, the ...

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Safaricom races to Sh1 trillion valuation milestone

Safaricom has generated Sh700 billion wealth for its shareholders in the brief time it’s been operational. Today, if the company’s share gains one shilling, a cool Sh40 billion in wealth is created in that very moment As 2016 draws to a close, the biggest question on the lips of investors ...

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LG launches ultra-high definition TVs in Kenya

LG has introduced 4K OLED TVs in the Kenyan market.  A 4K OLED TV is an ultra-high definition television in terms of contrast. With OLED technology, consumers can enjoy clear pictures with perfect blacks and incredible colour, even from wide viewing angles. Blacks rendered by OLED TV are up to 200 ...

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Korea tops global ICT index

GENEVA – ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report, released on November 22, shows that the world is getting more and more connected and reveals that there are still huge investment opportunities for the private sector in ICT to connect the unconnected. The Measuring the Information Society Report is widely recognised ...

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Poll shows Black Friday yet to pick up in Kenya

Unlike other mostly western countries, where black Friday is characterized by long lines of people braving cold days and nights outside major shopping malls, in Kenya, Black Friday is simply a period of days. The experience is also mostly online where a handful of sites participate with almost zero walk-in ...

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