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Kikao64: Eldoret’s New Co-Working Space Excites Entrepreneurs [PHOTOS]

Kikao64's mission is to cultivate opportunities each new day for its community of individuals, businesses, startups and nonprofits to work, connect and thrive.

Sensory Surveillance & Smart Devices: Why We Should Care About the...

Most of us buy smart devices for the innovation and convenience they promise without giving much thought to how these gadgets handle data security and privacy. The camera in our smart doorbell or lock can, for instance, provide data about when we are home, when our mail is delivered, and even whether we have a dog.

How Much Spotify Premium Will Cost You in Kenya

The service runs on a freemium model - with free and premium tiers. In the free tier, users have to put up with ad breaks when streaming their favorite music and podcasts. The premium tiers offer an ad-free experience, and unrestricted access to Spotify's global catalogue.

Carrefour’s Newly Opened Westgate Store to Create 200 Jobs

The store is intended to serve residents of Westlands, Parklands and the larger Thigiri area. It sticks to the Carrefour Market model - offering a selected assortment of essentials along with light household items and small electrical appliances relevant to customers' everyday lives.

Opera Pilots Built-in Chat Service ‘Hype’ in Kenya

Opera's aggressive push to bridge the digital divide in Africa has seen it grow its user base in Africa by 40 per cent since 2018. As of 2019, over 120 million people on the continent used Opera's browsers and mobile applications. Opera noted that it developed the chat service as it reimagined the future of browsers and what they have to offer - in a bid to enable seamless surfing, sharing and communication without compromising speed or driving increased data consumption.

Airtel Bosses Risk Jail Time in Sportpesa Case

The dispute started when the Betting Control and Licencing Board( BCLB) filled a case that stopped Milestone Limited from operating the popular Sportpesa gaming brand. BCLB said the Sportpesa gaming trade name had been appropriated from Pevans East Africa Limited. Airtel is seeking protection against a case filed by the betting firm accusing them of failing to unblock gaming pay bill accounts and shortcodes used by its partner Milestones Games Limited despite a court order to do so.

Motorists Banned from CBD as Kisumu Ramps Up Non-Motorized Transport

County enforcement Officials in Kisumu on Tuesday, February 23 implemented a ban on all motorised transport in the Central Business District (CBD) under the Sh241 million non-motorised transport (NMT) project in the county. Hundreds of drivers, boda boda operators and tuk-tuks were ejected from the CBD as the county executed the city’s beautification project. 

Debra Mallowah: The Corporate Leader On a Roll

A highly accomplished leader with a wealth of experience gained in leading multi-national companies across sub-Sahara Africa and the United Kingdom, Ms Mallowah has a proven track record of delivering growth at international, regional and local levels. In her various leadership roles, she says she has successfully collaborated with Board of Directors and senior leadership teams to create new products and markets, and profitable business models.

Spotify is Finally Coming to Kenya, Here’s What You Can Expect

Many Kenyans already use Spotify, but are forced to sneakily do so using VPNs as the service is not available in the region. The firm has in recent years faced harsh criticism from African artists, fans and lobby groups for distributing African music while the service remains inaccessible on the continent, and news of the expansion will no doubt be music to their ears.

Dimension Data to Offer Technical Support to SAP Clients

Dimension Data will be providing these services across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan. SAP provides accreditation only to partners that meet its requirements established for the delivery of standardized, high-quality support services, including Value-Added Reseller.